The African Development Bank President Dr Akinwumi Adesina has stressed the need for Africa’s vast savannah lands to be developed to achieve global food security. The 2017 World Food Prize Laureate said the world needs to help Africa to rapidly modernise its agriculture and unlock its full potential to feed the world. “There is therefore […]

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has given an offer to the South African Post Office (SAPO) to take over the payment of social grants. The offer follows talks between the two entities in what has been described as a “closed procurement process”, the department of social development announced late on Thursday. “Sassa has […]

Abuja — The incidence of cases of food poisoning due to chemical storage of grains in Nigeria would now become a thing of the past as farmers in the country have been introduced to sophisticated nonchemical crops storage bags to preserve grains. The technology known as Purdue Improved Crop Storage, PICS, bags has put an […]

At least 74 percent of results from the October 10 elections have been released by the National Elections Commission with the main contenders still far from attaining the constitutional 50 percent plus one vote required to be declared winner. Saturday’s results, according to the NEC Chairman, Cllr. Jerome Korkoya, were tallied from 3991 of 5390 […]

Owerri — South African President, Jacob Zuma, has urged African leaders to invest more in the education African children, saying that that is the surest path to empowering them. Zuma, who arrived Imo State Friday night on a two-day visit, also disclosed that he intends to undertake the task of discussing with leaders in the […]

The European Union is seeking to reopen its embassy in Libya pending security conditions, officials said on Tuesday, offering further political support for the Tripoli government struggling to establish control. EU leaders will announce at their summit in Brussels on Oct. 19-20 that they “encourage work underway to rapidly establish a permanent EU presence in […]

Sudan has for the first time in 20 years begun receiving foreign currency inflows, the central bank said on Wednesday, days after the U.S. government lifted decades-old trade sanctions on the northern African country. A statement by the bank confirmed the receipt of international transfers in U.S. dollars to two Sudanese banks, in what was […]

Ethiopia till October 8, 2016 was suffering a major internal security crisis with spreading anti-government protests in its Oromia and Amhara regions. At a point, the protests spread to the capital, Addis Ababa. Underlying the protests which started in late 2015 was a government plan to extend the boundaries of Addis Ababa into the Oromia […]

Retail, like most industries, is undergoing a transformation. The shopping experience is no longer a linear one, where a person simply enters a store, makes a purchase and leaves, never to return (unless there is, of course, a complaint). It is cyclic. With multiple digital touchpoints, retailers can offer customers a 360-degree journey which, ultimately, […]

Members of Right2Know (R2K) and the Diepkloof Voices of Poor Concerned Residents picketed outside the head offices of several cellphone companies in Gauteng on Tuesday to demand cheaper airtime and data. The protesters gathered outside the MTN offices in Randburg, Cell C offices in Sandton, Telkom offices in Centurion and Vodacom offices in Midrand to […]

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