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Somaliland shuts down social networks during election period

SELF-DECLARED independent state of Somaliland will shut down social media networks on election day November 13, until the results are released. The National Electoral Commission...

Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, the Gambian VP who helped oust Jammeh

ALMOST ten months after taking office, the Gambia now has a new vice-president. President Adama Barrow on November 9 swore into office, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang...

Retail prospects: what’s next in Africa?

SUB-SAHARAN Africa has uplifted itself from the two decade economic low reached in 2016, bringing a slight easing of pressure, but not a return...

Ignore the differences at your peril: Millennials versus Afrilennials

MARKETERS who ignore the differences between Millennials and Afrilennials are taking a great risk with their brands and communication strategies, but those who appreciate...

Africa’s consumption revolution

AN increasingly affluent and aspirational young cohort in Africa is driving a consumption revolution across the continent, increasing demand for consumer goods, technology and...

AfDB strongly supports Nigerian’s economic recovery efforts

THE African Development Bank (AfDB)has categorically refuted a statement that it had ‘called off loans to Nigeria’, as reported by Reuters recently and credited...

Dubai hosts summit, positions self as Africa investment hub

AFRICAN officials, including four heads of state, convened with international CEOs at a summit late October in Dubai, part of its push to position...

Dubai’s DP World extends Somaliland presence with economic zone project

DP World has extended its reach into Somaliland, announcing early November that it would develop an economic zone in the breakaway Somali region. The chairman...

There’s trillions to unlock in climate-related private investment

WITH smart policy reforms and innovative business models, African countries can meet its Paris Agreement promises and catalyse trillions of dollars in private investments,...

Panic as power outages choke production in Malawi

MALAWI is going through a drastic load shedding programme of electricity rationing following a loss of 20 megawatts (MW) due to low water levels...