Day: September 24, 2019

Raw sugar hits one-week high but excess supply caps gains

Cocoa harvesting has picked up in Ivory Coast as rains continue ahead of the October-to-March main crop, with...

Algeria hospital fire kills eight infants

Image copyright AFP Image caption People gather outside the hospital in El-Oued Eight infants have died after a...

Hansen keeping an eye on challenge from the North

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Rugby World Cup 2019: Sonny Bill Williams says sorry after Instagram photo ‘misunderstanding’

Sonny Bill Williams has apologised to a photographer after his Instagram post was pulled over copyright.  The All Black...

Jerome Garces’ questionable performance during New Zealand vs South Africa has gone viral

Jerome Garces’ performance in South Africa's 23-13 loss to New Zealand has received a large amount of attention...

Ghana foils coup plot | Africanews

Ghana’s information ministry on Monday said security operatives had foiled a coup plot, and arrested the masterminds. In...

September 24: On This Day in World History … briefly

Mbeki mediated in issues on the African continent including: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ivory Coast,...

South Africa: NHI Public Hearings to Start in October

Public hearings into the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill are set to begin in October. The chairperson of...

Samson Siasia pleads for help over kidnapped mum 10 weeks on

Samson Siasia coached Nigeria as they won bronze at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.Former Nigeria coach and player...

South Africa: SA Invests U.S.$5 Billion in International Capital Markets

The South African government has successfully placed two US$5 billion tranches in bonds that will mature in 2029...

South Africa: Motsoaledi, Religious Leaders to Discuss New Marriage Policy

Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will this week engage religious leaders on the development of a new...

South Africa: Proteas Fitness Trainer to End Tenure, Set to Emigrate

Cape Town — Proteas fitness trainer Greg King will end his tenure with the team after the upcoming...

South Africa: Operation Gijima Tsotsi Conducted in Aliwal North Cluster

Over the past weekend, stations within the Aliwal North Cluster, in concerted efforts to provide safety and security...

US $650 M in support of 300 M Smallholder Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

A coalition of donors, aid institutions and philanthropy promised today to invest more than US $650 million in...

Meghan Markle Once Again Breaks Royal Tradition While on Africa Tour With Prince Harry

Meghan Markle was dressed for comfort. With their first royal tour of Africa as a family of three underway, the...

Kenya: MPC Retains the 9 Percent Credit Lending Rate in Kenya

The Central Bank (CBK) lending rate of 9% has been retained as announced in a meeting held on...

Bamboo the next frontier of conservation, health and Nutrition

By Checky Abuje Bamboo is one of the most versatile and sustainable plants grown today. And as the...

Proteas fitness trainer emigrates for family reasons

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South Africa: Police Arrest Man for Alleged Possession of Illicit Cigarettes

Listar Mutelo (30) appeared in the Zeerust Magistrate's Court today for the alleged possession of illicit cigarettes. He...

South Africa: Fourth Suspect in the Amy Lee De Jager Kidnapping, Arrested

Following a long search, a fourth and possibly final suspect wanted in connection with the Amy Lee De...

South Africa: Pholile SAPS Request Community Assistance Identifying Family of Deceased

Pholile SAPS are requesting the help of the public in identifying family or relatives of a deceased man...

All Blacks coach Hansen keeping an eye on challenge from the North

Sport Steve Hansen is primarily focused on New Zealand's second World Cup match against Canada but the All...

Meghan and Harry meet surfing mentors on Cape Town youth project

Image copyright Reuters The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have visited a beach in Cape Town to learn...

Africa: Hear About Investing in African Tech At Disrupt Sf With Marieme Diop, Wale Ayeni and Sheel Mohnot

If you're a VC or founder in London, Bangalore or San Francisco, you'll likely interact with some part...

Africa Focused Andela Cuts 400 Staff As It Confirms $50m in Revenue

Africa focused tech talent accelerator Andela will cut 400 junior engineers across Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria, CEO Jeremy...

Rwandan opposition politician stabbed to death

By AFPMore by this Author A Rwandan opposition party said Tuesday that one of its officials had been...

Tanzania: Climate Change Undermines Development Efforts

THE impact of climate change is becoming more real today than ever and has proven to affect all...

East Africa: EAC Golfers to Spice Up Tanzania Ladies Golf Challenge

THE entry of the top East African Community (EAC) golfers is likely to brighten this year's Tanzania Ladies...

Tanzania: State States Cause of Patient’s Death

THE Ministry of Health has dismissed allegations that negligence by Mnazi Mmoja Hospital staff was responsible for the...

East Africa: Arts, Culture Augment EAC Regional Integration

ARTS and culture sector in the East African Community (EAC) offers wide scope and prospects for sustainable promotion...

Tanzania: Mining Firm Offers 150m/ – for Tech Exhibition

THE Geita Gold Mining Limited (GGML) and its contractors have offered 150m/- to sponsor the Geita Mining and...

Tanzania: Govt Eyes Boosting Cross-Border Trade

IN a bid to boost cross border trade, the government through the Ministry of Industry and Trade has...

Tanzania: Taste of Colours, Rhythm, 3/8 Beat Heralds Jamafest

INTERLOCKING rhythm, popular 3/8 beat done in 'call and response style herald the bright coloured East African Arts...

East Africa: EAC Countries Mint Money Through Gaming Sector

GAMBLING, though described as leisure activity, has in recent years turned into one of the major revenue sources...

South Africa: Heritage Day 2019 – Let Us Honour the Struggling Creative Artists in SA

September, which is declared Heritage Month in South Africa, follows immediately on the heels of Women's Month in...

South Africa: SAHRC Calls On South Africa to ‘Unite in Diversity’

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has urged South Africans to use Heritage Day as an opportunity...

Uganda: Government Unveils 375,000-Hectare Bamboo Industry Restoration Plan

Government has outlined a 10-year plan where Shs162.6 billion is needed for the regeneration of 375,000 hectares of...

Uganda: Tight Security for Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference – Police

Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) and Uganda Police Force (UPF) have formed a standby team to encounter any...

Uganda: Museveni to Compensate Bunyoro Tobacco Farmers

President Museveni has promised to compensate farmers who were cheated by tobacco firms in Bunyoro sub-region. While campaigning...

Uganda/Zambia: Zambia, Uganda in Goals Hunt At Cosafa U-17

Uganda are certain to move to the quarterfinals of the Cosafa U-17 Championships owing to their 11-0 win...