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Unitel to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group (AFASG), dedicated to dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa

Unitel competed with MTN (which has 18 operations in Africa) and with Wana Corporate, Morocco

Unitel was elected to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group (AFASG), a specific working group dedicated to dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa. The mandate has a period of two years, renewable for two more, upon evaluation of the work…

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Cameroun’s tipping point

Top US diplomat suggests taking Cameroon to global forum

By AP NEWS The top United States diplomat to Africa says perhaps it’s time to take the deadly separatist crisis in Cameroon to an “international forum.” An exasperated Tibor Nagy told reporters on Tuesday that “my heart breaks for Cameroon ... I just don’t understand why this crisis goes on…

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When the third One Planet Summit gets underway in Nairobi on March 14, it will make history while also making a crucial point about climate change

This is the first time the One Planet Summit, launched by French president Emmanuel Macron in December 2017, will be held in Africa

By A Special Correspondent The venue will underline our planetary interconnectedness in a way previous summits – the first was in Paris, the second in New York – arguably could not. Africa is responsible for only four per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, but 65 per cent of its…

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Halima Dangote says “We need to do more collectively for Africa” at the Africa Business Health Forum

An interview with the Group Executive Director of Dangote Group by Jess Denny, correspondant for APO

Q: Your foundation has obviously got a lot of influence in Nigeria, what are your main objectives for this year? A: One of the main pillars is health. Nutrition determines the state of one’s health and we are investing towards nutrition, specifically primary health care, and most importantly towards eradication…

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World Bank President: Trump Nominee to be David Malpass

An anouncement will be made by President Donald Trump announcing David Malpass as his nominee to lead the World Bank

Malpass, a long-time advocate of pro-growth policies is expected to push for an expanded middle class in emerging economies. He is an advocate of female entrepreneurs in leadership roles, is a promoter of the first round of funding of the Women Entrepreneur’s Finance Initiative, WeFi.  Encouraging developing nations to adopt…

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Dubai Rugby Sevens: The Africa Sevens champions are all set to claw through Pool A rivals

A month into their reign as the Africa Men’s Sevens Rugby champions, the Zimbabwe Cheetahs are on their way to participate at the Dubai Rugby Sevens as local club side, Old Georgians RFC makes a return to the Invitational

On Saturday 24 November 2018, the Zimbabwe Cheetahs had their last match simulation fixture against club side, Old Georgians RFC as part of a joint preparatory session ahead of the 2018 Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens and Invitational respectively. Recently crowned African champions after a surprising 17-5 win over the…

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Ahead of the Africa Investment Forum 2018 (AIF) in Joburg : World Bank must do more to eradicate energy poverty across the continent, say African leaders

An estimated 1.1 billion people – 14% of the global population – do not have access to electricity according to the International Energy Agency

Speaking at the World Bank meeting in Bali this month Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank President, said that African leaders have approached him and said that they need more support to provide baseload power in their countries. He said that these African leaders are telling him it is wrong…

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Rugby Africa Sevens 2018, Tunisia: Kenya Conducts Final Training Ahead of Departure to Tunisia

Kenya 7s trains in Nairobi ahead of their departure to Tunisia for Africa 7s

A 12-man Kenya 7s squad that will compete at Africa 7s held their final run in Nairobi on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's departure to Tunisia. Head Coach Innocent Simiyu oversaw the run as he makes his final touches with the team as his contract will expire after Africa 7s to…

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London: Dangote urges deepening of African economy through free trade

Speaking during “One to One Conversation” at the on-going 5th annual Financial Times African Summit, the Nigerian entrepreneur said the key to Africa’s economic growth and strength is in the development of the regional market

Foremost businessman, Aliko Dangote has in London called for conscious efforts at deepening African regional market by African investors and governments to aid rapid growth and development of the Continent’s economy. Speaking during “One to One Conversation” at the on-going 5th annual Financial Times African Summit, the Nigerian entrepreneur said…

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ICC President reacts to President Trump's National Security Adviser's criticism on CNN's “Fareed Zakaria GPS”

It is Chile Eboe-Osuji’s first interview as President of the International Criminal Court (ICC)

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria will conduct an exclusive interview with ICC President Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji on Sunday, September 30. Eboe-Osuji’s first interview as President of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will focus on what the ICC was set up to do, why the system takes time to work, the deliberative nature…