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South Africa to focus on clean energy

South Africa’s Ministry of Energy aims to expand into cleaner power generation from renewable energy to combat climate change. Renewable power from independent producers currently accounts for 3,776 megawatts, less than 5 percent of the energy sold to consumers, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said. The most industrialized African nation has made various commitments to reduce […]

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Africa Energy Indaba conference Kicks Off in South Africa

The Africa Energy Indaba conference held in collaboration with strategic partners, the World Energy Council, NEPAD Agency and SANEA, will kick-off on Tuesday, February 19,  in South Africa, according to the organizers. “Africa is the next investment frontier for energy. Energy access is now part of the political debate on the continent and there is […]

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Gambia: Truth Commission on Jammeh opens hearings

The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) in Gambia has started investigating into Jammeh’s 22-year era of oppression which ended in 2016 after he was forced from power. The commission has started hearing testimonies from witnesses on Monday, local media reported. Modelled on South Africa’s investigation into its apartheid era, The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations […]

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South Africa launches continent’s most advanced nanosatellite

South Africa has successfully launched into space the continent’s most advanced nanosatellite to date – the ZACube-2. The ZACube-2 will provide cutting edge remote sensing and communication services to South Africa and the region. “This satellite will help us monitor our ocean traffic as part of our oceans economy and also monitor veld fires and […]

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Egypt or South Africa to host AFCON

Egypt and South Africa have officially put in bids to host the next African Cup of Nations, the continent’s football body said. Cameroon has been stripped of the rights to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations earlier this month, with CAF saying that Cameroon has been unable to complete the necessary logistics. CAF also […]

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South Africa deposits instrument ratifying Tripartite Free Trade Area

South Africa has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), comprising three regional economic blocks – the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The instrument of ratification was deposited on the margins of […]

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AfDB, Entreprenarium launch master classes for 200 women entrepreneurs

The African Development Bank, as part of its Initiative to Support Access to Women in Africa (AFAWA), in partnership with Entreprenarium, has launched training sessions for 200 women entrepreneurs in Côte d’Ivoire. Masterclasses in business management and financial planning will be conducted by Entreprenarium at the Bank’s premises, benefiting 100 women entrepreneurs. A second masterclass […]

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Lesotho: MPs demand 100 percent salary hike

The members of Parliament of Lesotho are demanding a 100% pay increase, Times newspaper reports. According to the privately owned newspaper, Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has instructed Finance Minister Moeketsi Majoro to explore a “revised salary structure” for parliamentarians. If the MPs’ demands are met, the legislators’ gross monthly salary would rise to M74 000 […]

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Africa Investment Forum kicks off in South Africa

The Africa Investment Forum kicked off in South Africa’s Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The first ever transaction-based Forum is aimed at attracting multi-billion-dollar deals to accelerate investment and transform Africa’s economic, agricultural and industrial sectors. The Forum provides an innovative platform to bring together investors, multilateral institutions, governments and the private sector to develop, […]

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Sex tape saga: South African minister defies calls to resign

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba has defied calls to resign, following a leaked sex video. Gigaba, who spoke to public broadcaster SABC, said the leaking of the video had been politically motivated. The minister claimed he is targeted in a blackmail plot and is victim of hackers who intercepted his cell phone and […]

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