Zim’s ban of multi-currencies challenged in court

By Wallace Mawire Reserve Bank Governor John Mangudya A Zimbabwean lawyer has on Tuesday 2 July 2019 filed an application in theHigh Court seeking an order to set aside and declare the decision bygovernment to ban the multi-currency system in the country as grosslyunreasonable and unconstitutional. Government on 24 June 2019 and without notice published regulationsknown as the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (Legal Tender) Regulations S.I.142 of 2019 which purportedly outlawed the basket of foreigncurrencies as legal tender in any transactions in Zimbabwe anddeclared as sole legal tender the Zimbabwe…

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Choose Your Reader App Builds Community Through Storytelling

Storytelling has long since been a rich tradition in the Black community. From the folktales shared by ancestors that have been passed down for generations to the new generation of musicians, poets, and writers, who are capturing their experiences through their artistry; oral traditions within Black culture have been instrumental in the preservation of our narratives. Entrepreneur Mike Coles is on a mission to elevate the storytelling experience, build community and preserve legacies through his app Choose Your Reader. For Coles—a lawyer, screenwriter, and author who was born and raised…

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Interview With Grey Jabesi: Cryptocurrency And Blockchain Role In Africa

Grey Jabesi is a 24-year-old African entrepreneur, Blockchain enthusiast, cryptocurrency evangelist, analyst and investor. He an autodidact who maintains the company of some of the best minds in business and tech, he takes a practical approach to knowledge and experience building, always with a focus on developing the best possible solutions. Recently, Jabesi was inducted as new Director of Marketing for The Blockchain Association of Africa and is based in Cape Town. Extensive Work Experience With a background in IT and visual communications, he has  worked with big corporates on…

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Eritrea and Benin undecided as Nigeria finally agrees to join Africa’s iconic free trade market

Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa, has finally agreed to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement that will allow freer movement of goods, services and people within the continent. Nigeria, which had chosen not to join the zone due to concerns raised by local businesses, will now sign the agreement at an AU summit in Niger this week, according to the presidency. Nigeria will sign the #AfCFTA Agreement at the upcoming Extraordinary Summit of the African Union in Niamey, Niger. Recall that the Pres. Cttee on the…

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Closure of Eritrea’s only refugee camp worries UNHCR

The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is appealing to Eritrea not to close the country’s only refugee camp, which incident will affect largely Somali inhabitants. Reports indicate that Umkulu refugee camp had seen hundreds of refugees abandon it in recent weeks, amidst reports that local authorities had asked residents to leave. “We call on the Eritrean authorities to continue to work with us on securing protection and solutions for refugees who remain in the country,”said Raouf Mazou, Director of UNHCR’s Regional Bureau for Africa. Closing a camp which has hosted…

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Burundi rejects claims of human rights abuses as ‘lies from far away’

Opponents of Burundi’s government are being subjected to numerous human rights violations, according to a UN commission. Returning refugees and even Catholic bishops are being targeted, the commission found, as well as those who refuse to join the ruling party or its youth wing, the Imbonerakure, which is accused of gang-rape and torture. In a briefing to the UN’s human rights council, Doudou Diène, president of the commision of inquiry on Burundi, said human rights abuses had been ongoing since May 2018, when a referendum was held over a proposal…

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Morocco/Benin: Will Atlas Lions Maul Squirrels for AFCON Quarters Spot?

By Jerry Chifamba Cape Town — The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) knockout rounds begin on July 5th, with the Africa’s major sides vying for a place in the quarter-finals. Morocco goes up against Benin in the opening last-16 game, followed by Senegal’s match against Uganda. The Moroccans are eager to add another continental triumph to the one they achieved in 1976, while for Benin this will be their maiden participation in the knock-out stages of the tournament. Although the Atlas Lions of Morocco have history on their side, having…

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Embedding A Culture Of Design Thinking

There is little doubt that technology has fundamentally shifted enterprise goalposts and redrawn the lines that once were the parameters of the business. It is embedded in every business, integrated into every person’s life and heavy with potential as it continues to evolve. However, this potential comes at a cost. It puts pressure on organisations to constantly compete in fragile and fragmented markets. It pushes consumers in multiple directions, challenging their loyalties and their attention. These intelligent solutions offer up a tasty tray of technology titbits that are hard to…

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News Single ‘On Behalf of the Gods’ by Sir Abster Ft Thomas Hazey

Sir abster is a all round hip hop artist ,singer song writter, fashion designer and producer from the vosloorus east of johannesburg. His work is contrary to what is usual or accepted and carries a style that is esscentric with a south african aesthetic, the style of music is called straatmate,which dives into the world, language and culture created by him and his peers. With versatility as his greatest trait he makes music fitting any situation. Sir abster’s introduction to making hip hop music was through his long time chilhood…

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EurAfrican Forum 2019

July 4 – 9:00am to 8:00pm July 5 – 9:00am to 1:00pm NOVA School of Business and Economics, Cascais, Portugal The EurAfrican Forum exists to explore and promote the power of diasporas as a connecting force between cities, regions and continents, between cultures, companies and people. It is an action-oriented gathering of leaders that aims to foster stronger collaboration between Europe and Africa to promote a shared green and inclusive growth for the two continents, fostering mechanisms for collaboration and creating new synergies and partnerships. Under the theme “Partnership of Equals:…

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