Africa: Nigerian Banker Jim Ovia Withdraws From WEF in South Africa

In another blow to Nigeria-South Africa relationship, a co-chair of the ongoing World Economic Forum Africa (WEFA), currently going on in Cape Town, South Africa, and Chairman/Founder Zenith Bank, Mr. Jim Ovia has withdrawn on Wednesday from further participation. He was expected to participate till the closing session today, a statement from Zenith Bank said THursday. The bank said: “Ovia shares in the public outcry against the on-going xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other African nationals in South Africa. Therefore, he considered it absolutely imperative to pull out of WEF…

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Nigeria: U.S. Court Rejects Exxon, Shell Move to Execute U.S.$1.8 Billion Arbitration Against NNPC

ExxonMobil and Shell have failed to obtain order for the execution of $1.8 billion arbitration against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. This followed rejection by a U.S. judge of fresh efforts by the oil majors to revive a $1.8 billion arbitration award against NNPC which stemmed from a dispute over a 1993 contract to extract oil near Nigeria’s coastline. U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan cited public policy and due process considerations in deciding not to enforce the October 2011 award against NNPC, which was subsequently set aside…

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Zimbabwe’s founding father, ex-President MUGABE dead at 95

Special to USAfrica [Houston] USAfricaonline.com “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe. His contribution to the history of our nation and continent will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” were the words of mourning from his former security chief, incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa. He alerted his nation and the world via Twitter early on Friday. It marked the closing of the chapter of Zimbabwe’s most influential, controversial and blunt leader who…

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WATCH: The Rise And Fall Of Robert Mugabe

[embedded content] A look back at the life of Zimbabwe’s founding post-independence leader Robert Mugabe (95) who died on Friday morning in Singapore. EWN  Nelly is a digital marketing professional responsible for managing Africa.com’s social media platforms. During her leisure time, Nelly loves cooking and working on her Kenyan food blog Talkingtonelly.com. She also enjoys catching up with current affairs, updating her African music collection, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with family. source: https://www.africa.com/watch-the-rise-and-fall-of-robert-mugabe/

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Zimbabwe’s Founding Leader Robert Mugabe Dies At 95

FILE: Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe. Picture: AFP JOHANNESBURG – Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday morning confirmed that his predecessor Robert Mugabe (95) has died. Mugabe passed away in Singapore where he had been seeking treatment. He had ruled the country for close to four decades. Mugabe had been involved in the conflict which saw Rhodesia become Zimbabwe and later became president. However, after a military takeover in 2017, he stepped down from power with Mnangagwa taking over. It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing…

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Real Transformation Involves The Entire Enterprise, Not Just Technology

By Allana Barber, Digital Practice Manager, Africa, Wipro Limited The concept of digital transformation has received significant attention in recent years, touted for its ability to revolutionise businesses and drive innovation and enhanced competitiveness. The reality however is that digital transformation is only part of the picture. If organisations truly want to leverage agility and innovation, they need to do more than just modernise applications and infrastructure. Real transformation needs a strategy that encompasses the entire enterprise. The key to success lies not simply in a focus on the single…

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Rwanda: Inside the Country’s 15-Year Journey of Gorilla Conservation

Hundreds of conservationists, celebrities and Rwandans will today ascend to Kinigi, at the foothill of the Virunga National Park in Musanze District to celebrate the conservation efforts in a ceremony that will be marked by the naming of baby gorillas. Twenty-five baby gorillas will be named at a much anticipated annual ceremony known as Kwita Izina, a function that has attracted renowned figures from across the world. Kwita Izina is a time-honoured tradition in which Rwandan families hold a ceremony to name a newborn baby. For three decades prior to…

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