Zimbabwe cancels deal with Transnet to recapitalise state rail firm

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe is cancelling a deal struck with South African logistics group Transnet to recapitalise National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ), a government official said on Thursday, blaming the consortium for not providing a viable funding plan. The sun is reflected on railway tracks during sunrise in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 4, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo Transnet said it had not been informed that Zimbabwe’s deal with the South African company and its joint venture partner had been cancelled. A joint venture between Transnet and Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG),…

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Double harvest: Maasai women keep bees and get to conserve their environment

At night the women on the Maasai Steppe are busy with their harvest. One by one hives stored in the branches of the trees are lowered to the ground and the honeycomb carefully removed. The hives are then again restored high up in the canopy. The Steppe itself is massive stretching from the Usambara to the Great Rift Valley across the borders of Kenya to Ethiopia. This bee keeping initiative is focussed in the area outside the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. Most of the people who live here are…

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R.I.P. U.S. Congressman and Chair of House Oversight and Reform Committee Elijah E. Cummings, 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, a key Trump opponent, dies at 68— Read on www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-10-17/us-representative-elijah-cummings-dies Share this: Like this: Like Loading… source: https://goodblacknews.org/2019/10/17/r-i-p-u-s-congressman-and-chair-of-house-oversight-and-reform-committee-elijah-e-cummings-68/

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Legendary Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings Dies At 68

Source: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / Getty Elijah Cummings, the Congressman from Maryland and one of the main Democrats leading the charge to impeach the president, has died. He was 68 years old. Cummings passed away early Thursday morning “due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” according to an announcement released by Cummings’ congressional office. He had been a respected Congressman for more than 20 years. The unexpected announcement came after Cummings, the ranking chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, recently announced that he was having a medical procedure but never…

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Meddy On How He Turned Music Into A Career In Rwanda

Rwanda’s creative industry is one of the youngest in East Africa and it is steadily growing despite the challenges. On this episode of Captains of Industry, Meddy, one of the successful artists in the country shares his journey, investment opportunities in the music industry and how he managed to breakthrough and a sustainable living out of his passion. CNBC Africa is an African television network for Sub-Saharan Africa. It was launched by CNBC and Africa Business News LTD on June 1, 2007. CNBC Africa is headquartered in Sandton, Johannesburg. source:…

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Wellcome Sanger denies charge of misusing African DNA

The Wellcome Sanger Institute has responded to a British media report that it misused African DNA it acquired from the Stellenbosch University in South Africa, with the intent to sell it in a commercial application rather than use the DNA for research into African genetics and evolution. The allegations were brought by what the company calls a former employee, but the individual says they were really a whistleblower who lost their job after speaking up about the plans to misuse DNA. The case has unfolded over a period of two…

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Tensions escalate as Mozambique awaits election results

Incumbent President Filipe Nyusi and the long-ruling Frelimo party appear headed toward unsurprising victory in Mozambique, but as votes are still being counted, there are equally unsurprising charges of gross irregularities and electoral violence casting a shadow on the results – and the struggling southern African nation’s future. The National Election Commission (CNE), working alongside the Technical Secretariat for Election Administration (STAE), expects to begin releasing results on Thursday with complete results on Friday. By early morning, 29 percent of the vote had been reported, according to election monitor Sala…

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