South African regulator tells Vodacom, MTN to cut data prices

PRETORIA (Reuters) – South Africa’s Vodacom and MTN could face prosecution if they do not agree to cut data prices in the next two months, the country’s competition watchdog said on Monday. A branch of South African mobile communications provider Vodacom in Cape Town is shown in this picture taken November 10, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo Shares in Vodacom closed down 5% at 115.07 rand, a three-month low, while MTN was 6.4% lower at 90.40 rand, its weakest in nearly nine months. Smaller mobile rival Telkom’s shares dropped 4.2% to…

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Zambia: U.S. Faces Govt Protest After Criticising 15-Year Gay Sex Sentence

London — Zambia’s President has said local culture prohibited homosexuality and that he would not repeal the law against gay sex In an escalating row over LGBT+ rights, Zambia has criticised the United States after a senior U.S. diplomat condemned the southern African country for sentencing two men to 15 years in prison for gay sex. Zambia’s high court last week jailed the men for engaging in sexual relations “against the order of nature”, a move the U.S. ambassador said was horrifying. A major beneficiary of U.S. aid, Zambia now…

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Gambia: Gov’t Purchases 7 Containers of Medicines and Surgical Items

By Bakary Ceesay Health Minister with Chinese Ambassador The government of The Gambia has procured Seven containers of medical supplies and surgical items, disclosed the Minister of Health, Dr. Ahmad Samateh. He made the revelation in the President’s Meet the People tour at a meeting in Kabada, Kiang East. The drugs are already in-country and will be distributed to health centers across the country soon, Dr. Samateh added. The gathering was also informed that the government of The Gambia, under the direction of President Barrow, is embarking on a major…

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Sharon Kadangwe: A Voice For Entrepreneurs

A few years ago, Sharon Kadangwe and her friends founded the Winter Ankara Fashion Expo (WAFE), an annual event which shut down half of Blantyre City CBD and turned the streets into runways. WAFE has now culminated in a collective called The Creatives, a fashion events management company that is now a collective of fashion designers, models, photographers and artists. Sharon Kadangwe is a super creative 22 year old from Blantyre, Malawi. Despite limited opportunities and support to young women in the small landlocked country, Sharon chooses to use fashion…

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2019: Don’t Let Predatory Lenders Rob Your Holiday Joy.

You are here: Home / Money / Business / 2019: Don’t Let Predatory Lenders Rob Your Holiday Joy. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) After the nation gives thanks for its many blessings, the annual season of holiday joy begins with its barrage of celebrations both secular and spiritual that mark the season. Colorful decorations and Christmas trees pop up at parades, concerts, parties and more as family and friends gather in good cheer. For many businesses, the holidays are also the difference between ending the year…

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New Next Einstein Forum Ambassadors to drive shift in perceptions about science and technology in Africa

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) has announced its new class of Ambassadors, the third cohort of young science and technology champions from across Africa. Ambassadors, one from each African country, will drive public engagement activities to promote science and technology education, research and innovation in their countries. Dr. Youssef Travaly, NEF Vice-President of Science, Innovation and Partnerships said: “This selection comes at a time when we are working to accelerate science diplomacy and collaboration to solve Africa’s and the world’s grand challenges. This new cohort is already working to advance…

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Meet the 2019-2021 Next Einstein Forum Ambassadors

Today, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) announced its new class of Ambassadors, the third cohort of young science and technology champions from across Africa. Ambassadors, one from each African country, will drive public engagement activities to promote science and technology education, research and innovation in their countries. Fadoul Hissein Abba (Chad) combines electrical engineering and entrepreneurship. Currently the manager of WenakLabs, he founded HiraTech-a startup of tele-irrigation, that enables farmers to remotely control irrigation systems at their farms. Omar Ibn Abdillah (Comoros) is the founder & CEO of OIA Group. He was selected…

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