Halima Aliko Dangote Takes charge of Dangote Group Commercial Operations

LAGOS, Nigeria, November 11, 2019/ — Halima Aliko Dangote has been appointed as the Group Executive Director, Commercial Operations of Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) (www.Dangote.com), one of Africa’s largest and most diversified business conglomerates. According to a release by the company, Halima Aliko Dangote is returning to the Group after serving on secondment in several capacities across two of its Business Units over the last five years. She is also a Trustee of the Aliko Dangote Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the conglomerate.  In her most recent role, Halima served as…

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Egypt’s annual urban consumer price inflation 3.1% in October, from 4.8% in Sept

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s annual urban consumer price inflation fell to 3.1% in October, from 4.8% in September, the country’s official statistics agency CAPMAS said on Saturday, opening the way for further interest rate cuts by the central bank. Egypt is approaching the end of an IMF-backed economic reform programme after its annual inflation rate rose to 33% in 2017. The country hiked domestic fuel prices in July under the terms of the agreement. The IMF reforms have helped the government bring the budget deficit under control, precluding the need…

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In Asmara, East Africa talks climate change and sustainable development

East African nations took another step forward on regional integration this week, with an emphasis on measures to curb climate change impacts while developing economic opportunities. Fourteen nations were present at a three-day meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts (ICSOE), co-hosted by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and, for the first time, Eritrea. The visit included trips to area dams, agriculture sites and a solar farm. “A new peace dividend has emerged between Eritrea and Ethiopia. This has revitalized the regional dynamics of peace, security…

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The Alphabet of Being An African Content Creator

“African’s must accept and embrace they are valuable content creators and have a voice that should be heard on a global digital scale.” William Jackson, M.Ed. 2018 Ideas shared from my experiences as a professor of technology, WordCamp speaker, organizer / volunteer and business owner. A-Write as if the world is going to read your content. When people read your content they should experience your passion through your words and pictures. Your voice should resonate with pride and dignity. B-Take the time to read, re-read and edit your content before…

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Kaboré calls for ‘mobilization’ with at least 38 dead in attack

President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso called for three days of mourning following news of an attack on a convoy of mining employees working for Canadian firm SEMAFO, one that has shocked both nations. He’s also called on his nation to raise up volunteer defense groups in a “general mobilization” against the terrorism that is overrunning his country. “Only a general mobilization, sons and daughters of the nation, regardless of region, ethnicity, political opinion and religious denomination, is able to overcome these murderers,” the president said in his…

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Madagascar’s persistent electricity crisis [Business Africa]

The persistent electricity crisis in Madagascar is catastrophic, according to the Ministry of Energy. The island is struggling to address the challenge of electrification. It is one of the poorest countries in terms of electricity coverage. With only 15% of the country connected to the grid. Madagascar currently produces 417 megawatts of electricity and aims to “build at least 1,100 kilometres of lines over the next five years to increase the country’s electrification rate from 15% to 50%”. And then, majority of African countries are struggling to to maintain sufficient…

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U.S. files charges against former Twitter employees linked to Saudi surveillance

Authorities in the United States filed charges on Wednesday against three men – two of them Twitter employees – who they say used internal access to user data to help Saudi Arabia track its dissidents, such as the late Jamal Khashoggi. The charges against the three, filed by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and first reported by the Washington Post, detail how the two Saudi nationals, as well as a U.S. citizen, began in 2014 to lay the groundwork of an operation to benefit the Kingdom of Saudi…

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Op-Ed: Global Remittances at the Forefront of Reducing Inequalities in Emerging Markets

By Ismail Ahmed, Founder of digital money transfer company, WorldRemit. The company was set up in 2010, with the vision of making it easier and cheaper for migrants to send money home by bringing international money transfers online. Today, over 50% of WorldRemit’s transfers go to Africa. As the dust finally settles on the 74th United Nations General Assembly, one of the themes that remained at the top of the agenda was global inequality. Inequality, alongside climate change, is one of the greatest threats of our generation and as such,…

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Born into riches, these are what your favorite black billionaire kids are doing at this moment

Being born into a billionaire family makes life quite interesting and simple. By virtue of this privilege, individuals born into this life are exposed to a world of impossibilities. Many billionaire kids, follow the footsteps of their parents while some decide to carve a niche for themselves. Despite growing up in undeniable privileges, many of these kids have made an impact in diverse ways. More about this In this article, Face2Face Africa casts the spotlight on billionaire children making an impact in society. source: https://face2faceafrica.com/article/born-into-riches-these-are-what-your-favorite-black-billionaire-kids-are-doing-at-this-moment

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Nigeria’s Map Regulation: What Are Its Opportunities & Challenges?

We are committed to Africa.  Will you support us? Unlike many global publications, for nearly a decade we have been committed to showing a complete picture of Africa – not just a single story.  Offended by one sided coverage of wars, disasters and disease, the founders of Africa.com created a news site that provides a balanced view of Africa – current events, business, arts & culture, travel, fashion, sports, development, etc. If you are able to, please support Africa.com with as little as $1. It means a lot to us.…

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