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Zambia: Zambians can steer global Organizations

Zambia has joined the list of countries across the globe in endorsing the candidature of International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde for a second term of office. In supporting the candidature, Minister of Finance Alexander Chikwanda said that Zambia is strongly in support of Ms Lagarde’s candidature for a second term as head […]

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission. Image Credit: Inspiring women South Africa.

Meet The First Female Head of the African Union Commission

Mrs.  Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, is the first female Chairman African Union Commission. She is a 67-year-old South African politician born in the Kwazulu Natal province of South Africa. She studied at the University of Bristol, England while having held reputable offices in the South African polity from 1994 till date. She was also reported to be […]

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Nigerian startups make it to 2016 Tech-I Global Pitch semifinals

The U.S. Department of State and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced the selection of 102 exceptional young science and technology entrepreneurs to advance to the 2016 Tech-I Global Pitch Competition semifinals. This year, Five outstanding teams from Nigeria are in the GIST Tech-I semifinals. Their ideas and startups address […]

International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Image Credit: mg.co.za

South Africa wins global Diplomatic Service Award

The World Affairs Council in Washington DC has named South Africa as the 2016 recipient of the Distinguished Diplomatic Service Award. The award was received earlier this week by His Excellency Mninwa Mahlangu, Ambassador of South Africa to the United States, on behalf of the South African government. South Africa is the first African country […]

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Nigeria: ‘Scarifications’ wins Prize for Artistic Duo

When Short Sharp Short, one of Nigeria’s new and fast-growing creative online magazine called for entries that would require artists and writers pairing to win NGN200,000 – upcoming writer Kadiri Alex and artist Orji Favour dusted their tools and got to work. The competition required an artist to do a piece that will inspire a […]

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South Africa: Local Retailer set to Acquire another UK-based Brand

Cape Town-based Foschini, with 2,000 stores in South Africa, is the latest South African company looking to the U.K. to diversify revenue sources as the rand weakens to around 23% against the dollar. An independent chain store, Foschini has 17 retail brands that it sells — mainly under its own private label — in clothing, jewelry, accessories, sporting and outdoor goods, cellular and […]