Liquid Telecom appoints new Regional CEO for Middle East and West Africa (MEWA) – IOL

Liquid Telecom appoints new Regional CEO for Middle East and West Africa (MEWA) – IOL

Liquid Telecom logo. PHOTO: Supplied CAPE TOWN –  Liquid Telecom announced that it has appointed Mohamed Abdel Bassit its new Regional Chief Executive for the Middle East and West Africa (MEWA), effective January 1, 2019.  Based in Cairo, Bassit will oversee the group’s expansion further into MEWA following the recent news that it is investing $400m in the Egyptian market and has completed the first fibre network to stretch all the way from Cape […]

The African comic hoping to take on Disney – BBC News

The African comic hoping to take on Disney – BBC News

Fed up of non-Africans telling African stories, three friends from Nigeria and Uganda have decided to create their own anthology. Showcasing artists and writers from across Africa, they hope it will bring African comics to the mainstream. They explain why it’s so important for Africans to share their own stories with the rest of the […]

Letter from Africa: Why people keep cash under the mattress in Sudan – BBC News

Letter from Africa: Why people keep cash under the mattress in Sudan – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Anti-government demonstrations began in December over a rise in bread prices In our series of letters from African journalists, Zeinab Mohammed Salih looks at what is behind the wave of protests in Sudan threatening President Omar al-Bashir’s three-decade-long grip on power. Many in Sudan now prefer to keep their money […]

Kibo Energy focused on projects to address sub-Saharan Africa energy deficit – IOL

Kibo Energy focused on projects to address sub-Saharan Africa energy deficit – IOL

JOHANNESBURG – Africa-focused energy and resource company Kibo Energy said on Monday its strategy remained focused on delivering projects to address the critical energy deficit in sub-Saharan Africa. “With approximately 580 million Africans still reliant on inefficient, unreliable and expensive energy sources, this remains a socio-economic imperative and therefore a key market opportunity,” the company said in a letter to […]

Live cricket score – South Africa vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 3 – Cricbuzz

Live cricket score – South Africa vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 3 – Cricbuzz

PAKISTAN’S TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA, 2018-19 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Sat, 05 Jan, 2019, 09:48 PM Live Score Updates Pakistan 177, 294-all out (70.4 Ovs) Mohammad Abbas  10 (29) South Africa 431 Steyn  19-2-85-4 Day 3: Stumps – Pakistan lead by 40 runs Du Plessis lead from the front, scoring a brilliant century on Day […]

Special Report No 32/2018: European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: Flexible but lacking focus – Libya – ReliefWeb

Special Report No 32/2018: European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: Flexible but lacking focus – Libya – ReliefWeb

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY I. Since January 2013, the Financial Regulation governing the EU budget has allowed the European Commission to create and administer European Union trust funds for external actions. These are multi-donor trust funds for emergency, post-emergency or thematic actions. II. The European Union Emergency trust fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular […]