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Nigeria’s Enelamah Elected Vice Chairperson, Africa, WTO Ministerial Conference

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 31, 2017/ — Enelamah Elected Vice Chairperson, Africa, WTO Ministerial Conference: Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, has been elected the Vice-Chairperson representing Africa, for the 11th World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference Nigeria’s election was decided at the meeting of the WTO General Council on July 26th. The General Council acts on behalf of the Ministerial Conference on all WTO affairs. It meets as the Dispute Settlement and Trade Policy Review Body to oversee procedures for settling disputes between members and to analyse…

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Africa’s hospitality sector withstands economic headwinds

PwC’s 7th edition of the ‘Hotels Outlook: 2017-2021’ projects that South African hotel room revenue will grow by 10.1% in 2017 to R17.5 billion JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South Africa’s hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years bolstered by inbound travelers amid a difficult and volatile economic climate. Pietro Calicchio, Hospitality & Gaming Industry Leader for PwC Southern Africa (www.PwC.co.za), says: “Africa’s hotel sector has remained resilient in the face of strong economic headwinds.” PwC’s 7th edition of the ‘Hotels Outlook: 2017-2021’ projects that South…

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GROHE SPA® F-digital Deluxe – Transform your bathroom into a Home Spa

A luxurious shower experience for all the senses ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast,- Leaving the daily stresses behind and finding some inner peace doesn’t have to mean travelling to a remote retreat. A domestic bathroom can be turned into a source of fresh energy and inspiration. You can create your own space at home dedicated to multisensory indulgence, where you can treat yourself to the feeling of a warm tropical rain on your skin while wrapping your entire body in fine steam, coloured mood lighting and atmospheric sounds. This luxurious shower experience…

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I love Uber more than anything, CEO Travis Kalanick says as he quits

San Francisco — Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under mounting pressure from investors over his leadership. Kalanick’s departure caps a tumultuous period for the world’s largest ride-services company, which upended the taxi industry and transport regulations globally with Kalanick at the helm. “I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors’ request to step aside so that Uber can go back to…

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Companies benefit from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but do countries?

By now we can see that the fourth industrial revolution can provide a solid competitive edge for companies who create innovative business models enabled by advanced technologies. But when it comes to national economies, where and how is the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) enhancing competitiveness? Using innovation as a proxy for the uptake of digital technology in developed economies, competitiveness of the top countries seems to line up fairly well with innovation. For example, nearly all of the top 10 countries named on the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index…

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Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominate the list of most expensive locations for working abroad

NEW YORK, United States of America, June 21, 2017/ — Luanda overtakes Hong Kong as the most expensive city for expatriates to live in according to Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey. Victoria in the Seychelles ranks 14th most expensive city sharing the same ranking with Moscow. Cape Town, Blantyre and Windhoek ranks amongst the 15 cheapest cities globally. In a rapidly changing world, mobility has become a core component of multinational organizations’ global talent strategy. To support the growing number of international assignees working in an increased number…

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The MasterCard Foundation Appoints Three New Members to its Board of Directors

TORONTO, Canada, 21 June 2017 ,- The MasterCard Foundation today announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors. They include Zein Abdalla, former President of PepsiCo, Inc.; Rt. Honorable Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and former Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the United Nations; and Jay Ireland, President and CEO, GE Africa. “We are delighted that these outstanding global leaders are joining our Board of Directors,” says Jim Leech,…

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Chiney Ogwumike joins ESPN to co-host SportsCenter across Africa

Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike has joined ESPN as the co-host of the African edition of SportsCenter. Ogwumike, the 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year, will join co-host Phil Murphy on the show that will be broadcast across 19 sub-Saharan countries. “I am thrilled to be joining ESPN to host this unique edition of SportsCenter dedicated to sports fans across Africa,” said Ogwumike. “This is a wonderful opportunity to combine who I am and what I am passionate about. As a Nigerian-American professional women’s basketball player, and now SportsCenter co-host,…

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Watch: Longest bridge in Africa to “open Mozambique to the rest of the world”

The longest suspension bridge in Africa is under construction in Maputo, Mozambique. A work of art with exceptional dimensions, built and financed by China. This bridge will supposedly open Mozambique to the rest of the world . Source: Africa News

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7 ways that women are oppressed without knowing it

I will live but that is all that I will do for patriarchy, is my conscientious feminist motto. It is not always an easy task for women, however, because society constantly tries to diminish feminist consciousness by encouraging women to redefine rather than, remove, oppression. For instance, rather than embolden legal action against rape, women are encouraged to alter their behaviour to avoid being raped. This is an example of the more obvious ways in which male supremacy oppresses women. However, some of the ways that it operates are not as easily perceived. Here are seven examples….

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