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Top 10 African Cities to Find Your Dream Man

There is nothing good to a lady as a man with impressive looks as well as meeting other necessary qualities. While it is difficult to put all things in one, some African cities have men with compelling qualities every woman would swoon over. Here is a list of top 10 African cities where you will get your dream man. Kisumu, Kenya BuzzKenya The modern Kenyan Luo man is truly an amazing man. Being the lakeside city, you may think that men are fishermen. Granted, a few engage in fishing to…

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New African Woman Awards 2017 winners announced

DAKAR,Senegal, 13 April 2017,  The fearless Gambian human rights activist won New African Woman magazine’s Woman of the Year Award at the Award ceremony that took place in Dakar last night. Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajan was instrumental in galvanising the opposition that eventually beat long-term now exiled leader Yahya Jammeh. Held at a glitzy Gala Dinner at the Terrou-Bi hotel in the Senegalese capital Dakar on 12 April and the Awards, now in their second edition, recognise, celebrate and honour African women who have made exceptional impact and change in their countries…

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Staying politically neutral is more dangerous for companies than you think

President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigration from seven Muslim countries has put corporate executives in a bind. Almost from the moment he announced the ban, questions poured in about where those executives stood on the issue. The media have highlighted a cluster of companies that have made public statements against the executive order. For example, Netflix called it “un-American,” while Ford Motor Company said: “We do not support this policy or any other that goes against our values as a company.” But overlooked are the many more companies…

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Zimbabwe hopes tobacco will revive battered economy

Zimbabwe has opened its 2017 tobacco-selling season with hopes the “golden leaf” will change the economic fortunes of the southern African nation. Officials say the tobacco yield has been increasing after a downward turn in 2000 when the government chased white commercial farmers off their land. Zimbabwean farmers applauded after the 2017 tobacco selling season began Wednesday in Harare at the country’s biggest auction floor. Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor John Mangudya saluted the farmers. “Producers of tobacco are indeed our heroes. You are important to this economy. The foreign…

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Building hotels in Africa: Radisson owner identifies its top cities

“For some of these economies that are in a downturn right now, it is actually the right time to get into the market – at the bottom of the cycle, not the top.” So says Andrew McLachlan, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s senior vice president of business development for Africa and the Indian Ocean. The hotel operator – which owns the brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn – launched its first African hotel (a Radisson Blu in Cape Town) in 2000. It has since expanded to 29 countries on the continent. According…

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Africa needs its own version of the vertical farm to feed growing cities

The Netherlands is building its first large-scale commercial vertical indoor farm. It’s expected to serve Europe’s largest supermarket chains with high quality, pesticide-free fresh cut lettuce. Vertical farms use high tech lighting and climate controlled buildings to grow crops like leafy greens or herbs indoors while using less water and soil. Because it’s a closed growing system, with controlled evaporation from plants, this farms use 95% less water than traditional farms. At the same time, most vertical farms don’t need soil because they use aeroponics or hydroponic systems – these…

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Nigeria: The next chapter?

Nigeria presents an interesting tale of seemingly opposites in the African growth agenda. Simultaneously taking pole position as the largest economy in Africa in 2016 and yet suffering from its worst recession in 25 years is indicative of both the ups and downs that the country’s economy has been through. The last 24 months, in particular, have been difficult for the nation as an exodus of foreign direct investment (FDI) and assets took place prior to and at the time of the last presidential elections in February 2015. The country faced…

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Africa’s Female Leaders: Challenging the status quo & breaking the glass ceiling

GENEVA, Switzerland, – Even though women make up a little over half of Africa’s growing population, they have had little, albeit increasing, involvement in power and strategic decision-making. As part of the African Women in Business initiative launched at this year’s Africa CEO Forum, a high-level panel of female leaders gathered to discuss barriers to women climbing the corporate ladder and solutions to tackling the gender gaps in leadership across the continent. Gender Diversity was one of the recurring themes during the panel and it was stressed that gender diversity…

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Presidents of Ghana and Senegal discuss Regional Trade and Investment at the AFRICA CEO FORUM 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland, 22 March 2017  -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Senegalese counterpart President Macky Sall, graced the Africa CEO Forum 2017 with their presence, to discuss how Africa’s sub-regions can work more closely together in a world where demands for economic nationalism and protectionism are on the rise. Switzerland’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, Johann Schneider-Ammann, gave the welcome address ahead of the panel discussion which marked the end of the 2-day event. Patrick Smith, Editor-in-chief of The Africa…

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Funeral Procession outside the Department of Energy to highlight the impacts of Fossil Fuels

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 23, 2017/ — Today, activists of the BREAKFREE coalition have taken part in a funeral procession outside the Department of Energy (DoE) in Pretoria to highlight the impacts that coal-fired power stations are having on South African communities. The solemn procession depicted tombstones to which activists were chained with the message “The IRP is our chance to Break Free from fossil fuels” making a call to the South African public to stand up against dangerous and polluting energy options and engage in the electricity planning processes…

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