Social Sports 

How Egyptian Football Star, Mo Salah is changing the Face of Philanthropy in the Country

Egypt’s philanthropy arena is not limited to business moguls alone, as personalities from other fields have begun to make strides in that angle. Speaking of other fields, the Egyptian football star, Mohammed Salah recently made news having funded the construction of a sewage plant on a land he bought, to cater for the supply of clean water for residence of his hometown, Nagrig. Salah has undoubtedly wowed the hearts of many from across the continent following his commendable gesture to his villagers. In addition to the water supply, he also…

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Africa Economy Featured General 

Mo Salah brings hope and pride back to weary Egyptians

Mohamed Salah’s beaming face adorns huge advertising billboards across Egyptian cities. Merchants seeking to tap into his soaring popularity are selling bed linen and lanterns, traditionally given to children during the holy month of Ramadan, emblazoned with his image. In a popular café in downtown Cairo, a huge mural of Mr Salah has added a youthful look to a painted pantheon of past Egyptian greats, including Nobel laureates and Umm Kulthum, the renowned diva. After years of political turbulence, polarisation and economic hardship in the Arab world’s most populous nation, Egyptians…

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Africa Education 

Rwandan Youths Step up to Combat Environmental Degradation

Rwanda Ministry of Youths is set to organize the country’s young people towards the fight against enviromental degradation. The youths are to be engaged in a paid service for the protection of their environment. The plan was unvailed during a recently held meeting at the parliament by the country’s Minister of Youth, Rosemary Mbabazi, before the parliamentary Standing Committee on National Budget and Patrimony as part of budget hearings for budget framework for the next three years. According to the Minister, the Ministry will commence a mobilization of thousands of…

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Africa Business Economy 

Dele Kuti: Africa could be the world’s next big oil and gas energy play

New prospecting, drilling and refining technologies combined with increased global energy consumption supported by Africa’s increasingly positive demographic and legislative environments are breathing new life – and significant investment – into the continent’s growing oil and gas sector. The increased costs of oil and gas production and beneficiation are seeing global energy majors build production and refining capability closer to new sources of oil and gas and fast-growing markets. Since many of these new finds are in Africa’s fast-growing emerging and frontier markets, Africa’s rapidly growing consumer and infrastructural opportunities, adds to the rationale…

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Africa Business Economy Featured Sports 

From starting bench to startup: Two rugby stars tackle e-commerce

All professional athletes one day reach a point in their careers where they have to decide what’s next. For Tim Whitehead – a former DHL Stormers and Sharks centre – it was to start his own business. He had the idea while holidaying in Vietnam and, truth be told, only wanted to sell clothes online to fund his travelling addiction. Having begun to learn about running a business while still playing rugby, Whitehead knew that he wanted a partner and called up DHL Stormers captain Siya Kolisi. The two had…

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