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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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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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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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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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10 Vital African Wedding Traditions You Should Know About (Photos)

An old African proverb says, “A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers.“ Africa, is made up of many nations and tribes with wedding traditions rooted deeply into the culture. Here is a quick look at 10 African wedding traditions. Bemba In the Bemba culture of Zambia, marriage starts with a class called Bana Chimbusa, a secret counselling session for the bride. The class is followed by Chilanga Mulilo, where the bride’s family takes different family dishes and presents them to the groom’s family, giving a symbolic…

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Africa Economy 

African Presidents with the Most Expensive Private Jets

A look at some of the President’s luxurious private aircrafts playPresident Uhuru Kenyatta sits in a plane’s cockpit. (Courtesy) Luxurious, state-of-the-art technologies, plush interiors, super-sonic speeds. These are the some of the words that would best describe the expensive jets that African Presidents cruise the world in. Business Insider SSA takes a look at some of them: 10. Angola President’s Plane (Embraer ERJ-135) play   Angola’s President José Eduardo dos Santos flies in the Embraer ERJ-135 that is said to cost a whopping $16 million. The plane is renowned for…

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The Economist’s Nigeria Summit Shifts Focus on the Future of Nigeria’s Economy

The 2017 summit will be a 2-day event, themed, “Paving the Way”, and will be held on March 6th and 7th 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos LAGOS, Nigeria, October 11, 2016/ — Riding on last year’s successful summit, The Economist Events’ Nigeria Summit has stated that the 2017 edition will explore strategic opportunities available for Nigeria’s economic growth as she seeks solutions to her current financial downturn. HE Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will deliver the opening address. Delegates at the 2016 Summit concluded…

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Africa Sports 

Mundipharma becomes the ‘Official Healthcare Product Partner of Manchester City Football Club’

The multi-year partnership will enhance the connection both organisations have with their fans and people around the world Omar Berrada, Manchester City’s COO and Raman Singh, President of Mundipharma Asia Pacific, Latin America,the Middle East and Africa MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, 11 October 2016 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Premier League club Manchester City have signed healthcare and pharmaceutical business Mundipharma as one of their most recent regional partners. The multi-year deal sees Mundipharma Pte Ltd named the ‘Official Healthcare Product Partner of Manchester City Football Club’ in Mundipharma’s markets in Asia…

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Egypt Gets ‘Made In China’ New Capital

Egypt’s new capital city moved a step closer to reality with the announcement that Chinese developers will largely fund the megaproject. The China Fortune Land Development Company (CFLD) agreed to provide $20 billion for the currently unnamed city, after a meeting between heads of the firm and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. This follows a previous commitment of $15 billion from another Chinese state-owned company, bringing the project close to its $45 billion budget requirements for phase I. Plans for the new capital were first announced in March 2015.…

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