Independent Entrepreneurship Group (Ineng) To Engage South Africa Parliament’s High Level Panel On Legislation

Ineng

 Ineng commends South Africa’s Parliament for appointing a High Level Panel with a clear mandate to investigate the impact of legislation Legislation affects entrepreneurs across our country every day. The Panel aims to review legislation to identify laws that require strengthening, review and/or amendments. Ineng will engage with submissions between 16 and 18 August 2016. […]

The African Union Has Launched Its Continental E-passport Program

AU Passport

 The African Union has launched its continental e-passport program Sunday as part of the opening ceremony of the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Kigali, Rwanda. But unless you’re Rwandan President Paul Kagame or Chadian President Idriss Eby, who are already carrying their fancy-looking red and gold document, an AU […]

According To UNICEF, AIDS Is Still The Number One Cause Of Death In Africa

AIDS

 As the 21st International AIDS Conference gets underway in Durban this week, UNICEF warned that despite remarkable global progress in tackling the HIV/AIDS pandemic, much work remains to be done to protect children and adolescents from infection, sickness and death. Since 2000, concerted action to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) in countries with high HIV/AIDS prevalence has […]

Republic of Benin Receives $11 Million West African Development Bank Loan To Improve Water Supply

Benin

 Benin’s water distribution company has received 5.5 billion FCFA loan, approximately 11 million dollars from the West African Development Bank to improve water supply in the country. The agreement between the bank and the National Water Company is expected to improve the availability of water especially at at Parakou, – a city east of Benin […]

Why South Africa Is The Most Vulnerable Country In Africa To Brexit Impact

SA Reserve Bank

 According to ratings agency Moody’s, South Africa is the most exposed country in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in terms of the potential impact of the Brexit vote. This is due to the extent of SA’s integration into global financial markets, including its investment and financial links with the UK. Despite both the rand and the JSE […]

Gambia And Tanzania Have Outlawed Child Marriage

Girl Child

 Gambia’s President Yayha Jammeh announced that anyone marrying a girl below 18 would be jailed for up to 20 years. In Tanzania, the high court imposed a landmark ruling outlawing marriage under the age of 18 for boys and girls. Some 30% of underage girls are married in The Gambia, while in Tanzania the rate […]

Mauritius Named The Easiest Place To Do Business In Africa

Mauritius

 Mauritius’ government predicts that foreign direct investment will grow by up to 46 percent this year. This prediction stands despite worries that the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union may stunt inflows to the island nation. The government expects foreign investors to inject 14 billion rupees ($395 million) by the close of 2016, […]

Zimbabwe: Government Shuts Down Social Media Amid Civil Servants Strike

Mugabe

 Reports from Zimbabwe suggests that the government has shut down social media amid the ongoing strike and mass stay away from duty by a section of civil servants. According to an opposition senator and former Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, David Coltart; the Robert Mugabe regime is seeking to stifle the truth from […]