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    Forbes Woman Africa launches TV show, in partnership with Ecobank

    Forbes Woman Africa, one of the continent’s successful women’s magazines, has this week launched its very first television show named Against the Odds with Peace Hyde in partnership with Ecobank, reports from Lagos said on Thursday. The show’s 12-part series, which will run through Forbes Africa TV, is set to premiere Friday 28 April on […]

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Nigeria’s digital economy set to create 3 million jobs in next 10 years

Financial services within the Nigerian digital economy are set to create over three million new jobs and add US$88 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to reports from Geneva. A digital economy summit currently taking place in this city of Switzerland is being attended by ministers of Nigeria, Mexico, Kenya, Argentina, Colombia, […]

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Junk status: South Africa’s SMEs in tight corner

The recent downgrade of South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk status by Standard and Poor’s (S&P) and Fitch means that lending and seeking loans will become more costly for both local consumers and businesses, as interest rates and costs rise to adapt to this new volatile economic environment, an expert warned last week. Local […]

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Cameroon restores internet to English-speaking regions

English-speaking parts of Cameroon are now back online as the government in French-speaking Yaounde overturns an internet blackout, which damaged the local economy and triggered a free speech campaign, Deutsche Welle (DW) reports. The move comes three months after the authorities imposed an internet blaackout in those regions in response to protests against the predominantly […]

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How to manage your debt

If you find yourself relying on debt and not your income to survive every month, it is a sign that you need to evaluate your finances to get financial stability. Eunice Sibiya, head of consumer education at South Africa’s First National Bank (FNB), said: “It may seem hard at the beginning to make changes to […]

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Is taking too many vitamins harmful?

Vitamins are essential to our health. People who eat a balanced diet shouldn’t need to take supplements. But what happens if we do take too many of them? Deutsche Welle (DW) reports. Vitamins strengthen our bones, muscles, the immune system and they can aid in metabolism. Most of these vitamins can be found in fruits […]

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Simone Gbagbo acquitted, human rights activists condemn the verdict

Human rights activists have condemned the acquittal of Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo, who was charged with war crimes for her role during the 2010-11 post-election conflict that left more than 3 000 dead, Deutsche Welle (DW) reports. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called the trial ‘flawed’, while many international observers have described […]

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South Africa’s Claire Reid wins global Agripreneur of the Year Award

A South African agripreneur Claire Reid, founder of Reel Gardening, has won the prestigious Agripreneur of the Year Award, beating seven finalists during the finale held last week in Johannesburg. Reid will receive ongoing mentorship, partnership possibilities, and an opportunity to expand her business to different markets. Fifty selected agripreneur innovators from five continents competed […]

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