Archive | November, 2015

TB Joshua, SCOAN trustees to be prosecuted over deadly building collapse

TB Joshua, SCOAN trustees to be prosecuted over deadly building collapse

Nigeria’s TB Joshua, the world’s seventh-richest pastor, will be prosecuted alongside the trustees of his popular Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN) over a building collapse that in September last year killed 116 people, mostly South Africans, reports from the capital Abuja said this week. Abuja-based Premium Times said the SCOAN trustees, including Joshua and […]

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Caterpillar launches e-learning website for Africa’s future technicians

Caterpillar launches e-learning website for Africa’s future technicians

An e-learning website for people who aspire to become technicians in Africa was launched this week by Caterpillar, and the Technicians for Africa Project’s pilot phase will initially target Nigeria, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The website, which is available in French, Portuguese and English, is leveraging Caterpillar’s existing, state of the […]

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Africa's energy ministers to meet in Washington for 2nd Powering Africa Summit

Africa’s energy ministers to meet in Washington for 2nd Powering Africa Summit

The ministers of energy from several African countries are expected to meet in the US capital Washington DC on 27-29 January 2016 for the second annual Powering Africa Summit (PAS), the organisers said this week. The meeting comes against the backdrop of a severe power crisis currently engulfing Sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 620 million […]

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Tunisia journalists under attack from govt, Islamist groups

Tunisia journalists under attack from govt, Islamist groups

Critical journalists in Tunisia are caught between a nail and a hammer and some have resorted to self-censorship as they face a double threat, both from the government and Islamist radicals. “While Islamist militants threaten the media, the government introduces restrictive legislation and security forces legally harass and even assault journalists,” the Committee to Protect […]

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Zimbabwe journalists, editor released on US$100 bail

Zimbabwe journalists, editor released on US$100 bail

Two Zimbabwe journalists of the Sunday Mail newspaper and their editor, who were arrested early this week for allegedly publishing false news prejudicial to the state, were released on Wednesday by a court in the capital Harare, local newspapers reports said. The trio has been granted bail of US$100 each by Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe, […]

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