South Africa companies to sample Asian food market

Gauteng businesspeople say they are ready to access the Asian market and secure opportunities during the 44th Foodex Trade Fair. The companies, which are amongst the 30 companies that received financial support from the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), will participate in the trade fair from 5-8 March in Japan.  Foodex is regarded as Asia’s largest food and […]


21 ships carrying various products expected at Lagos ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is expecting 21 ships to bring petroleum products, food, and other goods from Feb. 18 to Feb. 26 at Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports. The NPA made the announcement on Monday in its daily publication, ‘Shipping Position’. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that one of the 21 ships is bringing petrol. […]


AU chairman: South Africa to take over from Egypt

South Africa has been elected as chair of the African Union for the year 2020 at the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government. The chairship is decided annually on a rotational basis among the five regions and it is the Southern region’s turn to chair in 2020. SA will be taking over as […]


South Africa to present report on Health Summit outcomes

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday launch the report on the outcomes of the Presidential Health Summit held in October 2018.  Deputy President David Mabuza officiated the summit, which attracted stakeholders from government, civil society organisations, academia, business, healthcare professionals and users who deliberated on the challenges and proposed solutions facing the national health system. In the State of the Nation […]


Leah Sharibu’s Death Report is Fake – FG

The Federal Government says the social media report on the death of the abducted Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu, is fake and ploy by political opposition to tarnish the Administration’s image ahead of the general elections. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the government’s position at a media briefing on Sunday in Ilorin. He described as […]


Nigeria, Canada to revive bilateral agreement

Nigeria and Canada have agreed to cooperate to revive their stalled bilateral agreement. The moribund agreement is “A Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA)’’ signed by Nigeria and Canada in May 2014, and ratified by Canada in 2014. They agreed that there should be a resolution on the stalled bilateral treaties that were in existence. Nigeria has therefore requested […]


Dampte Confirmed To Shutdown London Show With Davido

Multi-talented Nigerian born, UK-based Afro Pop Singer, Oluyole Oluwaseun, fondly called Sean Dampte by fans, is expected to set the ‘Davido Live in Northampton’ show ablaze with electric performances from his recent hit singles ‘No Be Joke’, ‘Alignment’, and so on.     Dampte’s, who has been in the news for the success of his trending single off the “The Awoodah […]


Morocco backpacker murders 15 charged after sick video of beheadings

Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland were brutally killed in the Atlas Mountains in an apparent Islamic State attack Fifteen people have been charged in connection with the brutal murders of two Scandinavian backpackers in Morocco. Preliminary terrorism charges have been filed against the men, including forming a gang to prepare and commit terrorist acts and premeditated murder. It follows […]


Aviation hub in Nairobi or Addis Ababa? Kenya Airways is taken the initiative

Africa. This became clear when SkyTeam Member Kenya Airways is now competing with Star Alliance Member Ethiopian Airlines to make Nairobi the prime regional center of aviation in the region. Kenya Airways wants it all, including taking over the management of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi. Such a proposal was presented to the Kenya Airport Authority (KAA) according […]


SA launches most advanced nanosatellite

South Africa has successfully launched into space the continent’s most advanced nanosatellite to date – the ZACube-2. The ZACube-2 will provide cutting edge remote sensing and communication services to South Africa and the region. “This satellite will help us monitor our ocean traffic as part of our oceans economy and also monitor veld fires and provide near real-time fire information […]