Friday, November 22, 2019

Kenya: Faulty fuel testing kits expose Kenyans to adulteration

Kenyans may be filling their vehicles with adulterated fuel even as the State pays hundreds of millions of shillings for defective testing kits. The kits,...

NIGERIA’S AUTO LANDSCAPE: FROM DUMPING GROUND TO MANUFACTURING HUB

Before 2013, Nigeria was Africa’s biggest market for tokunbos—the local name used to describe used cars shipped from Europe and the US. Vehicles (mostly...

Flawless diamond sells for $22.1m in New York

A flawless 100-carat diamond has sold for $22.1m (£14.8m) at Sotheby's auction house in New York. The gem, originally mined by De Beers in South...

How much does “who you know” affect your chances of landing a job?

It is hardly a well-kept secret that getting a job is easier if you know someone. Presumably, that is one of the reasons networking...

Exploited, hated, killed: The lives of African fruit pickers

Thousands of Africans pick fruit and vegetables for a pittance as supermarkets profit, and face violent abuse Drame Madiheri is a Malian crop-picker in Italy's...

Somalia: Traders complain of big loses as Kenya-Somalia border remains shut

When Kenya closed its border with Somalia in 2014, most Mandera County residents thought it was a short-term measure to curb Shabaab terror attacks. This,...
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Somaliland: Port, Free Zone and DP World Liaison Office Brief President on Progress of...

The President, His Excellency Musa Bihi Abdi, on Tuesday, received Board members overseeing Berbera Port development activities in line with the proposed modernization of...

African air travel primed for take-off

Africa has long been the El Dorado just over the horizon for airlines, but sustained economic growth and the emergence of a middle class...

Ethiopia: NOC to Open Branch in Djibouti

National Oil Ethiopia (NOC) announced that it would soon begin the distribution of petroleum products in Djibouti. NOC Chief Executive Officer Tadesse Tilahun said, the...

Drinking More Coffee Not Necessarily Harmful to Heart – Study

Coffee lovers might be able to breathe a sigh of relief -- a new study found that drinking even large amounts of the caffeinated...

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Karabakh Establishing Contacts with Somaliland

The Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) is establishing contacts with Somaliland. "On November 19, I had a very interesting and important debate with prominent Somaliland politician...

Toxins Increase in Somali Crops Under Climate Shocks

“Liver cancer is increasing in Somalia. The liver is very vulnerable to these toxins... The danger is even worse if the person was suffering...

Somaliland: MSG Startups Mushroom into Millions in Annual Sales

Mohamed Said Guedi (MSG), an African Businessman, has been contributing to the growth of several startups for over 35 years. With the use of...