ZIMBABWE : Kuda Tagwirei looking to supply fuel to state despite US sanctions
April 1, 2021
A firm with links to the Zimbabwean magnate Kuda Tagwirei is among the suppliers authorised to carry out public contracts in 2021 despite the businessman was subjected to American sanctions for “corruption of public officials” last summer. Source link
Namibia: Despite Petitions & Mounting Pressure, Government Proceeds With Sale of 3 Percent of Country’s Last Elephants
January 30, 2021
United Nations — Over 100,000 concerned petitioners have urged the Namibian government to scrap its plan to auction off 170 wild elephants — which include rare desert-adapted elephants — but the country’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism said this week that today’s Jan. 29 sale will go on as planned. On the eve of
Africa: AU Sides With Western Sahara On Autonomy Despite U.S. Decision
December 12, 2020
The African Union has maintained that the fate of Western Sahara must be decided by a referendum, even after the the US endorsed Morocco’s control over the breakaway region. Ebba Kalondo, spokesperson of AU Commission chair Moussa Faki Mahamat, says the AU supports the self-determination of Western Sahara through a free and fair referendum as
Africa: A Manchester Trade Paper: Despite the Dislocation of Covid, Africa Defies the Odds with the Commencement of AfCFTA Trading on January 1, 2021
December 8, 2020
A Growth Engine for the Next Fifty Years Even though a particularly disruptive global pandemic has had a negative effect on global trade, economic activity, and international cooperation, there is a bright spot shining from Africa. The continent is now on the verge of entering into a free trade regime that should stimulate intra-Africa trade
Despite corporate messaging in support of Black Lives Matter, companies are banning ads in stories
July 14, 2020
Vice Media’s vice president Paul Wallace told the WSJ that Vice’s most popular news in June was its Black Lives Matter coverage. But even though more people were coming to read those stories (more eyes on the page, so to speak), ad sales were 57% lower compared to other news topics on the site. “The most frustrating
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