Former South Sudan petroleum minister opposes decision to move African Energy Week to Dubai

Former South Sudan petroleum minister opposes decision to move African Energy Week to Dubai

Former South Sudan Petroleum Minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth has expressed his disappointment at the decision by London-based Hyve Group to move Africa Oil Week to Dubai. “I think it will be unacceptable to move the Russian Energy Week from Moscow or ADIPEC from Abu Dhabi to Juba, South Sudan Africa...

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We are ready for the first Kenyan original series, Showmax and Canal+ announce

We are ready for the first Kenyan original series, Showmax and Canal+ announce

“When I first read the script, I loved the delivery and realness of Silas as a character. It’s not exaggerated and he’s no Rambo hero; he just tackles his cases the normal way. I found a very real edge with this script and I hope I’ll do justice to the...

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Rugby Africa, World Rugby team up in online training for women match officials

Rugby Africa, World Rugby team up in online training for women match officials

Rugby Africa and World Rugby will conduct an only course for second tier match officials, with the focus on women referee development as the sport gains ground in Africa. The eight-week training will be conducted online and will be theoretical sessions that will later be followed up with in-country practical...

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Madagascar’s Donatienne Rasoampamonjy heads for try as she ramps up Rugby Africa Unstoppable run

Madagascar’s Donatienne Rasoampamonjy heads for try as she ramps up Rugby Africa Unstoppable run

As the second largest island country off the east coast of Africa, Madagascar is packing with rugby heroine power in the name of Donatienne Rasoampamonjy, a Rugby Africa Unstoppable who is making waves in her hometown. Handpicked amongst leading women in rugby on the African continent as part of Rugby...

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Logistics firm Speedaf Express in strong position now to finance its China-Africa brand

Logistics firm Speedaf Express in strong position now to finance its China-Africa brand

Leading China-Africa integrated logistics service provider, Speedaf Express, has announced the completion of first round of financing of China-Africa brand. This round of financing was led by Trustbridge, followed by Northern Light Venture Capital and Vision+Capital. The tens of millions of dollars raised in this round will be used for...

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With over four million people living around it, Lake Kivu a potential deadly natural disaster

With over four million people living around it, Lake Kivu a potential deadly natural disaster

If Kivu were to experience a limnic eruption, says limnologist Sally MacIntyre, “it would be completely catastrophic.” And the spread of the lava from Mt Nyiragongo that erupted recently is testimony to the fears expressed by MacIntyre, a researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This isn’t just a...

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Recent Mt Nyiragongo eruption has switched attention to the dangers lurking in Lake Kivu

Recent Mt Nyiragongo eruption has switched attention to the dangers lurking in Lake Kivu

Kivu is no ordinary lake, with dense depths packed with methane and carbon dioxide gas. Its features hold aquatic puzzles, explosive hazards and the capacity to provide valuable energy. The unique makeup of Africa’s Lake Kivu prevents the mixing typically seen in other deep lakes, leading to unusual stratification of...

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Tech transfer: Ensuring food security with Zimbabwe’s first private research institute

Tech transfer: Ensuring food security with Zimbabwe’s first private research institute

I study the interactions between cell proteins and DNA. I want to understand how the gene-editing tool CRISPR makes unintended changes to organisms’ DNA. I have a faculty appointment at Leipzig University in Germany. But in March 2021, I took parental leave, which will probably become permanent leave and came...

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Kenya president berates judiciary, warns he won’t relent on contentious constitutional order

Kenya president berates judiciary, warns he won’t relent on contentious constitutional order

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta continued his onslaught on the judiciary during the country’s 58th Independence Day celebrations, terming the latter arm of government an impediment to economic development and national cohesion. President Kenyatta just fell short of accusing the judiciary of being the instigator of cycles of election violence, inter-ethnic...

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Can grit, ambition that Francis Kadenge epitomised inspire tottering AFC Leopards Sports Club?

Can grit, ambition that Francis Kadenge epitomised inspire tottering AFC Leopards Sports Club?

After AFC Leopards SC, one of Kenya’ most successful football clubs, was humiliated by a nondescript Bidco FC on May 30, the team’s supporters have expressed strong reservations about its current players and management’s commitment to success. “They fear success” is the refrain in every conversation. Given its history as...

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