South Korea has selected Morocco to provide training for African managers in the automotive industry as the North African Kingdom has become a major global player in the sector. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed in this regard by Moroccan minister of National Education & Vocational Training, Saïd Amzazi and Korea’s ambassador to Rabat Seong Dok Yun. Under the MoU, Morocco pledges to teach African managers and supervisors the necessary skills and latest techniques for a competitive and high-quality automotive industry. Under the four-year training program, Morocco also commits to share its know-how in the sector and help several African countries including Cameroon, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Tunisia to build an African car industry that respects international standards. In Morocco, the thriving car industry is yielding positive results and breaking all national export records.
October 15, 2018 16:52 UTC
Abdellatif Jouahri, Governor of Morocco’s Central Bank, Bank Al Maghrib, was distinguished for the second year in a row as one of the best performing heads of central banks in the world by the IMF and the Word Bank Group. Jouahri received an A grade award in Global Finance, awarded at a ceremony on the sidelines of the annual meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (WBG-IMF) held Oct. 8-14 in the Indonesian island of Bali. Jouahri received the distinction together with five other central bank governors in recognition for their achievements in keeping with international norms and standards. Later in the evening, Jouahri won Global Markets’ award of the best Central Bank governor in 2018 in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
October 15, 2018 14:03 UTC
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West‘s 5-year-old daughter got a lift on her dad’s shoulders during the famous family’s trip to Uganda on Sunday. In a Twitter video, which the rapper, 41, captioned “Running with North,” West asks, “North, do you want to wear those glasses?” before putting the shades on himself. After a photographer tries to get a smile from North, West turns the camera to selfie mode, showing his daughter perched above him. “Where you wanna go?” West asks North, who wears bright orange attire. RELATED: Dave Chappelle Says ‘My Brother’ Kanye West ‘Shouldn’t Say All That’ in Support of TrumpKanye West and North West Kim Kardashian/TwitterWest’s father-daughter video comes shortly after he backtracked on his plan to avoid social media.
October 15, 2018 13:13 UTC
Controversial American rapper Kanye West visited Uganda immediately after a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in which he reiterated his utmost support for the businessman who has been described as racist since he took office. “I welcome American entertainment stars Kanye West and @KimKardashian to Uganda. I welcome American entertainment stars Kanye West and @KimKardashian to Uganda. I love Trump because he tells the Africans frankly … the Africans need to solve their problems, they need to be strong. Meanwhile, Kanye West has shown love for Uganda as he recorded several live videos on Twitter with one of them showing him draped in the Ugandan flag.
October 15, 2018 12:33 UTC
When it comes to height as a requirement, I have a strong reservation in that it is inconsistent and repugnant with the general laws of this country. There is a minimum height requirement for persons who are interested to be recruited into the nation’s security agencies. The Ghana Immigration Service, demands that the minimum height should be 1.73 metres (5ft 8inch) for Males and 1.63 metres (5ft 4inch) for Females. For the Ghana Armed Forces, interested persons must be of a minimum height of 1.68m (5’6”) for males and 1.60m (5′ 4”) for females. The Police Service has a minimum height requirement of 5 feet 8 inches [173cm] tall for males, and 5 feet 4 inches  for females.
October 15, 2018 12:00 UTC
Some of the injured students. INSET: The accident sceneKwame Adu Kyei, a science teacher of Mangoase Senior High School in the Akuapem North Municipality, has been confirmed dead whilst 48 students of the same institution were injured in an accident. However, one student who is in critical condition after sustaining a fracture in the leg has been referred to the Koforidua Regional Hospital for further treatment. Marylove Nai Williams, a senior nursing officer at the Atua Government Hospital told DAILY GUIDE that “they brought in 50 people, a teacher, a driver, and 48 students. One of them had a fractured leg so he has been referred to the Koforidua Regional Hospital for treatment”.
October 15, 2018 11:03 UTC
Well the truth of the matter is that in Africa, we have the youngest continent run by the oldest leaders. Based on his experience in travelling across the continent, Wing believes much of Africa is still caught in the agrarian age. It may be, in the cities, in urban areas and the mega-cities, but in agricultural rural Africa, this depends... it depends on the decisions we make." We can start using 4IR to unleash the potential of Africa, if we do it correctly," said Wing. Eugene le Roux, CEO of NEC XON Africa, added, "The burning question 'can Africa compete?'...
October 15, 2018 10:18 UTC
Former President Jerry John RawlingsFormer President Jerry John Rawlings has denied involvement in the infamous murder of the three high court judges and a retired military officer about 36 years ago. For Rawlings, some people, who are behind the recent publication of the documentary on the killing of the judges, want to tag him with a murderous tag. Mr. Rawlings told the gathering that “If I were blood thirsty as these people are claiming on 15th May, 1979, I could have ignited the thing and left it. Mr Rawlings has officially not contested the findings of SIB Report that indicated that he had hand in the gruesome murders that took place when he was head of state. These accounts were all captured in Joy FM’s documentary, which has since reignited the debate about the sad incident of 1982.
October 15, 2018 10:18 UTC
The 2018 Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) has announced the official partnership with the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The call for submissions for the first edition of EAVE INDABA is set for late March 2019. We are looking forward to strengthen the producers in their international careers.”The EAVE Indaba taster at this year’s CTIFMF included a series of Master Classes, open to all CTIFMF Market delegates. Tina Trap, CEO of EAVE adds, “We are proud to be partner of this year’s CTIFMF and excited to create EAVE Indaba together with our ‘partners in crime’ CTIFMF / EAVE graduate Elias Ribeiro and CineMart / Rotterdam Lab / EAVE graduate Marit van den Elshout. EAVE Indaba is a Pan-African programme building bridges between Europe and Africa and reinforcing artistic and industrial co-operation between the two continents.
October 15, 2018 10:07 UTC
News DCI to probe Sh3bn cooking gas contractsA National Oil Corporation petrol station in Eldoret town. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NMGThe Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is set to formally launch investigations into how fraudulent contractors supplied 67,251 faulty gas cylinders in a government plan that was intended to provide poor homes with cheaper cooking fuel. Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti on Friday said he will lead a team of detectives to establish how the Petroleum ministry and the National Oil Corporation of Kenya (Nock) allowed the supply of the sub-standard cooking gas cylinders. A report on the multibillion-shilling project has revealed that more than a third of the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders supplied to Nock were defective, including having faulty valves that posed the danger of fire eruptions. Kenya Bureau of Standards equally failed the consumers by not verifying the standards of the cylinders before being supplied to NOCK,” said Mr Mutoro.
October 15, 2018 08:15 UTC
Morocco has an open economy that qualifies it host the IMF-World Bank Group conference in 2021 said IMF chief Christine Lagarde. Speaking at the IMF-WB joint meetings in Bali, Lagarde lauded Morocco as a country that epitomizes “the convergence of the humanitarian values that unite us all.”She added that Morocco offers an optimal venue given its “tolerance, openness, respect, generosity and hospitality,” the Moroccan news agency reported. Morocco, which successfully hosted the UN climate conference COP22, will spare no effort to guarantee the 2021 IMF-WB meetings are held in best conditions, she added. The last time the Annual Meetings were held in Africa was in 1973, in Nairobi, Kenya. The Annual Meetings are usually held for two consecutive years at the WBG and IMF headquarters in Washington, D.C. and every third year in another member country.
October 14, 2018 23:48 UTC
Five top Algerian generals have been dismissed of their functions this week after they stood before justice on corruption charges, local Algerian media said. The major generals include three former heads of military regions, a former gendarmerie head and the Defense Ministry’s financial services chief, local media outlets said. Last September, a group of top Algerian military commanders, including the heads of the air force and the army, have been dismissed. Despite poor health, President Bouteflika is bracing for a fifth term, encouraged by his entourage including his brother Said and chief of Staff Gaid Salah. Some analysts say that keeping Bouteflika as a President indicates an agreement among the power elite who run the country.
October 14, 2018 23:37 UTC
/latest/2018/10/crypto-africa-roundup-innovation-menachain-in-north-africa-and-new-aml-regulations/Crypto Africa Roundup: Innovation, Menachain in North Africa and New AML Regulationscrypto-africa-roundup-innovation-menachain-in-north-africa-and-new-aml-regulationsIn our Crypto African Roundup, YouHash take a look at some recent developments on the fast-growing crypto continent. Fraudsters continue to take advantage of inexperienced individuals, such as the BTC Global scam in South Africa earlier this year where up to 28,000 people lost a combined $80-million. UAE Based Menachain Building Cryptocurrency for North Africa and Middle East RegionsMenachain Solutions, a UAE startup is developing a blockchain based payment platform and cryptocurrency which they intend using to target the largely unbanked regions of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In addition, Vinny Lingham founded Gyft, a mobile gift card app as well as Yola.com, a site that allows users without programming knowledge and experience to develop websites. As a celebrity African entrepreneur, Vinny Lingham was selected as an Endeavor “High Impact Entrepreneur in 2006”, Top Young Entrepreneur in Africa, 2006, and ICT Personality of the Year in 2008.
October 14, 2018 18:00 UTC
If you have ever been to Nnewi, an industrial town in the south of Anambra State, Nigeria, you would notice an assembly of influential personalities; men and women of means that the town has produced over the years. Chukwuemeka, his son, who also ended up a billionaire, returned from Oxford University at 22 with a master’s degree in history. Traders come from Nigeria and parts of West Africa to purchase spare parts from the town, with many coming from Cameroon. Nnewi, with a little over two million residents, is the second largest town in Anambra State. The overall paramount traditional ruler of Nnewi town is the monarch – Obi of Otolo and Igwe of Nnewi, Igwe Kenneth Onyeneke Orizu III.
October 14, 2018 13:52 UTC
A Congolese minister has confirmed that a second wave of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in eastern Congo, where an initial outbreak has already killed 125 People. The latest wave is centered in Beni, a town in North Kivu near the border with Uganda, said Health Minister Dr. Oly Ilunga. “We don’t yet know the scale of it,” he added. “This second wave occurred as a result of community resistance to measures taken to tackle the disease, Ilunga said. “The epidemic in Beni is high-risk … and the situation is worrying.”
October 14, 2018 04:18 UTC