The search for the winner of Discovery Channel’s second consecutive Don’t Stop Wondering award category, at the seventh annual Jozi Film Festival, has begun! Each film will be broadcast on Discovery Channel until 24 August and it will be up to viewers to decide which film should be chosen as the overall winner. “When we brought the Discovery Channel ‘Don’t Stop Wondering’ award with the Jozi Film Festival back for a second year in February, we wanted to find films which captured the ethos of curiosity and celebrated the uniqueness that the African continent has to offer. It aims to shine an optimistic light on the African continent through these individuals that are doing cool things in the continent. Dube said, “ Africx Yxung echoes the message of opportunities available to young people in the African continent.
July 31, 2018 08:25 UTC
And it would allow students to study in other African countries and Africans with suitable skills to find rewarding jobs. One effect is that there’s been a significant rise in inward tourist arrivals from other African countries. But there are major obstacles that need to be cleared before the ambition of free movement across the continent can be achieved. Other countries with similar concerns include many of the North African countries and one or two other richer African countries. Like South Africa, most North African countries have relatively high unemployment rates and fear a backlash from citizens.
July 31, 2018 07:41 UTC
0Lovemore Ranga MataireThe Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has applauded Zimbabweans for peaceful conduct and for voting in huge numbers as voting closed on Monday night around 7pm. ZEC chairperson Justice Chigumba said there was high voter turnout in most provinces of Masvingo, Midlands and Harare which all recorded above 65 percent turn out. Justice Chigumba said the commission was still receiving figures of the total voter turn out in other seven provinces of Mashonaland Central, East, Mashonaland West, Manicaland, Bulawayo, Matabeleland North and Matabeleland South. The ZEC chairperson said counting of votes was continuing through out the night but could not say when the commission will start announcing the results. Justice Chigumba expressed regret over an incident in which a female voter collapsed and died at a polling station in Bulima in Matabeleland South Province.
July 31, 2018 07:07 UTC
Boeing inks pact with Sabena Technics for AOG security monitoringJuly 31, 2018: Aviall, a subsidiary of Boeing has signed an exclusive agreement with Sabena technics to distribute its Vigiplane security monitoring system for aircraft on the ground. “We are excited to partner with Sabena technics and look forward to utilizing our extensive distribution network and global sales and marketing teams to create new channels to market their Vigiplane product offering,” said William Ampofo, VP - business and general aviation, Boeing Global Services. The device, which does not require any certification or cabin modification, can be easily and quickly installed on all aircraft types. “Teaming up with Boeing is a great way for us to give a broader range of operators worldwide easier access to our innovative device. We look forward to working closely together and building on this relationship as we continue to focus on delivering new solutions to the industry,” said Philippe Rochet, COO, Sabena technics Group.
July 31, 2018 05:26 UTC
French President Emmanuel Macron commended the achievements of Morocco under the reign of King Mohammed VI citing notably the Kingdom’s leadership on the global migration agenda. Macron lauded the human dimension underlying Morocco’s migration policy, noting that the 11th World Forum on Migration next December in Marrakech would offer a chance to learn from the policy launched by Morocco in 2013 to manage migration and asylum. “Morocco’s commitment to attach a human dimension to migration is precious,” said Macron in a message to King Mohammed VI on the occasion of the Throne Day. At the bilateral level, President Macron expressed satisfaction at the close partnership binding the two countries, saying that French-Moroccan relations are poised to deepen in the current context. He also stressed the need to reinforce cooperation in the fight against terrorism and radicalization.
July 30, 2018 23:15 UTC
Moroccan political parties stressed the relevance of the speech to the Nation delivered by King Mohammed VI in setting clear-cut priorities to achieve efficient social and economic reforms while safeguarding Morocco’s unity and stability. Liberal RNI party welcomed the King’s instructions in terms of the need to coordinate social programs between government agencies across the Kingdom. The opposition Istiqlal party said the speech was a call for political parties to find new means to mobilize in order to implement a common social project that matches the aspirations of citizens. She said social dialogue is meant to defuse the “social crisis” and find solutions for workers. For their parts, leaders of main labor unions welcomed the speech as a call for the government and unions to find common ground for the success of the social dialogue.
July 30, 2018 23:03 UTC
“The situation in Benue State House of Assembly has grave implication for the nation’s democracy and it represents a throw-back to the period of dictatorship in our country. “We believe this unlawful and unconstitutional move to impeach Governor Samuel Ortom by a minority should be condemned by all lovers of democracy, at home and abroad. We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to call the police to order and prevent a break-down of law and order. “There is already a tense atmosphere in Benue State following the recent killings. Nobody should encourage any action or move which may exacerbate the security situation in the North Central State.
July 30, 2018 15:45 UTC
Millie and Christine McKoy were conjoined twins born in Columbus County, North Carolina on July 11, 1851, to slave parents Jacob and Monemia, who were owned by blacksmith Jabez McKay. From the moment of their birth, the McKoy twins become objects of curiosity and inspection. Their owner reportedly sold the twins for $1000 to a showman interested in showcasing them in freak show circuses. Under Smith’s possession, the girls were sometimes known as Millie and Christine Smith. On October 8, 1912, Millie and Christine died at age 61 of tuberculosis; Christine outlived her sister for more than ten hours.
July 30, 2018 15:00 UTC
Partnering with the Government of Rwanda through the Rwanda Development Board, Andela’s new hub presents a new pan-African perspective to training software developers on the continent. It is estimated that the AfCFTA could increase trade between African countries by 52 percent in 2022. Rwanda is the only African country with a visa-on-arrival policy for all African countries. “Andela Kigali will be a testament to the fact that brilliance is evenly distributed,” Seni said. Andela continues to explore expansion to different African countries to scale access to Andela across the continent.
July 30, 2018 12:11 UTC
0Colleta DewaJohannesburg - Drama continues to unfold as South Africa embarks on a path to expropriate land without compensation. On Monday, Khoisan king, Khoebaha Calvin Cornelius III, announced that his kingdom of the “Cape” had seceded from the rest of the country. The king called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to accord the Khoisan kingship the same respect given the Zulu king. The Khoisan king served parliament with an eviction notice to vacate the Cape Town property by Friday. “This is to officially inform you of the decision of the King and the Khoisan people to secede from South Africa.
July 30, 2018 12:11 UTC
It has come and gone that 52 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the National Assembly defected into the Peoples Democratic Party. Whether or not the ruling APC has magic wand of arresting the impending sweep is a different ball-game. For instance, many Nigerians voted for the APC in 2015 with the expectation that the new ruling party will cleanse the Augean stable. Like the PDP, Atiku has been in and out of power at the very high level. He will be an asset to the coalescing opposition to the APC as the 2019 election beckons.
July 30, 2018 12:00 UTC
Utility-scale renewable energy project developer Lekela today announced that it has successfully reached financial close on its Taiba N’Diaye wind power project in Senegal. Construction will begin shortly on the west African country’s first utility-scale wind farm – delivering up to 158.7MW of clean, reliable, and competitively-priced energy to the rapidly expanding local grid. As the first utility-scale wind power project in the country, Taiba N’Diaye forms a critical component of Senegal’s clean energy strategy. “Taiba N’Diaye is just one of several Lekela projects currently in operation, construction or development. Lekela has the right blend of skills and experience to offer best-in class delivery of clean energy projects like this.
July 30, 2018 12:00 UTC
Mr Charles Oware-TweneboahResidents of Begoro in the Fanteakwa North District of the Eastern Region are being forced to go to bed before 2200 hours for the past two weeks due to the scare of a strange spirit. The strange spirit, according to some local residents, operated from 2200 hours to 0100 hours. Ms Felicia Adonya, a hairdresser in Begoro, told the GNA that the spirit scare had affected her business because she had to close earlier than her usual time to reach home before 1900 hours each night. According to her, the spirit operated mostly at places where there were no street lights. She therefore called on the district assembly to help replace all faulty street light bulbs in the Begoro town.
July 30, 2018 11:37 UTC
Oil reserves decreased 0.2 per cent in 2017: EniCreated: Monday, 30 July 2018 06:37World oil production remained nearly at the same level as of 2016. (Image source: Andrea/Flickr)In 2017, oil reserves decreased slightly (-0.2 per cent) mainly due to reduction in some OPEC countries, according to Eni’s 17th edition of the ‘World Oil, Gas and Renewables Review,’ the annual statistics report on oil, natural gas and renewables sourcesAccording to Eni, OPEC remains the biggest reserves holder (72 per cent of world’s total), in pole position still Venezuela, followed by Saudi Arabia and Canada. The first volume of the report, the ‘World Oil Review,’ is devoted to oil reserves, supply, demand, trade and prices with a special focus on crude oil quality and on refining industry. World oil production remained nearly at the same level as 2016 (+0.3 per cent). Global oil demand grew by 1.7 per cent, more than in 2016 (+1.2 per cent), after another year of low oil price.
July 30, 2018 10:18 UTC
Posted on Monday, 30 July 2018 10:30By Jon Marks in Casablanca and Honoré BandaCan the Moroccan commercial capital make it as a continental leader? “The boycott shows the extent to which people are disillusioned with the elite who are supposed to be driving the economy ahead,” comments a civil society activist who cut his teeth with the Mouvement du 20 Février protests in 2011. “Casablanca hums with commerce and finance. It may seem at peace with itself, and has more buildings rising all the time as it continues to grow. But millions of poorer Casawis live in difficult conditions.
July 30, 2018 09:46 UTC