'It can affect your performance' - Orlando Pirates striker Mhango explains poor formThe former Bloemfontein Celtic player felt that the Buccaneers were unlucky against Al Ahli in North AfricaOrlando Pirates striker Frank Mhango says injuries have affected his performance in the current season and he looks to help his club overcome Al Ahli Benghazi on Sunday. But you know, as a player, you need to accept that injuries are a part of the game," Mhango told the club's official website. But credit must go to the Orlando Pirates medical team for their hard work behind the scenes." The Chiweta-born player made it clear that they will leave everything on the field when they take on their Libyan opponent, Al Ahli at Orlando Stadium this weekend. Pirates are currently placed second on the Group A standings - a point behind leaders, Enyimba of Nigeria with three matches left.
April 08, 2021 15:00 UTC
With the lockdowns and the closure of shops, the year 2020 was very problematic for producers, not to mention the near closure of borders complicating the arrival of foreign seasonal workers. Seasonal workers represent 40,000 to 50,000 employees in April, and up to 100,000 from the month of May. The local labor is not sufficient, so producers rely on workers from abroad, especially from North Africa. This year however, the applications filed with the Regional Directorate of Business, Competition, Consumption, Labor and Employment (Direccte) for the hire of seasonal workers have not yet been successful. We have brought in 800 seasonal workers this way since December,” explains Sophie Vache, president of FDSEA of Vaucluse.
April 08, 2021 12:25 UTC
By 1 January 2021, Team Europe had already supported partner countries around the world with more than €26 billion, 65% of the overall response package that now stands at over €40 billion and exceeding the original €20 billion pledged. Ivory Coast and Nepal now also use this technology to track the spread of the coronavirus, thanks to Team Europe support. In 2020, Team Europe spent €19.5 billion on mitigating the social and economic consequences of the pandemic. Building on the success of the Team Europe approach, the EU and its Member States have agreed to step it up by jointly designing, funding and implementing Team Europe Initiatives. Team Europe is mobilising €8 billion for actions in Africa and close to €4 billion have been already delivered in Sub-Saharan Africa.
April 08, 2021 10:52 UTC
In July 2020, Paymob raised $3.5 million as its first tranche of Series A investment. For offline merchants, Paymob has a POS solution where they can receive in-store card payments. Aside from Egypt, Paymob is also present in Kenya, Pakistan and Palestine. This growth allowed the fintech company to raise the second tranche of investment after closing just $3.5 million initially. But will its longstanding presence pose a challenge to Paymob’s quest to become a dominant fintech company as well?
April 08, 2021 10:44 UTC
QNET, one of the fastest-growing e-commerce powered direct selling companies from Asia, recently received recognition from the Middle East and North Africa Stevie® Awards and Communitas Awards. The honors are:The Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards are the only business awards program to recognize innovation in the workplace in 17 nations in the Middle East and North Africa region. The Stevie® Awards are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in programs such as The International Business Awards® for 19 years. Over 400 nominations from various organizations across the Middle East and North Africa were submitted for the award. The second Bronze Stevie® was awarded for the Innovation in Sponsorships category at the 7th Annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards through their collaboration with Manchester City Football Club (MCFC).
April 08, 2021 08:48 UTC
Image: ACWA Power. Saudi Arabian developer ACWA Power has finalised agreements for the 200MW Kom Ombo solar plant in Egypt, with construction work set to begin later this year. Finalising the project agreements for Kom Ombo marks a “significant milestone” towards fulfilment of the plant, said Rajit Nanda, acting chief investment officer of ACWA Power. While Egypt is aiming to produce 42% of its electricity from renewables by 2035, studies are underway to increase this percentage, said the country’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi. “Egypt is home to a wide range of untapped renewable resources, particularly wind and solar energy,” he added.
April 07, 2021 14:15 UTC
[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Alexandria Mouneer Anis has appointed the Very Rev. David Aziz to become the dean of the Episcopal/Anglican Cathedral of St. Mark in Alexandria, Egypt, and the churches of the Alexandria region. The Episcopal/Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East was inaugurated in 1976, and Egypt and North Africa was a diocese within it. In January 2020, Anglican primates approved the decision of the Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee to recognize the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa as the new autonomous Episcopal/Anglican Province of Alexandria, serving 10 countries. It is the 41st province of the Anglican Communion.
April 07, 2021 13:52 UTC
from ARMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, MozambiqueMAPUTO, (CAJ News) – TANZANIA has reportedly denied entry to hundreds of Mozambicans fleeing terror by Islamists in the neighbouring country. This is a major setback for the refugees amid the escalating crisis in the Cabo Delgado province. “UNHCR teams have received worrying reports from displaced populations that over 1 000 people fleeing Mozambique and trying to enter Tanzania were not allowed to cross the border to seek asylum,” the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) stated. Leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), of which Mozambique and Tanzania are members, were scheduled to meet this week to discuss the crisis. The meeting comes amid fears the catastrophe in Mozambique could spread to neighbouring countries.
April 07, 2021 13:41 UTC
Halliburton form global alliance with Optime SubseaCreated: Wednesday, 07 April 2021 13:03Optime Subsea’s innovative technologies will be offered by Halliburton as a service across its global portfolio as part of a new strategic allianceAs part of the agreement, Optime’s innovative Remotely Operated Controls System (ROCS) will be applied to Halliburton’s completion landing string services. The companies will also collaborate to offer intervention and workover control system services leveraging Optime’s Subsea Controls and Intervention Light System (SCILS) technology, a remote digital enabled system that complements Halliburton’s subsea intervention expertise. The alliance will facilitate umbilical-less operations and subsea controls for deepwater completions and interventions delivering increased operational efficiencies while minimising safety risk through a smaller offshore footprint. Daniel Casale, vice-president of Testing and Subsea at Halliburton, commented, “We are excited to work with Optime and leverage their technologies within our existing subsea completions and intervention solutions. By solidifying this relationship with Halliburton and combining their well-established, reputable service and technology capabilities with Optime’s innovative controls and intervention technology, more customers will have access to these cost-efficient subsea solutions.”
April 07, 2021 13:07 UTC
Three youth winners announced during the Tatawwar online awards ceremony are taking home cash prizes and support for their business ideasTatawwar from HSBC and Potential.com have announced the winners of the 2020/2021 programme, which drew the participation of over 5,000 students aged 15-18 years. After months of blended learning, innovation design and prototyping, the 20 finalists competed for this year’s top three spots. The next rollout of the Tatawwar programme will commence in mid-September 2021. The top three winners’ prototypes will be showcased at Expo2020 in Dubai and will also receive $9,500 in cash prizes. Several of the Tatawwar previous winners have progressed with their projects.
April 07, 2021 12:00 UTC
China and Tunisia signed Tuesday inked a grant deal valued at around $14.2 million (TND40 million) earmarked for the financing of projects in the North African country. The deal did not detail projects to be determined by both countries, Webdo Tunis reports. The new grant follows China’s donation of 200,000 doses of Sinovac; one of Chinese covid-19 vaccines. Jiang pledged Beijing’s support to Tunisia in coping with socio-economic downturns of the pandemic including supply of medical equipment. Posted by North Africa Post North Africa Post's news desk is composed of journalists and editors, who are constantly working to provide new and accurate stories to NAP readers.
April 07, 2021 11:48 UTC
Republic Records launches Universal Arabic MusicBy Andy Malt | Published on Wednesday 7 April 2021Universal Music has announced the launch of Universal Arabic Music, a new US based set-up with the aim of promoting Arabic music globally. Run as a division of the major’s Republic Records label, it will be headed up by XO Records founder Wassim ‘Sal’ Slaiby. “In today’s global music marketplace, we’ve demonstrated time and again that worldwide hits come from anywhere”, says Universal boss Lucian Grainge. Republic Records CEO Monte Lipman adds: “Sal’s clear vision and blueprint for Universal Arabic Music will become a catalyst for Arabic music in the marketplace. The cultural importance of music from the MENA region crossing boundaries and reaching all corners of the world is long overdue”.
April 07, 2021 10:07 UTC
from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, NigeriaABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIAN authorities have arrested one of the country’s most notorious drug kingpins and seized cannabis weighing over 2 tonnes in an operation conducted during Easter weekend. The main suspect, Sami Ashoko (39), has been arrested in the northern Nasarawa State after the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) raided his warehouse and found 100 bags of the drug weighing a total of over 1 tonne. “The seized consignment was meant for Easter sales, and which he expects to sell out in two weeks,” Arinze said. Another unnamed trafficker, who allegedly supplies drugs to some notorious drug joints in the capital, Abuja, has also been arrested. Retired Brigadier General Mohamed Buba Marwa, NDLEA head, welcomed the breakthroughs.
April 07, 2021 08:37 UTC
Today we are discussing:Venture funds raising fundsSignal’s new payments featurePredictions for the cloud in different sectors$160m fund for North African venture fundsEgyptian venture firms, Sawari Ventures and Algebra Ventures have launched a $71 million fund and a $90 million fund, respectively, for startups in Egypt and North Africa. Funds for Africa funds: Algebra and Sawari ventures’ combined $161 million raise comes on the heels of other major raises by Africa-focused funds. Notable among them are Partech’s $143 million, Novastar Ventures’ $200 million fund, and TLcom Capital fund’s $71 million fund. On Sawari: Ahmed El Alfi, Hany Al-Sonbaty, and Wael Amin launched Sawari Ventures in 2010, and the fund focuses on Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco. New payments feature on SignalSomething new on Signal: A peer-to-peer payments system called Signal Payments is coming to Signal.
April 07, 2021 07:52 UTC
The decision to withdraw from the virtual meeting was made to protest the display of an undivided map of Morocco, including its Sahara, a decision that mirrors once again Algeria’s intrinsic hostility against Morocco’s territorial integrity and sovereignty over the Sahara. As his protest was not taken into consideration by the other participants, he decided to leave the meeting, Algerian media, including Echorouk News channel and Ennahar Online, reported. Recently, the Algerian government called on its institutions to mobilize against Morocco and to protest the use of the Moroccan undivided maps internationally. Actually, the display of Morocco’s undivided maps by US official websites irked Algeria. The US State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as well as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have started using Morocco’s undivided map.
April 06, 2021 22:18 UTC