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Business / Economics

Private trains to ply South African rail network in commercial revamp

    By Seth Onyango, bird story agency   South Africa is opening its rail network to private train operators in a commercial pivot to revitalise a key component of its transport and logistics infrastructure. It is part of the state-run logistics firm, Transnet SOC Ltd to inject dynamism into the sector, plagued by inefficiencies and maintenance challenges. On Friday, March 15, Transnet published a document laying the groundwork for […]

todayMarch 18, 2024 7


Cameroon’s rebels may not achieve their goal of creating the Ambazonian state – but they’re still a threat to stability

    By Manu Lekunze, University of Aberdeen   Cameroon’s separatist insurgency is an armed conflict in the country’s North West (NW) and South West (SW) regions that began in 2017. It pits government forces against several non-state armed groups, locally known as “Amba rebels”. The rebels seek to create a state called Ambazonia out of Cameroon’s English-speaking regions. The conflict has killed over 6,000 people and displaced 765,000. Over […]

todayMarch 18, 2024 2


DR Congo polls open amid conflict in east, delays

  By Annie Thomas and Emmet Livingstone Polling stations opened Wednesday in a high-stakes Democratic Republic of Congo general election pitting the incumbent President Felix Tshisekedi against a fragmented opposition, while much of the east of the country is mired in conflict. Polling stations opened at 6 am (0400 GMT in the east; 0500 GMT in the west) and will close at 5 pm local time. AFP journalists saw the […]

todayDecember 20, 2023 2

Business / Economics

Namibia Grape Company partners with Capespan for exports

Namibia has commissioned the export of its first-ever shipment of homegrown table grapes to European countries through the port of Walvis Bay on Wednesday. According to the Namibia Press Agency, the 250-container consignment from Aussenkehr was made possible through a partnership between Namibia Grape Company, a National Youth Service subsidiary, and Capespan. Minister of Youth and Sports Agnes Tjongarero referred to the deal as a significant milestone for economic growth […]

todayNovember 30, 2023 29