The SS Mendi tragedy is remembered as the deadliest maritime disaster in South Africa’s history and exemplifies the cruel loss of African life brought about by a contentions European war effort . This year, the SS Mendi bell was handed over to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF)...
The first aircraft for the revived Uganda Airlines is expected to arrive in the country in a month's time.   The minister for Works and Transport, Monica Azuba Ntege says that the pilots of the Bombardier CRJ900 jet were sent to Canada for training and were supposed to meet with manufacturers...
President of France, Emmanuel Macron will make a two-day state visit to Kenya in mid-March. French Ambassador to Kenya,  Aline Kuster-Menager, confirmed the visit when she paid President Uhuru Kenyatta a courtesy call at State House in Nairobi on Monday. President Kenyatta said he looked forward to hosting his French...
The Duke and Duchess are going to make a three-day trip to Morocco at the request of Theresa May's government. Harry and Meghan will pay their visit to the North African country on 23 February, Kensington Palace announced. Although their full itinerary is yet to be released, it is...
The president of the African Development Bank expressed hope that South Korea and Africa can increase personnel exchanges and technology sharing in the fields of agriculture, energy and drones, the Finance ministry said on Friday. Akinwumi Adesina made the comments in a meeting in Seoul with Hong Nam-ki, the...
South African Airways (SAA) has resumed operations between Johannesburg and Blantyre, Malawi. The resumption of operations follows the conclusion of audit and inspection processes at the Chileka International Airport in Blantyre relating to the condition of that airport. SAA suspended its operations on 18 January after it emerged that the...
Global seed companies are adapting their products to combat the impact of climate change and address nutrition needs. But limited access to quality seed in many emerging economies persists, with the global seed industry reaching just 10% of the world’s smallholder farmers, according to a new study. The Access to Seeds...
The United States went down four points lower on a global anti-corruption index in 2018, dropping out of the top 20 countries for the first time since 2011. The Transparency International acknowledged this as a response to the growing threats to democracy worldwide. Zoe Reiter, the watchdog’s acting representative to...
Teraco Data Environments, African provider of colocation data centre infrastructure, has announced that Berkshire Partners LLC, a Boston-based investment firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in the company. The Permira funds, an existing shareholder, will remain a significant investor. Based in Johannesburg and established...
Direct flights connecting Cairo to Serbia’s capital Belgrade will be resumed during 2019, after more than a decade of suspension. Serbian flights to Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh were resumed in 2018 after rounds of negotiations with the Serbian Embassy. “We displayed the mutual relations between the two countries over the...