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  • Paratus Botswana completes Botswana Kalahari Fiber Route 

    Paratus Botswana completes Botswana Kalahari Fiber Route 

    By Staff Reporter Paratus Botswana, the leading telecommunications and network services provider, announces that the last leg of its fiber route has now been completed to create the new Botswana Kalahari Fiber (BKF) route.  A total of 840 kms of fiber was laid between the Namibian border and Lobatse and was activated at the end…

  • World leaders remember Tutsi’s 30th anniversary Genocide in Rwanda

    World leaders remember Tutsi’s 30th anniversary Genocide in Rwanda

    KIGALI, Rwanda, /PRNewswire World leaders past and present gathered in Kigali, Rwanda, to remember the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Over a dozen current and former Heads of State attended the 30th anniversary of the Tutsi genocide. They joined President Paul Kagame to lay wreaths and light the commemoration flame at the Kigali…

  • Uganda’s Constitutional Court Largely Upholds the Draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act

    Uganda’s Constitutional Court Largely Upholds the Draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act

    By Staff Reporter The Constitutional Court of Uganda upheld the majority of the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act, striking down only four provisions. The law, signed by President Museveni last May, severely and drastically restricts the rights of LGBTQ+ Ugandans to engage in public life or advocacy by expanding the definition of the “offense of homosexuality” and criminalizing the…

  • Largest frog in 100 years discovered in Africa

    Largest frog in 100 years discovered in Africa

    Story by Bertie Jacobs • A new species of African bullfrog has been discovered in northeastern Namibia, southern Angola, southwestern Zambia and northwestern Botswana. • It is the largest frog species discovered in more than 100 years. • The largest specimen found is 210 millimetres long and weighs 1 kilogram. Once there were three, now…

  • Zambia Bondholder Reaches Agreement with GRZ on Debt Restructuring

    Zambia Bondholder Reaches Agreement with GRZ on Debt Restructuring

    Story by PRNewswire, LONDON The Zambia External Bondholder Steering Committee (the “Committee”) is pleased to announce that it has reached a conclusive agreement (the “2024 Agreement”) with the Government of Zambia (the “Government”) on a restructuring of Zambia’s (i) US$750,000,000 5.375 per cent. Notes due 2022, (ii) US$1,000,000,000 8.500 per cent. Notes due 2024 and…

  • Over 3,000 Delegates to discuss Africa’s Connectivity Agenda

    Over 3,000 Delegates to discuss Africa’s Connectivity Agenda

    Story by Staff Reporter Over three thousand (3000) delegates drawn from both public and private institutions globally will, from 21st to 25th April 2024, meet in Nairobi to discuss Africa’s connectivity matters. During the five-day event dubbed Connected Africa Summit 2024, African heads of state, first ladies, African ICT ministers, policymakers, global ICT firms, academia,…

  • SADC Tourism Shows Strong Progress In Boosting Regional Development

    SADC Tourism Shows Strong Progress In Boosting Regional Development

    Story by Environmental Reporter BERLIN – Southern Africa has made significant strides in advancing its Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tourism Programme 2020-2030.The SADC Tourism Programme 2020-2030 serves as a comprehensive roadmap for guiding and coordinating the development of a sustainable tourism industry in the Southern African region. With the support of the German Federal…

  • Namibian Justice Minister attends Commonwealth meeting in Zanzibar

    Namibian Justice Minister attends Commonwealth meeting in Zanzibar

    Story by Staff Reporter Yvonne Dausab, Justice Minister of Namibia, attended the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting in Zanzibar on Monday. The meeting opened with calls for stronger action to ensure that access to justice becomes a reality for all 2.5 billion Commonwealth citizens. In her remarks to the opening ceremony, the…

  • Swoop Funding empowers businesses in SA

    Swoop Funding empowers businesses in SA

    By Staff Reporter Swoop Funding the global powerhouse in business funding solutions, has proudly announced its official launch in South Africa. This strategic expansion is made possible with the formidable support of industry leaders Sage and Enterprise Ireland. As Swoop strides into the South African market, it marks a momentous step in the company’s commitment…

  • Prince Akashambatwa is new Senior Chief for Kaoma

    Prince Akashambatwa is new Senior Chief for Kaoma

    By Staff Reporter Mwanamulena (Prince) Akashambatwa Mbikisita Liwanika was on last month (October), installed as the new Senior Chief of Kaoma/Nkeyema and Lwampa districts taking over from His cousin Late Senior Chief Isiteketo Makweti Amukena who died last December 2022. Dr. Liwanika has in the past served in many different positions in the Zambian Government…

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