Nigeria’s Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) has announced the acquisition of Kenya’s iHub. This is the first time in Africa that a technology hub is acquiring another.
Arguably two of Africa’s most reputable and impactful technology hubs, CcHUB and iHub, will now come under one management in this landmark move. Although the cost of the acquisition remains undisclosed, Techpoint has confirmed that it’s a full acquisition.
iHub’s team will now become part of CcHUB’s wider central support and strategy network while retaining its name and senior management structure. On the other hand, CcHUB’s co-founder, Bosun Tijani, continues as CEO across both locations. Continue reading…
Ghana’s Minister for Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah has urged the Ghanaian athletes participating in the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championship being held in Doha to go and make the nation proud.
With the World Championship starting on Friday, September 27, the Sports Minister has sent his goodwill message to the Ghanaian contingent and has tasked them to win laurels for the nation.
He further called on the entire citizenry to render their support to the athletes as they bid to conquer the world.
Read the entire statement of the Sports Minister below.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports wishes the Ghanaian athletes participating in the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championship being held in Doha, Qatar well. Continue reading…
After 20 years in the making, Egyptian producer Alabbas Bin Alabbas finally released Egypt’s first animated feature film ‘Al Fares w Al Amira’ or The Knight and the Princess at the 3rd edition of El Gouna International Film Festival (GIFF).
The producer put the project on hold regularly over the last 17 years, because he would get recruited to producer TV series. Alabbas would use the profits he would make from his TV series production to invest in his life-long dream; creating Egypt’s first feature film. Continue reading…
TORORO/KAMPALA —Uganda Airlines has on Thursday September 26 completed payment of $56 million for the purchase of another Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft.
The signing of the agreement in Canada was witnessed by the works and transport ministry permanent secretary, Wasswa Bageya.
The revived national carrier is expected to take delivery of its third aircraft in October whose arrival is expected to aid the expansion of its route list.
The Uganda Airlines last month returned to skies — restoring its status and pride as the national carrier.
Ms. Jennifer Bamuturaki, the airline’s Commercial Director made the revelation on last week in a weekly briefing.
“We will be flying into Mogadishu four times a week, every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. We are expecting two more Bombardier planes in October this year. Once we have the aircraft delivered to our fleet, we will increase our flights to Mogadishu to six times a week,” said Bamuturaki.
She said the Airlines will also fly to Bujumbura three times a week, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana and other destinations.
Uganda Airlines flew to eight destinations and had a fleet of 15 aircraft at the time of its closure in 2001 when a more than a decade of financial difficulties resulted in its liquidation. Continue reading…
Zimbabwe announced on Thursday that ex-president Robert Mugabe would be buried at his home village in Zvimba as requested by his family, and no longer at a special mausoleum that was already under construction.
The government said the family of the former leader, who died in Singapore on September 6 aged 95, “has expressed its desire to proceed with his burial in Zvimba”.
“Government is cooperating with the Mugabe family in their new position,” government spokesman Nick Mangwana said in a statement.
Tensions erupted after the government proposed a burial at the National Heroes Acre in the capital Harare while the family insisted on a private ceremony in Mugabe’s homestead. Continue reading…
CAIRO –11 September 2019: Al Ahly’s first football team flied to Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday, in preparation for the September 14th African Cup of Nations match against Guinea’s Kano Sport.
Al Ahly’s football team continued their daily training at Tetch stadium, in preparation for Equatorial Guinea’s trip, during which Al Ahly will face Kano Sport on September 14 in the first leg of the 32nd round of the African Champions League.
Al Ahly held a press conference at 1:00 pm on Monday, to announce all the details of the contract with the new coach Rene Weiler as well as the presentation of the assisting team.
The assistant team will include:
General Coach: David Sissa Fitness coach: Thomas Penelli Goalkeeper coach: Michel Coach: SamyKomsan Director of Football: Sayed Abdelhafiz
The club sacked their former manager, Martin Lasarte, after the team elimination from the Egyptian Cup, having lost to Pyramids at the round of 16.
Weiler is one of the promising managers in Europe and the highlight of his career was managing Belgian giants, Anderlecht, for one year.
Weiler’s best experience as a manager was in Switzerland where he managed FC Aarau, the team he represented as a player. Continue reading…
I spent much of my time at Choukouya restaurant struggling to learn about the cuisine. Over the course of two dinners I peppered our servers with questions, probed nearby diners about their selections, typed menu items into Google and even asked to speak with the chefs, owners or whomever it was doing the cooking in the back of the house. In the end, the only strategy that proved successful was to allow the aromas, flavors and textures of the food to do all the talking.
As one of Cleveland’s only West African restaurants, Choukouya can and should do a better job of indoctrinating inexperienced diners about the cuisine. Are the dishes Senegalese, Liberian, Nigerian or a more general collection of West African specialties, I wondered. Don’t get me wrong, the servers could not be more friendly, accommodating and downright charming, but their knowledge of the food seemed only slightly more comprehensive than mine, which is nonexistent. Fortunately, I was armed with a few suggestions from a well-traveled friend who had dined there previously, and his guidance was invaluable.
Before eating, guests are encouraged to wash their hands at a modest server station-like area near the dining room. Utensils are provided, but so much of the food simply is easier to eat with your hands than by knife and fork. From savory pastries to grilled meats to bone-in chicken to the inscrutable fufu, it’s all finger-friendly food. Continue reading…
The transformative power of basketball and the NBA’s mission to internationalize the sport and use it as a tool to boost third-world communities is on full display in the league’s new multi-year partnership.
The OCP Group (OCP) a world-leader in the phosphate industry, and the NBA have joined together on a mission to expand Jr. NBA programs, teach life skills and build new basketball courts in Khouribga and Benguerir, Morocco and in the Rwandan capital of Kigali while using the healing of hoops to empower Moroccan and Rwandan youth and their communities.