HOW SOUTH AFRICA IS USING CATAPULT TECHNOLOGY TO PREPARE FOR 2019 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

In 2018, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Catapult agreed a deal to make athlete monitoring technology available to all 54 of the national federations under CAF’s jurisdiction. As the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations approaches, participating nations are using Catapult wearable devices to help inform practice and decision making around team and player performance. One of the squads making preparations for the tournament in Egypt is the … Continue reading HOW SOUTH AFRICA IS USING CATAPULT TECHNOLOGY TO PREPARE FOR 2019 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

What To Expect At The 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on June 21st in Egypt. Last time Egypt were the hosts, back in 2006, they won the tournament. It was their first of three back-to-back AFCON titles, but the four African Cup of Nations tournaments since then have seen four different winners, including 2012’s surprise winners Zambia, who didn’t even qualify for the expanded 2019 tournament. There … Continue reading What To Expect At The 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations

Sierra Leone leads the way in Africa with fully functional electronic disease surveillance system

Freetown – 6 June 2019: Sierra Leone has become the first country in the WHO Africa region to fully transform its national disease surveillance system from paper-based to web-based electronic platform. As from today, electronic reporting of disease surveillance data is active in all public health facilities. The process, which was first piloted in just one district in 2016, was successfully rolled out to all the 14 districts … Continue reading Sierra Leone leads the way in Africa with fully functional electronic disease surveillance system

Online Classrooms Look to Improve Higher Education Across Africa, but Face Skepticism

Everywhere is a classroom for Emily Kamizi, even the buses in Lusaka, Zambia’s congested capital. It can take an hour or more to cross the city, so Ms. Kamizi puts on her headphones, turns up Taylor Swift and concentrates on her M.B.A. studies. Ms. Kamizi, 25, is a student at Unicaf University, an African institution founded in 2012 with programs in fields like business, education … Continue reading Online Classrooms Look to Improve Higher Education Across Africa, but Face Skepticism

South Africa Factory Output Rises Most in Three Years in April

South Africa’s April manufacturing production rose the most since June 2016 as the output of iron and steel, as well as motor vehicles, parts and accessories, surged. Factory output increased 4.6% from a year earlier, compared with revised growth of 1.3% in the previous month, Pretoria-based Statistics South Africa said Tuesday in a statement on its website. The median estimate of seven economists in a … Continue reading South Africa Factory Output Rises Most in Three Years in April

NBA looks to Africa as next growth area – Silver

NBA commissioner Adam Silver delivered a state of the league address on Thursday that sounded more like a foreign policy briefing that underscored the league’s international ambition. With the NBA Finals being played outside of the United States for the first time, the Toronto Raptors hosting the Golden State Warriors provided the perfect setting for Silver to detail the league’s global vision. The first question … Continue reading NBA looks to Africa as next growth area – Silver

Africa’s Billionaires

Rank Name Net WorthAgeOrigin of Wealth #1 Aliko Dangote $10.3 B62 cement, sugar, flour #2 Mike Adenuga $9.2 B66 telecom, oil #3 Nicky Oppenheimer $7.3 B73 diamonds #4 Nassef Sawiris $6.3 B58 construction, chemicals #5 Johann Rupert $5.3 B68 luxury goods #6 Issad Rebrab $3.7 B75 food #7 Naguib Sawiris $2.9 B64 telecom #8 Koos Bekker $2.3 B66 media, investments #8 Isabel dos Santos $2.3 … Continue reading Africa’s Billionaires