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Hungry 4.1 million Zimbabweans to receive food aid

by bbcafrica Roughly a quarter of Zimbabwe’s population will receive food aid from the UN to avert a hunger crisis. The World Food Programme (WFP) says it will provide 4.1 million Zimbabweans with cereal, pulses and vegetable oil. Around a…

Orange CEO says EU authorities are open to pan-European telecoms mergers

by Mathieu Rosemain PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union’s top antitrust policymaker, Margrethe Vestager, is open to the idea of pan-European mergers in the telecoms market, Orange’s (ORAN.PA) boss Stéphane Richard said on Wednesday. Richard said he met Vestager, the…

Super Falcons’ Chiamaka Nnadozie is the Best Goalkeeper in Africa

By BellaNaija.com Chiamaka Nnadozie, Super Falcons goalkeeper, has been named the best goalkeeper in Africa by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics. Chiamaka was also named the 14th best in the world. According to the International Federation of Football History…

Major reform as 600 universities become polytechnics

Yojana Sharma China converted about 600 universities to Polytechnic so as to reduce too much academic theory that doesn’t guarantee jobs. They want their polytechnics to focus on Engineering and Technology and Technical courses. In China, Vocational college graduates also…

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been Awarded an Honorary Degree in Switzerland

By BellaNaija.com Award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has received an honorary degree from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. The novelist took to Instagram to share the amazing news. In her post, she talked about the stimulating conversations she had with her fellow…

World Bank says Tanzania’s GDP to grow faster in 2020

by Nairobi Newsroom Tanzania’s economy will grow 5.8% in 2020 compared with an estimated 5.6% this year, and growth will rise to 6.1% in 2021, the World Bank said on Tuesday. The World Bank’s 2019 forecast is lower than the…

Amnesty outraged at Tanzania rights court decision

Sammy Awami The human rights organisation Amnesty International has said a decision by Tanzania to withdraw from part of the treaty that established the remit of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights which allows its citizens and NGOs…

Adut Akech wins model of the year in fashion awards

By Evelyne Musambi and Clare Spencer South Sudanese model Adut Akech was named model of the year at the 2019 Fashion Awards on Monday. The 19-year-old was recognised in a star studded ceremony that as held at the Royal Albert…

Netflix offers employees unlimited holidays — should all businesses try it?

Lydia Smith At Netflix, named one of the world’s best employers by Forbes, employees are offered unlimited holidays – just one of the many perks of working for the streaming giant. This might seem like a pipedream for many of us,…

New EU Commission head to start with climate summit, Africa trip

by Francesco Guarascio @fraguarascio  The new head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will attend a climate summit in Madrid and travel to Africa in her first week in the job, highlighting two of the key priorities for…