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  • UBA Group appoints new deputy MD for Africa 14 Jul 2020 05:51 Independent Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nigerian-based United Bank for Africa Plc. has appointed Oliver Alawuba as deputy Managing Director in charge of Africa businesses. The lender operates in 20 African countries including Uganda. Also appointed is Ayoku …
  • Check out Benito Lubazibwa’s digital Black business platform, Shop Black Live 14 Jul 2020 05:09 Arkansas Times ReMix Ideas’ online shopping event, Shop Black Live, goes live every weekend on Facebook, giving you a chance to acquaint yourself with the work of Black creators and entrepreneurs in Central Arkansas and elsewhere in the state — must-reads from Pyramid …
  • Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Appoints Jeffery Roman as Office on African American Affairs Executive Director 14 Jul 2020 00:17 Milwaukee Community Journal MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley announced  that Jeffery Roman will assume the role of Executive Director of the Office on African American Affairs (OAAA) effective July 13, 2020. Roman’s appointment, pending confirmation by the …
  • Five South African kids securing the bag as brand influencers 13 Jul 2020 16:09 News Less than 10 to 15 years ago, the term social media influencer didn’t exist. Fast-forward to 2020 and brands are moving away from advertising in traditional media towards social media through influencers. It is without a shadow of a doubt that Generation Z …
  • How Business Can Help Fight Systemic Racism 13 Jul 2020 14:49 Forbes In the weeks since George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis, the corporate community has unleashed an outpouring of pledges to oppose or even combat systemic racism and police brutality. Some organizations have made concrete commitments to specific acts. Many …
  • Cape Town Not Hospitable for Hilton As It Relinquishes CBD Hotel - The South African 13 Jul 2020 14:46 Hotel News Resource Global hotel chain will no longer operate Hilton Cape Town City Centre property from this weekend, as industry continues to struggle. Excerpt from The South African Global hotel chain will no longer operate Hilton Cape Town City Centre property from this …
  • Business in education event calls for collaboration to overcome crisis and embrace future 13 Jul 2020 14:33 South Africa Today Held on Thursday 9 July, the conversation featured a call for focused, collaborative and re-purposed investment in education across sectors, focusing on innovation, connectivity and skills. There was consensus that the latter is often overlooked, and that …
  • Willowvale business robbery and shootout, 2 robbers wouunded 13 Jul 2020 14:32 South Africa Today South African Police Service Tactical Response Team (TRT) members deployed at Dutywa arrested two male suspects aged between 18 and 42 and confiscated two illegal firearms after a robbery ordeal that began with a vehicle speedy chase and ended with bullet …
  • FirstRand to build one-stop banking shop in Ghana 13 Jul 2020 13:58 News By Moses Mozart Dzawu 28m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShare INTERNATIONAL - FirstRand Ltd. plans to replicate its South African business, where it is a leader in car and home finance, in Ghana following the takeover of the West …
  • Public Enterprises urges yes vote for SAA business rescue plan 13 Jul 2020 13:18 Engineering News The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has called on the stakeholders in financially-embattled State-owned airline South African Airways (SAA) to vote in favour of the proposed business rescue plan for the carrier. The main stakeholders are the …
  • It's time for an African woman to head the International Finance Corporation 13 Jul 2020 13:06 The Hill - Washington DC The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is an arm of the World Bank Group and is the largest development finance institution devoted to private-sector development in the world. The IFC’s CEO, Philippe Le Houérou, will be stepping down by the end of …
  • Reject the SAA Business Rescue Plan – Alf Lees & Ghaleb Cachalia 13 Jul 2020 11:08 Politics Web An Open Letter To all SAA Creditors and Lenders: Reject the SAA Business Rescue Plan 12 July 2020 The business plan as proposed by Les Matuson and Siviwe Dongwana, the Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) appointed to deal with the South African Airways ( …
  • A miracle that any business survives the ANC - Ghaleb Cachalia 13 Jul 2020 11:08 Politics Web Rolling blackouts: A miracle that any business survives the ANC 10 July 2020 Eskom implementing stage 2 rolling blackouts from 12:00 today is another death blow to our hemorrhaging economy. Not only will the economy, especially small businesses, have to …
  • Trump says his economic policies have been good for African Americans. Look closer. 13 Jul 2020 11:00 The Washington Post And “really happily for me,” the president trumpeted this month, was the “700,000 jobs for African American workers added in the last two months.” Yet, even as monthly black jobless rates were falling to 5.4 percent in August 2019, continuing a drop that …
  • Zindzi was an icon for transforming South African society: Ramaphosa 13 Jul 2020 10:57 News President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed sadness at the passing of South Africa’s former Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark, Zindziswa “Zindzi” Nobutho Mandela. Zindzi passed away in the early hours of Monday in a Johannesburg hospital at the age of 59. …
  • Mandela’s daughter dies in South African hospital 13 Jul 2020 10:34 Face of Malawi South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark has died in Johannesburg at the age of 59, a family source has confirmed to the public broadcaster SABC. Ambassador Zindzi Mandela was the daughter of South Africa’s anti-apartheid icons Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and …
  • How Infoprotect increases productivity while saving your business money 13 Jul 2020 09:00 News Technology has transformed our world, and new innovations appear at breakneck speed. Given the dizzying speed of change under the influence of COVID-19, it is easy to become overwhelmed, focus exclusively on what comes next, and forego the need to be …
  • Are Jews Obligated to Support Reparations for African-Americans? 13 Jul 2020 07:24 Jewish Press Photo Credit: screenshot Statue of Lincoln emancipating a slave {Originally posted to the JNS website} When writer Ta-Nehisi Coates made “The Case for Reparations” in The Atlantic in June 2014, few thought his idea had merit or had a chance of being put …
  • At 8, this African man was sold into slavery, he was later rescued and grew to become a prince in England (photo) 13 Jul 2020 06:55 Online Nigeria Home | News | General | At 8, this African man was sold into slavery, he was later rescued and grew to become a prince in England (photo) - History shows that William Ansah Sasreku was eight years old when he was sold as a slave and this was in 1736 - It …
  • West African carriers spend $1b yearly on aircraft maintenance 13 Jul 2020 02:37 Nation By Kelvin Osa Okunbor   Airlines in West Africa spend over $1 billion on offshore maintenance of their aircraft, Accountable Manager, 7 Star Global Hangar Limited, Isaac  David Balami said at the weekend. He said the cash taken out of the sub-region as …

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