Mining 

Global manufacturing giants oppose mining in Ghana’s Atewa Forest

THREE global manufacturing giants – BMW Group, Tetra Pak and Schüco International – say they are worried about planned mining of bauxite in Ghana’s Atewa forest. According to the companies, they would be unwilling to accept bauxite mined from this forest due to the catastrophic and irreversible effects on the people and wildlife that depend on the forest. The government of Ghana plans to exploit bauxite  deposits in the Atewa Forest Reserve in a deal which will see the country benefit from $2bn worth of infrastructure projects from the China…

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Information Services 

GIZ and Orange launch Digital Center in Ethiopia to Train Young People in Digital Technology

GIZ, (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), Orange, the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, the Ethiopian Investment Commission and the Industrial Parks Development Corporation have today launched the Addis Ababa Orange Digital Center, an ecosystem that is entirely dedicated to digital skills and innovation. Following launches in Tunisia and Senegal, Ethiopia will be home to the third Orange Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East. Occupying a space of 500m2, it is the first center in East Africa that will operate as a strategic network, allowing experiences and expertise to…

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Africa Covid19 

Mozambique: 22 police officers killed by Covid

Twenty-two police officers have died from Covid-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in Mozambique, Commander-General of the Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM) Bernardino Rafael has said. Commander-General Rafael explained that the deaths were proof that the members of the police are amo This content was originally published here.

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PAC Queries Unspent UGX 5Bn Pension Cash in Education Ministry

In short Legislators on the committee expressed concern over unspent funds meant for pensions in the Education Ministry totaling to Shillings 5.8bn which were swept back to the consolidated fund. The committee chairperson Nandala Mafabi raised a suspicion that the funds could have been budgeted for ‘ghost’ beneficiaries.

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Information Services 

Bulawayo man falls prey to social media scam, loses ZAR 50 000

The Zimbabwe Republic Police -ZRP- has called on members of the public to be wary of social media advertisements and online traders. This follows a case which happened on 20 February 2021, in which a Bulawayo man (30) was fleeced of ZAR 50 000 by an unknown man impersonating a health worker at Mpilo Hospital. The police says the unsuspecting victim was lured to the venue through a WhatsApp chat where the suspect claimed to be selling vehicle parts. He was made to leave his bag in the suspect’s vehicle…

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