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Ease of Doing Business: Ministry spends N700 million to develop portal

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) has spent N700 million to develop an Integrated Automation and Interactive GIS Web Portal to improve `Ease-of-Doing-Business in the mining sector. The minister, Kayode Fayemi, disclosed this at the launch of the portal on Thursday in Abuja. Mr. Fayemi said the portal was a cutting edge initiative that leveraged technology for the innovation,...

Death of ‘Raging Bull’: Who’s Who of Sporting Greats on the Silver Screen

Legendary former world champion boxer Jake LaMotta, who was played by Robert De Niro in the film Raging Bull, died on Monday, September 19, aged 95. Sputnik looks at other great sportsmen who were the subject of biopics. Former world middleweight champion Jake LaMotta, died on Monday, September 19, aged 95. In 1980, Robert De Niro won a Best Actor award at the...

Major Gaming industry leaders confirmed to speak at the world class Gaming Africa Conference in Johannesburg

Clarion’s decision to launch Gaming Africa follows requests from major industry players for a quality business-to-business event dedicated to meet the specific gaming needs of the continent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Clarion has published the Agenda for the inaugural Gaming Africa Conference, which is taking place in Johannesburg in the month of October. Created as a networking opportunity for both the...

Africa’s best-kept secret is Namibia. I personally welcome you – Hage Geingob of Namibia

NEW YORK, United States of America - Many African nations aspire to attract foreign investment and hope to create environments to facilitate the flow of people and capital. Namibia has the great advantage of being one of the most attractive destinations for investors and offering stability, social justice, a government focused on good governance and transparency, gender equality, respect...

Sudan’s Bashir pushes for Darfur arms collection

Nyala - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday pressed on with a government campaign to collect arms from tribes in war-torn Darfur where a devastating conflict has killed thousands and displaced millions. Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and war crimes related to the conflict in Darfur, is touring the region ahead of a US...

Russia’s air force killed 850 militants in Syria in last 24 hours – Interfax

Russia’s General Staff says about 850 Takfiri militants have been killed as the Syrian forces, backed by Russian warplanes, repelled an attack by militants in a "de-escalation zone" in the Syrian province of Idlib. The Russian General Staff said in a statement on Wednesday that the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham – previously known as al-Nusra Front – Takfiri militant group and...

Opposition official, others charged with plotting against Rwandan government

KIGALI  - A Rwandan opposition official and eight others were charged on Wednesday with forming an armed group and seeking to overthrow the government - indictments that could see them jailed for life. Boniface Twagirimana, the vice president of the FDU Inkingi movement, denied the charges in the Kigali court. The party’s leader, Victoire Ingabire, is already in jail, convicted...

Kenya Supreme Court criticises election board in verdict on polls

NAIROBI  - Kenya’s Supreme Court on Wednesday criticised the election board for failing to verify official results of last month’s presidential election before announcing them but stopped short of saying there was rigging. The court was offering a detailed ruling as to why it annulled the Aug. 8 election and ordered a fresh presidential vote within 60 days. The Sept....

Picture of Mugabe ‘sleeping’ as Trump addresses UN General Assembly goes viral

New York – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday exposed his frailty in New York City where he was shown by international news channels sleeping most of the time when President Donald Trump was giving his first address to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly. Mugabe travelled to New York with a 70-member delegation, including his family, inviting a backlash...

Zim’s international airport to be renamed after Mugabe – report

Harare – Zimbabwe's Harare International Airport is set to be renamed after the southern African country's long-time president Robert Mugabe, a report says. A memo advising the country's aviation authorities of the name change was shared on social media on Tuesday. According to the memo, the Harare International Airport would be renamed RG Mugabe International Airport from November 9, 2017. The airport joins other...

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