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Major South African Hotel Operator Tsogo Sun Sees Hit to Core Profit

Major South African Hotel Operator Tsogo Sun Sees Hit to Core Profit

Tsogo Sun, which owns luxury properties in seven African countries including Nigeria and the Seychelles, is a bellwether for the pandemic's impact on international travel across southern Africa. -Sean
Stacked Luxury Home Design On Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard

Stacked Luxury Home Design On Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard

Set in the scenic beauty of Clifton, on Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard, this 789 square metre home occupies a position on the hill side. Higher situated residences climb to the right, and lower lying
Journalist Flees South Africa After Police Beat Him for Coronavirus Lockdown Reports

Journalist Flees South Africa After Police Beat Him for Coronavirus Lockdown Reports

A newspaper editor fled South Africa last week after police repeatedly assaulted him for covering the country's strict coronavirus lockdowns, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Wednesday.
Vaya Africa launches electric ride-hail taxi network

Vaya Africa launches electric ride-hail taxi network

Vaya Africa, a ride-hail mobility venture founded by Zimbabwean mogul Strive Masiyiwa, has launched an electric taxi service and charging network in Zimbabwe with plans to expand across the continent.
Carry1st has $4M to invest in African mobile gaming

Carry1st has $4M to invest in African mobile gaming

Gaming development startup Carry1st has raised a $2.5 million seed round led by CRE Venture Capital . That brings the company’s total VC to $4 million, which Carry1st will deploy to support and invest
How South Africa’s action on Covid-19 contrasts sharply with its response to Aids

How South Africa’s action on Covid-19 contrasts sharply with its response to Aids

Country’s swift response is distinct from the handling of the HIV crisis 20 years ago. Have lessons been learnt?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Twenty years ago Nelson
Zipline begins US medical delivery with UAV program honed in Africa

Zipline begins US medical delivery with UAV program honed in Africa

Drones are being deployed in the fight to curb COVID-19 in the U.S. Novant Health and California based UAV delivery startup Zipline have launched distribution of personal protective gear and medical
If African Governments Won’t Act, the People Will

If African Governments Won’t Act, the People Will

With frustration rising over haphazard responses to the coronavirus, community networks are filling the void across the continent.

Bentley Continental GT Aurum By Mulliner Is Properly Exclusive

Bentley crafted only 10 examples of the Continental GT Aurum Edition by Mulliner. |

The legendary hip hop label Def Jam has been launched in Africa

Whilst it looks to Def Jam’s historical blueprint for artist development, cultural impact and hopefully global success, the Def Jam Africa sound will come from Africa."
Cape Town Emerges As One Of Africa’s Coronavirus Hot Spots

Cape Town Emerges As One Of Africa’s Coronavirus Hot Spots

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Cape Town has become the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in South Africa and one of Africa’s...

This Bitcoin Documentary From Africa Is Streaming on Amazon Prime

A new documentary – “Banking on Africa: The Bitcoin Revolution” – explores the role of cryptocurrencies in African economies.
Global report: Covid-19 grips world despite lockdown easing in Europe

Global report: Covid-19 grips world despite lockdown easing in Europe

Cases growing in Brazil, South Africa and India as Spain begins to open beaches and restaurant terracesBrazil overtakes UK as country with third-highest casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our
African countries need ‘startup acts’ more than ever to support innovation

African countries need ‘startup acts’ more than ever to support innovation

As the fallout from COVID-19 continues to grip Africa’s major economies, the tech ventures in those countries need state support.
Snipers, stylists and Staff Benda Bilili: Andy Hall's Africa – in pictures

Snipers, stylists and Staff Benda Bilili: Andy Hall's Africa – in pictures

For decades, the Observer photographer Andy Hall has documented major events and daily life throughout Africa – from the Cuban withdrawal from Angola and the last days of apartheid to music, the
Global report: US unemployment could hit 25%, warns Fed chairman, as Japan enters recession

Global report: US unemployment could hit 25%, warns Fed chairman, as Japan enters recession

India extends Covid-19 lockdown but eases many restrictions; South Africa reports highest daily new cases; World Health Assembly to beginCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus

An embattled prime minster wants to stay in power to avoid being charged for his wife’s murder

The ruling party has a new leader but the prime minister isn't ready to step down for fear of a murder prosecution when he loses immunity
Opera’s OPay still plans Africa expansion on Nigerian super app

Opera’s OPay still plans Africa expansion on Nigerian super app

Opera’s Africa fintech startup OPay remains committed to building a multi-service super app in Nigeria as the foundation to expand on the continent. OPay also continues to operate ORide for limited
A Black Hole’s Boomerangs

A Black Hole’s Boomerangs

Astronomers dissect the energy flow in a distant galaxy.
A Black Hole’s Boomerangs

A Black Hole’s Boomerangs

Astronomers dissect the energy flow in a distant galaxy.