3 Things Multinationals Don't Understand About Africa's Middle Class – Harvard Business Review

3 Things Multinationals Don't Understand About Africa's Middle Class – Harvard Business Review

Executive Summary Multinational corporations (MNCs) had hoped to tap Africa’s one-billion-strong population and its much-vaunted “middle class.” But while the region is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, sales and profits in these markets have not lived up to many businesses’ expectations. Research shows that MNCs are making three mistakes in Africa: […]

South Africa Puts A 'Red Alert' At Its Borders For Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe – NPR

South Africa Puts A 'Red Alert' At Its Borders For Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe – NPR

South African model Gabriella Engels, allegedly assaulted by Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe, looks on during a press conference at the civil rights organization AfriForum on Thursday. Phill Magakoe /AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Phill Magakoe /AFP/Getty Images South African model Gabriella Engels, allegedly assaulted by Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe, looks on during […]

Some of Africa's best performers to be on show at Cirque Africa – Central Western Daily

Cirque Africa will role into the Central West on Saturday night, providing the BMEC audience with a 100 per cent African cultural experience. Cirque Africa will roll into the Central West on Saturday night, providing the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre audience with a 100 per cent African cultural experience. SHOWTIME: Contortionists will be among the […]

Grace Mugabe: Zimbabwe asks for diplomatic immunity after alleged assault – The Guardian

Grace Mugabe: Zimbabwe asks for diplomatic immunity after alleged assault – The Guardian

Zimbabwe has requested diplomatic immunity for the first lady, Grace Mugabe, after she was accused of assaulting a model at a hotel in Johannesburg, according to a statement from South Africa’s police ministry. “The suspect[‘s] lawyers and her government representatives made verbal representations … that the suspect wished to invoke diplomatic immunity cover,” it said. […]

Mudslide, flooding kill 300 in West Africa – New York Daily News

Mudslide, flooding kill 300 in West Africa – New York Daily News

New York Daily News Mudslide, flooding kill 300 in West AfricaNew York Daily NewsFreetown, Sierra Leone — Fatmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her. The only thing she could do was run. She was one of the survivors, those who managed to […]

Addressing manufacturing loopholes in Africa – NewsDay

Addressing manufacturing loopholes in Africa – NewsDay

Manufacturing is a vital engine of economic development, but Africa’s economies overall have underperformed. As Africa’s economies have grown and diversified over the past two decades, there has been a steady increase in manufacturing output — indeed, a rapid increase in Ethiopia and Tanzania, in particular. By Kudzai Goremusandu In 2015, Africa’s total manufacturing output […]

Sierra Leone floods kill hundreds as mudslides bury houses – BBC News

Sierra Leone floods kill hundreds as mudslides bury houses – BBC News

Image caption People may have been asleep when mudslides occurred More than 300 people have been killed in mudslides and flooding near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud. A BBC reporter at the scene said many people may […]

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