Zambia’s founding President Kenneth Kaunda dies aged 97

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and liberation hero, has died at a military hospital in Lusaka where he was being treated for pneumonia, his son, Kambarage, said on Thursday. He was 97. Kaunda ruled Zambia from 1964, when the southern…

Zambia is biggest climber in latest FIFA ranking

Zambia is among several teams to have earned a FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking boost following a busy start to the year. A combination of Women’s Olympic Football Tournament qualifiers and several friendly tournaments have caused significant movement across the continents,…

Winners of FirstBank-sponsored national competition to contest against African peers

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that Taidob College Abeokuta, the 2019 winners of the National Company of the Year competition organised by Junior Achievement Nigeria would compete against student teams from 10 other Junior Achievement member countries across…

Olympic Eagles draw South Africa, Zambia, Cote d’Ivoire (ThisDay)

Cup holders Nigeria will battle South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire and Zambia at the group stage of the 3rd Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt next month, following the draw held in Alexandria last night. All Group B…

UBA’s Leo Chatbot clocks one, crosses 1m user milestone across Africa

Leo, United Bank for Africa (UBA)’s Chatbot recently clocked one and also surpassed one million user mark across Africa. The pan African financial institution says it will be celebrating its landmark achievement and successes in the course of the year.…

Manufacturing, agriculture key to economic growth, development says Dangote

Executive Director of the Dangote Group, Hajiya Halima Dangote, has urged millennials in Nigeria and across Africa to diversify from service-oriented enterprises to manufacturing and agriculture in a bid to fast-track the development of the continent and better life for…

Q2: Dangote Cement invests $3bn across Africa, employs 27,952 Nigerians in 2017

Group Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Cement, Joe Makoju, said the company has invested a whopping $3 billion to build manufacturing plants and import/grinding terminals across Africa. The company’s operations, according to Makoju are in Cameroon (1.5Mta clinker grinding), Congo…

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