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January 14, 2019 9:48 AM Masiyiwa’s fortune rises to US$2.3bn

Buffeted by plunging stock prices and weaker currencies, the number of African billionaires has shrunk to just 20, down from 23 a year ago. Four people fell off Forbes’ annual list of the continent’s richest since last year while one returned to the ranks after a four-year absence. All but four members of the list have smaller fortunes than a year ago. For the eighth 447

December 29, 2018 8:02 AM DJ Maphorisa heaps praises on Jah Prayzah

There is no formula to success or making a hit song but only luck and connections according to South African multi-hit-maker DJ Maphorisa who performed in Bulawayo last week. DJ Maphorisa is the man behind house hits Khona by Mafikizolo, Naja, Memeza and most recently Makhe and Iwalk Yepara (Nayi leWalk) that features Moonchild Sanelly. In an interview 69

December 28, 2018 7:45 AM MTN settles $8.1 billion Nigeria case

MTN Group Limited shares jumped as much as 8,2 percent after the phone carrier settled allegations it illegally transferred $8,1 billion of funds out of Nigeria, ending a crisis that had threatened its operations in Africa’s most populous country. The Central Bank of Nigeria’s decision to clear MTN of wrongdoing in its repatriation of dividends over an eight-year 63

December 20, 2018 8:10 PM Gunmen kill Nigeria’s ex-defence chief

A former defence chief in Nigeria has been killed in an ambush outside the capital, Abuja. Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh died from gunshot wounds in an attack on his vehicle by unknown gunmen. Air force spokesman Ibikunle Daramola said in a statement that Badeh’s vehicle “was attacked while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi Road”. Badeh served 62

December 20, 2018 8:07 PM ‘Lesbian couple’ to be charged in Nigeria

The Islamic police force in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano has told the BBC it is going to charge two women with planning an illegal wedding. The Hisbah said the planned gathering by the suspected lesbian couple was considered immoral. The women are in custody and were arrested on Monday along with 10 of their guests and the owner of the venue 62

December 16, 2018 1:30 PM Nigerian military lifts Unicef ban after ‘spy’ row

Nigeria’s military has revoked its earlier decision to suspend activities of the UN children’s agency Unicef in the north-east of the country. The military said this came after “extensive deliberations” during emergency talks with Unicef officials. Earlier on Friday, the army had accused the agency of spying for Islamist militants in the restive region 50

December 12, 2018 9:46 AM Liquid Telecom gets $180m funding boost

Liquid Telecom received a $180 million cash injection from UK development finance institution CDC Group as Africa’s largest fibre-network operator expands broadband infrastructure across the continent. The investment will give London-based CDC a stake of almost 10 percent in Liquid, which is majority owned by Mauritius-based Econet Global. The funding 36

December 11, 2018 5:55 AM Nigeria politician claims rivals ‘froze his bank account’

An opposition candidate in Nigeria’s upcoming elections has accused the government of freezing his bank account, claims that anti-corruption bodies deny. Peter Obi, the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), alleged over the weekend that all transactions on personal and business accounts belonging him, his wife and family 39

November 28, 2018 4:14 AM Takesure Zamar wins SA Crown Gospel Award

South Africa-based Zimbabwean gospel musician, Takesure Zamar Ncube, at the weekend scooped an SABC Crown Gospel Award for being the best gospel artiste on the continent. The awards ceremony that took place on Sunday at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC in Durban saw Zamar being awarded with the “Best of Africa” gong. South African gospel musician, Dumi Mkokstad 52

November 24, 2018 8:10 AM Ammara Brown’s moment of truth

Next Friday, Ammara Brown will be put to the test when she hosts her first mega concert in Harare at what might be a turning point in her career as she is on a quest to penetrate the African market. To help achieve her goal, Ammara an Idols East Africa runner up — has invited Nigeria’s Mr Eazi with whom she collaborated with on track Svoto to share 52