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LSE’s ‘Companies To Inspire Africa 2019’ Report Shows 46% CAGR Revenue


The Opening Bell ceremony at the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) located in Paternoster Square near St Paul’s Cathedral, London, U.K., on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, which marked the official publication of the exchange’s ‘Companies To Inspire Africa 2019’ report. (Source: LSEG).LSEG

The second edition of the London Stock Exchange’s Companies to Inspire Africa 2019 report, which lists 360 companies from 32 African nations, in identifying the “most dynamic” growth businesses across the continent has revealed that the average compound annual growth rate (CAGR) was 46% over three years – up from 16% in 2017.

David Schwimmer, CEO of the LSE and former investment banker at Goldman Sachs, who was joined by Penny Mordaunt, Britain’s International Development…

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Journalist who exposed soccer corruption in Africa killed


A journalist who worked on an investigative team that exposed corruption in African football was shot dead in the capital city of Ghana, per a report by The Guardian.

Ahmed Hussein-Suale was shot twice in the neck and once in the chest while on his way home Wednesday night, per reports. He is also known as Ahmed Divela. His exposés resulted in the resignation and banning of the head of the Ghana Football Association as well as bans for dozens of referees and officials in the sport in several countries.

Exposé unveils massive corruption in Africa

Hussein-Suale, 34, worked undercover with award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas for Tiger Eye in Ghana, per the International Press Institute (IPI). The site reports that Tiger Eye is “known for its undercover exposure of corruption and human…

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21st edition TOTAL U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, Niger 2019



21st edition TOTAL U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, Niger 2019. Competitions > 21st edition TOTAL U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, Niger 2019 > Fixtures …
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Toto’s “Africa” Is Playing on a Never-Ending Loop in the Middle of an African Desert


The Namib Desert in southern Africa may not be as desolately quiet as you’d expect, thanks to a new sound installation that aims to play Toto’s “Africa” on eternal repeat, NPR reports. Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf’s installation is appropriately titled “Toto Forever.” Utilizing six speakers, an MP3 player featuring literally just that one song, and solar energy, the song will play “for all eternity,” according to the artist.

“I was very intrigued by this and wanted to pay the song the ultimate homage and physically exhibit ‘Africa’ in Africa,” Siedentopf wrote to NPR. “The Namibian desert—which is, with 55 million years, the oldest desert in the world—seemed to be the perfect spot for this.”

While you’ll have to ask Siedentopf where he placed the…

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Max Siedentopf Gentrifies Namibian Desert with Toto’s Africa


Screenshot: Max Siedentopf (Vimeo)

One day in the not-too-distant future, when the nearest star to our galaxy suddenly collapses, a group of astrophysicists from around the globe will convene to discuss the theoretical physics of the interplanetary incident. One of these researchers, we shall call him Chadwick, will bravely step forward and propose a manned space flight to examine the resulting black hole up close. And someone in that group, likely a scientist whose skin contains melanin, will try to explain the impossibility of Chad the Explorer’s white dream. They will tell him it will take years to arrive. They will explain that no one knows what or if anything can exist inside a stellar collapse.

“It is a black hole,” they will say. “Not even light can escape. You will never…

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Giant of Religion in Africa, Dr. Lamin Sanneh, Passes Away


The importance of religion to Africans is well known among those who study and follow the continent. Of particular interest has been the explosive and relatively recent growth of Christianity there. For example, the conventional wisdom is that in 1900, Christians in what is now Nigeria were perhaps 2 percent of the population. Now, they are said to comprise roughly half of a population of over 200 million. (Nobody really knows how large Nigeria’s population is or what proportion of it is Christian, but this conventional wisdom is widely accepted by Nigerians themselves.) Explanations for Christianity’s success have included its association with the colonial masters and the modern world. Others, perhaps derisively, have observed that Christianity in Africa is “a mile wide but an inch…

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