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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Uganda harnesses sun’s energy to power solar bus

Mar 31, 2016 Engineers from Uganda’s Kiira Motors recently unveiled Africa’s first solar powered bus. The automobile, which has been dubbed “Kayoola”, runs on two batteries that are charged using solar panels fitted on the vehicle’s roof. On a full charge, the bus can travel a distance of up to 80 kilometers. Built by over ... Read More
 

Delays in forming transition government could harm peace process in South Sudan – Envoy

Mar 31, 2016 The chairman of South Sudan’s Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission, Festus Mogae recently expressed concern over how long it is taking to establish a transitional government in the country. After months of ineffective negotiations and failed ceasefires, the warring sides in South Sudan agreed in January 2016 to share positions in a ... Read More
 

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Prague for state visit

Mar 31, 2016 Chinese President Xi Jinping recently arrived in Prague for a state visit to promote business ties and build a strategic relationship with the Czech Republic. Being the first official visit by a Chinese head of state to the Czech Republic, the visit was widely received as a milestone in the history of ... Read More
 

Islamic coalition holds inaugural meeting in Saudi Arabia

Mar 31, 2016 Military chiefs of staff from Muslim nations recently participated in the Counter-Terrorism Islamic Force alliance in Saudi Arabia. The inaugural meeting, which was aimed at coordinating efforts of the Islamic coalition, was announced in December by Saudi Defense Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The alliance includes Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Jordan, the ... Read More
 

Brazil and Poland triumph in Kiteboarding World Championships

Mar 31, 2016 Carlos Mario of Brazil and Poland’s Karolina Winkowska recently won the first round of the 2016 world championships held in El Gouna, Egypt. Mario won the event with high jumps in the calm conditions to beat Netherlands competitor Youri Zoon into second place and Alex Pastor of Spain into third place. In ... Read More
 

Fanzones will be under tight security for Euro 2016, Valls says

Mar 31, 2016 French Prime Minister Manuel Valls recently reiterated that the Fanzones will be under tight security for the Euro 2016 tournament. According to him, Fanzones, which are public areas for thousands of soccer supporters to watch games on big screens, will be subjected to the same security checks as stadiums. Speaking during a ... Read More
 

D'banj, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Phyno and other A-list celebrities lived their music at the just concluded #HeinekenGidiFest.

Mar 30, 2016 – The highly anticipated 3rd edition of the #HeinekenGidiFest went down on Saturday, 26 March 2016 with performances by several A-list artists and the first ever Heineken ‘Live Your Music’ – THE TAKEOVER session in West Africa. The event which held at the Eko Atlantic City, Lagos, had performances from D’banj, Tiwa ... Read More
 

Zimbabwe's Mugabe meets with Japanese Emperor

Mar 30, 2016 Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace recently met with the Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko during an official visit to Japan. The Zimbabwean first family travelled to Japan on the invitation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a bid to strengthen diplomatic ties between both countries. After a brief ... Read More
 

Gabon looks to wood sector to diversify oil-reliant economy

Mar 30, 2016 Stepping away from its traditional oil-based economy, Gabon is seeking to industrialize its wood industry with the creation of West Africa’s largest economic zone. Launched in 2011, the Nkok Special Economic Zone spans an area of 1,126 hectares and has brought in over 192 million USD and employs over 7000 people, according ... Read More
 

Turkish PM meets with Jordan's King Abdullah

Mar 30, 2016 Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu recently held talks with Jordan’s King Abdullah during his two-day official visit to the country. Prior to the visit, Davutoglu had met with his Jordanian counterpart, Abdullah Ensour to discuss ways to deal with the influx of migrants and the stability of Syria, which is important to both countries. Turkey recently reached ... Read More