Africa 8 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43585814 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A crisis in the Gulf has had an unexpected consequence - a rush to build ports all down the Somali coast. But, as Mary Harper writes, some fear it could tear the Horn of Africa apart.Somaliland's port town of Berbera is sleepy … [Read more...] about How the crisis in the Gulf could spread to East Africa
Media playerClose player9 Apr 20189 Apr 2018Bringing you the news from around Africa 9-13 April 2018 - and every weekday at bbc.com/africalive.And we'll keep you signed in.Sign in or RegisterWhy sign in to the BBC?I'll do it laterGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreI have a TV Licence. Watch now.I don’t have a TV Licence.SummaryNigerian pastor admonishes Christians who do not pay tithesRwanda coach missing "after toilet run"Father throws baby from roof amid South Africa shack demolitionEthiopia's new leader dines with opposition leadersDR Congo boycotts "exaggerated crisis" meetingKenyan elephant orphan saver Daphne Sheldrick diesSomali football stadium bombed by al-ShababUganda accepts 500 African refugees from IsraelSeized Mozambique tusks from 90 elephants disguised as resinBoko Haram has kidnapped "1,000 children since 2013"Kenyans in steeplechase clean sweep at Commonwealth … [Read more...] about Africa this week: ‘No tithes, no heaven’ pastor angers Nigeria
Gorilla trekking Embark on the trek of a lifetime and cross lush forests and thundering waterfalls to come face-to-face with the elusive mountain gorilla. There are less than 900 mountain gorillas left in the wild, and around 200 of them call Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda their home. The untouched forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda are one of the last remaining strongholds for these gentle primates. Nowadays, the mountain gorilla finds safe haven in the Virunga Mountains, spread across Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, Uganda and Rwanda are widely considered the best places to go gorilla trekking, permits being cheaper in Uganda. Please be advised that these are long treks through humid and muddy conditions. There are numerous day tours, but the most rewarding treks take a few days to complete. You will approach the gorillas quietly and will sit to observe them seven to ten meters (22-32 ft) … [Read more...] about Best Outdoor Adventures in Africa to Experience in Your Lifetime
Having so much recent focus on women and their roles in society is, of course, a good thing. Even if, very belated. It is clear that change needs to happen and needs to be on a much deeper level. Not the superficial, token changes that are mostly seen, but real change. Real acceptance. Yet is this truly happening in South Africa? Women in the workplace, mothers in the office, dual income homes, C-Suite roles – these trends have been widely discussed and are no longer hot topics but are we still ignoring the proverbial elephant in the room? Globally there have been massive shifts in the perceptions of women in C-Suite roles and huge improvements in inclusiveness in organisations at all levels and therefore we seem to be making extensive progress in removing gender biases and inequalities from the workplace. Nevertheless, when it comes to women in business in South Africa change has been slow and in many cases superficial. The disparity in male and female board member … [Read more...] about Is South Africa Lagging Behind When it Comes to Women in C-Suite Roles?
11/04 - 05:30 South Africa South African flag-bearer Caster Semenya powered to the 1,500 metres title at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, keeping her bid for a golden double at the Gold Coast intact. The 800m Olympic and world champion bided her time before burning away from the modest field to post a Games record time of four minutes and 0.72 seconds on a soggy track at Carrara Stadium. Semenya, who will run for gold in the 800m, left Kenya’s silver medallist Beatrice Chepkoech (4:03:09) in her wake, with Wales’ Melissa Courtney taking the bronze. Before arriving in Australia, Semenya promised to lead South Africa by example. She now hopes her commanding win will inspire her team mates. “Basically I’m more like a captain so I need to show the guys that I’m a woman of my words,” the 27-year-old told reporters after an evening session punctured by rain showers. “If I say I will do something I will do it. Also it’s just to … [Read more...] about South Africa’s Caster Semenya wins 1,500m gold, aims to add 800m gold
Following the signing of the outstanding power purchase agreements last month, South Africa’s manufacturing and construction industries in particular, will see benefit. According to the wind energy sector, it follows that the recovery and growth of the domestic manufacturing industry is critical, given its potential to increase investment, create jobs and drive down the price of renewable technology and a prime example of this is the proposed Green Technology Special Economic Zone, in Atlantis, on the Western Cape’s West Coast. “The creation of a Green Technology Special Economic Zone (SEZ) was a deliberate attempt to create manufacturing, broadly in the green economy, and with specific opportunities in renewables,” says Mike Mulcahy, chief executive of GreenCape. Localisation Renewables have a proven track record globally of job creation – 8.1 million jobs by 2015, with the promise of much more. The first round of REI4P attracted ten times the interest … [Read more...] about South Africa’s renewables eco-system all set for growth