Africa: Total and CFAO Team Up to Offer Close-to-the-Customer, Premium Car Care Solutions

[35°N] Paris, December 17, 2018 – Total and CFAO are joining forces to offer premium, professional car care services to customers in Africa. Under their agreement, CFAO will set up AutoFast car maintenance and repair center franchises in Total’s retail network of service stations, giving drivers access to expert car care.

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South Africa: Why the ANC Itself Is the Chief Impediment to Ramaphosa’s Agenda

[The Conversation Africa] Even his detractors would concede that Cyril Ramaphosa has greatly improved the political atmosphere in South Africa since assuming the presidency in February 2018. True, the scope for any further deterioration was minimal

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Nigeria: Access, Diamond Banks Sign Agreement to Merge

[This Day] Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc yesterday ended months of speculations over their future when they finally agreed to merge, signing a Memorandum of Agreement, which if approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), would move Access Bank, the principal partner, from number four to number two or number one in the nation’s banking hierarchy, if the current growth trajectory of Access Bank is maintained.

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Africa: Why So Many Women Have Mobilised for Change in 2018

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Women activists around the world have been at the forefront of the battle for human rights in 2018, Amnesty International said as it launched the review. The launch marks the 70th  anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights — the first global bill of rights, which was adopted in 1948 by the world’s governments.

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