[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Since the beginning of the year, Kenyan women have been complaining about the quality of the pads that Proctor and Gamble (P&G), the manufacturers of Always pads, distributes in Kenya.
[This Day] A report by the Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC) has revealed that the highest ever reported crude oil theft in the world has taken place in Nigeria, with the country recording approximately 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) crude theft.
[RFI] The French government is stepping up efforts to strengthen ties with the African continent in the run-up to a key business forum at the end of the month. Africa’s leading European trading partner wants a win-win cooperation without historical baggage.
[News24Wire] From a new music trend to heavier societal issues such as femicide, the Pan SA Language Board (PanSALB) on Wednesday morning announced the term that was foremost in the consciousness of South Africans in 2019.
[Nation] The pace of poverty reduction, especially in the country’s urban centres, has slowed down, casting doubts on the country’s ability to achieve its target of cutting poverty down to three per cent by 2030.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Making affordable contraception available to women who want it would be a cheap, effective way to curb climate change and fast-rising risks in a hotter world, scientists said on Tuesday.
LIGHT-FINGERED tyrants are looking back wistfully.
[Daily Maverick] Domestic business confidence rose in September off 34-year lows, while South Africa’s ‘competitiveness’ ranking by the World Economic Forum also moved up a few notches. While this is surely welcome, both data sets come off such low thresholds that improvements hardly signal a significant turnaround.
[VOA] Zambian President Edgar Lungu says climate change threatens to derail his country’s economy, and disruptions to the rainy season have already dampened its outlook.
[The Conversation Africa] In the past few weeks there have been unofficial reports that some people in Tanzania, including one in Dar es Salaam, had died of what was suspected to be Ebola virus disease.