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Medical training school to be opened in Sudan's rebel-held territory in 2021

Dr. Tom Catena, the only surgeon for approximately 1,3 million people in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan, Sudan announced the opening of a medical training school in the rebel-held territory during 2021.
Business

What South Africa’s minibus taxis subsidies must prioritize

If the main purpose of subsidizing and formalizing South Africa's taxi sector is to bolster operators’ finances so that they pay more taxes, it is doomed to fail. Providing more money to the taxi sector is going to change the national government’s problems with revenue generation.

South Africa's e-commerce growth demands efficient delivery services

Research shows that during 2020, 65% of South Africans shopped less at physical supermarkets while, among existing online shoppers, 29% increased their online shopping, and 21% continued as before.

COVID-19 trade restrictions have been devastating for Africa’s urban poor

Trade enables formal firms to flourish, which will be essential for economic recovery. However, trade routes have been significantly disrupted this year in efforts to contain COVID-19.

Africa's sachet economy

It appears that sachets dominate the retail industry in many parts of Africa. One of the reasons they have become popular is that they are less costly, mainly for the manufacturer, and not the consumer.
Books

Science fiction books build mental resilience in young readers

According to research, science fiction provides more than escapism for young readers., including mental resilience.

What happens when the fundamentals that a business is based on change?

In his book, Andy S. Grove (ex-CEO of Intel), talks about a Strategic Inflection Point in business. This is explained as "a time in the life of a business when its fundamentals are about to change."

A book that digs deep into the inner workings of Spotify

The book, Spotify Teardown - Inside The Black Box of Streaming Music, tells a story of how Spotify is not what it generally says it is, it is actually more like Facebook, an advertising and user data driven company.

Marek Zmyslowski's new tell-all book sets the record straight

In his new tell-all book, Chasing Black Unicorns, Marek Zmyslowski sets the record straight on some of the controversy that followed him when running an online travel startup in Nigeria. He also writes about some of the lessons learned as a tech entrepreneur targeting African markets.