African Financial Group and International Equity Fund Castlepines Corporation have announced a partnership that will result in the two companies investing in large-scale infrastructure and mining projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The Johannesburg-headquartered AFG is a diversified Pan-African investment company with interests in a wide range of sectors including healthcare, financial services, resources and infrastructure.
In which the author, exclusively for CounterPunch, goes by train but also by ferry, bicycle, plane, and one rental car from Nairobi, Kenya, to Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa. This is Part I-from Jeddah on the Red Sea to Nairobi.
Economic growth for millions of people living in rural areas will no longer be a pipe dream amid the launch of a community investment company scheduled for today in Melrose Arch, north of Johannesburg. Traditional leaders and the Department of Co-operative Governance will unveil the United Royal Kingship Holdings' representing the economic interests of 25 million South Africans living in the kingdoms, kingships and royal communities made up of ten indigenous groups.
The City of Johannesburg said on Friday that 11 people had been arrested during a crime prevention operation in two hijacked buildings – Vannin Court in Hillbrow, and Killibility Court in Berea. In a statement on Friday the City said five “undocumented immigrants” were arrested during the operation and detained at the Hillbrow Police Station.
TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2017 — Montero Mining and Exploration Ltd. has completed an initial channel sampling program at the Soris Lithium Project in central Namibia which returned an average lithium grade of 0.76% Li2O with values up to 3.66% Li2O from all channel samples. The best result from channel sampling returned 14 metres of 1.93% Li2O.
Soldiers are seen next to and on the armoured vehicle on the street in central Harare, Zimbabwe, November 16, 2017.. Zimbabwe's Jews are hopeful that a positive change is on the horizon, following what many are calling a “bloodless” or “soft coup” that took place there on Tuesday night.
In Zimbabwe, longtime leader Robert Mugabe remains under house arrest and is reportedly refusing to resign as president after the country's military seized Parliament, courts, government offices and the main airport in the capital, Harare. Mugabe has held power since Zimbabwe declared independence from the United Kingdom 37 years ago.
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