Carrefour Kenya bans shopper over abusive, racist tantrum

Carrefour Kenya bans shopper over abusive, racist tantrum

Carrefour, the global retail giant based in suburban Paris, operates stores in more than 30 countries – but in Kenya, there’s one woman who won’t be welcomed back to any of their locations. That’s after a September 30 altercation in which a white woman reportedly made racist comments to other…

McKinsey under new scrutiny in South Africa’s corruption scandals

McKinsey is under renewed scrutiny following a report from Reuters that suggests the global business consulting firm in South Africa ignored warnings about business contracts with Eskom, the nation’s power provider, that were linked to the growing scandal surrounding the Gupta business family. The Reuters report, published Wednesday, cited two…

Morocco’s plans to build Africa’s tallest tower move forward

The construction of what will become Africa’s tallest tower is moving forward with the announcement that China Railway Construction Corporation International (CRCCI) and its Moroccan partners have inked the deal for the new building in Rabat. A signing ceremony was held late last week. The tower, designed by architects Hakim…

AfDB president Adesina named World Food Prize recipient

This year’s World Food Prize will go to Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), whose name was announced earlier this week in the United States. The prestigious USD$250,000 prize awarded to Adesina honors his leadership in improving the practice and production of food in Africa, and in “galvanizing the…

Microsoft plans two SA data centers, cloud service expansion

Technology titan Microsoft has announced plans to deliver cloud computing services from two new data centers located in South Africa. Microsoft will deliver cloud services, including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365, from data centers located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, with availability expected to be online in 2018….

GM announces departure from SA manufacturing, Chevrolet market

General Motors announced Thursday that it will pull out of its South African manufacturing operations at Struandale -Port Elizabeth by the end of 2017 and phase out the Chevrolet brand, while Isuzu acquires its light commercial vehicle lines. “After a thorough assessment of our South African operations, we believe it…

Benin, Mozambique airlines cleared for takeoff to EU nations

The European Commission has updated its EU Air Safety List, which now includes 181 airlines in countries outside the EU that are either banned or restricted from flying to member nations because of safety or regulation issues. All air carriers certified in Benin and Mozambique were removed from the EU Air…

Kenyatta welcomes return of #Volkswagen production to Kenya

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was on hand as the first Volkswagen Polo Vivo rolled off of Volkswagen’s production line in Thika on Wednesday, marking the return of VW to Kenya after nearly four decades. “A few months ago, this was only a dream,” Kenyatta said in a statement. “Now Volkswagen’s…