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Novartis begins testing of new anti-malarial as older drug loses potency

Novartis AG began testing a new anti-malaria pill in Africa, advancing development of an alternative to its most effective treatment that billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said risked losing potency. Patients in Mali infected with the mosquito-borne parasite began receiving the experimental drug, known as KAF156, in combination with another medicine, the drug maker said Monday. […]

Nestle restates pledge to equip youths with business skills

Nestle Nigeria has restated its commitment to support young people by boosting youth entrepreneurship and inspiring the talented ones through providing training and job opportunities. The company’s Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Victoria Uwadoka, restated the commitment in a statement obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Lagos, to uphold the […]

CSO, Oyerinde Take Squash to New Heights

…$12,000 for Grabs, Media Tourney Underway The maiden Chamberlain Squash Open (CSO), which took off at the weekend in Lagos is set to chat a new frontier for the game of squash in the country. Sponsor of the event Chamberlain Usoh, who spoke at the weekend during a media parley in Lagos, said that he […]

MainOne opens data centre in Ghana, targets enterprises with colocation product

MainOne has launched a new colocation service to address the needs of businesses in Ghana seeking reduced IT infrastructure costs and improved efficiency via a shared services platform. The new colocation product offers sub and full rack services and enables businesses with less than a full rack deploy their IT infrastructure including servers and other […]

All the winners announced for Loeries Africa Middle East!

This past weekend the Loeries, Africa and the Middle East’s most sought-after award for the advertising and brand communications industry, were celebrated in Durban. At the awards, hosted by Donovan Goliath, John Vlismas and Lihle Linzy Msimang, over 241 Loeries were awarded across 22 categories including 5 Grands Prix, 34 Golds, 24 Craft Golds, 76 […]

18 countries compete for creative awards in Loeries

No fewer than 18 countries from Africa and the Middle East entered about 3000 entries for this year’s Loeries Creative Awards. This disclosure was made last night by the Chief Executive Officer of Loeries Awards Company Mr Andrew Human while welcoming delegates to the award ceremony which commenced last night at ICC, Durban, South Africa. […]

African govts bad at running businesses, says Dangote

The Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has come down hard on African governments, saying they have never been good at running any business which has impacted negatively on the development of the continent. Dangote, who was worth $12.3 billion as of mid-August, in an interview with Bloomberg said the majority of businesses in […]