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14
OCT
1am

Nigerian President presents record budget for 2020

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari presented a record $33.8 billion budget for 2020 to lawmakers, as he aims to spur growth in Africa's largest economy.
The plan for Africa's top oil exporter assumes crude production of 2.18 million barrels a day and an oil price of $57 per barrel, although an analyst said the budget implementation may deviate dramatically from the figures unveiled.
14
OCT
1am

SA President arrives in London to begin a two-day working visit

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in London on Sunday to begin a two-day working visit. President Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the opening address at the 6th Financial Times Africa Summit in London today.
The event is hosted annually by the Financial Times newspaper with a focus on business affairs and opportunities in African countries. Ramaphosa is expected to use the summit to attract investment.
11
OCT
6am

International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October

Today marks International Day of the Girl Child. Annually observed on October 11, the day is dedicated to amplifying the voices of the girl child and stand up for their rights. The theme for this year's commemoration is, "Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable". For more on the significance of the day Jane Rabothata spoke to Tlangelani Shilubane, assistant director of the United Nations Population Fund
11
OCT
3am

UNICEF vaccinate thousands more children against measles in DRC

United Nations Children's agency, UNICEF, is vaccinating thousands more children against measles and rushing life-saving medicines to health centers across the DRC, as deaths from the world's largest measles outbreak top 4000.
The number of measles cases in DRC this year, is more than triple the number recorded for all of 2018. Response teams on the ground also say the outbreak in the country has become a far deadlier than Ebola.
11
OCT
3am

Plight of orphans in Malawi remains dire since cyclone Idai

The plight of orphans in Malawi remains dire since cyclone Idai devastated houses, crops and livestock earlier this year.
To help remedy the situation, the Timotheos Foundation has built 181 houses for the orphans in eight districts in the country's southern region.
11
OCT
3am

SA to trial new e-visa system in November

South Africa will trial a new e-visa system in November, making it easier for tourists to enter the country thanks to the online capture of visa applications and biometric information.
The system will allow applicants to access their documents online, eliminating the need to visit South African missions abroad.
11
OCT
3am

Trade ministers from 53 Commonwealth countries meet in London

Trade ministers and senior officials from 53 Commonwealth countries met in London, to explore strategies for deepening trade and investment, while supporting a transparent, inclusive, fair, and open rules-based global trading system.
The focus of the Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting, chaired by the UK, focused on strengthening multilateral trade, fighting protectionism and progressing efforts to achieve $2 trillion worth of trade within the Commonwealth by 2030.
11
OCT
3am

Rwanda's President opens YouthConnekt Africa Summit

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has opened the 3rd edition of the YouthConnekt Africa Summit in the capital Kigali.
The annual gathering connecting youth from across Africa and beyond, this year is focusing on connecting skills development to meet emerging market opportunities to address the growing youth employment demand in Africa.
11
OCT
3am

Ethiopia's emperor’s palace opens to public

A palace that once housed Ethiopia's emperors and also served as a torture site under the communist Derg regime is to open to the public in a controversial government tourism project.
The palace compound in the capital Addis Ababa, which Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government has rebranded as Unity Park, was formally launched on Thursday and will be open to the public from Friday.
10
OCT
7am

Global platform to connect education leaders announced

Government officials and South African education leaders and influences, will gather next week Tuesday in Johannesburg for the launch of the Catalyst Community, a platform that connects global education leaders with like-minded peers committed to taking action for change and improvement in education. The global education sector has many challenges and leaders often find themselves operation in silos. Therefore the platform helps change agents to take action together and drive meaningful transformation in education. Working together to achieve this mission is the Harvard Institute for Learning and Teaching, and partners. For more on this initiative Jane Rabothata spoke to Candice du Preez, chief marketing officer for Fybotech..
10
OCT
3am

Johannesburg is the wealthiest city in Africa

Johannesburg is the wealthiest city in Africa, this is according to the 2019 Africa Wealth Report by New World Wealth and Afrasia Bank. Total wealth for the purposes of the report, refers to the total private wealth held by individuals living in each city. It includes all their assets - property, cash, equities and business interests - less any liabilities. Government funds are not included in the mix. Most of this wealth in Johannesburg is concentrated in Sandton Cape Town comes in second place on the list followed by Cairo in Egypt in 3rd place.

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