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Botswana Bans Sale of Alcohol Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

7 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

In an official statement, Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi and the nation's government has declared a ban on the sale of alcohol, suspended all liquor licenses effective immediately, and banned consumption of alcohol in public places citing that...

Millions in Africa face possible imminent starvation amidst COVID-19

24 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Hippos4ever

This article will be original content paraphrased from a article which can be found here. If you are interested in THIS article I invite you to read the original for probably some more detailed information. Anyway, on to it... what doesn’t Africa nee...

Tanzanian Miner Makes Second Rare Find Worth Millions

4 Aug 2020 1 minute read 1 comment AverageVancouverite

A 52 year-old Tanzanian small-scale independent miner named Saniniu Laizer who became an overnight millionaire this June for selling two Tanzanite stones worth the equivalent of 3.4 million United States dollars to the nation's Ministry of Minerals h...

Akon's Cryptocurrency Billion Dollar Kenyan Tech City

20 Apr 2020 1 minute read 20 comments Abhi K

Akoin, the cryptocurrency launched by musician and philanthropist Akon, will be the primary currency of billion dollar technology city Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC), according to a press release shared with CryptoSlate on April 16.  The t...

Manhunt Initiated After South African Jailbreak

25 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

In a statement by the South African Department of Correctional Services, officials confirmed that 69 inmates escaped the Malmesbury Prison of the Western Cape province during a jailbreak, and while 61 have been re-captured, a manhunt has been initiat...

Nigeria's Zamfara State Offer 2 Cows for Each AK-47 Surrendered by Bandits

19 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Bello Matawalle, the Governor of the Zamfara state of Nigeria, announced that in an attempt to encourage bandits to give up a life of crime and adopt a "normal life", bandits will be offered 2 cows for each AK-47 assault rifle they surrender. Mr. Mat...

Why CryptoCurrency Adoption is Slow in South Africa

14 Jul 2020 3 minute read 1 comment Jaemoney

Introduction I believe in the transformative power of cryptocurrency. I think that it can fundamentally change our society for the better. Not only do I think it represents a leap forward in how we use money, but I also think it lays the foundations...

South Africa Imposes Curfew and Introduces New Restrictions to Combat Covid-19 Spread

13 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

In an attempt to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, South Africa has introduced new restriction including making the wearing of masks outdoors mandatory and a temporarily ban on alcohol sales. A night time curfew between 21:00 and 04:00 l...

Kenyan Schools to Remain Closed until January

8 Jul 2020 1 minute read 1 comment AverageVancouverite

Kenyan Education Minister George Magoha announced that all school, public and private, will remain closed until at least January 2021 due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Final year examinations usually taken in October and November have also be...

The state of Cryptocurrency in Africa.

5 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments alberdioni8406

Africa is embracing cryptocurrency slowly and steady, with countries such Nigeria and South Africa leading the Africans to a whole new world of Cryptos. South Africa, in a survey conducted by Hootsuite and Wearesocial, have the most owners of Crypto...