Tag Archives: Africa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Apologizes For Xenophobic Attacks

South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has reportedly tendered his apology following verbal attacks he suffered when crowd jeered and whistled at him on Saturday, during the Zimbabwean ex-leader, Robert Mugabe’s funeral in Zimbabwe. At least 12 people have been killed this month in a surge in violence and mob attacks against foreign-owned businesses in and around Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest

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UBA Launches UBA UK In London

That UBA is truly becoming a global bank is not an understatement. Exactly three weeks after UBA group launched its operations in Mali, it hosted a high level gathering of business and public sector leaders, last Thursday February 28, 2019 in the heart of London. The bank birthed a new UBA franchise, called UBA UK, amidst high expectations. The exclusive

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Fact Check: Is California’s GDP Larger Than That of Africa’s Combined?

WakeUpAfrica’s assessment of recently published data by the African Development Bank, can confirm that the US state of California has a larger gross domestic product than that of all African countries put together. In 2017, the combined GDP of 54 African countries was $2.24 Trillion, according to the most recent data from the African Development Bank. California’s GDP was $2.798

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