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Police had launched a manhunt after dozens of inmates fled across the main entrance and roof of the prison [File: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg] All 68 prisoners that escaped from a jail near Cape Town have been recaptured following a large-scale manhunt, a spokesman for the South African justice ministry has said.  The prisoners, who were awaiting…

Between 2014 and 2019, 44% of venture capital deals recorded in African tech ecosystems included participation from at least one impact investor, data from Africa Private Equity and Venture Capital Association show.With a slump in venture capital investment expected in African tech ecosystems this year, the role of impact investment firms and institutions will become…

One inadvertent effect of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent economic downturn across Africa has been the harsh spotlight on shortcomings of social safety nets across the continent.In addition to boosting public Health & Fitness systems and infrastructure, African governments have also been faced with the task of providing economic relief for the citizens worst affected: the millions…

I am neither black nor white. I’m brown. I can choose to stay silent and indifferent, but the human and the American in me urges me to express my feelings and opinion about the current situation in the country resulting from a series of unfortunate events, particularly George Floyd’s blatant murder in broad daylight. I…