Day: July 9, 2019

Sudan: Is it being exploited by foreign powers?

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Sudanese crowds celebrate the recent power-sharing deal

Opposition leaders in Sudan say its military rulers are being exploited by foreign powers, eager to take advantage of the country's natural resources and strategic location.
A power-sharing deal has recently been reached between the military and opposition groups – but Sudan's political future remains uncertain.
So which countries are involved with Sudan and what are they hoping to gain?
Who's buying Sudan's resources?The United Arab Emirates is Sudan's biggest destination for exports. It buys most of the country's lucrative money-earner, gold.
Second is China, which imports significant amounts of crude oil.

Sudan's oil industry was once a much larger proportion of its economy – but when South Sudan broke away in 2011, most of its oil fields went with it.
Oil now accounts for just 1% of Sudan's economy, compared with just under 20% in 201..

The South African Uber driving singing his way to opera fame

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Media captionThe singing Uber driver is now set for the opera stage
A South African Uber driver who loves belting out arias at full volume for his passengers has found fame and a career in opera – thanks to a viral video of a performance in his cab.
A clip of Menzi Mngoma singing Verdi's La donna è mobile in his taxi in the eastern coast city of Durban was uploaded to Facebook in May and has had more than 660,000 views.
“I'm so excited with everything that's happening in my life right now – all the gigs I'm getting, people who recognise me, wanting to take photos with me,” the 27-year-old told the BBC.
“I feel special seeing my face on TV and in newspapers, as well as doing interviews on radio.”
The taxi driver was filmed by Kim Davey, who was on a business trip from Johannesburg

She said that during her ride with Mngoma she discovered that he was a self-taught opera singer.

Kim DaveyI was completely bowled over. I c..

Les ‘’gros porteurs” menacent de perturber le transport dans l’espace CEDEAO

Sandiara (Mbour), 9 juil (APS) – Les chauffeurs de camions ‘'gros porteurs'' des pays membres de la Communauté économique des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO) menacent de perturber le secteur des transports routiers si les autorités des pays-membres ne font pas respecter le règlement 14/2005/CM de l'Union économique monétaire de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (UEMOA), qui encourage la ‘'libre circulation des personnes et des biens''.


Transport

Plaidoyer pour la mise en place d’un dispositif de maîtrise des risques de corruption

Dakar, 9 juil (APS) – Un dispositif de maîtrise des risques de corruption doit être mis en place dans les entreprises pour assurer l'existence d'une description précise de l'organisation de chaque entité relativement à cette problématique, a estimé le chef du Bureau Contrôle de la Direction générale des impôts et domaines (DGID), Elimane Pouye.


Economie