Iranian Major General Hossein Salami has denied claims about Iran targeting the US Ambassador to South Africa. The story, which was first reported by Politico, indicated that the Iranian leadership was looking to take out Ambassador Lana Marks in retaliation for the killing of Iranian major General Qasem Soleimani earlier this year.
The former president of Côte d’Ivoire, Henri Konan Bédié, on Sunday led the nation’s opposition in appealing for “civil disobedience” in the face of “loss,” in the context of President Alassane Ouattara’s controversial candidacy for a third presidential term in the country’s presidential elections. They are scheduled for 31 October this year.
Chinese cloud computing company Alibaba Cloud presented several new products at its Apsara 2020 conference. Alibaba Group Holding Limited, also known as Alibaba Group and as Alibaba.com, is a Chinese multinational technology company specializing in e-commerce, retail, Internet, and technology. It was founded in the 1999.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has denounced xenophobic attacks against Africans and Asians in South Africa and has condemned the South African government’s inaction to stop them. The condemnation comes a year after the adoption of a government action plan to combat attacks against foreigners.
A new report published by Politico indicates that Iran is planning an assassination attack on the US ambassador to South Africa. It highlights that the move against Ambassador Lana Marks is being made in retaliation for the murder of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani earlier this year.
Alassane Ouattara is officially a candidate for third presidential term in Côte d’Ivoire. The Ivorian Constitutional Council gave President Ouattara a green light on Monday to run for a third term in the October presidential elections, sparking a wave of violent protests across the West African state.
The state of democracy in Zimbabwe is simply on its death bed, so to speak. Various human rights organizations have come out to openly denounce the ongoing harassment therein, especially directed towards government critics who are subsequently subjected to court cases, abductions, illegal jailing, and torture.
Mali’s opposition has rejected the call to have military personnel as their transitional head of state. The June 5 Movement, leading the opposition, who attended three days of talks, are accusing the military junta of planning to take power using force through a cover up of the transition talks.
Following an agreement with UAE, a peace treaty with another Arab country Bahrain is a new step in a cherished dream of Israel and America to win recognition of the Jewish State of Israel without having to complete negotiations for the two state solution which has been most difficult considering the objection of the Palestinians to any type of compromise.
As the second phase of Mali’s transition talks came to a close, it was resolved that the transition period will last 18 months. During this time the country will be led by a president and a vice who will be appointed by a commission set up by the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (NCSP).
The Malian opposition (M5-RFP movement) today distanced itself from the country’s transition plan brokered on Saturday by the military and the country’s various political forces after days of negotiations with the groups. They argue that it is creating an avenue for the military to continue governing the nation.
At least six people have been killed and 20 others injured in an attack at the port city of Kismayo in Somalia. Authorities revealed that among the dead was the chairperson of Jubaland Chamber of Commerce, Shafi’i Rabi Kahin. The suicide bomb attack took place outside a mosque as congregants were leaving after the Friday prayers.
Mali’s military junta has resumed summit talks in an effort to find a way forward for the transition to civilian power. The head of the military junta, Colonel Assimi Goita, has called on all parties to forget their differences and forge a way forward. The decision to hold the meeting comes after pressure from within the region and internationally.
Sudan has declared a state of economic emergency after a sharp fall in its currency. It is alleged that the pound has declined in value due manipulation by those opposed to the transitional government. On Wednesday, it was reported that the Sudanese pound was trading at 240 per US dollar on the parallel market.
We are seeing a massive migration to the internet for our business needs. This has been one of the largest business migrations the world has ever seen, but many small manufacturing companies have not even updated their websites in years, not to mention expanded and leveraged a more efficient online capability.
Is it now time for small manufacturing to enter the world markets?
The court of Judgment on Corruption Cases Tuesday was saddened by the behavior of some leaders in involving their families in corruption and looting of public property. Chief Justice Douglas Ogoti said in recent days officials have been arrested and charged along with family members for engaging in corruption cases.
The Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) has issued a warning about this year’s autumn rains, stating that it may be below average to moderate in all parts of the country, so caution is needed. TMA Director-General, Dr. Agnes Kijazi spoke to reporters while giving the direction of the autumn rains.
The Tanzania National Electoral Commission (NEC) has ruled on 55 appeals for parliamentary candidates, returning 15 candidates to proceed with the election process. During the reinstatement, the commission rejected the appeals of 15 other candidates who were not nominated, while rejecting 25 appeals against the nominees.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli, who is seeking the consent of Tanzanians to lead them again for a second term, has so far held campaign rallies in seven regions since the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) launched its campaign on August 29. He is said to have received a great reception from various groups of people.
As per a statement read at the tail end of Monday’s Niamey summit by the ECOWAS Commission President, Jean-Claude Brou, the commission demanded that the President and the Prime Minister of Mali must be civilians, and must be appointed no later than 15 September 2020.
Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has dared to end the factions within the Chama Cha Mapinduzi, (CCM) Arusha Urban Constituency, caused by a spate of candidates while battling to nominate candidates for parliamentary seats through the party. This was evidenced yesterday.
Mali’s ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been flown to United Arab Emirates for medication. It is alleged that he suffered a mini stroke and had spent two days in a hospital in Mali. He left for UAE on Saturday evening. Kieta was arrested by the military on August 18, a move that forced him to resign from the country’s top seat.
Two French soldiers have been killed and one left with injuries during an operation in Tessalit, northern part of Kidal province in Mali. The two died after their vehicle hit an improvised electronic device. The soldiers were members of the Paratroop regiment based in Tarbes, southwestern France. France began its military operations in Mali in 2013.
The Tunisian Ministry of Interior confirmed today, Sunday, that a policeman was killed and another wounded in a run-over operation by terrorists near a tourist area in the city of Sousse. This morning, the spokesman for the Tunisian National Guard, Hossam Eddine Jebali, said that a member of the National Guard was killed in a “terrorist” attack.
The internet and business landscape are changing at rates not seen before. With this incredible change occurring right in front of us, why hasn’t the online wholesale industry adapted and become more efficient? Instead, there seems to be very little change and increased efficiency over many years.
For example: We believe each wholesale company today should have their own global storefront.
Guinea’s president, Alpha Conde, has stated that he will be a representative for the young people and women in his candidature for presidency. “We can’t do anything in Guinea without women. I will be the candidate for young people and women,” Conde said in a conference with female political activists.
Kenya’s Council of Governors (CoG) is seeking a motion to abolish the Senate for failing to enact the third-base revenue-sharing plan, further stating that all 47 counties would shut down on September 17 if a compromise is not found. CoG Chair and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said the Senate has disappointed counties because no position remains.
Is the global free markets wholesale business the most inefficient market in the world?
With the exposition of the internet and online retail business, has the wholesale market kept up with its peers?
Not only has the wholesale market not kept up, but the industry’s failure to keep pace with Amazon is a key reason why Amazon has been so successful and the wholesale industry has done very poorly. Amazon reached out to the Chinese wholesale industry directly with many seminars in China, and Amazon even started their own shipping business to move goods from China to the US and then directly into their prime marketplace.
A dispute erupted between residents of the Kadzandani area, Nyali constituency, Mombasa County, and government officials who threatened to demolish a mosque to make way for the construction of a government office. Yesterday morning, arrived at the scene seeking to demolish the building.
A group to resolve a dispute between Governor Mike Sonko and the Nairobi City Service Department (NMS), has called for an extension of 30 days to address issues that have sparked tensions between the two sides. Now the Attorney General will be required to intervene.
The humanitarian organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned Tanzanian authorities’ increased repression of the nation’s opposition, the media, and non-governmental organizations ahead of the country’s general elections, scheduled for October 28th.
Leaders of rebel movements and representatives of the Sudanese government formally signed an historic peace agreement in Juba, South Sudan that puts an end to the chronic conflict in the Darfur region. The agreement provides for the dissolution of the armed movements and for their members to join the regular army.
Kenya is marking ten years this month since the promulgation of it’s current Constitution on 27th August 2010 with the mood in the country pointing to a possibility of new constitutional changes in the near future. Debate on whether the document should be changed or retained as it is has been rife in the country.
At least 45 people have been killed by floods in Niger after heavy rains pounded the country. The heavy rains that lasted days in the western part of the country caused Niger River in Kirkissoye district to overflow making the capital, Niamey inaccessible. The floods have left a trail of damage, it is alleged that the flood waters submerged and also made mud houses collapse.
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a warning to the Russian citizens pertaining the threat of the prosecution by the American law enforcement agencies and special services when traveling to the United States. Such statement was issued, due to the recent arrest of the Russian citizen Yegor Kryuchkov on August 22 in the US.
As a wholesaler, you can increase sales and global awareness if you know how to find the right platform.
There are three basic ways to sell your product:
- Sell directly to customers via your website.
- Sell to retail stores, which then sell to customers.
- Post at a wholesale distributor, which sells to retail stores.
In our small business we are involved with all three, but I would like to introduce you to wholesaling online, a newer global concept.
The German Federal government has announced that their priority is to develop “green” hydrogen, which they are going to produce in North Africa on the basis of electricity from renewable sources. However, one of the main questions ponders, that the import of hydrogen could interfere with the drinking water shortage in Africa.
Corruption is one thing but in Kenya, corruption is simply on another level. How else do you explain a situation whereby funds meant for the sick and vulnerable in the society are looted with impunity? To make the situation worse, it is funds meant for combating the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
With dazzling flames, Israel is battling Hamas’ incendiary balloons and rockets shot at them from Gaza. Israeli civilians living along the border have been constantly terrorized by deliberate wildfires caused by incendiary balloons shot at them from Gaza. The attacks began several days before Israel’s peace with the UAE was announced.
With today’s global world, having an ongoing income, self created inside your home, is now more important than ever. If your kids are staying home or the business where you work is closed, what are some of your options? Most economists are not looking at a fast recovery from the global pandemic as it has been roughly six months and little with COVID-19 has changed.
Rwanda has issued an arrest warrant for Aloys Ntiwiragabo for his supposed role for the 1994 genocide. Speaking to the media, the country’s prosecutor-general said that he had reached the decision after conducting an investigation. He revealed that they had been working with the French department.
Many road accidents continue being witnessed in Kenya with the widespread corruption in the country being blamed as a major contributor to the same. Kenya’s police department is no doubt a hotbed of corruption in the East African nation, and has on many occasions been rated as the most rotten in as far as corruption is concerned.
The European Union has suspended police and army training missions in Mali, owing to the recent coup that was carried out by the Army therein. The EU foreign affairs representative, Josep Borrell, made an announcement to the effect that civilians as well as the military training mission would be temporarily suspended.
The Kibera Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday ordered businessman Chris Philip Obure, and his bodyguard, Robert John Ouko Bodo, to be detained for 12 days for questioning in connection with the murder of Kelvin Omwenga, which took place last Saturday in Kilimani, Nairobi.
Buying wholesale online products and selling them at retail prices can be the foundation of a solid and vibrant business. The concept is very simple: find an outstanding product, one that hopefully is unique to your business, purchased at a low price. Then sell it at a higher price, and repeat.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent his condolences to the relatives and friends of former Likoni MP Masoud Mwahima, who passed away on Monday night at the age of 78. In his condolences, President commemorated Mwahima as an intelligent national leader.
Benjamin Netanyahu accepted the compromise offered him and Likud to avoid a fourth election. Pushing back the deadline only kicks the budget crisis down the road as the two ruling parties are at loggerheads over key issues including judicial appointments and annexation of West Bank Settlements. Prime Minister Netanyahu announced on television that he will not drag the country into a fourth election.