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Safety Analysis Of 737 MAX Software Program Had ‘Crucial Flaws’

Safety Analysis Of 737 MAX Software Program Had ‘Crucial Flaws’

A safety analysis of a new software program that was installed on Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft reportedly had crucial flaws. Boeing is facing scrutiny over the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), a software program that was created to help its new planes avoid stalling in mid-air. The 737 MAX was developed to be more fuel […]

Women Farming Contributes To Vital Growth Of Rural Economy

Women Farming Contributes To Vital Growth Of Rural Economy

WOMEN are of vital importance to rural economies. Rearing poultry and small livestock and growing food crops, they are responsible for some 60% to 80% of food production in developing countries According to the Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) 2009 policy brief, many farming communities, women are the main custodians of knowledge on crop varieties. It […]

Sri Lankan Pleads Guilty To Illegal Fishing

Sri Lankan Pleads Guilty To Illegal Fishing

The Seychelles’ Supreme Court on Friday sentenced the captain of a Sri Lankan fishing vessel $14,600 (SCR200,000) for illegal fishing in the Seychelles’ waters. The Sri Lankan national, Kaluharath Keerthirathan, pleaded guilty to the charge of fishing without a foreign licence on November 5, 2018. The captain has a month to pay the fine while […]

Business Stakeholders Validate ‘She Trades’ in Gambia

Business Stakeholders Validate ‘She Trades’ in Gambia

Stakeholders in the business and entrepreneurship sector in collaboration with partners, yesterday February 26th 2019, validated the ‘She Trades’ initiative in The Gambia. The International Trade Center (ICT), launched the ‘She Trades’, a global initiative to create an ecosystem of integrated solutions which empowers women economically, through greater integration in trade and investment. The global […]

EFCC Alerts Public Of Fake Dollars In Circulation

EFCC Alerts Public Of Fake Dollars In Circulation

Nigeria anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has alerted members of the public of the reported circulation of fake Dollar notes ahead of the general elections. In a statement, EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, stated that the warning follows intelligence gathered in the build-up to the elections. Magu said the intelligence reports […]

Northern Uganda Creates New Model Phone For Easy Farming

Northern Uganda Creates New Model Phone For Easy Farming

A new farming model to overturn peasantry farming in Uganda is coming on board with concerted effort from agricultural experts establishing Agricultural Park in northern Uganda for embracement of corporate farming. The concept of Agriculture Parks as a strategy for established farming can be used to protect farmland and create access to land for farmers […]

Wholly Made-in-Africa Smart Phone To Debut In 2019

Wholly Made-in-Africa Smart Phone To Debut In 2019

African high-tech player Mara on Friday announced the production of their newest product the Maraphone – the first made-in-Africa, full-scale smartphone, soon to be manufactured in plants across Africa. “China has Huawei, Xiaomi; the U.S has iPhone and finally Africa has Maraphone,” Ashish Thakkar, founder of Mara Group told a press conference on the final […]

African Minerals Development Centre Moves From ECA To African Union Commission

African Minerals Development Centre Moves From ECA To African Union Commission

The Economic Commission for Africa on Friday officially handed over the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) to the African Union Commission (AUC) following its inception in 2012. The AMDC was endorsed by the 2nd conference of African Ministers responsible for Minerals Resource Development in 2011 as an African Union flagship project whose main aim was […]

Africa’s Health and Wellness Sector Has Potential To Create Millions Of Jobs

Africa’s Health and Wellness Sector Has Potential To Create Millions Of Jobs

 Africa should stop exporting much-needed jobs to other continents and invest in its pharmaceutical industry, in particular, to provide for its people and create jobs for its unemployed youth, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, said Tuesday. Speaking at the Africa Business Health Forum for 2019, Ms. Songwe said Africa could create […]

WeWork Picks South Africa For First African Foray

WeWork Picks South Africa For First African Foray

U.S. shared workspace provider WeWork plans to launch in South African later this year, it said on Thursday, a move that would mark the first African expansion for the $47 billion New York-based company. The firm, backed by Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp, will team up with Redefine Properties, one of South Africa’s biggest real estate […]

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