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Kenyatta Secures U.S.$1,6 Billion Investment Deals at UK-Africa Summit

Kenyatta Secures U.S.$1,6 Billion Investment Deals at UK-Africa Summit

President Uhuru Kenyatta has secured major investment deals worth over Sh170.8 billion in the ongoing UK-Africa Investment Summit in London. On Monday, the country also set history after its first-ever green bond, called the “Simba Bond”, was listed on the London Stock Exchange. The bond is the brainchild of Acorn Holdings Ltd, a residential real […]

African Countries Reject ‘Eco’ Currency

African Countries Reject ‘Eco’ Currency

The six-member countries of the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) comprising Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, have rejected the adoption of ‘Eco’ as the name of the proposed single currency for West Africa. Rising from an extraordinary meeting of the ministers of finance, and the governors of the Central Banks of the […]

Morocco Is Up To Something Big : Water Fog

Morocco Is Up To Something Big : Water Fog

At first sight, these large black nets stretched vertically in the middle of nowhere have no reason to be. They do, however, fulfil a great mission: transforming fog into water. This unusual idea has changed the lives of the inhabitants of five villages in southwestern Morocco, who no longer have to travel several kilometres each […]

Banks Must See African Women Entrepreneurs As Game Changers – Angelique Kidjo

Banks Must See African Women Entrepreneurs As Game Changers – Angelique Kidjo

Your commitment to development for women and girls is very well known, especially your Batonga Foundation. Why did you choose to be involved with the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa? I’ve been working with young girls, children and women since 2002 since I became UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and throughout the years, I realised that even at that […]

IMF Disburses Us$23.4m To Liberia

IMF Disburses Us$23.4m To Liberia

First instalment of approved US$ 213.6 million The International Monetary Fund has disbursed to the Government of Liberia US$23.4 million, representing the first tranche of the Fund’s support which was agreed with Liberia earlier this month under an IMF External Credit Facility, the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) have announced. According to […]

Help Others Or Go Bust, Migrant Billionaire Tells Big Business

Help Others Or Go Bust, Migrant Billionaire Tells Big Business

Businesses that fail to look beyond the bottom line will not survive as consumer pressure also to do good mounts, said the billionaire behind top-selling U.S. yoghurt brand Chobani. Hamdi Ulukaya, who grew up in a family of semi-nomadic Kurdish shepherds in Turkey before emigrating to the United States in his 20s, said the days […]

Tesla, Apple Among Firms Accused of Aiding Child Labour In Africa

Tesla, Apple Among Firms Accused of Aiding Child Labour In Africa

images in the court documents, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington D.C., showed children with disfigured or missing limbs Five of the world’s largest tech companies have been accused of being complicit in the death of children in Africa forced to mine cobalt, a metal used to make telephones and computers, in a landmark […]

Women Want In As Internet Revolution Creeps Into Chad

Women Want In As Internet Revolution Creeps Into Chad

The internet revolution is coming – old news in much of the world but not in Chad, a tech laggard where women languish at the very back of the line when it comes to connectivity. With just 6.5% of the population online, Chad has the 6th lowest rate of internet usage in the world, according […]

AI Could Be The Boost Education In Africa Needs

AI Could Be The Boost Education In Africa Needs

Up until now, the conversation around education in Africa has revolved around improving the standard of education. But as digital transformation continues to sweep across the globe, there’s a unique window of opportunity to fast-forward to a completely revolutionised era of education. Granted, most countries across the region are making significant strides when it comes […]

Nigeria, Iran To Establish Binational Commission

Nigeria, Iran To Establish Binational Commission

Nigeria and Iran have agreed to set up a binational commission that will promote trade, investment, agriculture and technology transfer, following a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Iranian Vice President for Economic Affairs, Mohammad Nahavandian, on Friday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Speaking at the bilateral meeting held on the sidelines of the 5th Summit […]

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