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John Mahama Pleads With Nigeria To Open Up Borders

John Mahama Pleads With Nigeria To Open Up Borders

Mr John Mahama, Former President of Ghana on Tuesday appealed to the Nigeria Government to open up her border so that economic activities can resume in West Africa. Mahama made the plea while delivering the 7th Anniversary Lecture, Investiture into The Realnews Hall of Fame and The unveiling of the Book: Pathways to Political and […]

Recession Fears Recede In Germany But The Global Economy Is Still Fragile

Recession Fears Recede In Germany But The Global Economy Is Still Fragile

 First up, China: Retail sales in China grew 7.2% in October compared to a year prior, below the 7.9% increase expected by analysts polled by Refinitiv. Industrial output, meanwhile, grew 4.7%, which was also weaker than anticipated. “Downward pressure has continued to increase on the economy,” China’s national statistical authority said in a statement. China’s massive economy […]

New Zimbabwean Coins and Dollars Hit The Market

New Zimbabwean Coins and Dollars Hit The Market

Local banks started the issuance of the new Zimbabwean dollar coins and notes as of this morning following a ZWL$30 million allocation to banks by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), 263Chat Business can report. The new notes are expected to ease liquidity crisis in the market resulting in people paying more to get cash […]

Can African Countries Industralize?

Can African Countries Industralize?

Narratives are essential. Humans are, after all, “helpless story junkies”. Business and economic success depend much more than is commonly acknowledged on getting the narrative right. And if there is a narrative where getting it right or wrong matters hugely, it is the narrative about Africa’s industrial development. Africa is the poorest continent. It is likely to be […]

Tackling CyberCrime In Nigeria – NITDA

Tackling CyberCrime In Nigeria – NITDA

The National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says it has adopted a multi-faceted approach to addressing the growing cybersecurity threat in Nigeria. The Director-General of the agency, Kasheem Inuwa, said this at the Information Assurance Workshop in Abuja on Wednesday. Mr Inuwa spoke through the Director of Information Technology and Infrastructure Solutions Department (ITIS), […]

Zimbabwe Govt Scrambles To Save U.S.$1 Billion Chinese Deals

Zimbabwe Govt Scrambles To Save U.S.$1 Billion Chinese Deals

Government officials were this week nervously scrambling to salvage three big Chinese-funded infrastructural projects totalling US$1,324 billion, which are on the verge of collapse after US$10 million was raided by authorities from an escrow account held at a local commercial bank, considerably testing the Zimbabwe-Sino relations. The affected infrastructural projects are the US$1,1 billion Hwange […]

Venezuela And Sudan Begin Bilateral Cooperation Talks

Venezuela And Sudan Begin Bilateral Cooperation Talks

The Minister of Energy and Mining, Engineer Adil Ali Ibrahim, Monday received the Ambassador of Venezuela to Sudan, Deiby U.Colmenares, and discussed the bilateral cooperation between two countries in the energy and mining fields. Ibrahim expressed the hope of Sudan to benefit from expertise and abilities of Venezuela in the energy and mining fields, referring […]

The First Electric Vehicle In Africa Sparks Hope

The First Electric Vehicle In Africa Sparks Hope

 THE first Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) in Africa has raised awareness around smarter mobility and inspiring the public and other stakeholders to join this revolution. This is according to organisers of the just-concluded momentous trip, which has been described as a resounding success. Driven by Generation.e, the EVRT Africa, powered by ACDC Dynamics and […]

Government Policies Must Ensure Inclusion of Women In The Economy

Government Policies Must Ensure Inclusion of Women In The Economy

While more women graduate from institutions of higher learning, they remain the most affected by unemployment in comparison to men. According to the Council on Higher Education’s Vital Stats report, 59 487 women graduated with degrees from public universities in 2017 compared to 36 627 men. A similar trend is evident when considering students who […]

Namibia Most Attacked By Cybercrooks In Africa

Namibia Most Attacked By Cybercrooks In Africa

NAMIBIA is the country worst targeted by cybercriminals in Africa as the continent exceeds the global average by more than twice over the past six months. Zambia, Morocco, South Africa and Nigeria, in that order complete the top five countries most impacted by cybercrime in the region. This is according to Checkpoint, the multinational provider […]

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