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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 […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Lessons From Hannah

LOUD WHISPERS: Lessons From Hannah

I have an older friend who is from Zimbabwe. I will call her Hannah. She fought in the Zimbabwe liberation war in the 1970s. Then she was a young girl, but she experienced things people thrice her age could not even imagine. When the war was over and Zimbabwe became an independent nation State in […]

Female Journalists Admonished To Embrace New Technology

Female Journalists Admonished To Embrace New Technology

Female journalists from Africa and beyond have been called upon to acquire more skills and knowledge on the use of new technologies that would make them communicate to the masses better. Speaking when she opened a five day leadership training for female journalists drawn from 13 countries of Africa also known as boot camp, taking […]

Air Tanzania Finalises Plans To Go Global

Air Tanzania Finalises Plans To Go Global

Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) hopes to finalise the process of connecting itself to the global distribution system (DGS) in the coming few days. When the process is completed, the airline will start flying to China and India next month. GDS is a worldwide computerised reservation network used as a single point of access for […]

Girls’ Mentorship – The Game Changer

Girls’ Mentorship – The Game Changer

The Global Gender Gap Index was first introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006 as a framework for capturing the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress over time. It does this by looking across four thematic dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity Educational Attainment Health and Survival Political Empowerment. It also provides country […]

Algeria Sets Presidential Election For April 18

Algeria Sets Presidential Election For April 18

Algeria on Friday said its presidential elections will hold on April 18, ending speculation that the vote could be postponed. “Bouteflika has issued a decree tasking an electoral commission with preparing for the April 18 polls,” the presidency said in a statement. It is not clear yet, if incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a […]

Mistrust Courts : Sierra Leonean Women Don’t Feel Protected By Domestic Violence Laws

Mistrust Courts : Sierra Leonean Women Don’t Feel Protected By Domestic Violence Laws

Sierra Leone has a long history of sexual and gender based violence, dating back to the colonial era and stretching into the years of independence which began in 1961. The country’s civil war, which raged between 1991 and 2002, brought international attention to the high levels of violence against women. In this way, Sierra Leone is similar to many […]

Kenyan Passport Ranked Eighth Most Powerful In The Continent

Kenyan Passport Ranked Eighth Most Powerful In The Continent

Kenya’s passport is the eighth most powerful in Africa, according to a new research that shows the country has, however, slipped down three places compared to the previous years. The ranking by Henley & Partners, a citizenship and planning firm, takes into account how many countries can be visited without applying for a visa. Kenya […]

Nairobi Ranked Among World’s Top 10 Most Dynamic Cities

Nairobi Ranked Among World’s Top 10 Most Dynamic Cities

Nairobi city has been ranked as the most dynamic city in Africa and is the only city outside of Asia Pacific that ranks in the top 20 most dynamic cities in the world. According to the JLL’s City Momentum Index, Nairobi is projected to have one of the fastest-growing populations in the world over the […]

The Gender Gap In Our Boardrooms

The Gender Gap In Our Boardrooms

It is rather surprising that African women, who raise and support future national leaders – and who therefore count among the founders of nations – are seldom allowed to participate fully in the economic and political lives of their nations. Despite the fact that they constitute around half of the population, women are marginalised and […]

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