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ECA Regional Integration Report Calls for Greater Focus on Human Capital, Science and Technology

ECA Regional Integration Report Calls for Greater Focus on Human Capital, Science and Technology

Addis Ababa — Most African countries agree that regional integration is a goal which they should all aspire to, in order to foster inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development. The report Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VII: Innovation, Competitiveness and Regional Integration (ARIA VII) launched on 2nd April during the African Development Week states […]

Govt Rules Out Fuel Price Increase, Return of Subsidy

Govt Rules Out Fuel Price Increase, Return of Subsidy

Fuel subsidy has not been re-introduced by the Federal Government, according to the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA). And the government has not increased the prices of petrol. It remains at the regulated prices of N86 at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) filling stations and N86.50 at order outlets. It was learnt that that […]

Obama Young African Leader Andrew Longwe Brings Microfinance to Malawi Women and Youth

Obama Young African Leader Andrew Longwe Brings Microfinance to Malawi Women and Youth

Andrew Longwe co-founded Capital Financial Services, a youth microfinance program in Malawi, with an ambitious goal — to bring about socio-economic empowerment to youth and women in low-income groups through financial services. In addition to being CEO of Capital Financial, Longwe was also a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow and participant in U.S. President Barack Obama’s […]

Nestle Sets Up Online Platforms for Expectant Mothers

Nestle Sets Up Online Platforms for Expectant Mothers

Nestlé has launched facebook pages where parents and mothers-to-be can source guidance and expert advice on good nutrition for their babies. Nestlé’s new Start Healthy Stay Healthy Facebook pages are available in Ghana and Nigeria. Philippe Hascoet, Country Business Manager for Nestlé Nutrition in Central and West Africa said the online social platforms, which are […]

Women Can Power Alternative Energy Solutions for Africa

Women Can Power Alternative Energy Solutions for Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is changing rapidly. New infrastructure, economic development and urbanisation are transforming society. Poverty is declining, and the middle class is growing. Yet two-thirds of the population – more than 600 million people – still lack access to electricity, and more than 700 million cook with traditional biomass: Wood, charcoal, dung and agricultural residues, […]

Cultural Goods Remain Economic Driver in Digital Age – UNESCO Report

Cultural Goods Remain Economic Driver in Digital Age – UNESCO Report

A United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report launched today finds that the trade in cultural goods doubled from 2004 to 2013 despite a global recession and a massive shift among consumers of movies and music towards web-based services. The study from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), The Globalisation of Cultural Trade: […]

Can the Throw-Away Fashion Industry Lead a New Trend Toward Sustainability?

Can the Throw-Away Fashion Industry Lead a New Trend Toward Sustainability?

After oil, fashion is the most polluting industry on the globe, believes Simone Cipriani, founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative. But as many industries, from automobiles to agriculture, try to make their products and processes greener, the fashion industry – hardly a leader in conversations on reducing climate change – is starting to shift as […]

The 7 Habits of Real Leaders

The 7 Habits of Real Leaders

Ever wonder what life was like before we had gazillions of self-help books and blogs to tell us which habits and routines will make us more effective, productive, liked and even happy? How we should and shouldn’t talk, behave, work and live? – We had role models to look up to — real leaders guided by principles of […]

China’s Mobile Payment Revolution Is Going to Africa

China’s Mobile Payment Revolution Is Going to Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — With the launch of Apple Pay in mainland China on Feb. 18, Apple has become the first foreign player to secure a place at the table for China’s enormous mobile payment market. The company will be battling for market share with e-commerce giant Alibaba’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Wallet, which […]

How Facebook is working to create online safety for African women

How Facebook is working to create online safety for African women

No doubt, technology and social media platforms in general are some of the best things to have happened to mankind. With increased connectivity, ‘likes’ and ‘follows’, have shaped the world into a global village of virtual communication. But even so, there are the certain disadvantages of these genius innovations; these include issues like bullying, harassment […]