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‘Digital Divide’ hits rural Black Americans hardest

‘Digital Divide’ hits rural Black Americans hardest

The lack of internet access in the United States is particularly pronounced in rural, southern areas with higher Black populations, researchers said Wednesday amid a battle in Congress over how to close the digital divide. African Americans across rural counties in 10 mostly southern states were nearly twice as likely to report not having home internet […]

Hollard Ghana’s Patience Akyianu Wins African Female Business Leader of the Year

Hollard Ghana’s Patience Akyianu Wins African Female Business Leader of the Year

Hollard Ghana’s Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) Patience Akyianu has achieved continent-wide recognition as the African Female Business Leader of the Year at the just-ended 6th Invest in Africa Summit2021(virtual) organized by the prestigious African Leadership Magazine. The award ceremony was held as a highlight of the 6th Invest in Africa Summit which was organized […]

EU Court Annuls Morocco Trade Agreement Over Western Sahara

EU Court Annuls Morocco Trade Agreement Over Western Sahara

The EU Court ruled the North African country did not have the consent of the people of Western Sahara required for the now-cancelled fisheries and agricultural treaties. The Court of Justice of the European Union on Wednesday said it has cancelled two agricultural trade agreements with Morocco concerning the disputed Western Sahara region, saying the […]

In Indian Mining Hub, Farmers Bring Polluted Land Back To Life

In Indian Mining Hub, Farmers Bring Polluted Land Back To Life

For years, Indian farmer Chape Hanumaiya struggled to grow anything on his tiny plot of land – it was caked in the thick, red dust drifting from the iron ore mines that surrounded it. But today, Hanumaiya and his wife are about to harvest pearl millet and sesame crops thanks to a pilot project that […]

Nigeria’s Inflation Falls for Fifth Straight Month in August

Nigeria’s Inflation Falls for Fifth Straight Month in August

The announcement comes ahead of Friday’s meeting of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s monetary policy committee which will decide on the benchmark lending rate. Nigeria’s annual inflation slowed in August for a fifth straight month to 17.01 per cent after the rate at which food prices increased fell, the National Bureau of Statistics said Wednesday. The announcement […]

‘Unprecedented Funding Gap’ for 7 Million Facing Hunger in Ethiopia

‘Unprecedented Funding Gap’ for 7 Million Facing Hunger in Ethiopia

The World Food Programme (WFP) is facing an unprecedented funding gap of $426 million for its operation in Ethiopia, as the UN agency ramps up delivery to meet the needs of up to 12 million people this year. This month, WFP started delivering emergency assistance to communities in regions bordering war-torn Tigray. So far, the […]

New Law Will Make Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Attractive to Investors

New Law Will Make Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Attractive to Investors

Nigeria’s journey to the Petroleum Industry Act started in 2000 under President Olusegun Obasanjo, who inaugurated an oil and gas sector reform implementation committee. The committee’s report formed the basis of the first Petroleum Industry Bill eight years later. It was submitted to the National Assembly but not passed. Nor was it passed under the next president, Goodluck Jonathan. […]

EAC Tourism Sector Lost U.S.$4.8 Billion, 2 Million Jobs

EAC Tourism Sector Lost U.S.$4.8 Billion, 2 Million Jobs

The East African region lost more than $4.8 billion and two million jobs in the tourism sector in 2020 due to the pandemic, according to a new report. The August report titled “EABC Studies on Impact of Covid-19 on Selected Sectors: Tourism & Hospitality Industry; Light Manufacturing Sector and Agriculture & Food Security” found that […]

Lebanese Rediscover Local Flavours As Crisis Hits Food Imports

Lebanese Rediscover Local Flavours As Crisis Hits Food Imports

 Tanya Nasr grew up with the taste of her grandmother’s tangy pomegranate molasses but had never made it herself until Lebanon’s economic crisis and COVID-19 took her back to her home village in the mountains. As street protests and economic uncertainty set back her work as a film producer, Nasr, 35, got to thinking how […]

FDA Authorizes Extra Covid-19 Vaccine Dose For Those With Weakened Immune Systems

FDA Authorizes Extra Covid-19 Vaccine Dose For Those With Weakened Immune Systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday night approved a booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna for people with compromised immune systems, in a move that will likely enhance protection for vulnerable individuals at a time when the more infectious delta variant continues to spread all over the […]

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