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Gbajabiamila Meets NERC, Ministers, Others Over Poor Power Supply

Gbajabiamila Meets NERC, Ministers, Others Over Poor Power Supply

Following the renewed clamour for improved power supply as a result of the stay-at-home order by the federal government, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has met with the Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman and officials of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The meeting which held yesterday, sought to […]

Coronavirus Seen As Trigger For Mobile Money Growth In West Africa

Coronavirus Seen As Trigger For Mobile Money Growth In West Africa

Penda Kande usually pays for taxis in cash, but since coronavirus hit Senegal, the 30-year-old nurse has switched to mobile money to avoid contamination. “With the virus it’s better to use Orange Money,” said Kande, referring to the West African country’s most popular mobile money service, offered by French telecoms group Orange. She was one […]

Virtual Connection Step In To Replace Physical Meetings Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

Virtual Connection Step In To Replace Physical Meetings Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

It has been five days since the government declared a countywide lockdown allowing only essential services to remain in operation. All public and social gatherings including schools, churches and weddings were suspended. The lockdown was part of the effort to combat the COVID-19 which has ravaged the world where Rwanda has so far registered 41 […]

Recruiting Tech Volunteers To Fight COVID-19

Recruiting Tech Volunteers To Fight COVID-19

A Washington-based software developer is recruiting other techies to combat the spread of the new coronavirus in his native Ethiopia, following the lead of countries such as China and South Korea with early experience in what is now a global pandemic. “We need an army of tech volunteers to help the Ethiopian Ministry of Health […]

Chad To Repay U.S.$100 Million Debt To Angola With Cattle

Chad To Repay U.S.$100 Million Debt To Angola With Cattle

Angola has agreed to receive 75,000 cattle from Chad as payment of a $100 million debt from the cash-poor north-central African country. The cattle will be delivered over the next 10 years as repayment for the 2017 debt. Local news report said the first instalment of 1,000 cows has already arrived in Angola’s capital Luanda […]

Twitter On Fire : Jack Dorsey To Be Suspended

Twitter On Fire : Jack Dorsey To Be Suspended

Twitter  CEO Jack Dorsey might not spend six months a year in Africa, claims the real product development is under the hood and gives an excuse for deleting Vine before it could become TikTok. Today he tweeted, via Twitter’s investor relations account, a multi-pronged defense of his leadership and the company’s progress. The proclamations come as notorious […]

American Billionaire To Build Africa’s Largest Agriculture Research Centre In Rwanda

American Billionaire To Build Africa’s Largest Agriculture Research Centre In Rwanda

American billionaire Howard Buffet has pledged to establish Africa’s largest centre for agriculture research and extension in the country. Buffet was speaking at the inauguration of a $39M irrigation scheme in Nasho Sector of Kirehe District which also consists of a solar power plant with a capacity of 3.3 megawatts to power the irrigation system. […]

Stakeholders Urge Men To Join The Fight For Gender Equality

Stakeholders Urge Men To Join The Fight For Gender Equality

Involving men in broader deliberations towards women empowerment is crucial for accelerating the journey towards gender equality. Even though women are at the forefront of this development, they need to work together with men so that challenges that are still hindering women empowerment are addressed. This notion was put forward during celebrations of International Women’s […]

Gender Employment Gap Costs EU 360 Billion Euros A Year

Gender Employment Gap Costs EU 360 Billion Euros A Year

The gap between female and male employment costs the European Union 360 billion euros ($399 billion) of losses a year, or some 2 per cent of its total economy, a new study said on Monday. Italy, Malta and Greece had the worst readings with about a 20% gap in 2018, when the data was analysed, […]

Sudanese Pound Hits Record Lows Against World Currencies

Sudanese Pound Hits Record Lows Against World Currencies

The rate of the Sudanese Pound (SDG) is trading at all-time lows on the streets of Khartoum. There is no end in sight for the ongoing economic malaise in the country – largely a legacy of the corruption and mismanagement by the deposed Al Bashir regime – that has led to unrelenting price hikes for […]

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