Interview with Minister of Finance Namibia

Corruption cannot be stamped out by one institution – it requires a national and global effort - HON. CALLE SCHLETTWEIN, MINISTER OF FINANCE, NAMIBIA Corruption...

THE 4TH AFRICAN EDUCATION SUMMIT (AES) – NEW YORK 2019

Location: New York, USA. Date: 2nd – 3rd, May 2019. Theme: Engaging Partnerships and Collaborations for Development in Higher Education Rationale/Overview According to the Sharing Higher Education’s Promise...

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Tunisia Central Bank Raises Kir To Combat Inflation

Tunisia's central bank on Tuesday raised its key interest rate to 7.75 pct from 6.75 pct to combat high inflation, the bank said, the...

Woolworths To Place Dividend Payment On Hold

South Africa's Woolworths Holdings will not pay dividends from its Australian businesses for two years in order to reduce debt levels there, its chief...

JSE’s Gold Index Jumps 6% To Near Six-Year High

Safe-haven interest in the precious metal and a softer dollar has boosted local gold miners, with the rand also slightly weaker on Wednesday morning....

Governance and Policy

Joyce Banda Set to Contest For Malawian Presidency

Malawi's former president Joyce Banda is clear to run for presidency in the May 21 Tripartite elections despite a 'ghost warrant' as the State...

Ethiopia Ends Amnesty Program

Over 13,000 people have been pardoned under Ethiopia's amnesty law. Addis Standard, is reporting on Twitter that the pardons have taken place over the...

Egyptian Government, African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Signs A Deal Worth 80 Million Pounds To Develop Entrepreneurship.

The Egyptian government and the African Development Bank Group (AFDB) have signed a deal worth 80 million pounds to develop entrepreneurship. The grant was...

Feature Reports

Free Public Higher Education In Mauritius And The Way Forward

By Mohammad Issack Santally Associate Professor in Educational Technology University of Mauritius On the occasion of the new year 2019, the Honorable Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind...

CALL FOR NOMINATION: OUTSTANDING MEDIA AGENTS FOR CHANGE AWARD / PRIZE

The Outstanding Media Agents for Change Award is designed to recognize and celebrate the impact of prominent media moguls in Nigeria who have made...

CALL FOR NOMINATION – THE NIGERIA UNSUNG HERO AWARD / PRIZE

The Unsung Hero Award is borne out of the need to recognize and showcase the impact of Nigerians in various fields of endeavour who...

Development

Women in Leadership and Development

Egypt Marks Female Genital Mutilation Day

As the world marks the World’s Female Genital Mutilation day, Doctors at two Cairo hospitals will pin blue ribbon badges to the clothing of...

Education And Skill Acquisition Are Essential For Every Individual – Biola Alabi

“The African woman needs to be a major contributor to the economy of Africa. You cannot have fifty per cent of your population not...

Kenyan Building becomes Africa’s first to win Global Award for Architecture.

A building in Nairobi’s most sought after corporate locale has cemented its place among the world’s most notable architecture pieces after becoming the first...

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International

Armed Forces Day 2019, South Africa Remembers SS Mendi

The SS Mendi tragedy is remembered as the deadliest maritime disaster in South Africa’s history and exemplifies the cruel loss of African life brought...

Tanzanite Discoverer, Ngoma Dies

The man credited for the discovery of Tanzanite Minerals, Mzee Jumanne Ngoma, the precious gemstones found in Tanzania is dead. Mzee Ngoma died yesterday...

Aliko Dangote Foundation, UNECA and GBCHealth Advocate Public-Private Sector Partnership for Better Health in Africa

Top African leaders including Heads of States, Ministers, CEOs as well as representatives from the African Union and United Nations will converge at the...

Innovation and ICT

Ghana to Deploy Drones in Nationwide Drugs and Blood Distribution

The Government of Ghana has announced plans to commence, in 2019, the distribution of blood products and other emergency medical supplies to deprived communities...

Vodacom, Facebook to Launch Facebook Flex in Lesotho

Vodacom Lesotho has recently announced a new partnership with Facebook to launch Facebook Flex, a connectivity service that allows peoples to stay connected with...

Sports and Entertainment

Manchester United To Tour Zimbabwe

Manchester United are set to hit Zimbabwe as part of the DHL Global Football Tour 2018/19 which will be hosted in Zimbabwe this weekend....

Rwandan Felicite Rwemarika elected on the IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has elected nine new members including Felicite Rwemarika, a Rwandan, who is now the first vice president of Rwanda...

Voice of America Launches Radio Station in Congo

The Voice of America has officially launched its newest FM radio station in the Republic of Congo. In attendance of the ceremony were VOA Director...

Environment

UNOPS, Kenyan Government Partner to Deliver 100,000 Green Homes Nationwide

The United Nations Office for Project Services, UNOPS, Landmark Affordable Housing agreement with the Government of Kenya has taken a major step forward following...

Can South Africa Solve Its Energy Crisis?

Policy debates in SA’s energy sector are becoming increasingly polarised, but it is critical to ensure broad participation if we want to re-imagine the energy...

South Sudan to Repair War-Torn Oil Wells

South Sudan has begun to repair and pump oil from wells damaged in the civil war and will ramp up production by the end...