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Young Africans Set To Drive African MarketsDetails Africa Link Mola Ajisafe
“Geographic diversity of Africa has implications for products, access to markets, infrastructure, production approaches and everything as anyone might choose to do on the continent.”Top Stories
Climate change: New approach needed to gauge animal health impact on emissionsDetails .
Animal health is important to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but greater investment is needed to evaluate the impact, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and partners said in a report published on Thursday.Top Stories
Respect for fundamental rights key to peaceful elections in Kenya: UN expertsDetails .
Independent UN human rights experts on Thursday called on authorities and political candidates standing in next month’s general election to foster an enabling civic space to ensure the vote goes ahead peacefully, and prevent violence.Top Stories
UN summit galvanizes action for development agendas in AfricaDetails .
The development of Africa was spotlighted at a key UN meeting on Wednesday, with attention focused on advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063.Top Stories
‘Saga Of Horrors’: Liberia Peacekeepers Honoured In South SudanDetails Africa Link
“I recall the civil war in Liberia vividly,” says Elfreda Dennice Stewart, a United Nations Police (UNPOL) officer serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). “My parents managed - with many sacrifices on their part - to put me through high school during a time of great turmoil in my country, following which I started doing a number of jobs to help out financially.”1 of 5 PreviousNext Top Stories
Up-And-Coming African Generations Will Shape World’s FutureDetails Africa Link Mola Ajisafe
The unfolding demographic boom in many Sub-Saharan African countries is to transform the region’s economy into one of the largest and most dynamic in the world according to Ambassador Erwin Bollinger, Head of Bilateral Economic Relations and Delegate of the Federal Council for Trade Agreements.Top Stories
WHO: As Virus Spreads ‘Freely’ COVID-19 ‘Nowhere Near Over’Details Africa Link
Rising COVID-19 cases are not only putting further pressure on already stretched health systems and workers but also triggering an “increasing trend of deaths”, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists recently at the regular weekly press briefing.Top Stories
From Fighting To Farming: Supporting Peacebuilding In MozambiqueDetails .
As Mozambique looks to move on from its violent past, a UN-led programme is supporting efforts to reintegrate former combatants, and give them a chance to lead productive, peaceful lives in their communities.Top Stories
Now is Defining Moment to Address ‘Next Generation in African Markets’Details Africa Link Mola Ajisafe
The President of Swiss-African Business Circle, (SABC) Verena Utzinger has posited that an estimated working age (15 – 64) population of Africa put at over 800 million provides economic opportunities for the continent whose youths “represent a transformative economic force as innovators, problem-solvers, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders of the continent.Top Stories
Uganda: Affordable Internet, e-services… the regional telecom infrastructure program ends with various successesDetails Samira Njoya
Five years ago, the World Bank made a commitment to financially support the Ugandan government in the acquisition of quality telecom infrastructure. With more than half a billion dollars in financing disbursed, the country has equipped itself with technical means for the digital economy.Top Stories
Amb. Baba Madugu: Rita Kobler-Emiko Makes Nigeria ProudDetails By Mola Ajisafe
The Nigerian Ambassador to Switzerland, Baba Madugu has said, “Rita Kobler-Emiko, Founder, and CEO of Specialized office for Migrants, Migrantenfaschstelle (MIFA) Wil, Switzerland has made Nigeria proud.”Top Stories
2022 Africa Business Day: 30 June In-person in Baden, & VirtualDetails By Mola Ajisafe
Preparations for the hybrid AFRICA BUSINESS DAY 2022 which will take place on the 30 June 2022 in Baden at the Trafo Event Center (registration HERE) are well on track. Over 300 participants are expected representing a variety of sectors from more than 30 countries.Top Stories
Department: Shongweni Dam in KZN has not collapsedDetails .
The Department of Water and Sanitation has reiterated that the Shongweni Dam, located west of Pinetown, in KwaZulu-Natal, has not collapsed.Top Stories
Togolese government caps transportation fees amid rising fuel pricesDetails .
(Togo First) - Just like in June 2021, the Togolese government, following its recent decision to increase the price of petroleum products, has established a new tariff schedule for intra-urban and inter-urban transport of people and goods.Top Stories
Togo issues a new draft decree to regulate public-private partnershipsDetails .
(Togo First) - During their latest council, on April 10, Togolese ministers issued a draft decree covering procedures related to the provision and execution of public-private partnerships (PPPs).Top Stories
(AfDB) Group President commences three-day visit to the UAEDetails .
(AfDB) - African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina arrived in Dubai today at the start of a three-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates.Top Stories
Bolloré Logistics Malawi successfully completes logistics for the Golomoti Solar projectDetails .
(BOLLORE) - From March to December 2021, Bolloré Logistics Malawi implemented the transportation for the Golomoti Solar project, by conveying an all-inclusive shipment of 221 TEUS of solar panels, batteries and equipment from China to Malawi. Relying on its expertise in this field, Bolloré Logistics was able to be part of a historic project, in producing the first solar utility-scale grid-connected battery energy storage system in East Africa.Top Stories
Investing in SA pays off for pharmaceutical companyDetails By Nosihle Shelembe
Belief, determination and patience are the key ingredients that a pharmaceutical company invested in South Africa has consistently used over the years.Top Stories
AfDB, W/Bank blacklist 20 Kenyan FirmsDetails APA - Kigali (Rwanda)
Nearly 20 Kenya-based companies have been blacklisted by the World Bank and the African Development Bank (AfDB) in less than two years over fraud and quality concerns in projects funded by the multilateral lenders, according to an official statement seen by APA in Kigali last Friday.Top Stories
Global investment money is flooding into Africa’s fintechsDetails By Charu Sudan Kasturi
Fintech startups drew more than 60 percent of all venture funding that flowed into Africa last quarter.Top Stories
President Muhari hails US for sale of Military HardwareDetails APA- Lagos (Nigeria)
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed appreciation to the United States for allowing Nigeria to procure military hardware to fight terrorism in the country and the training given to the Nigerian military.Top Stories
Remittances to SSA grew by 6.2% YoY in 2021 (World Bank)Details .
(Ecofin Agency) - Following the previous dip of remittances to sub-Saharan Africa by 0.4% in 2019 and 12% in 2020 due to the pandemic, things have improved this year. According to data from the World Bank, money sent home this year, by sub-saharan Africans in Diaspora has amounted to $45 billion. This is 6.2% higher than last year.Top Stories
Young Activists: “Don't be afraid to be the change,” UN-Youth Summit toldDetails Source URL
Young activists have been swapping inspiring stories at a UN-partnered youth summit last week about how they’ve driven positive change for their communities and the environment – and how everyone can do the same.Top Stories
Madagascar: 1.3 million Face Severe HungerDetails .
The international community must step up support to Madagascar, where more than one million people in the south are facing severe hunger, top UN aid official there said last Thursday in a renewed appeal for solidarity and funding.Top Stories
Government plans to sanction Nigerians who refuse COVID-19 vaccinationDetails APA – Lagos (Nigeria)
The plan by the Federal Government to sanction eligible Nigerians who refuse COVID-19 vaccination and the cholera epidemic, which has been silently growing nationwide since beginning of the year are some of the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers recently.Top Stories
China’s Yousheng Cement Co Ltd to build a cement plant in DoualaDetails .
(Business in Cameroon) - Chinese company Yousheng Cement Co Ltd is currently finetuning the establishment of a new cement plant inside the port area in Douala. The information was disclosed by Nana Aboubakar Djalloh, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Environment, in a release inviting the population to the public sittings, on August 30-September 4, 2021, at the Joss II Government Primary School in Douala, in the framework of the project’s environmental impact assessment.
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Taking gender equality forwardDetails .
While strides have been made to ensure gender equality over the years, work is continuing to accelerate these actions. “In terms of the landscape, I can proudly say that South African women have been as a result of democracy, taking part in decision making processes and structures. We have women ministers; we have women in top management and women who own businesses. I think in 1994, this was not imaginable. The advent of democracy has made it possible for us to thrive,” says Charlotte Lobe.Feature
African Women Writers You "Should" ReadDetails By Alfred Spinnler
African authors are not too well known in Switzerland especially the female authors as I have learned, even by the people who have a general interest in Africa or business in/with Africa.Feature
Liquidation Proceedings in South Africa Post-COVIDDetails .
To circumvent liquidation, proactive engagement with creditors at the early stages of financial distress is imperative
It is well documented that the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on businesses. Commerce in most sectors is fighting to keep their doors open, grappling with creditors to avoid winding up proceedings and its far-reaching implications.
Five things you should know about disposable masks and plastic pollutionDetails .
1) Pollution driven by huge increase in mask sales
The promotion of mask wearing as a way to slow the spread of COVID-19 has led to an extraordinary increase in the production of disposable masks: the UN trade body, UNCTAD, estimates that global sales will total some $166 billion this year, up from around $800 million in 2019.
Banding Together is the only way Africa will Beat COVID-19Details Super User
Everyone knows by now that due to a combination of leadership, environment, social ecology, demographics and as yet unknown biological and other factors, Africa has been spared the worst of the havoc that COVID-19 has wreaked on other parts of the globe and was predicted to do here too.
Overcoming today’s challenges with strategic, collaborative innovationDetails Tamer Farouk
As the pandemic continues to influence how organisations operate and behave, African businesses need to adapt its workforce and technology considerationsOpinion
How You Can Benefit from Cameroon's Tax and Fiscal Incentives in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic?Details Achare Takor, Associate Attorney
In response the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government of Cameroon decided on a number of fiscal measures to support Cameroonian businesses and householdsOpinion
People vs profit: How the Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing workplace norms )Details Andrew Dingjan
With every industrial revolution comes shifts to social, economic, environmental and political systems, paving the way for transformative changes in the way we live and work.
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Ghana prepares for possible first-ever Marburg virus outbreakDetails Africa Link
Preliminary findings of two Marburg virus cases have prompted Ghana to prepare for a potential outbreak of the disease. If confirmed, these would the first such infections recorded in the country, and only the second in West Africa. Marburg is a highly infectious viral haemorrhagic fever in the same family as the more well-known Ebola virus disease.Africa Link Special Reports
Nigeria To Train One Million Software Developers In The Next 18 MonthsDetails Vanessa Ngono Atangana
Nigeria's Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami (pictured), announced that the government is working to launch a program to train 1 million developers in the country over the next 18 months.Africa Link Special Reports
Switzerland's seats on UPU governing bodies confirmedDetails .
The Universal Postal Congress has re-elected Switzerland to the Council of Administration and the Postal Operations Council of the Universal Postal Union. Delegates confirmed their confidence in Switzerland in the elections at the 27th World Postal Congress in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The Universal Postal Union will be headed by Masahiko Metoki from Japan beginning from 2022.Africa Link Special Reports
Senegal explores Ways to boost Cotton IndustryDetails .
(Ecofin Agency) - Authorities in Senegal are exploring ways to boost the cotton industry after the sector delivered poor performances in recent years. The Agricultural Research Institute (ISRA) unit based in Tambacounda announced it is currently developing new varieties to improve both the productivity and the quality of the fiber.
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Somalia: Somalia On Brink of Unprecedented Crisis As Famine Looms - WHODetails [VOA] Geneva -- The World Health Organization says hundreds of thousands of people in drought-stricken Somalia may die unless the international community acts urgently to prevent the country from falling into famine.health and science
Somalia: UN Food Agency Warns Somalia Near Full-Blown FamineDetails [VOA] Geneva -- The World Food Program warned Friday it is only a matter of time before Somalia is hit with a full-blown famine and people start dying in droves.health and science
Tanzania: President Samia Names New NIMR BossDetails [Daily News] President Samia Suluhu Hassan has appointed Prof Said Aboud as Director General of National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR).health and science
Zimbabwe: USAID Injects U.S.$36.7 Million Assistance to Eight Food Insecure Zim Districts.Details [New Zimbabwe] THE United States Agency for International Development (USAid) has availed US$36.7 million through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to eight food insecure districts in Zimbabwe beginning this October to March next year.health and science
Tanzania: Medical Tourism Drive Gets Fresh ImpetusDetails [Daily News] Tanzania 's medical tourism drive received a boost on Thursday, after the Ministry of Health signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Egypt's Alameda Healthcare group, to enhance availability of specialised and super-specialised health services.health and science
Nigeria: Flood - Anambra Govt Expresses Fear Over Possible Cholera OutbreakDetails [Premium Times] Anambra is among the states in Nigeria that have been worst hit by the recent flood disasters.
Liberia: 2022 MTN Liberia Music Awards Switches It Up in NovemberDetails [New Dawn] (Monrovia, Liberia) The 2022 MTN Liberia Music Awards will be different this year. Organizers have decided to make a change.entertainment
Liberia: A Call to Duty As Sheikh Mohammed, Founder of Famous Liberia Blog Diamondonline Sends Alarming Messages to Liberian MusiciansDetails [FrontPageAfrica] Though being one of the country's most valued bloggers, Sheikh is also a music critic with a huge experience in the Liberian Music Industry. With a comparative analysis, Sheikh relates Liberian musicians' work ethics to that of the Nigerians.entertainment
Gambia: Diha Releases Five Track EPDetails [The Point] Diha, famous Gambian singer has wasted no time to release another hitting EP called blue jays. The EP will be celebrated on 21st October, 2022 at Club Lava.entertainment
Ghana: Ghanaian Music Festival 'Afrochella' Sued for Copyright InfringementDetails [This is Africa] Coachella and its parent company Goldenvoice are suing music and culture festival Afrochella for "intentionally trading on the goodwill" of the California-based festival's name and trademarks. Should Afrochella have done better in formulating its identity or what's in a name?entertainment
Nigeria: Timeline of Rico Swavey's Memorable Movie, Music CareerDetails [Premium Times] Unlike his contemporaries, Rico was not a 'digital noise maker' as he lived a simple life.entertainment
Nigeria: 2023 - Why I Left Music to Join Politics - Banky WDetails [Premium Times] The musician expressed confidence that he would defeat the APC in next year's election.
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Liberia: U.S.$1.5 Million Modern State-of-the-Art Secondary School ExpectedDetails [New Republic] The Ministry of Education through its IRISE project has received a 13.5 acre of land from authorities in Bong County for the construction of a US$1.5 million state-of-the-art secondary school in the county. The project is supported by the World Bank.education news
Rwanda: Zimbabwean Teachers Set to Share Knowledge With Rwandan Educators, StudentsDetails [New Times] Over 154 Zimbabwean teachers, who arrived in Rwanda on October 19, are set to share knowledge and skills with Rwandan educators and students.education news
Nigeria: Out-of-School Children Hit 20m As Poverty, Insecurity WorsenDetails [Vanguard] In spite of efforts by governments, many more Nigerian children are dropping out of school. Although the Federal Ministry of Education is picking holes in the 2021 figures of an analytical statistics organisation, SBMorgan Intelligence, that put the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria at 12.3 million, the latest data of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, says the current number is 20 million.education news
Zimbabwe: Once Revered, Teachers Now Push for Adequate PayDetails [Global Press Journal] Mutare, Zimbabwe -- Educators during the country's post-independence golden age wanted for nothing. Today's teachers say they barely scrape by.education news
Zimbabwe: Police Blame Zimsec Over Exam Papers Leak - Internal Memo Urges Action At Exam Body's Harare OfficesDetails [New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) has been flagged as the epicentre of examination paper leak by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP).education news
Ghana: SSNIT Hands Over U.S.$3,2 Million Children's Library to GLADetails [Ghanaian Times] The $3.2 million Children's Library initiated and constructed by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to promote education and reading among children, was yesterday handed over to the Ghana Library Authority (GLA).
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Kenya: Uganda Moves to Tap Into Kenya's Booming Coastal TourismDetails [Nile Post] Uganda is seeking partnership that will see the Pearl of Africa tap into the big number of visitors to Kenya's coastal towns and the respective beaches on the coast.travel Africa
Liberia: Aviation Sector to Experience Improvements Following Liberia's Participation At ICAO Assembly, Says Lcaa BossDetails [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Following his recent participation at the ICAO Triennial Assembly in Montreal, Canada, the Director General of the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA), Chief Moses Y. Kollie, has said massive advancements are underway for the aviation sector.travel Africa
Southern Africa: Air Belgium Seeks Share of Southern Africa Pie With Airlink PartnershipDetails [The Exchange] The global tourism space is extremely competitive, and there is need to constantly find innovative ways to get more people to visit Africa.travel Africa
Kenya: Kenya Named 'Africa's Leading Destination' at WTA, Africa and Indian Ocean 2022Details [Capital FM] Whether you want to go on a safari or see some beautiful sandy beaches, Kenya is a great destination to visit. Known for its cultural diversity, scenery and abundant wildlife and so much more, Magical Kenya continues to attract millions of tourists annually. It is no wonder Kenya continues to be everyone's favorite destination.travel Africa
Gambia: Titan Airways Cancels 1st Four Rotations to Destination GambiaDetails [The Point] Information has reached this medium that Titan Airways - a British Airline has cancelled its first four rotations to Destination Gambia.travel Africa
Gambia: KMC to Introduce Urban Transport System, Housing ProjectDetails [The Point] Talib Ahmed Bensouda, the mayor of Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) has announced that his Council is working on introducing the first municipal urban transport system that will provide 50 buses over 5 years. He added that the buses will service over 20 routes within the municipality.
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Israeli author Etgar Keret at the Jewish Museum BerlinDetails He is one of the superstars of the Israeli literary scene: Etgar Keret wrote nine new short stories for the Jewish Museum's exhibition "Inside Out."arts, music, books
Cartoonists tackling climate change through webcomicsDetails Climate change is no laughing matter, but these artists are exploring dark ideas in meaningful and humorous ways.arts, music, books
Turkish singer rejects 'hatred' charges during court appearanceDetails Pop singer Gulsen faces up to three years in jail for allegedly "inciting hatred" during a concert. The 46-year-old has been stopped from visiting her 5-year-old son, who lives in Spain.arts, music, books
Turner Prize 2022 show features diversityDetails The nominees for the 2022 Turner Prize, one of the UK's most renowned annual art awards, are now on show at Tate Liverpool. It is the first time the shortlist includes a nonbinary artist.arts, music, books
Ukraine in the spotlight at Frankfurt Book FairDetails At the Frankfurt Book Fair, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy called on authors to document the terror unleashed by Russia's invasion. DW talked to authors at publishing event.arts, music, books
Kevin Spacey: New York jury says actor not liable in sexual assault caseDetails The allegations made during the height of the #MeToo movement in 2017 were among those that upended Spacey's career. The actor will face additional sexual assault charges in London next year.
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Africa: Staggering Backsliding Across Women's, Children's And Adolescents' Health Revealed In New UN AnalysisDetails [WHO] A new UN report shows that women's and children's health has suffered globally, as the impacts of conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change converge with devastating effects on prospects for children, young people and women.femina & children
Africa: WHO Director-General's Opening Remarks At "Protect the Promise - Equal Access and Opportunity for Every Woman, Child and Adolescent", World Health Summit - 18 October 2022Details [WHO] Your Excellency the Right Honourable Helen Clark,femina & children
Rwanda: Rwanda Bar Association Pushes for More Women LawyersDetails [New Times] The Rwanda Bar Association (RBA) says it has stepped up efforts to increase the number of women lawyers practicing in the country. Currently, out of 1,500 registered lawyers, only 325 are women.femina & children
Tanzania: Women, Children Agenda - State Mulls Legal ReformDetails [Daily News] PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has said the time is ripe to conduct an assessment on various laws for the sake of identifying and filling the gaps that will help in promoting welfare of women children in the country.femina & children
Ethiopia: Ethiopia Photo Contest - What Does Women's Financial Inclusion Mean to You?Details [New Dawn] Ethiopia, prepare your cameras! Send us your best photos that capture what women's financial inclusion means to you.femina & children
Ghana: FAWE Founding Member Posthumously HonouredDetails [Ghanaian Times] A founding member of the Forum of African Women Educationalists (FAWE), the late Mrs Vida Amadi Yeboah, was on Mondayposthumously honoured for her contributions made towards the promotion of girl child education.
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Italy: Far-right Giorgia Meloni sworn in as first female prime ministerDetails Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the post-fascist Brothers of Italy party, has formed Italy's most right-wing government since Benito Mussolini. She was sworn in on Saturday.general news
China's frail ex-president Hu Jintao removed from Communist Party CongressDetails Hu Jintao, who was succeeded by the current president Xi Jinping, appeared unwilling to leave the stage at the Communist Party Congress.general news
Plane reportedly carrying McFit gym tycoon Rainer Schaller disappearsDetails Wreckage, thought to be from a plane carrying passengers from Germany, has been found off the coast of Costa Rica. The flight, reportedly carrying German fitness entrepreneur Rainer Schaller, had departed from Mexico.general news
Women gaining traction in far-right politicsDetails Giorgia Meloni has become the first female prime minister of Italy and the head of the country's most right-wing government. Women seem to be doing particularly well at the helm of Europe's far-right parties.general news
Syria fights against choleraDetails More than 15,000 infected and dozens dead: Cholera is spreading in Syria and with it, fears that it could soon hit neighboring countries. Lebanon and Iraq have already registered their first cases.general news
Boris Johnson arrives back in UK amid leadership raceDetails Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has landed in Britain after cutting short a vacation in the Caribbean. He is expected to launch a comeback campaign to succeed his successor, Liz Truss.
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Kenya: Lawyer Mboya Sues Museveni's Son Over Invasion TweetsDetails [Capital FM] Nairobi -- Advocate Apollo Mboya has sued Uganda President Yoweri Museveni's son Kainerugaba Muhoozi after he threatened to invade Kenya's Capital, Nairobi.politics and diplomacy
Uganda: Museveni's Son Dragged to Court for Treason, Faces Life Imprisonment If GuiltyDetails [Nile Post] Ugandan former Commander of Land Forces, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has been sued at the Milimani Kenyan Law Courts for alleged breach of territorial integrity, threatening the security of Kenya and treason.politics and diplomacy
Nigeria: Two More Chibok Girls Rescued in Borno - ArmyDetails [Vanguard] Two more Chibok girls have been rescued by the military in Borno.politics and diplomacy
Chad: UN Rights Chief Urges End to Deadly Crackdown On Chad ProtestersDetails [VOA] Geneva -- The U.N.'s chief human rights official, Volker Tuerk, is calling for an end to the use of lethal force by Chadian security forces who reportedly killed and wounded dozens of protesters Thursday.politics and diplomacy
South Africa: Former President Zuma Calls Courts Unjust After Completing Jail TermDetails [VOA] Johannesburg -- South Africa's scandal-embroiled former president, Jacob Zuma, addressed the media Saturday for the first time after completing a 15-month jail term for contempt of court, alleging the country's justice system is unjust and infiltrated by foreign interests.politics and diplomacy
Lesotho: New Leaders Will Have to Deal With Political DiscontentDetails [The Conversation Africa] The southern African kingdom of Lesotho went to the polls on 7 October 2022. Or at least some of its voters did. Turnout was at an all-time low of 38% of registered voters. Many are expressing discontent with politics in Lesotho by refusing to participate. Those that did come out were in an anti-incumbent mood.
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Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz dies aged 78Details Dietrich Mateschitz, the co-founder of the Austrian energy drink company Red Bull, which has gone on to become a major investor and backer of professional sports, has died aged 78 after several months of illness.business and economy
Nigeria: 13 Years After Oil Spill - Fresh Crisis Looms in DeltaDetails [Vanguard] Itsekiri, Ijaw, and Urhobo ethnic nationalities and groups in Delta State, impacted by the massive spill of thousands of barrels of crude oil from an oil vessel, MT. J. S Amazing, Lagos Oil, over 13 years ago, have bitterly complained that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, NNPCL, and Nigerian Pipelines and Storage Company Limited, NPSCL, abandoned them, since the unfortunate saga.business and economy
Africa: Ghana and Zambia Race to Secure IMF BailoutsDetails [DW] Runaway inflation and soaring food prices have compelled Ghana and Zambia to seek bailouts from the International Monetary Fund. This week, traders across Ghana closed shop to protest the worsening economy.business and economy
India takes on China's smartphone makersDetails Chinese smartphone makers are facing an increasingly difficult business environment in one of their major markets amid political tensions between New Delhi and Beijing.business and economy
German government at odds on dealing with Chinese investorsDetails Differences in Germany's government have held up a bid by Chinese shipping giant COSCO to acquire a stake in the Hamburg port. It's not the first time the government's concerns have slowed China's expansion into Germany.business and economy
South Africa: SA Will Resolve Energy Challenges, Says President RamaphosaDetails [SAnews.gov.za] South Africa will resolve its electricity challenges, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.
2023 World Cup: US and Netherlands rematch tops exciting drawDetails The draw for the first women's World Cup to feature 32 teams saw intriguing fixtures for the defending champions, the United States, who will face their 2019 World Cup final opponents. Germany were happy with their draw.Sport
FIFA slams lowball TV rights offers for Women's World CupDetails Broadcasters offered considerably less to screen the event compared with the men's, FIFA chief Gianni Infantino said. Global interest in women's soccer has reached an all-time high after this summer's Euro championship.Sport
Opinion: Draw gives Germany reason to dream at 2023 World CupDetails Having made the 2022 European Championship final, Germany were always going to be one of the favorites at the 2023 World Cup but the draw has made their path to glory a little easier.Sport
Bundesliga: Gio Reyna emotional after Borussia Dortmund goalDetails Gio Reyna marked an emotional return to Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga starting XI with a well-taken goal. For BVB head coach Edin Terzic, the US teenager brings a range of qualities to vary the team’s attack.Sport
Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz dies aged 78Details Dietrich Mateschitz, the co-founder of the Austrian energy drink company Red Bull, which has gone on to become a major investor and backer of professional sports, has died aged 78 after several months of illness.Sport
Cricket T20 World Cup: Enter Saudi ArabiaDetails Saudi Arabia have become one of the most prominent investors in global sport in recent years. Now, the oil rich state with a questionable human rights record is all over the T20 cricket World Cup. But why?
Liberia: From Being Miss Liberia to Building a Top-Notch Insurance Agency in the U.S.Details [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Former Miss Liberia, Patience Noah, has so proudly evolved from being a beauty queen to a top-notch insurer in the United States.DEVELOPMENT
Zimbabwe: Benefit Or Burden? A Farming Program's Mixed ResultsDetails [Global Press Journal] Harare, Zimbabwe -- Doubts about its effectiveness and allegations of corruption tarnish a contract farming program intended to reduce Zimbabwe's reliance on maize imports.DEVELOPMENT
Ethiopia: France Grants Five Million Euro for Preservation, Restoration of LalibelaDetails [Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Ministry of Finance of Ethiopia and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) signed yesterday a ?5 million (260 000 000 Birr) grant agreement to conduct the preparatory phase of a program of Preservation and restoration of the churches of Lalibela, and of development of the city around its heritage jewel.DEVELOPMENT
Liberia: USAID, Catholic Relief Services, Inspire Challenged Youth to Become Productive CitizensDetails [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- As Liberia continues its transitioning process from the scars of the 14-year of civil unrest which also affected the country's youthful populations, the issues of sexual abuse and addiction to dangerous substances based on ignorance are now taking hold of Liberian society.DEVELOPMENT
Ghana: Embrace Peace, Cohesion for Devt - YagbonwuraDetails [Ghanaian Times] The Overlord of the Gonja Kingdom, Yagbonwura Tutumba Boresah I, has admonished the chiefs and people of the Savannah Region to embrace peace, unity and cohesion for the progress, growth and development of the area.DEVELOPMENT
Liberia: Gratitude Not IngratitudeDetails [FrontPageAfrica] We have just returned from Sanniquellie, Nimba, where we went for the funeral of Prof. Dr. Joseph Saye Guannu. On the way back to Monrovia, we spent some time in Gompa, wrongly called Ganta. There in Gompa, we observed the life style of of many persons affected with the disease called leprosy. There is an area set aside for the Lepers so that their disease will not spread among the people, as we were informed by the Public Health Authority in Gompa.
Africa: 'Brain Drain' Hits Africa's Tech DevelopersDetails [SciDev.Net] Africa must nurture and incentivise tech developers to halt their migration, writes Oladeinde Olawoyin.INNOVATION
South Africa: Interview - Prof Wendy Stevens On Following the Science, Even If It Means Swimming Against the StreamDetails [spotlight] When Wendy Stevens' mother succumbed to breast cancer in 2020, she left a series of letters to her four children that she had penned during her illness.INNOVATION
Africa: WHO and Partners Launch World's Most Extensive Freely Accessible AI Health WorkerDetails [WHO] The World Health Organization, with support from the Qatar Ministry of Health, today launched the AI-powered WHO Digital Health Worker, Florence version 2.0, offering an innovative and interactive platform to share a myriad of health topics in seven languages at the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) in Qatar.INNOVATION
Rwanda: First Lady in Qatar for World Innovation Summit for HealthDetails [New Times] First Lady Jeannette Kagame, this morning joined world leaders in Doha, Qatar for the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH).INNOVATION
Rwanda: Kagame Shares Link Between Rwanda's Innovation and ContinuityDetails [New Times] Rwanda still has a long way to go, but the country has been fundamentally transformed for the better.INNOVATION
Nigeria: Nigeria to Establish Six Innovation CentresDetails [Premium Times] The centres are aimed at establishing a framework for consultation, sharing experiences, information and practices as well as creating a conducive environment amongst scientists.
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