COMESA, Microsoft team up to promote innovation

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) through the COMESA Business Council (CBC) and Microsoft on Wednesday took a step toward strengthening their working alliance by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which sets out how they will collaborate in the areas of access to technology, development of relevant skills and the fostering of innovation in COMESA’s […]

Namibia to host global diamond conference

World leaders in the diamond industry will come together in Africa’s best-kept secret, Namibia, for the International Diamond Conference 2015 over two days, from 23rd – 24th November 2015. The event will cater for over 150 business elite, including professionals, diplomats, C-Suite and industry leaders from all over the world (Israel, India, China, Russia, Germany, Italy, Angola, […]

President Sirleaf and team must be commended

The signing of the US $ 257 million Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant is a big deal for Liberia. It reinforces two critical development pillars of the Sirleaf administration- roads and energy- as it seeks to address binding constraints to growth; writes Lawrence Randall. The compact negotiated between the two governments ( US and Liberia) will support […]

Kamara wins football championship in Sweden

Sierra Leonean striker Alhaji Kamara on Saturday became a proud winner of Sweden’s most valuable football crown as IFK Norrkoping overcame Gothenburg 2-0 to win the premiership. The 21-year-old was not on the scoresheet on the league’s last day after hitting the net five times in the last three previous matches but golden boot winner Emir Kujovic […]

UNESCO conference opens in France

The 38th Session of the General Conference of UNESCO opened today in Paris, France with the organization’s outgoing President  HAO Ping, the Minister of Education of the People’s Republic of China and President of the 36th Session of the General Conference announcing the commencement of the proceedings. The chairperson of the Executive Board Mr Mohamed […]

Is Zanzibar in trouble?

I took the family for a holiday on the paradise island Zanzibar. White sand, turquoise water and colorful marine life. Easy living. The last two days we left our resort and toured the island. It was a week after the Tanzanian and Zanzibari elections. Mindful that elections can be rough, and with previous research experiences […]

Africa’s biggest bank expands

Standard Bank Group has expanded its already extensive East African footprint with the official opening of a representative office in Ethiopia. This means that Standard Bank, which is Africa’s largest bank by assets, has a continent-wide footprint in 20 African countries. The representative office, which is based in Addis Ababa, was opened by Standard Bank […]