Western Union, USAID back African economic growth

14 US-based entrepreneurs were awarded grant packages by African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM) III, for their innovative ideas and approaches to promote economic growth in eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa through a collaboration between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID),The Western Union Company and the Western Union Foundation. Awards included grants, technical assistance from […]

Linking villages to power grid in Mano River Union

The director general of the Regional Transmission Company of the West African Power Pool (TRANSCO-CLSG) has disclosed that the company has launched bids for the transmission line under the World Bank and European Investment Bank Package. Mohammed Sheriff , a Liberian economist, said the governments of Cote d’ivoire, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone received financing from the […]

Burundi peace talks start Wednesday

Talks aimed at a settlement to Burundi’s violent political divide are due to start in neighbouring Tanzania on Wednesday, but the government is taking a hard line over what it considers interference in its internal affairs. It insists it will not open dialogue with members of the opposition involved in an attempted coup in May, […]

E-commerce giant Jumia Nigeria appoints new chief

The e-commerce leader in Africa formalizes the appointment of Mrs Juliet Anammah at the head of Jumia Nigeria, Africa Internet Group’s (AIG) biggest company on the continent. Juliet is taking over from former Co-CEOs Jeremy Doutte and Nicolas Martin, who are taking the reins of Jumia Global across the 11 African countries in which the group […]

Court dismisses Bility’s FIFA election appeal

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the appeal filed by Musa Hassan Bility against the FIFA Ad hoc Electoral Committee’s decision of 12 November 2015 (the FIFA AEC Decision) in which his candidacy for the upcoming FIFA presidential election was refused. The CAS has dismissed the appeal and upheld […]

African Union threatens Burundi sanctions

The African Union on Wednesday threatened to sanction Burundi’s rival factions if they failed to attend peace talks next month, as it pushes the government to accept a peacekeeping force. Burundi’s government and opposition, who met in Uganda on Monday, are due to meet again in January in the northern Tanzanian town of Arusha for […]