Finland increases support to ICC fund for victims

Finland has increased its support to victims of the most serious crimes of international concern. The Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court (ICC) assists victims of the most serious crimes of international concern and human rights violations, including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, Finland’s support will be targeted at providing […]

UNWTO points to greener tourism

Innovation, youth empowerment and tourism and rural development took center stage during the last day of the recent general assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid, Spain. With the opening days of the most important meeting in global tourism focused on UNWTO’s response to the impacts of the pandemic and uniting Members […]

Sweden: More measures to stop Covid transmission

On December 23 more infection control measures were introduced by the Swedish Government. This is due to the increased community transmission of COVID-19 and the increased burden on health and medical care services. Measures being introduced on December 23 Indoor public gatherings and events with more than 20 participants may only have a seated audience […]

Money transfer platforms increase business in Africa

International cash payments platform Pipit Global and pan-African payments company Cellulant have extended their partnership agreement to now include eighteen countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The partnership will see the companies providing both Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) payments services to existing and emergent financial institutions, eCommerce merchants, billers and billing platforms, […]

TUNGA highlights salaries of African software developers

Developer salaries are a hot topic worldwide. That said: hardly any attention is paid to the salaries on the African market. With the continent as its natural habitat, Tunga decided to set the record straight. This Dutch IT staff augmentation provider is on a mission to unleash Africa’s tech talent. With a fast-growing developer pool […]

Sweden introduces more Covid control measures

The Swedish government has introduced further COVID-19 infection control measures due to increased transmission rates and somewhat growing pressure on health care services. The government also wants to reintroduce further support and compensation to reduce community transmission. Furthermore, the government is presenting a plan for business support that may be reintroduced if stricter social restrictions […]

Gongloe is best suited for Liberian presidency

By Seltue Karweaye Liberia is a nation-state cursed with bad leadership. The bulk of the problems the country is facing today can be tied to its crop of leaders. The criticism and activism of some notable Liberian activists and critics have not translated into a sense to lead for change or a need to rise […]

UNWTO speaks against Covid travel restrictions

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) of the United Nations calls out against the introduction of blanket restrictions on travel, as witnessed in recent days. This call echoes the concerns raised by UNWTO Members during the 24th UNWTO General Assembly (30 November–3 December). Countries from all global regions expressed their solidarity with Southern African states, calling for […]

SIPRI: Arms sales continue to grow amid pandemic

Sales of arms and military services by the industry’s 100 largest companies totalled $531 billion in 2020—an increase of 1.3 per cent in real terms compared with the previous year. This is according to new data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The arms sales of the Top 100 arms companies […]

Experts call for crypto currency to ease costs

A common crypto currency and an integrated capital market could boost trade in Africa and sustain growth after the Covid-19 crisis, experts said at the 2021 African Economic Conference on Friday. But the continent first needs to harmonise national rules and protocols governing the financial systems of individual countries to make the reforms workable, panellists […]