Young Activists Summit announces 2022 laureates

On 2 December at the United Nations in Geneva (Switzerland), the 2022 Young Activists Summit will honor six outstanding young people for their achievements on the ground. This edition focuses on inclusivity, solidarity and equity. The fourth Young Activists Summit (#YAS22) will showcase six individuals aged between 19 and 26 and the remarkable impact they […]

Modest economic growth projected for Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to grow by 3.6 percent in 2022 – more than one percentage point slower than 2021 mainly due to a worldwide slowdown, tighter financial conditions and volatile commodity prices. Rising food and energy prices are striking at the region’s most vulnerable, and public debt and inflation are at levels not seen […]

Zimbabwe’s vision 2030 requires more productivity

To achieve the ambitious goal of becoming an upper-middle income country (UMIC) by 2030, Zimbabwe will need to sharply accelerate productivity growth and ensure quality jobs, according to the World Bank’s Zimbabwe Country Economic Memorandum (CEM) launched today. This is the first CEM since 1985 and its release proposes pathways that the country can undertake to […]

Ghanaian oil company sponsors Africa Energy Week

State-owned Ghanaian oil and gas marketing parastatal, Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL), will be attending and participating as a bronze sponsor at this year’s edition of the African Energy Week (AEW) conference and exhibition – Africa’s premier event for the oil and gas industry – which will take place from October 18 – 21 in […]

Africa hospitality investment conference next month

The Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) has revealed an impressive speaker line-up for its 2022 conference, scheduled for November 2 – 4 in Morocco The programme features several government ministers, the Chair of Morocco’s tourism development agency, the Chair & CEO of Royal Air Maroc and a battery of Africa’s most influential hotel industry executives […]

Teachers have the power to transform lives

Teachers have the power to transform lives. In the chaotic and challenging contexts of emergencies and protracted crises, teachers tend to carry the brunt and heaviest burden. They have the responsibility to nurture and empower their students, all while managing their own losses and fears. Indeed, teachers are our frontline heroes. The responsibility of Education […]

Winners of 2022 AWIEF Awards announced in Cairo

The winners of the 2022 AWIEF Awards were announced on Tuesday at a glittering ceremony on the rooftop of The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, Egypt. The AWIEF Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner capped the two-day AWIEF2022 Conference, which was held in North Africa for the first time. The prestigious annual AWIEF Awards recognize, honor and celebrate women […]

BCA: Using education to reduce poverty in Liberia

Of all of Liberia’s post-conflict challenges, education, because of lack of resources, seems to be the heaviest. This is not to say that there is a lack of schools. A cursory look around Monrovia, the West African nation’s capital, reveals a lot of schools. Some communities have an excess of them. While there are many […]