Africa: Tech competition receiving applications

MEST Africa, in partnership with Absa Bank, has announced the opening of applications for the highly anticipated MEST Africa Challenge Startup Pitch Competition. Early-stage technology startups operational in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, and South Africa are invited to participate in this prestigious competition to showcase their innovative businesses and entrepreneurial prowess. The application period begins […]

Africa: Ministers pledge action on environment

The 19th ordinary session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN-19) concluded with a commitment to collective action and collaboration in addressing Africa’s environmental challenges. The conference, held from 14 to 18 August in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, brought together delegates from 51 African countries, as well as international partners and stakeholders, to strategize […]

More young Africans attain secondary education

Young Africans are forging ahead of their predecessors, with 66% attaining secondary school education, according to a study unveiled on last week during a youth-led webinar hosted by Afrobarometer and in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation. This achievement, however, stands in stark contrast to the reality that the youth still grapple with unemployment. Themed “Understanding […]

Sweden raises terror threat level

The Swedish Security Service has raised the terrorist threat level from level 3 (‘elevated’) to level 4 (‘high’) on a 5-level scale. In light of the deteriorating security situation, the Swedish Government is working intensively and constantly to take the necessary measures. The decision to raise the terrorist threat level is taken by the head […]

UN peacekeepers fight deadly disinformation

With smartphones, editing apps, and innovative approaches, some UN peacekeeping operations across the world are building a “digital army” aimed at combating mis- and disinformation on social media networks and beyond. Designing ways to fight back against falsehoods that can trigger tensions, violence, or even death, the UN has been monitoring how mis- and disinformation […]

Liberia: Seven reasons why Weah will be re-elected

Liberian Presidential elections will hold on 10 October 2023. Just like other countries, Liberia too has its own challenges. Despite these, there are seven reasons that President George Weah will win again; writes Abubakar Hasim, Monrovia, Liberia. Having spent several years in Liberia, commencing from the Presidency of Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, when the United Nations […]

GABI aims to accelerate and promote African business

The Global Africa Business Initiative (GABI), the leading platform for promoting investment opportunities and business growth across Africa and the world, will bring together Heads of State and Government, CEOs, UN leaders, investors and entrepreneurs in September for a deep dive into energy, trade, and digital transformation. This landmark event comes at a pivotal time […]

Kizazi Moto to be broadcast across Africa this August

After its global premiere on Disney+ last month, The Walt Disney Company Africa on Monday announced that the Disney+ Original anthology series, “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” will be broadcast across Africa when it lands on Disney Channel this August. Featuring stories from Africa, a double bill of films will be broadcast each weekday from 28 […]

Africa: Focus on global tourism challenges

The Conference on Rethinking Africa: Rethinking Tourism for Africa: Addressing global challenges; Promoting investment and partnerships brought expert African perspectives to global challenges, highlighting the need of investments towards a greener tourism sector and access to finance within the sector and the need to further strengthen public-private collaboration at every level. Tourism Ministers set out visions Reflecting […]

New measures to strengthen Sweden’s security

Due to the serious security situation, there is greater need for control over who is attempting to enter Sweden and for what purposes. The Swedish Government has therefore decided to expand the mandate of the Police to intensify internal border control. This was announced at a press conference Tuesday by Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and […]