TECNO, UNICEF support digital learning for children

TECNO, a leading innovative technology brand, has announced a partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Nigeria to support the implementation of the Nigeria Learning Passport, a digital learning platform. In today’s world, too many children remain out of school, and many more are not learning. In Nigeria, the challenges in the field […]

Sextortion plagues teens, demands urgent action

Just hours before his untimely death, the life of 16-year-old Murray Dowey from Scotland seemed ordinary—a night of family bonding over television and plans for an upcoming holiday with friends. Little did his parents know that the following morning would shatter their world, as Murray became another casualty of the sextortion epidemic sweeping across the […]

Businessman nabbed for Sierra Leonean war crimes

A Spanish businessman living in Brazil, was on July 2 arrested in Málaga, Spain for his alleged participation in the illegal trade of so-called blood diamonds and for his alleged complicity in crimes committed during the civil war that ravaged Sierra Leone between 1991 and 2002. The Audiencia Nacional, the Spanish High Court that has jurisdiction over international crimes, sought the arrest […]

Liberia’s legislative projects: The plunder continues?

By Seltue Karweaye The people of Liberia have been severely impacted by lawmakers’ excessive greed. The country’s legislative budget has swelled from US$9.4 million in 2006 to an alarming US$67.9 million in 2023. Shockingly, the approved 2024 budget is not accessible to the public, leaving us in the dark about the allocations to the national […]

Liberia: Nutrition project to be scaled up

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved an additional $10 million from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) to implement activities and scale up the impact of the Smallholder Agriculture Development for Food and Nutrition Security project in Liberia. The project aims to improve food and nutrition security and […]

US$2 billion to manufacture pharmaceutical products

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Africa Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) have renewed their partnership with a new cooperation agreement announced today on the sidelines of the Global Forum for Vaccine Sovereignty and Innovation in Paris, France. Through this collaboration, Afreximbank has committed a US$ 2 billion facility to the “Africa Health […]

Africa: Debt managers initiative launched

The African Development Bank’s African Development Institute on Thursday launched the African Debt Managers Initiative Network (ADMIN), a new program to provide home-grown solutions to Africa’s debt challenges. The inauguration and first peer learning event took place in Addis Ababa under the theme: Developing and Deepening Domestic Debt Markets in Africa. African Development Bank Director Coulibaly […]

African broadcasters meet in Botswana

The African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) will hold its 15th General Assembly from September 3 to 5 in Gaborone, capital of the Republic of Botswana, under the theme: “The future of African media facing the challenges of new technologies and changes climate”. This high-level meeting will bring together chief executives of the media and broadcasting industry, […]

Ecobank launches fintech challenge

Ecobank, the pan-African financial services Group, has officially opened call for applications to the 7th edition of its Fintech Challenge. This annual competition invites early-stage and mature fintech startups to partner with Ecobank, offering a grand prize of US$50,000 and a chance to scale their solutions across Ecobank’s extensive network spanning 35 African countries. Despite […]

Africa: Expanding access to education

Coursera, a leading online learning platform, has partnered with the African Leadership University (ALU), the institution dedicated to shaping Africa’s future leaders with ethics, entrepreneurship, and solutions for the continent’s challenges, to enable learners from across Africa to access world-class education and equip them with the necessary skills to thrive in a digital economy. Education […]