Small African agribusinesses use tech to up their game

Agritech solutions and digital marketing can help empower agricultural startups. As literacy increases in rural areas and infrastructure improves, young farmers and agri-processors working with the International Trade Centre (ITC) can integrate new tech solutions into their operations. ITC’s Alliances for Action, under the Netherlands Trust Fund V (NTF V) program, has partnered with Bopinc, […]

Dambe Warriors League, MTN become partners

Dambe Warriors League (DWL), the premier sports organization dedicated to promoting the ancient martial art of Dambe, is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with MTN, Africa’s largest mobile network operator. This partnership signifies a pivotal moment for DWL as it strives to expand its reach both domestically and internationally by providing unique fan […]

Equality and social justice at Global Black Impact Summit

The legal landscape serves as a dynamic arena in which individuals of diverse backgrounds shape the course of equality and justice. As the Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS) approaches – scheduled for 27 February 2024 in Dubai – it is fitting to celebrate the contributions of Black lawyers, judges and legal scholars who have played […]

ICC transfers Ugandan war criminal to Norway

Convicted Ugandan war criminal Dominic Ongwen was transferred to a prison facility in Norway on Monday to serve his 25-year prison sentence. Mr Ongwen is the fifth person transferred by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to a state that has indicated its willingness to accept sentenced persons. On November 9 the presidency of the ICC […]

Global tourism rebounds to pre-Covid levels

International tourism is on track to recover almost 90% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of this year. According to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), an estimated 975 million tourists traveled internationally between January and September 2023, an increase of 38% on the same months of 2022. The newest UNWTO World […]

Highlights from IAE Forum in Paris

The first edition of Invest in African Energy (IAE) in Paris, organized last June, successfully catalyzed European interest in Africa’s burgeoning energy sector. The forum united thought leaders, government officials, key stakeholders and industry representatives from both continents and came on the heels of three European receptions that took place in London, Oslo and Frankfurt. […]

Africa could lose $25 billion per year

African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi Adesina has warned that a new EU carbon border tax could significantly constrain Africa’s trade and industrialization progress by penalizing value-added exports including steel, cement, iron, aluminium and fertilizers. Adesina said, “With Africa’s energy deficit and reliance mainly on fossil fuels, especially diesel, the implication is that Africa will […]

Weah wins international peace award

The International Association of World Peace Advocates (IAWPA) through the office of its International Director, African Affairs, His Eminence, Amb. Dr. John Metchie, yesterday, announced Liberian President, George Opong Weah, as the winner of this year’s International Peace Prize Medal Award 2023. The award is in total appreciation of the just-concluded presidential election in Liberia, […]

$175m pledged for ‘green infrastructure’ in Africa

In a powerful signal of support during COP28, African and global institutions together with governments of Germany, France and Japan and philanthropies have pledged over $175 million to the Alliance for Green Infrastructure in Africa (AGIA). The landmark initial pledge will help to rapidly scale up financing for transformative climate-aligned infrastructure projects across the continent. The […]

How can Africa finance the energy transition?

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber From an African perspective, one of the most important things to come out of COP15, the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, was the formal recognition of the fact that lower-income countries were not in a position to bear as much of the cost of […]