FIFA 2021 awards coming up

FIFA has announced the finalists for the FIFA Puskás Award. The prize is given to the player judged to have scored the most aesthetically pleasing goal, regardless of the competition in which it took place and the player’s gender or nationality. Who will succeed 2020 recipient Son Heung-min in claiming the coveted crown? The voting process for […]

Funding opportunity for African businesses

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading philanthropy empowering young African entrepreneurs across all 54 African countries, has opened applications for the 2022 TEF Entrepreneurship Program on TEFConnect.  African entrepreneurs with business ideas or existing businesses under five years are encouraged to apply now for $5000 seed capital, mentorship, business management training and more on the […]

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 […]