How Rwanda spurs women in technology

In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. It ranked in the top four in the Report’s political empowerment category, in recognition of the high proportion of Rwandese women lawmakers and ministers. The country therefore seemed a natural fit for a […]

Dangote Cement sustains 54,000 jobs in Africa

The President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has said that despite the challenging economic situation in 2019, Dangote Cement  was able to sustain 54,000 jobs in four African countries, where the company has its operations. The countries are Nigeria, Ethiopia, Senegal and South Africa. The business mogul who disclosed this to shareholders at the company’s 11th […]

Norway elected to UN Security Council

Norway was elected as a member of the UN Security Council on Wednesday for the period 2021–2022. “We would like to thank the UN member states for the confidence they have shown in us.  The world needs more international cooperation to promote peace and security. We will make use of our seat on the Security […]

Tunga boosts job market across Africa

The world economy might be stopped in its tracks because of the coronavirus, Dutch-African tech company Tunga is not. The organisation with a current network of over 400 African software developers, has received a Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) loan to build further capacity. The investment of €120,000 enables Tunga to expand its African operations on the one hand, allowing […]

International Criminal Court responds to US sanctions

The International Criminal Court (ICC) expresses profound regret at the announcement of further threats and coercive actions, including financial measures, against the court and its officials, made earlier on Thursday, June 11 by the Government of the United States. The ICC stands firmly by its staff and officials and remains unwavering in its commitment to […]

US indicts Gambian on torture charges

The indictment in the United States on June 11 of an alleged former Gambian “death squad” member on torture charges is an important step for Gambian victims and international justice, a coalition of human rights groups said today. Michael Sang Correa , 41, was an alleged member of the notorious “Junglers” death squad, set up by then-president […]

Over 200,000 coronavirus cases in Africa

COVID-19 or coronavirus is accelerating in Africa, with more than 200,000 cases and more than 5,600 deaths, the regional office for the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday. Africa recorded its first case of the new disease in mid-February. While it took nearly 100 days to reach 100,000 cases, the jump to 200,000 cases occurred in […]

Africa: Facebook launches Messenger app for kids

Facebook rolled out a Messenger Kids, a video chat and messaging app on Wednesday that helps children connect with friends and family in a fun, parent-controlled space. Available to download from the Apple App and Google Play Stores, Messenger Kids has been designed for children between the ages of 6 to 12 years, with the […]

Global guidelines to restart tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19. The guidelines highlight the need to act decisively, to restore confidence and, as UNWTO strengthens its partnership with Google, to embrace innovation and the digital transformation of global tourism. The guidelines were produced […]

President Weah thanks Malta for coronavirus help

Liberian President George Manneh Weah has stressed the crucial importance of partnership and sustained solidarity towards successfully overcoming the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. In a communication to the President of Malta George Vella, the Liberian chief executive extended Liberia’s profound gratitude for the donation of medical supplies in support of the West African nation’s fight against the […]