24 finalists for AWIEF Awards

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced 24 finalists for its 2023 AWIEF Awards. Launched in 2017, the prestigious annual AWIEF Awards is an initiative to recognize, honor and celebrate women entrepreneurs and business owners in Africa across various industry sectors for their achievements and contribution to the continent’s inclusive economic growth […]

Liberian in French court for crimes against humanity

A former commander of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), only identified as Saturday T., was charged in France on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity committed during the First Liberian Civil War (1989-1996). The NPFL, led by Charles Taylor during the First Liberian Civil War, was responsible for at least 63,800 […]

Egypt’s Al Ahly represents Africa in FIBA Cup

2023 Basketball Africa League (BAL) champion Al Ahly of Egypt will participate in the 2023 FIBA Intercontinental Cup (ICC) at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore from Sept. 21-24. Al Ahly will compete in Group A alongside Brazil’s Sesi Franca (BCLA champion) and NBA G League Ignite (NBA G League).   Group B consists of China’s Zhejiang Golden […]

Liberia: Diaspora group to light up Bong Mines hospital

A contract worth more than $60, 000.00 to purchase and install a 24-kilowatt solar system for the Bong Mines Hospital was signed last month in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. The agreement to re-electrify the hospital, located in Bong County, central Liberia, was reached between the Association of Bong Miners (ABM) and Solar Technology Liberia. Henry J. Carr, […]

Nigeria: Dambe warriors energize an ancient sport

The Africa Fighters League (AFL) is set to energize the ancient martial art of Dambe through the inception of Dambe Warriors League (DWL) in Nigeria, a groundbreaking collaboration intended to showcase the sport within the country and beyond. Following their purchase of a majority stake in Lost Child Media, a Dambe sports promotion company founded […]

Korea, Africa pool resources for energy access

The 7th Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Ministerial Conference opened in Korea’s second-largest city, Busan, on Wednesday with a strong call for additional resources to help African countries achieve universal access to energy and transform the continent into the breadbasket of the world. The conference is taking place at a time when Africa is facing a plethora […]

Major African event slated for New York

The Global Africa Business Initiative (GABI), the leading platform for promoting business, trade, and investment across the continent, is pleased to announce the lineup for its flagship event ‘Unstoppable Africa’ on 21-22 September. The two-day event, to be co-convened by the African Union on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, […]

$1 billion to Africa’s youths for climate finance

African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina has announced a new $1 billion fund to accelerate climate financing for Africa’s youth businesses. The additional financing will boost YouthAdapt, a joint initiative between the Bank and the Global Centre on Adaptation. It invites young entrepreneurs and micro, small, and medium enterprises in Africa to submit innovative […]

UN: Financial support needed to save lives in Niger

The Regional United Nations (UN) agencies are concerned that millions of people are at severe risk unless humanitarian aid and increased funding support, is provided in Niger and Central Sahel. In Niger, over 3.3 million women, men, and children (13 per cent of the total population) are severely food insecure. Maternal mortality rates are high, […]

African children bear brunt of climate change impacts

Children in Africa are among the most at risk from climate change impacts but are being woefully deprived of the financing necessary to help them adapt, survive and respond to the crisis, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a new report on Friday.  It was released as leaders prepare to meet for the African Climate […]