• Donors give US$138.1m to Education Cannot Wait

    Monday, September 27, 2021

    On the sidelines of this year’s United Nations General Assembly, public, private and philanthropic donors announced a total of US$138.1 million in new contributions to Education Cannot Wait (ECW). The new contributions come from: Germany (€50 million; approx. US$58.6 million); United States of America (US$37 million); European Union/European Commission (€25 million; approx. US$29.3 million); The […]

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  • African Data Centres’ new office in South Africa

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    Africa Data Centres, the only pan-African network of interconnected, carrier-and cloud-neutral data centres on the continent, has completed its new Johannesburg data centre, based in its Midrand Campus which is one of the largest in Africa.  This state-of-the-art facility, designed with the latest global standards is the ideal location for technology companies and enterprises to […]

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  • Liberia: Plenty for the few, hunger for the majority

    Sunday, September 19, 2021

    By Seltue Karweaye A good proportion of young people today were taught from primary school that agriculture is the mainstay of the Liberian economy. Agricultural Science as a subject is part of our educational curriculum and therefore taught at all levels of education. Despite the constant emphasis on agriculture as a core aspect of the […]

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  • US: Bong Miners hold convention this weekend

    Friday, September 17, 2021

    Members of the US-based Association of Bong Miners in the Diaspora have gathered in Minnesota, Minneapolis to hold a national convention this weekend at which, among others, a new leadership will be elected. Festivities begin on Friday with arrivals and a meet and greet of convention attendees. Saturday will be much busier with a business […]

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  • Africa: Call to apply to Youth Adaptation Challenge

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have launched a call for applications for the first edition of the African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthAdapt) Challenge. The call encourages young entrepreneurs, innovators from micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and other youth-led and youth-owned enterprises in Africa, to implement solutions for […]

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May
23

Norway has slowest internet in Scandinavia

Norway has the slowest internet in Scandinavia and has even slipped behind former eastern block countries such as Romania, the Czech Republic and Latvia, according to a new global report. According to the report, by US cloud service Akamai, information zips around Norway’s internet at an average of 11.4 Mbps, ranking it only 15th worldwide. […]

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May
23

SimbaPay launches free UK to Nigeria money transfers

SimbaPay  – a leading UK digital money transfer provider – today announced the launch of its money transfer service to Nigeria. Using the SimbaPay app or website, Nigerians living in the UK can send money to any bank account or mobile phone in Nigeria instantly. SimbaPay charges zero fees for money transfers to Nigeria. “We’re […]

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May
21

Congo Airlines now flies to Lebanon

ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines, (www.flyecair.com), the national airline of the Republic of the Congo, headed by Fatima Beyina‐Moussa, who is also President of the AFRAA (African Airlines Association), is adding a new destination to its network. As part of its expansion, ECAir is launching its Brazzaville-Beirut service on Tuesday, 2 June. Beirut (Lebanese Republic) is […]

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May
19

Boko Haram disrupts life in Cameroon

It’s becoming more and more difficult to find food in Cameroon’s Far North region, residents say, not only because the annual lean season is underway, but insecurity caused by Boko Haram has severely disrupted farming and cross-border trade. As many as 180,000 people in the region could be at risk of an acute food crisis […]

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May
18

Swedish team uncovers 3000-year-old temple

A Swedish-led team of archaeologists has discovered the remains of a 3000-year-old temple in southern Egypt. The Lund University mission, led by Dr. Maria Nilsson, discovered the temple at the Gebel el Silsila quarry, north of Aswan, where they have been working since 2012. The temple, which dates to the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom, had […]

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May
17

Ijeh set to manage Swedish club

Former Nigerian football star Peter IJeh is expected to take over as coach of Anundsjo, a second disivion outfit in the Swedish league. According to local newssite Allehanda, IJeh who made his name scoring goals for Swedish champions Malmo FF, and Anundsjo are set to agree terms soon. The former Nigerian international is a licensed UEFA coach. […]

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May
17

Danes fatter than they think

Danes have no problem admitting they are carrying a few extra pounds, but many are unclear by exactly how much.A new poll conducted by the research group Opinium for the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) shows that 42 percent of Danes who say they are overweight are actually obese.Jens Meldgaard Bruun, the […]

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May
16

UN Sec Gen concerned about Burundi situation

The Secretary-General is gravely concerned by developments in Burundi since the announcement of the electoral candidacy of President Nkurunziza and especially in the aftermath of the 13 May declaration of a coup d’état. The Secretary-General condemns attempts to oust elected governments by military force. He appeals for strict respect of Burundi’s Constitution as well as […]

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May
14

Moroccan innovator wins African prize

In a glittering ceremony hosted by the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) Moroccan researcher Adnane Remmal was announced winner of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 Grand Prize, scooping the US$100 000 cash prize in Skhirat, Morocco. Held in collaboration with Morocco’s Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy,  the May 12-13 event was a fitting tribute to an […]

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May
11

Gbowee foundation welcomes win against Ebola

After 42 days with no recorded cases of Ebola, Liberia has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO). This happened on May 9. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Roberta Gbowee and the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) welcome this great news. But the head of the foundation has warned that since new cases of Ebola are […]

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