• SGI Dubai 2019: Driving digital signage in Africa

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

      With the advancement in display technologies, the evolution of LCD, LED, OLED, and super AMOLED, Africa’s digital signage industry is set to grow leaps and bounds.  Several countries in Africa are looking at expanding their retail infrastructure, the healthcare and also the hospitality industries, which in turn will require the latest in digital signage. […]

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  • Bambwa: an African investment opportunity

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    Sweden-based Bambwa Group, a firm that “invests and supports Nordic and African growth companies to scale across West and East Africa”, is opening up to new investors. According to info released on Facebook, Bambwa Group is staging presentations in Stockholm, the Swedish capital on December 13 and 17.  The one-hour event will begin at 4pm […]

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  • YAS!: A platform for young African entrepreneurs

    Saturday, December 8, 2018

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Accenture announced the launch of YAS! (Youth for Africa and Sustainable Development Goals), a pan-African entrepreneurship portal-platform with a two-day program in Lagos, Nigeria. The portal-platform addresses four main pillars of the entrepreneurship ecosystem: Information, Mentorship, Funding and Network. “Africa’s entrepreneurial space is advancing rapidly – however, success […]

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  • Liberia, UK sign maritime agreement

    Friday, December 7, 2018

    The Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) have signed an agreement that, among others, strengthens Liberia’s role as a leading and competitive maritime nation. The Agreement for Cooperation was finalised by the two institutions on the margins of the recent 121st session of the World Maritime Organization (WMO) in London. […]

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  • Kipoche, Ibarguen are IAAF Athletes of the Year

    Thursday, December 6, 2018

    Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian long jumper Caterine Ibarguen were named International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Male and Female Athlete of the Year at the federation’s end of year award ceremony here on Tuesday. Kipchoge won the Berlin Marathon in 2:01:39 in September, improving the previous world record by 1 minute and […]

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News

Sep
13

Preventing election violence in West Africa

During 2018, elections will be held in 23 African states – at local, regional or national level. Democratic elections have become more common on the African continent. At the same time, an increase in electoral violence is reported, writes Emma Skeppström. According to a study by Stephanie M. Burchard, more than half of Africa’s states […]

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Sep
13

Nigeria: President Buhari eyes second term

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday formally submitted his candidacy to stand for a second term of office at elections in February next year. The 75-year-old leader travelled to the headquarters of his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party in the capital Abuja to hand in his nomination form. He was accompanied by state governors, […]

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Sep
11

Rugby is on the rise in Africa

Rugby is developing at an unprecedented pace in Africa. The popularity of the sport is booming all over the continent, and APO Group, the leading media relations consultancy for Africa and the Middle East and main Official Partner of World Rugby’ African association, Rugby Africa, Monday released a new guide to the sport called “The […]

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Sep
11

Bility: Liberia can achieve justice for war crimes

Kunti K. was arrested in France last week for his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity committed during the First Liberian Civil War (1989-1996) while acting as a commander for the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO). The ULIMO rebel faction fought against Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) during the […]

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Sep
10

African culture festival in Swedish city on Saturday

A whole day celebrating African culture is scheduled this Saturday in the Swedish city of Kinna. Organised by the city’s Adult Education Union ( in Swedish, Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan) and a local NGO, Iyam Care Association headed by Indira Njikam, the Hello Africa Festival, which begins at 11 am, will have a host of activities. There […]

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Sep
9

Tanzanian mobile app wins Ecobank fintech challenge

Winners of the 2018 Ecobank Fintech Challenge were announced at a ceremony held at Ecobank’s headquarters in Lome, Togo on August 30. Nala, from Tanzania, beat the ten other finalists to emerge as the overall winner of the competition. Virtual Identity from South Africa and Wallet.ng from Nigeria were the first and second runners up. […]

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Sep
6

African strikers on target in Sweden, Denmark, Norway

AIK skipper Henok Goitom keeps banging in the goals as his club continues a firm march at the top of the Swedish football premiership. The Eritrean international scored a 35th minute penalty in AIK’s 3-0 bashing of Hacken last weekend in the 20th round of the Allsvenskan to open up a five-point lead over second […]

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Sep
6

War crimes: Using cartoons to push for justice in Liberia

August 27th to 31st, 2018, art students in Monrovia were encouraged to find artistic responses to the complex question of whether or not war-time crimes should be punished in Liberia today. Simultaneously, a roundtable was organized to debate the theoretical implications of this question. “We wanted to empower the youth to participate in an active […]

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Sep
4

Norway gives millions in aid to Lake Chad region

Norway will provide NOK 325m (about $38m) in humanitarian aid to Africa’s Lake Chad region, it has been announced. Norways’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide announced this contribution in Berlin on Monday at the high-level conference on the crisis in the Lake Chad region, which Norway is co-hosting with Germany, Nigeria and the […]

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Sep
3

Time for local investors to step up and electrify Africa

For years, the African renewable energy development market has been dominated by foreign investors and financial institutions. Now is the time for African investors to step up to the plate and join the continent’s solar energy transition. Africa is now even preparing to feed Europe’s growing energy needs through various projects, such as the TuNur […]

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