Agriculture innovation investment summit held

In early June, Powering Agriculture, along with Securing Water for Food and Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, hosted the first-ever Agriculture Innovation Investment Summit (AIIS). The summit, held in Washington, DC, brought together nearly 60 Innovators – including 14 representing Powering Agriculture, along with representatives from the investment community and development organizations. The two-day program […]

Djibouti joins Africa Finance Corporation

Djibouti has become the newest member of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), an international investment grade multilateral finance institution investing in key infrastructure projects across Africa.  Ali Guelleh Aboubaker, Minister of Investments in the Office of the President, commented on his country’s membership of AFC: “I am delighted to announce that Djibouti has become a member […]

Liberia at 169, a sad story

Liberia, by any standard, is a blessed nation. With abundant natural resources, talented population, good climate, you wonder why it is occupying the unenviable position it is today amongst the countries of the world after the post-Independence brief spell as an internationally acclaimed African country; Seltue Karweaye writes.  Liberia has more natural resources than most […]

Liberia: Journalists condemn violations

The US-based Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) says the recent elections of Liberian government officials to senior posts within the ruling Unity Party(UP) consitute a flgrant violation of the Liberian government’s code of conduct. Ministers of Information Culture Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), Eugene Nagbe, and Labor, Neto Lighe, well as other […]

Facebook to bring billions of people online

Facebook is accelerating its efforts to bring internet connectivity to the four billion people around the world who are not yet online, with the goal of contributing to prosperity, progress and development around the globe. The company’s Connectivity Lab has reached a major milestone in this ambition with the first full-scale test flight of Aquila, […]

Eko Atlantic: Nigeria builds modern city

Eko Atlantic City, a unique, innovative development, in a vibrant environment with 21st Century facilities on the coast of Lagos has reached advanced stages in the first 5 million sq. metres of the project.  The city not only boasts of independent power and water supply, seamless communications network but also an extensive citywide road network.  […]

How does South Sudan move forward?

Although a ceasefire between rival forces in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, is largely holding, the underlying tensions that led to five days of deadly violence earlier this month remains unaddressed. So what happens next? Amid the many dire warnings that South Sudan is about to dissolve into civil war, a small comfort is that […]

FIFA world rankings: Algeria leads in Africa

Algeria is Africa’s top football nation, according to the latest edition of the FIFA world football rankings. The north African nation, which is the first of six African countries on FIFA’s top 50, occupies the 32nd spot on the world rankings to lead in Africa. African champion Ivory Coast at number 35 on the global rankings is second on […]

Grand Gedeans back Veep Boakai for president

Liberians, under the banner of Global Grand Gedeans in Support of Joseph N. Boakai, have presented a statement of support to Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, pledging to rally all Grand Gedeans to champion his presidential bid come 2017. The organization said their support for Vice President Boakai is based on the facts that his […]

Standard Bank expands mobile services in Africa

South Africa’s Standard Bank  is on a committed journey of rapid digitization across Africa, offering its customers more convenient ways to interact with their personal banking services.  The latest innovation in this digital transformation journey is the expansion of the existing Standard Bank banking app to four additional African markets simultaneously, namely Uganda, Namibia, Ghana and […]