Next TungaThon scheduled for October

African-Dutch outsourcing software development company Tunga announces the next edition of the TungaThon, a hackathon where teams of two to four African software developers collaborate online to submit a proposal to the jury. The proposal for this edition should provide an MVP that contributes to economic recovery from Covid-19. The TungaThon is planned for the […]

Donors give US$138.1m to Education Cannot Wait

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 […]

African Data Centres’ new office in South Africa

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 […]

Liberia: Plenty for the few, hunger for the majority

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 […]

US: Bong Miners hold convention this weekend

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 […]

Africa: Call to apply to Youth Adaptation Challenge

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 […]

Tunga holds development session

Dutch-Afro tech company Tunga, based in Uganda, Nigeria and Holland, will organise a DEV hour on Thursday, September 16, featuring software engineer Abisoye Falabi, meant to inform and inspire recent and future Tunga developers. Falabi, who is the senior product manager at TradeDeport,  is not your ordinary techie. A self-taught software engineer, a white hacker, Abisoye wears […]

Tourism: Africa discusses future plans

The African members of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) met recently in Cape Verde to strengthen their cooperation and advance plans for recovery and sustainable growth. The 64th meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) saw 23 countries represented on the island of Sal, with 21 ministers of tourism joining five ambassadors for […]

Guinea: Prevention is better than cure

By Togba-Nah Tipoteh The military takeover in Guinea is most relevant for telling us that we should have done better to prevent violence, including coup d’etats and civil wars. Where were we when the “powers that be” changed the Constitutions of Burkina Faso and Guinea to allow for a third presidential term of office? There […]

LAC mourns employee who suffered tragic death

By Draper C. Tolborh Sr Family members, friends, sympathizers, workmates and the management of the the Liberia Agricultural Company (LAC) gathered in Grand Bassa County on August 31 to mourn the tragic death of Emmanuel Joe, an employee who lost his life while cleaning a rubber processing machine. Paying tribute on behalf of the LAC […]