Africa: Expanding access to education

Coursera, a leading online learning platform, has partnered with the African Leadership University (ALU), the institution dedicated to shaping Africa’s future leaders with ethics, entrepreneurship, and solutions for the continent’s challenges, to enable learners from across Africa to access world-class education and equip them with the necessary skills to thrive in a digital economy. Education […]

Digital transformation: a top priority for banks

The African Banking Digital Transformation Report, a collaboration between pan-African publication African Banker and Backbase, creators of The Engagement Banking Platform, is a cornerstone in Africa’s financial news landscape, offering in-depth insight into the digital revolution being undertaken by the banking sector across the continent. A growing African population – forecast to be 2.49 billion by 2050 […]

ECOWAS, TradeMark Africa to boost trade efficiency

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and TradeMark Africa (TMA) today inked a strategic collaboration geared towards improving trade facilitation, opening transportation corridors, and promoting economic integration within West Africa. The collaborative agreement aims to enhance the use of digital technologies to improve trade efficiency, reduce trade barriers at border crossings, and foster […]

Africa wants reform of global financial architecture

With $200 billion invested in development projects across the continent since its establishment in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is leading the charge in transforming Africa’s development landscape, as a solutions bank. At the institution’s 2024 annual meetings in Nairobi, six African presidents joined the AfDB President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina’s call for action to reform […]

Exploring Angola’s natural gas success

With proven oil reserves of 9 billion barrels and gas reserves of 11 trillion cubic feet (tcf), Angola has established itself as a significant player in the global energy market. Recent milestones in Mozambique, such as its first successful shipment of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) to Europe in 2022, highlight the country’s emergence as a […]

Top concerns of South African voters

The most urgent problems that South Africans want their government to address are unemployment, unreliable electricity supply, and corruption, according to a new Afrobarometer telephone survey ahead of general elections on 29 May. Citizens also cite economic issues including inflation, poverty, and management of the economy. As citizens prepare to go to the polls, a […]

Basketball Africa League hosts social impact events

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) on Tuesday announced a series of youth development and social impact events in conjunction with the 2024 BAL Playoffs and Finals, which will take place from Friday, May 24 to Saturday, June 1 at BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda.   Below is an overview of the events, which will be […]

AFC gets top honor at 2024 CEO Forum Awards

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the continent’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, has been bestowed the Panafrican Champion award at the just concluded 2024 Africa CEO Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. This accolade recognizes AFC’s outstanding contribution to the instrumental development and integration of infrastructure and industrial value chains across the African continent, reinforcing its role as a […]

Cote d’Ivoire joins Arab-Africa trade program

The Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB) General Secretariat has announced the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire ( Ivory Coast) as a new member of the program. This strategic addition marks a significant step towards enhancing trade, economic cooperation, and regional integration between Africa and the Arab world. The AATB program has been very active in […]

Harnessing gas to boost economic development

Many African countries are harnessing gas and other cleaner and greener energies to drive their industrialization journey. African countries including Ghana and Nigeria are investing in gas infrastructure and promoting its utilization, and by extension are addressing energy poverty and environmental challenges. The Minister of Energy for Ghana Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who recently confirmed […]