SWITZERLAND -- The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will be the first African organization to host Africa Business Day (ABD) come 25 June 2021 when the 2021 edition of the event will take place.
Sociologist Sélima Kebaili, a gender studies researcher at the University of Lausanne, looks in a recent thesis at women’s experience of transitional justice in Tunisia. Her work, which she recently defended at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris, finds that there has been both a will to include women and a kind exclusion.
All is set for the Grand Finale of the Seedstars World Competition 2020/21, whose seven themes for the edition are: 21st century education, women empowerment, climate action, childhood development, FoodTech, EdTech, and ICT Accessibility. Each of them is an important issue in the emerging markets, with technology and entrepreneurship providing new and innovative solutions every day.
Switzerland: The Universal Postal Union (UPU) has announced that it was joining forces with Ian Kerr, the founder of the Postal Hub Podcast, to produce a monthly podcast called.
“Access to sexual and reproductive health and rights is extremely crucial for young people. It provides medical care and comprehensive sexuality education, which gives them vital information about their sexualities, sensuality and gender identities and expression. It also allows them bodily autonomy and power over their lives,” said Poppy Stanbury.
The sun is rising on a Japanese rooftop fragrant with muskmelons. Amid the greenery, a network of monitors and sensors pulsates reassuringly.The idyllic, glass-enclosed roofscape provides a real-life platform for digital agriculture – one of many applications with the potential to feed smart cities of the future. But before this verdant vision can become reality, certain enabling conditions must be in place.
After about ten years of pursuing the approval, the Online investing portal Wealth Migrate SA got the approval as a Category I Financial Services Provider - FSP 47394, which allows it to provide its crowdfunding offering (when a group of people club together to fund a project or venture) on an intermediary services basis using shares as a financial product category.
The Swiss-African Business Circle (SABC) has launched a series of Peer-to-Peer events, to build and grow Swiss-African communities around specific sectors. The first of the events will take off on 30 March 2021 with AGRIBUSINESS
Switzerland economy has been significantly damaged through counterfeit products of its products like watches, household appliances and medicines according to a study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) mandated by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI).
For the last decade, poultry production in South Africa has been static - despite the fact that consumption has continued to grow. This has happened because imported poultry has come into the economy in large quantities, displacing South African meat, especially at the lower end.
(Ecofin Agency) - Fintech company Flutterwave, which operates in 33 African countries, announced that it has successfully raised $170 million in a Series C financing. This operation values the fintech at over $1 billion and brings the total amount raised by the company since its inception in 2016 to $225 million.
(Ecofin Agency) - Kenya Commercial Bank is close to concluding a loan for a maximum amount of $150 million to strengthen its capital and support SMEs that develop environment-friendly projects. Particular focus is on women-led businesses.
Mr. Stephen Akanbi Adewumi Ilebiyi, (alias Baba, Oga and Uncle Steve) the Doyen of Nigerians in Switzerland succumbed to death on 14 December 2020 after a protracted sickness, aged 96 years.A former president of Nigeria Union of Switzerland has been described by many Nigerians as a true friend, role model, a mentor, accessible, humble.
The Ethical Fashion Initiative, a joint venture from the UN and World Trade Organisation’s International Trade Centre, has selected three Kenyan brands - Katush by Katungulu Mwendwa, Suave, and Hamaji to participate in its second accelerator programme.
The African Energy Chamber (the Chamber) has announced that it would launch its first-ever advisory board book. The book is titled African Energy Road to Recovery: How the African Energy Industry can reshape itself for a post-COVID-19 comeback.
His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has unveiled the Le100 Billion Munafa Fund, the National Microcredit Scheme for 2021 to 2023 to support small and medium enterprises.
(Ecofin Agency) - Kenya has reached a staff-level agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a new reform program with a financial package.
SOUTH AFRICA – Africa Oil & Power (AOP) has announced the appointment of Yolisa Nyoka as its new Director of Programming, effective February 1. Nyoka has been recently nominated for the 2021 African Women Industrialization Award in recognition of her contributions to the events industry.
Togo – REGUS, the world’s largest provider of flexible workspaces, arrives in Togo. It will offer a wide range of ready-to-use workspaces ranging from private offices to co-working, meeting rooms and business lounges, according to Regus source.
Mrs. Esther Ore Omosewo, the first female professor of physics education in Nigeria has been inducted into the Governing Council membership of the International Association of Research Scholars and Administrators - IARSA.
“When we took over the reign of NIDO Swiss, on 14 December 2019, our focus was to rebrand and change the organization’s image which had been bastardized.” Johnson Odibo, the president of NIDO Swiss asserted in his annual report at the organization’s Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 5 December 2020.
The United Nations is marking 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, spotlighting their vital role in human nutrition and food security, as well as urging efforts to improve sustainable production and reduce waste.
NIGERIA - Over 1,250 professionals took part in the 6th edition of African Insurance Awards held virtually on Friday, 18 December 2020. The African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) appreciating the roles paid by all the participants and the judges expressed it gratuities to all of them.
(Togo First) - The committee of ministers of the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) project met in Lomé recently to discuss operational aspects of the infrastructure through which natural gas is transported from producing countries (Nigeria, mainly) to countries that import the fuel (Benin, Ghana, and Togo).
African authors are not too well known in Switzerland especially the female authors as I have learned, even by the people who have a general interest in Africa or business in/with Africa.
To circumvent liquidation, proactive engagement with creditors at the early stages of financial distress is imperative
It is well documented that the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on businesses. Commerce in most sectors is fighting to keep their doors open, grappling with creditors to avoid winding up proceedings and its far-reaching implications.
1) Pollution driven by huge increase in mask sales
The promotion of mask wearing as a way to slow the spread of COVID-19 has led to an extraordinary increase in the production of disposable masks: the UN trade body, UNCTAD, estimates that global sales will total some $166 billion this year, up from around $800 million in 2019.
When Carly Beischer, Director of Sales and Partnerships for Ethical Apparel Africa (EAA), first started attending university, she had a clear career path in mind – and it didn’t have anything to do with fashion. Instead, she studied history and had planned on building a career around law.
Everyone knows by now that due to a combination of leadership, environment, social ecology, demographics and as yet unknown biological and other factors, Africa has been spared the worst of the havoc that COVID-19 has wreaked on other parts of the globe and was predicted to do here too.
As the pandemic continues to influence how organisations operate and behave, African businesses need to adapt its workforce and technology considerations
In response the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government of Cameroon decided on a number of fiscal measures to support Cameroonian businesses and households
With every industrial revolution comes shifts to social, economic, environmental and political systems, paving the way for transformative changes in the way we live and work.
The President of the Sierra Leone Bar Association, Eddinia Michaela Swallow, recently took part in a roundtable discussion on the abolition of the death penalty in Sierra Leone, held at the residence of the British High Commissioner in Freetown, Simon Mustard.
The Federal Office of Public Health in lieu of the steadily declined in the number of new infections with the corona virus in recent weeks plans to re- open the lockdown on 1 March.