(Modern Ghana) Ghanaian fisheries observers are bribed, threatened and abused at sea, investigations by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) have revealed .
(Togo First) - For the second consecutive year, Togo is the country that exported the largest volume of organic soyabeans to Europe. The West African nation, according to a report recently released by the EU Commission, sent 51,000tons of the crop to the Schengen Area.
Kenya has been ranked as the top country in the world in reducing the population with no access to electricity, pointing to the impact of the State’s focus on rural areas for nearly a decade.
(Business in Cameroon) - In Cameroon, Mobile Money operators are calling for flexible identification rules to allow users without official Identification documents to have access to some basic services.
(Ecofin Agency) - Between the covid-19 pandemic and the Ever Given accident, the global economic environment was not conducive to increased revenues for the Suez Canal. However, the waterway generated a historic annual revenue in 2020-21.
Young people who were displaced by conflict in South Sudan have returned home to power change in their community. Hundreds of thousands of people, young and old were forced to flee their homes over recent years following civil war and widespread insecurity in the eastern African country.
SOUTH AFRICA – kls The Department of Employment and Labour has bemoaned the low levels of compliance with health and safety measures by employers, as the country battles the third wave of COVID-19 infections.
How the Buhari administration plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in ten years will not be based on a business as usual approach, but a very simple, common-sense strategy that will deliver the results as the President promised, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
(Ecofin Agency) - The trade agreement that could be the most significant development in U.S-Africa trade relations, since the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) passed in Congress in 2000, faces another hurdle. This is attributable to the expiration of the key legislative tool (TPA) needed to accelerate Congress’s approval of the agreement. Consequently, the prospects for the deal to conclude becomes gloomy.
Angola – Sécil Marítima SA expects to start commercial passenger transport, between the cities of Cabinda and Soyo, as of the last quarter of this year, revealed its interim chairman of the Board of Directors (PCA) of the institution, João Martins.
(Ecofin Agency) - The G7 group, an inter-governmental political forum including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, is committing $382 million to tackle the increasing food crisis and famine in the Northeast region of Nigeria.
(Business in Cameroon) - In Cameroon, smartphone adoption is steadily rising, according to figures published by the national telecom observatory of the telecom regulatory board ART. Recently, citing the figures from that observatory, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications (MINPOSTEL) Minette Libom Li Likeng revealed that from 25% in 2016, the smartphone penetration rate rose to 40% in 2020.
The United Nations stands ready to support Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan in efforts to resolve their decade-long disagreement over the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), senior officials told the Security Council on Thursday July 8th 2021
(AfDB ) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved two grants worth $83.6 million to boost cross-border trade in electricity between Ethiopia and Djibouti and to deepen integration in the Horn of Africa sub-region.
The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the authourisation of US$6.183 billion (N2.343 trillion) as External Borrowing in the 2021 Appropriation Act.
Ethiopia’s House of Peoples Representatives recently approved the over $13 Billion draft budget the country’s Council of Ministers referred to it last month.
Thanks to the Federal Government’s COVID-19 stimulus package, the Nigerian economy did not degenerate as feared and at least over 2 million jobs have been both created and saved with the implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan.
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).
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.
(Modern Ghana) The First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) Maxwell Opoku-Afari has disclosed that government adopted a “whatever it takes” stance to minimize the impact of the pandemic on Ghana's economy.
(Ecofin Agency) - Mobile operator Hormuud Telecom plans to increase its 4G telecom coverage to 100% by 2023. Ahmed Mohamud Yuusuf, the company's chief executive officer, announced the program last 8 July.
The contract for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt to Maiduguri rail tracks has been cancelled and set to be re-awarded.
DJIBOUTI) – The Government of the Republic of Djibouti has approved, during the Council of Ministers convened on 11 July, a draft law defining the terms and conditions for the total or partial transfers of shares in state-owned capital in public enterprises.