Author: BaobabAfrica

UNWTO welcomes the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity on ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’

PRESS RELEASE The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity. The celebration takes places annually on 22 May. The decision aims at supporting the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development which is being commemorated worldwide throughout 2017. […]

Using ‘religion’ to explain the crisis in Nigerian society

PLEASE IF YOU ARE NOT USED TO HANDLING “INCONVENIENT EMPIRICAL TRUTHS” DO NOT READ BEYOND HERE FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR EMOTIONAL COMFORT By Professor Samuel Zalanga I lament your situation. In the past fifty years, Nigerians have built millions of churches and mosques . They have trained thousands more imams and pastors. They have […]

Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed resumes work as the UN Deputy Secretary-General

. Underscored Sustainable Development Goals as critical for better future for all Following her appointment on December 2016, Ms Amina Mohammed resumes work as the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General. While delivering her first address as the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed emphasized that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are cruciall for a safe and secure […]

UN Health Agency to Provide Support as Drought threatens 1.5 million Somalis

The United Nations Health Agency has recently reported that, less than half of the people in Somalia have access to basic health services, announcing that it is scaling up its response in the country amid a severe drought and worsening food crisis. “Somalia is now at a critical point as a result of this drought […]

Zuckerberg engages local talent in Nigeria, hunts for new techpreneurs

By Aanuolowa Omotosho and Oluwatobi Ebenezer CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria to enage local talent and hunt for the nest global techpreneuers as the Internet giant explores new frontiers to push its business and sustain web dominance. Africa’s tech revolution is in its nascent state and Zuckerberg is in “Nigeria to listen […]

Microsoft comes on board as the Main Event Partner of the Innovation Africa Summit 2016

PRESS RELEASE “Top Global IT and Innovation Companies converge in Nairobi for this year’s Innovation Africa Summit” NAIROBI, Kenya–AfricanBrains announced today that Microsoft, the worldwide leader in technology and software development, is the Main Event Partner for this year’s Innovation Africa Summit 2016 to be held on the 20th – 22nd September. As the Main […]

“Africa’s Official Ministerial Summit” confirms an impressive attendance from Africa to the 2016 Summit to be held in Nairobi

“With still 11 weeks to go, Innovation Africa has so far confirmed 17 African ministers and their delegations for the summit” Confirmed John Glassey, Managing Director, AfricanBrains. The Innovation Africa Summit 2016; Africa’s leading annual Education and ICT forum is proud to announce that they have to date received confirmations from 17 dignitaries from Africa, […]

Africa needs to trade with itself – here’s how

By Jacqueline Musiitwa   Trade not aid. It’s an idea we hear quite a bit in reference to Africa. Last summer, when Barack Obama addressed the African Union – the first US president to do so – he made sure to bring it up: “So many Africans have told me, we don’t want just aid, we want […]

How Nigeria can ride out its economic storm

By Aubrey Hruby   Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, is at a critical juncture in 2016. While the future remains bright for the bellwether of African growth, the next months and years will be characterized by significant turbulence.   After a decade of rapid economic growth that made the country a go-to destination for global capital, […]