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

  • Using ‘religion’ to explain the crisis in Nigerian society

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

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

  • Zuckerberg engages local talent in Nigeria, hunts for new techpreneurs

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


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

  • Nigerian government adds “Wetin App” to tackle flood

  • Africa needs to trade with itself – here’s how

Solar powered cellphone launched in Kenya

By Philip Emase A Kenyan telecommunications firm has launched a cheap solar powered mobile phone for the low  income market. Dubbed Simu Ya Solar, the phone was developed by Safaricom Limited in  partnership with Chinese telecoms giant ZTE. It costs a modest $40, has a built-in solar  panel that taps energy from the sun and […]

Globacom lays broadband cables in Ghana

By Kent Mensah A new mobile telephony company in Ghana – Globacom – has reportedly begun construction works  to lay underground cable for its broadband services. The sixth licensed company to operate mobile services is yet to begin full operations in the country. The management of Glo said it is to establish its Glo-1 Submarine […]

African nations agree on $10 billion

Three African nations Nigeria, Niger and Algeria signed an agreement to jointly construct the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline (TSGP) from Nigeria to Algeria for the transportation of African gas to thegas-hungry European nations at a cost of $10 billion. The agreement for the ambitious project was signed by the Nigerian minister of petroleum resources Rilwan Lukman, […]

When life is brutish and dreams fade away

If Hassan Usman (not real names) has his way, he would become a medical doctor or an administrator in government service. He has always admired medical doctors and dreamt of using his medical training to cure people of their ailments. Being an administrator would make him fulfill his aspiration to make people ‘educated and wealthy.’ […]

Liberian government to introduce biometric ID card By Roland Perry

The Government of Liberia through the Civil Service Agency has revealed that it will shortly lunch a Biometric ID Card system as part of its reform strategy. Disclosing this to our  reporter, the Director of the Biometric Center, Mr. Afraid Drosaye said the ID card will  help government in its fight against corruption and clean […]

Africa mourns King of Pop

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has always had a large following in Africa even if sections of the people think he failed to identify closely with the continent. In the 80s, Jackson led other musicians to raise fund against starvation on the continent in a song that was release: ‘We are the world.’ Since […]