• 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

  • How Nigeria can ride out its economic storm

  • President Buhari needs to reach out to the South-South and South-East

  • Buhari’s foreign trips: My takeaway

  • Financing our future

No load shedding in Namibia, says Energy Deputy

Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy Kornelia Shilunga has assured the nation that there will be no load shedding in the country despite NamPower’s latest update that power supply in the country remains severely strained.   Shilunga urged the nation not to panic and made the assurance the country is getting enough imported electricity and […]

 What power Africa means for Nigeria

    Nigeria’s energy sector has been undergoing a massive transformation in recent years as the government actively privatizes new generation and transmission projects. Although Nigeria has a growing population of more than 179 million, it generates less than 4,000 megawatts (MW) annually. As a result, scarcity of sufficient and reliable electricity is severely constraining […]

How to solve African governance and development issues

– A perspective from China Prof Liu Hongwu offers a Chinese perspective on how Africa can solve its lack of governance issue. For a long time, capacity deficiencies and the low level of governance performance among  African  countries  lead  to  turmoil of  “having  tribe  societies  without  a central government”. This is an important factor that […]

Africa’s top bankers celebrated

Morocco’s Groupe Banque Populaire triumphs as this year’s African Bank of the Year, while Ghana’s Albert Essien, Group CEO of Ecobank wins the award for African Banker of the Year. Ivorian Tidjane Thiam, the first African CEO of a FTSE100 company and Nigerian Jim Ovia, Chairman of Zenith Bank win in the African Banker Icon […]

‘We shall rebuild and reform Nigeria’

    Nigerians can begin to indent time for their nation on a new era beginning May 29, 2015 when an opposition party got sworn in after 16 years of having the ruling party People Democratic Party – PDP in power. It was truly Change ignited. As Premium Times notes: “At exactly 10:45 A.M. Friday, […]

Gambia’s Ministry of Trade signs MOU with India

By Fatoumatta K Saidykhan The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of India on the establishment of a vocational training and incubation centre.The Ministry of Trade has been coordinating the process of the establishment of the centres for vocational training and incubation […]

Akinwumi Adesina of Nigeria elected 8th President of the AfDB

Nigeria’s outgoing Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwunmi Adesina has been voted in as the new President of the African Development Bank (AfDB). “Today, I have been given a great responsibility,” Akinwumi A. Adesina said Thursday upon his election as the 8th President of the African Development Bank Group. The President-Elect said he was “humbled […]

Nigerian oil producers end strike after fuel shortage affects big business

Circulation of petroleum products has resumed in Nigeria after oil product marketers and oil tanker drivers suspend strike. Chinedu Okoronkwo of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria told reporters fuel marketers had resolved to call off their campaign of depot closures after a meeting with the finance minister and lawmakers.   Yakubu Suleiman, spokesman for […]

Unrealistic wage expectations hinder economy in Zimbabwe

While Zimbabwe continues to benefit from negative inflation, unrealistic wage expectations continue to hinder the nation’s economy, FBC Holdings chairman Herbert Nkala said at the launch of the 2015 edition of CASE Handbook last night.”While we as a nation continue to benefit from the fall in average prices, the cost of labour is yet to […]

Vodafone Ghana is Mobile Broadband Provider of the Year

By Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh Vodafone Ghana has been adjudged ‘Mobile Broadband Provider of the Year’ at the fifth edition of the Ghana Telecom Awards, organized by the Mobile World Magazine.The award directly affirms a current independent research by global consulting firm P3 Communications, which named Vodafone as the best network in voice clarity and 3G […]