AIDS
It is about Forty years since the first cases of AIDS were identified. This has shown that with the knowledge and resources at our disposal right now, it is feasible to eradicate AIDS as a public health problem by the year 2030. This is especially true given the improved diagnostics,...
HIV
With about forty years gone since the first case of the virus was discovered, the African Continent has made significant strides in defeating the HIV epidemic on the continent. This has shown that with the knowledge and resources at our disposal right now, it is feasible to eradicate AIDS...
Eastern Africa
At least 29 million people in eastern Africa are currently facing high levels of food insecurity due to prolonged drought as rains are projected to fail for a fourth consecutive season in the region, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, IGAD, has warned. IGAD's Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) shows...
By Genevieve Koolen, Human Resources Director at SAP Africa
NAIROBI, Kenya, 8th April 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- One of the unexpected positives from two years of widespread pandemic-related disruption is a complete rethink of the world of work.  Two years ago, corporate fixation on time was profound: employees were meant to be at the office at a designated time...
WASHINGTON DC, United States of America, 8 April 2022, /African Media Agency/- The 7th edition of the Africa Fintech Summit is set to hold on April 21, 2022, in Washington, D.C. at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. This year’s hybrid event supports in-person and virtual participation, and...
By Omowumi Odesomi The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele has reiterated his commitment to ensuring a robust monetary policy and fighting inflation which is now a global problem. Emefiele said his focus was on Development finance and supporting farmers & manufacturers in self-sufficiency and import substitution...
More than 6,000 people have fled their homes in Gambia and Senegal following clashes between Senegalese soldiers and separatists near the Gambian border earlier this month, Gambia's government said Tuesday. The Senegalese military launched an operation on March 13 against rebels fighting for independence in the West African country's southern...
By Judith Ukoh Climate change is already very visible through extreme weather in all parts of the world. The world is witnessing intense heat waves and drought and forest fires; more water vapour in the atmosphere, which leads to extreme rainfall and deadly flooding. Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization, Petteri...
Egypt's three biggest state-owned banks are setting up an $85 million financial technology fund that aims to accelerate innovation in the sector, venture capital firm Global Ventures, a partner in the fund, said on Sunday. Legislative and regulatory changes in Egypt over the last two years have paved the way...
African Development Bank (AfDB) says it has acquired $15.6 billion for the construction of the Lagos-Abidjan highway corridor to ease transportation across West Africa. Akinwumi Adesina, president of the AfDB, disclosed this on Thursday during the 2021 Africa Investment Forum virtual boardroom closing session. In April 2020, the Bank had approved...