By Omowumi Odesomi For a very long time, youths in Africa lived under the popular saying of being the leaders of tomorrow, a tomorrow that seems to forever remain elusive with the passing of each day. However, with the passing of time and the consciousness of the need for a better...
Abuja
… Calls for strengthening the judiciary for the defense of democracy Over 200 delegates from Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia converged in Nigeria's capital city, Abuja, for the African Legislative, Legal and Good Governance Conference. The event with the theme ‘Policy, Justice and Global Cooperation for Building back better’ held at the...
Nigeria
Nigeria will next year conduct its first census in 17 years to try to accurately survey its population, estimated at more than 200 million people and the largest in Africa, the head of the national population agency said on Thursday. Censuses are controversial in Nigeria because rival ethnic and religious...
Africa
The new development philosophy, featuring innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development, put forward by President Xi Jinping in 2015, is a key component of Xi Jinping's thought on the economy. Specifically, innovative development is focused on addressing the issue of growth drivers, coordinated development on redressing imbalances, green development...
AfDB
Development finance institution the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) concessional African Development Fund (ADF) has approved a $5.5-million technical assistance grant to kickstart the roll-out of the flagship Desert to Power initiative in the Eastern Sahel region countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan. This East Africa Regional Energy Project will...
malaria
Scientists say that a new type of bed net that can neutralise mosquitoes resistant to traditional insecticides has significantly reduced malaria infections in Tanzania. The net demonstrated a significant reduction in malaria prevalence compared to the standard pyrethroid-only net, nearly halving infections in children over the two years it has...
FAO
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, says world food prices rose over 13% in March to a new high, as the conflict in Ukraine wreaked havoc on markets for key cereals and edible oils. In March, the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) food price index, which analyzes the...
trafficking
The United Kingdom has committed to supporting Tanzania combat human trafficking, targeting eliminating the trafficking of children across Tanzania’s territorial borders. A statement released by the Tanzania Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Women and Special Groups said that the UK and Tanzania would partner to eliminate child trafficking and violence...
The African Management Institute (AMI) (www.AfricanManagers.org), the continent's leader in business and management training, recently launched a new series of francophone learning programmes to support the growth of small enterprises and provide practical business skills development in Senegal and across francophone West Africa. AMI's launch event was held in...
By: Fumnaya Ijeh The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, on Wednesday, signed an agreement with the African Development Bank, AfDB to boost the pharmaceutical industry in West Africa. The agreement worth $3.56m, was signed in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital to increase local manufacturing of high-quality, safe, effective, and accessible essential medicines, pharmaceuticals, and...