Some 95% of mothers breastfeed their newborns in Switzerland. But there are still many prejudices over if and how you should breastfeed. swissinfo.ch spoke to two experts to gain a bigger picture.
GHANA – Government has awarded indigenous Ghanaian companies and joint ventures contracts worth $799 million in the upstream petroleum industry last year in accordance with the Local Content and Local Participation law
"The future of our continent is looking very promising indeed," African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina declared in the opening words of his address to diplomats at a lunch organised recently in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
The BBC has begun the search for the fifth BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Following a launch event in Lagos on 5 February 2019, journalists from across the continent are invited to apply for the prestigious prize, which aims to uncover some of Africa’s rising stars.
The installation of the statue of Emperor Haile Selassie 1 will be unveiled during the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government on the 10th February 2019, reflecting on the history of African liberation, integration, and his role in the evolution of Africa’s development agenda.
A new step to build regional integration and trade has been taken through a joint agreement signed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Economic Community Of West African States Commission (ECOWAS) on the construction of a 1,000 kilometre highway linking Cote d’Ivoire’s commercial capital Abidjan and Nigeria’s business capital Lagos.
LIBERIA – True to pronouncements in his second State of the Nation Address barely a week ago, that he would give the agriculture sector the same focus he gives to “paved road” construction efforts, President George Manneh Weah Monday, February 4, 2019 visited the Ministry of Agriculture in Gardnersville. The President used the visit to compare notes and brainstorm with authority of the Ministry and other partners on how to make agriculture a major centrepiece of Liberia’s economic development.
LIBERIA – Mr. George Manneh Weah, the President of Liberia has introduced a number of legislations to see that his Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) sees the light of day. This was made known during his second State of the Nation Address presented at the end of January.
The academy’s major plan this year is to set up an ‘Africa Youth Skills & Data Badge’ across the continent where young people will be required to undergo a particular training to get certification
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has reminded the United Kingdom, United States and the European Union that Nigeria was no longer a colony hence it can handle its internal affairs, reported Nigeria’s Metrowatchonline.com
The Federal Government says the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, does not signify the onset of dictatorship or tyranny, as some people have insinuated.
For its 20th year, the International Festival of Independent Films Geneva Black Movie has experienced exceptional attendance of 32,000 festival goers.
Currently, only 13% of Sierra Leonne’s population has access to internet. Bakarr Tarawally communication manager of the country’s ICT ministry and member of the Internet society Sierra Leone (ISOC-SL), bemoaned the fact on January 25, 2019, during a meeting of the ISOC-SL.
While a small chunk of Nigerians are yet to come to terms with President Muhammadu Buhari’s courageous suspension of embattled Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, their counterparts in the diaspora have lauded the move.
This year will be key for the advancement of new exploration and production development projects from West to East Africa.
BOIS Switzerland chapter decided to support the re-election of Buhari because of his Integrity, Discipline, Achievements and Sense of purpose.
The Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Manuel Sager presented Water Management at the agency's annual press conference held recently as the agency's priority for 2019 and its main focus on international cooperation for 2021–2024.
NIGERIA – The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu recently warned compliance officers in banks against colluding with politicians who are repatriating stolen funds for general elections.
Through the Safe Savings (SaVa) Project a number of street children will be given a new lease of life secure means to collect and bank their hard-earned income
TOGO – Ecobank, the pan-African bank, is partnering with leading international children rights NGO Terre des Hommes to offer digital financial services to some of the most vulnerable children in Togo – those under the age of 18 who work or live on the streets.
Togo’s government has set up a ministerial department that will be in charge of promoting local consumption through products “made in Togo”. The portfolio was assigned to Kodjo Adedze, the newly appointed minister of trade according to Togo First report.
CAMEROON – Banana exporters in Cameroon shipped a total of 15,605 tons during the last month of 2018, nearly 2,000 tons down the 17,137 tons shipped in November.
NIGERIA - The central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announced that it was planning to invest NGN 75 billion (about €182.5 million) in the refinery project initiated by Aliko Dangote.
Algeria and Tunisia have decided to further bring their population together via telecommunications by suppressing surcharges on international calls usually called roaming fees.
Shareholders of Ecole Supérieure Privée d'Ingénierie et de Technologie, a higher education institute in Tunisia, required the services of the investment bank Rothschild to help it find a strategic partner for its expansion in Africa and even in Europe, the local website Ilboursa reveals.