(Business in Cameroon) - In Cameroon, Mobile Money operators are calling for flexible identification rules to allow users without official Identification documents to have access to some basic services.

(Modern Ghana) Ghanaian fisheries observers are bribed, threatened and abused at sea, investigations by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) have revealed .

(Togo First) - For the second consecutive year, Togo is the country that exported the largest volume of organic soyabeans to Europe. The West African nation, according to a report recently released by the EU Commission, sent 51,000tons of the crop to the Schengen Area.  

Kenya Power workers. FILE PHOTO | NMG

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 Kenya has been ranked as the top country in the world in reducing the population with no access to electricity, pointing to the impact of the State’s focus on rural areas for nearly a decade.

(Ecofin Agency) - Between the covid-19 pandemic and the Ever Given accident, the global economic environment was not conducive to increased revenues for the Suez Canal. However, the waterway generated a historic annual revenue in 2020-21.

 

(Ecofin Agency) - The G7 group, an inter-governmental political forum including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, is committing $382 million to tackle the increasing food crisis and famine in the Northeast region of Nigeria.

As part of community development in Wau, IOM does capacity building and training for youths. Photo: IOM 2020/Peter Caton

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Young people who were displaced by conflict in South Sudan have returned home to power change in their community. Hundreds of thousands of people, young and old were forced to flee their homes over recent years following civil war and widespread insecurity in the eastern African country.

(Ecofin Agency) - The trade agreement that could be the most significant development in U.S-Africa trade relations, since the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) passed in Congress in 2000, faces another hurdle. This is attributable to the expiration of the key legislative tool (TPA) needed to accelerate Congress’s approval of the agreement. Consequently, the prospects for the deal to conclude becomes gloomy.

Angola – Sécil Marítima SA expects to start commercial passenger transport, between the cities of Cabinda and Soyo, as of the last quarter of this year, revealed its interim chairman of the Board of Directors (PCA) of the institution, João Martins.

*VP chairs inaugural meeting of National Steering Committee on Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy

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How the Buhari administration plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in ten years will not be based on a business as usual approach, but a very simple, common-sense strategy that will deliver the results as the President promised, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

SOUTH AFRICA – kls The Department of Employment and Labour has bemoaned the low levels of compliance with health and safety measures by employers, as the country battles the third wave of COVID-19 infections.

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Thanks to the Federal Government’s COVID-19 stimulus package, the Nigerian economy did not degenerate as feared and at least over 2 million jobs have been both created and saved with the implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan.

The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the authourisation of US$6.183 billion (N2.343 trillion) as External Borrowing in the 2021 Appropriation Act.

Ethiopia’s House of Peoples Representatives recently approved the over $13 Billion draft budget the country’s Council of Ministers referred to it last month.

The Nile has delivered freshwater, fed agriculture, and supported livelihoods in Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan for thousands of years. Photo:Unsplash/Jeremy Zero

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The United Nations stands ready to support Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan in efforts to resolve their decade-long disagreement over the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), senior officials told the Security Council on Thursday July 8th 2021 

(Business in Cameroon) - In Cameroon, smartphone adoption is steadily rising, according to figures published by the national telecom observatory of the telecom regulatory board ART. Recently, citing the figures from that observatory, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications (MINPOSTEL) Minette Libom Li Likeng revealed that from 25% in 2016, the smartphone penetration rate rose to 40% in 2020.

(AfDB ) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved two grants worth $83.6 million to boost cross-border trade in electricity between Ethiopia and Djibouti and to deepen integration in the Horn of Africa sub-region.

SWITZERLAND -- The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will be the first African organization to host Africa Business Day (ABD) come 25 June 2021 when the 2021 edition of the event will take place.

Bishar A. Hussein, Director General, Universal Postal Union.( Photo UPU)

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Switzerland: The Universal Postal Union (UPU) has announced that it was joining forces with Ian Kerr, the founder of the Postal Hub Podcast, to produce a monthly podcast called.

Demonstration for equality of rights on International Women's Rights Day, 2018 in Tunis. © Fethi Belaid / AFP

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Sociologist Sélima Kebaili, a gender studies researcher at the University of Lausanne, looks in a recent thesis at women’s experience of transitional justice in Tunisia. Her work, which she recently defended at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris, finds that there has been both a will to include women and a kind exclusion.

Poppy Stanbury (Photo OHCHR)

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“Access to sexual and reproductive health and rights is extremely crucial for young people. It provides medical care and comprehensive sexuality education, which gives them vital information about their sexualities, sensuality and gender identities and expression. It also allows them bodily autonomy and power over their lives,” said Poppy Stanbury.

All is set for the Grand Finale of the Seedstars World Competition 2020/21, whose seven themes for the edition are: 21st century education, women empowerment, climate action, childhood development, FoodTech, EdTech, and ICT Accessibility. Each of them is an important issue in the emerging markets, with technology and entrepreneurship providing new and innovative solutions every day.

 

The sun is rising on a Japanese rooftop fragrant with muskmelons. Amid the greenery, a network of monitors and sensors pulsates reassuringly.The idyllic, glass-enclosed roofscape provides a real-life platform for digital agriculture – one of many applications with the potential to feed smart cities of the future. But before this verdant vision can become reality, certain enabling conditions must be in place.

After about ten years of pursuing the approval, the Online investing portal Wealth Migrate SA got the approval as a Category I Financial Services Provider - FSP 47394, which allows it to provide its crowdfunding offering (when a group of people club together to fund a project or venture) on an intermediary services basis using shares as a financial product category.