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Fintech Africa: Traditional banks are now reaching out to fintech startups around Africa

Fintech Africa: Traditional banks are now reaching out to fintech startups around Africa

African fintech is not disrupting the existing financial service providers. This is because, in many areas of the continent, there is nothing to disrupt, with large swathes of the low and lower middle income segments unserved or under-served when it comes to formal financial services. Across most of the continent, there is no formal banking […]

Despite Economic Recession, Nigerians Are Africa’s Sixth Happiest People

Despite Economic Recession, Nigerians Are Africa’s Sixth Happiest People

Despite the economic recession, Nigerians are Africa’s sixth happiest people, according to a new report released on Monday that called on nations to build social trust and equality to improve the wellbeing of their citizens. Algeria leads the rest of Africa in happiness, followed by Mauritius. Strife-torn Libya is surprisingly ranked third, ahead of Morocco. […]

Liberated Africa: Pathways to Self-Transformational Development

Liberated Africa: Pathways to Self-Transformational Development

In the period since independence in the 1950s, Africa has undergone profound social, cultural, economic and political changes. Some inherited and historically rootless colonialist political and social systems have collapsed, been transcended and reconstituted. Different political systems – single party rule, personal rule and military governments have come and gone. New post-independence political and social […]

Mrs. Bola Tinubu Launches First Child Advocacy Centre, Cece Yara Foundation in Lagos

Mrs. Bola Tinubu Launches First Child Advocacy Centre, Cece Yara Foundation in Lagos

The Cece Yara foundation, Nigeria’s flagship advocacy organization in line with its aim and vision to effectively tackle the menace of child sexual abuse is set to open the doors of its ultra-modern relief and support centre in Lagos. In recent times research has shown that the incidence of child sexual abuse in Nigeria is […]

Africa theme park stakeholders to gain from ‘DEAL 2017’: International Expo Consults (IEC)

Africa theme park stakeholders to gain from ‘DEAL 2017’: International Expo Consults (IEC)

The African stakeholders of the theme park industry will stand to benefit from the largest show in the amusement industry – DEAL 2017, as per International Expo Consults, the organisers of the show. With people patronizing theme parks across Africa and the growth of the amusement sector in the region, shows like DEAL can help […]

Ngugi wa Thiong’o Talks on Decolonising the Mind in South Africa

Ngugi wa Thiong’o Talks on Decolonising the Mind in South Africa

A lecture by Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o was briefly interrupted by students on Friday, with one telling him to ask the “oppressors to leave” the venue before his address. Wa Thiong’o was invited by the University of Cape Town (UCT) to address staff and students in the Baxter Theatre on the topic of decolonisation. […]

Wife-Beating a Source of Pride for Some in Mauritania

Wife-Beating a Source of Pride for Some in Mauritania

“A Fulani woman always takes pride in being beaten by her husband. This is one of our traditions.” Salimata was always told she should be proud to come from a family of wife beaters. “You’re the daughter of a woman whose husband broke her hands. Your grandmother’s legs were fractured by her husband. You must […]

Merck marks ‘International Women’s Day’ with the launch of ‘More than a Mother’ campaign and ‘STEM program for Women and Girls’ for the first time in Liberia

Merck marks ‘International Women’s Day’ with the launch of ‘More than a Mother’ campaign and ‘STEM program for Women and Girls’ for the first time in Liberia

Merck, a leading science and technology company, today marks ‘International Women’s Day’ with the launch of ‘Merck More than a Mother’ and ‘Merck STEM for Girls and Women’ program for the first time in Liberia. ‘Merck More than a Mother’ will empower infertile women in Liberia through improving access to information, health, change of mind-set […]

South Africa On The Brink Of A Race War

South Africa On The Brink Of A Race War

South Africa is teetering on the brink of a race war after President Jacob Zuma called on parliament to pass a law allowing white-owned land to be “confiscated” by blacks without any form of compensation.  The president’s comments caused outrage among white landowners, with the chairman of a national group for Afrikaans speaking farmers warning the new […]

Ghana Turns 60 – Happy Independence Day to Our Ghanaian Brothers and Sisters

Ghana Turns 60 – Happy Independence Day to Our Ghanaian Brothers and Sisters

Ghana celebrates its independence, attained on this day in 1957. We commemorate the 60th anniversary of the independence of the country from British colonial rule. The day is particularly important not only for Ghana but for the whole continent. On 6 March 1957, Ghana was the first sub-Saharan country to gain independence, under the leadership […]

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