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Four British missionaries are kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria

Four British missionaries are kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria

Four Britons have been kidnapped in Nigeria’s southern Delta state, a police official said on Wednesday. The police are attempting to rescue the four people, who were taken by unidentified gunmen on October 13, said Andrew Aniamaka, a spokesman for Delta state police, The four had been providing ‘free medical care and religious activities’ in […]

Democratic Republic of the Congo Launches Principles for Global Action to Tackle Stigma Associated with Sexual Violence with UN, UK Partners

Democratic Republic of the Congo Launches Principles for Global Action to Tackle Stigma Associated with Sexual Violence with UN, UK Partners

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Personal Representative on Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment, Madam Jeanine Mabunda, launched the Principles for Global Action to tackle the stigma of sexual violence in conflict at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, at a program organized by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Preventing Sexual […]

Millicom and Reach for Change five-year partnership drives locally-led development in African communities to achieve the SDGs

Millicom and Reach for Change five-year partnership drives locally-led development in African communities to achieve the SDGs

Millicom International Cellular S.A. and Reach for Change are celebrating 5 years of driving locally led development of youngsters in Africa, highlighting how corporate and non-profit organizations can work together to contribute innovative approaches to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). To mark the anniversary, the partners released a special 5th anniversary social impact report. […]

Buhari administration engages national assembly, chief justice in new ease of doing business action plan

Buhari administration engages national assembly, chief justice in new ease of doing business action plan

In furtherance of the Buhari administration’s ease of doing business reforms, the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), which is chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will, on Tuesday, consider new and specific initiatives to be implemented over a 60-day period in the National Action Plan 2.0. It will be recalled that a previous […]

New UN report reveals momentum for digital payments in Ghana could save over GHS 1 billion within next four years

New UN report reveals momentum for digital payments in Ghana could save over GHS 1 billion within next four years

At an event bringing together key government and business players, the Ghana’s Ministry of Finance and the UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance released a report documenting the country’s progress in creating an economy where everyone can pay and get paid digitally, instead of cash. The results show the country has made significant gains, including almost […]

Hon. Joshua N. Osih: Biya Should Step Down Immediately

Hon. Joshua N. Osih: Biya Should Step Down Immediately

The Social Democratic Front (SDF) for the Republic of Cameroon strongly condemns curfews, restrictions on movement of the population and all forms of violence perpetrated by the Government in the South-West and North-West regions of the country. Cameroon is now at a crossroads. President Biya’s inadequate response to the Anglophone crisis has only aggravated the […]

Burkina Faso in the fight against terrorism

Burkina Faso in the fight against terrorism

In New York for the 72nd Ordinary Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the President of Burkina Faso, His Excellency Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, participated in a high-level G5 Sahel meeting on Monday 18 September. The objective of the meeting was to make the international community aware of the urgent need to support the […]

“In ten years, the digital economy will probably weigh 10% of African GDP”- Mobilitas Group

“In ten years, the digital economy will probably weigh 10% of African GDP”- Mobilitas Group

The ADIE (the state agency in charge of the information technology policy) has formalized today the dematerialization of two procedures of the urban planning services: obtaining the certificate of conformity, an administrative act that attests the conformity of the construction work carried out following the procurement of the building permit. And, the urban planning certificate, […]

Africa’s largest economy, adopts 3 word addresses

Africa’s largest economy, adopts 3 word addresses

Nigeria’s postal service, NIPOST, has just announced its adoption of the innovative global addressing system what3words (www.what3words.com). Nigeria is the seventh country to adopt what3words, and the third in Africa. The system is already being used for mail deliveries in Mongolia, Sint Maarten, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Tonga and Solomon Islands. Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy […]

Buhari administration takes private enterprise seriously, says VP Osinbajo

Buhari administration takes private enterprise seriously, says VP Osinbajo

First let me say how pleased I am to be here in Auchi, I was here in camp as a Youth Corper in 1979. I lived here among the warm and friendly people of Auchi for 6 weeks. I have had the unique honour and privilege of visiting two great industrial enterprises in Edo State, […]

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