World

UNIDO and Japan to power African innovation

On the sidelines of the seventh Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD7) held in Yokohama Aug.28-30, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) explored opportunities to further promote African innovations. The event, which was attended by representatives of the public and private sector, international organizations and academia discussed among others renewable energy mini-grid systems, … Continue reading UNIDO and Japan to power African innovation

TECHNOLOGY

Rwanda and Uganda agree to unblock news sites

Rwanda on Friday said it had agreed with Uganda to unlock online access to each other’s publications after some websites in both countries were targeted for censorship. Patrick Nyirishema, Diresctor General of Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (Rura) told The EastAfrican that consultations were ongoing with their Ugandan counterparts to resolve to issue”within a few days” Continue reading… Continue reading Rwanda and Uganda agree to unblock news sites

Football

Adelaide’s African-Australian women are fighting barriers stopping them playing football

Football is at the heart of many African-Australian communities and increasingly young women are joining the sport. But it has taken hard work, on and off the pitch. Every year for the last five years, the African Nations Cup has been a highlight of Adelaide’s sporting calendar. Drawing players from the diaspora of more than 30 African countries, it has been a launching pad for … Continue reading Adelaide’s African-Australian women are fighting barriers stopping them playing football

uk

UK steps-up Africa charm offensive

The UK has launched a new plan to ramp up infrastructure investment in Africa and other developing countries in a bid open up overseas markets to British trade and companies in a post-Brexit era. On a recent trip to Ethiopia, Britain’s new international development secretary Alok Sharma announced plans for a new commission to mobilise private sector investment for bankable infrastructure projects in developing countries. … Continue reading UK steps-up Africa charm offensive

Business

A Network of African Business Influencers, Minted in Atlanta

The Mandela Washington Fellows who visited Atlanta for six weeks in June and July were emphatically positive about the leadership program that brought them across the Atlantic. The U.S. State Department’s Young African Leaders Initiative touched down in the city for the sixth straight year, once again bringing cohorts of 25 leaders each to three Atlanta universities. These 75 were the cream of the crop in the continent’s startup, … Continue reading A Network of African Business Influencers, Minted in Atlanta

Music

Stonebwoy Endorses Larruso’s New Song ‘Killy Killy’

Multiple Award Winning Reggae/Dancehall cum Afropop artist, Stonebwoy on Tuesday, August 27th took to his verified official Instagram Account to pledge his thorough and unconditional support for Larruso, a rising performing and recording Dancehall and Afrobeats artist. Stonebwoy with his enviable records of helping create awareness about creative talents across the arts industry is determined to effect a positive change in the Ghanaian Creative Arts … Continue reading Stonebwoy Endorses Larruso’s New Song ‘Killy Killy’