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Are you a global-minded person between the age of 18-30?

LEAD AFRICA INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY 2022 – A capacity development program for young Africans and people of African descent from around the world A week-long training program aimed at bringing together 15 – 30 emerging leaders to develop skills for combating challenges inhibiting development in Africa and African Diaspora. The program’s objective is to develop the theory and practice of Sustainable …

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Germany: African Youth Education Awards marks 10th anniversary

The African Youth Education (AYE) Awards holds its annual award ceremony at the premises of the IHK in Hamburg on Saturday, 22 October 2022. The youth empowerment initiative, which promotes educational achievement in the African community in Germany, marks its 10th anniversary this year. The scheme was initiated in 2011 to act against the observed low educational attainment level of …

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Fashion: Nigerian brand sets standards for Africa

Lagos-based Africana Couture with the opening of its new classy outlet in Abidjan has made a significant statement of intent of taking the lead in the propagation of African fashion on a global scale The merry sound of clinking glasses, hearty laughter and afrobeats music permeated the cool September evening at Rue Marconi Zone 4, a posh business district in …

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Ethiopian to power new Nigerian national airline

Nigeria has announced that Ethiopian Airlines would be its major partner, with forty-nine percent share-holding, for the Nigeria Air project. The country’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja where he revealed that the national carrier was well on its way to being launched with three Boeing 737-800 that will shuttle between Abuja and Lagos. …

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David Alaba supports SDGs in Nigeria, builds sanitary facility

A modern toilet facility in the town of Ogere Remo in Ogun State, Nigeria, was opened with fanfare on Thursday. The facility, which serves a community market, is a gift from the Austrian football star David Alaba to support Nigeria’s efforts to attain the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 15.3 million-Naira project was commissioned by the Federal Minster of …

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Africa’s fintech, crypto players gather in Accra

400 Fintech & Crypto Industry Leaders From Across Africa to Convene in the Ghanaian capital city at the Africa Money and DeFi Summit on 27-28 September —– As the rapid growth of fintech continues and the birth of decentralised finance (DeFi) grows across Africa, leading fintech’s, investors, crypto platforms, ventures and digital finance stakeholders will connect at the Africa Money …

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Gates Foundation optimistic about SDGs despite setbacks

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates call on leaders to keep commitments to world’s poorest and invest in innovation, ingenuity to continue saving millions of lives. Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Report Says Progress Still Possible Despite Setbacks to Global Goals The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday released its sixth annual Goalkeepers Report, noting that nearly every indicator of the …

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Sociologist seeks support for organic farming project in Togo

Tomfei Kougnon, a young sociologist who trained in biodynamic agriculture in Switzerland, is appealing for support to realise his dream of an organic farming project in his home country, Togo. Organic farming is an agricultural system that uses fertilizers of organic origin such as compost manure, green manure and bone meal, and places emphasis on techniques such as crop rotation …

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How Exchange Rates Work and How to Get the Best One 

Exchange rates crucially impact the trade and economic performance of a country and often, they indirectly influence many different areas of your day-to-day life, from the cost of your groceries at the local market, to the cost of fuel, job opportunities and even the value of the money you remit.  To help you get a good deal on your next …

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Germany: Céphas Bansah crowned Golden Winemaker with glamour

His Royal Highness Céphas Kosi Olatidoye Bansah was recently crowned the Golden Winemaker 2022 in the city of Bad Dürkheim, the heartland of the wine-producing region of southwest Germany. The 74-year-old Ghanaian, who is the Togbe Ngoryifia of the Hohoe Gbi Traditional Area, Volta Region, was bestowed with the prestigious honour at a festive reception in the large council hall …

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Nigerian diaspora praised over increase in remittances

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has commended Nigerians in the Diaspora on the rise of remittances in the first quarter of the year, by 20.3 per cent, representing the seventh consecutive quarterly increase in diaspora remittances since last quarter in 2020. In a statement by the Commission’s Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Dabiri-Erewa …

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Why Africa should reject rush to renewable energy By NJ Ayuk

In May 2021, the International Energy Agency (IEA) issued a report calling for a halt to oil and gas exploration around the globe at the end of 2022. NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber, argues in this opinion piece that denying Africa the benefits of its oil and gas resources could hinder the continent’s development—— African countries are hardly …

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Top 20 Finalists of Africa’s Business Heroes Prize 2022 Unveiled

Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) Prize Competition, the flagship philanthropic program established by the Jack Ma Foundation to spotlight and support African entrepreneurs, has announced the top 20 finalists for its 2022 edition. Now in its fourth edition, ABH is a Pan-African competition that recognizes and celebrates entrepreneurial talent across the continent. It offers entrants a chance to win a share …

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Cape Town to host the 2022 Africa Fintech Summit

In November 2022, leading innovators, investors, and policymakers from around the world will gather in Cape Town, South Africa, for the 8th edition of the Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS). The summit will take place on 02-04 November 2022 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre(CTICC). With participants who represent over $4.5bn in private equity and venture capital funding, the AFTS …

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Survey shows migrants more prudent to maintain support to families in home countries as inflation rises

While rising costs of living have been globally observed, with inflation rates soaring to new highs in major economies, less-considered is the impact these costs have on migrants around the world who are often charged with financially supporting loved ones in their home countries. WorldRemit, a leading digital remittances company, conducted a multi-country study to determine the effects of the …

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Why US should invest in Africa – AfDB chief

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has given strong assurance to US investors that Africa is a secure, competitive and profitable market for investment. Adesina was speaking on Wednesday at the US-Africa Business Summit in Marrakech, Morocco, where he told American investors to see Africa as a logical investment destination and to engage with …

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How to Address Diaspora Africans’ Mental Health Challenges

Ghanaian-born Swiss-based Analytical Psychologist and Psychotherapist Esther Abena Keller calls attention to the increasing psychological and mental health risks of Africans in the Diaspora, who are challenged in specific ways, socially, economically and politically. Dr Keller identifies the specific reasons why diaspora Africans are especially susceptible to mental health challenges and what could be done to address these challenges ——– …

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