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German-African Business Forum NRW holds in February – Register now!

Africa is a huge market of the future! More and more German companies are becoming active in African countries. But how do they acquire the necessary know-how to successfully do business in the African market? That is exactly the focus of the 7th German-African Business Forum NRW, holding virtually on 16 February 2022. Under the motto “Africa Business 2022: global …

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Dubai Expo showcases African cuisine, unites world through food

With more than 250 restaurants representing 191 countries all gathered in a place, the Expo 2020 Dubai has rightly been described as the largest gathering of the global culinary community. Beyond showcasing delicacies from various parts of the world, a cardinal aim of the food hall at the Expo, according to Simon Wright, Founder and Chairman of TGP International, the …

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Tech Start-ups Key to Africa’s Digital Transformation but.. – New report

Start-up funding in Africa topped $1.2 billion in 2020 – a six-fold increase in five years, but still less than 1% of the value that US start-ups raised. The continent’s research and development (R&D) investment is only a quarter of the global averageAfrica is trailing behind the world in developing a knowledge-based, digital economyGovernments can change this by fuelling tech …

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Germany to support Nigerian diaspora start-ups

The German Development Cooperation here in Abuja, Nigeria, has a field of action called Business Ideas for Development. Their main aim is to support Nigerian professionals in Germany who are interested in starting a business in Nigeria

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Bayelsa Govt Partners AfricanTide Union on Skills Development

The Bayelsa State Government has said that it would partner with the AfricanTide Union, an international social development organisation, to train over 200 Bayelsans in various skills. The Commissioner for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Hon. Stanley Braboke, stated this on Monday during a meeting with the management of AfricanTide Union in Yenagoa. He expressed delight that the AfricanTide Technical Training …

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Uhuru Kenyatta, Mo Salah, others win African awards

PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom, January 12th, 2021,-/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Awards committee has unveiled the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, as the African Political Leader of the Year 2021; the President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masis, as the African Peace & Security Leader of the Year 2021; Egyptian Football Star, Mo Salah, as ALM Young …

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African researcher takes story of black Pharaohs to the big screen

By Steve Ogah When Emmanuel Kulu began work on his mythological novels, he did not know he would become the subject of death threats. But buoyed by the best-selling status of I, Black Pharaoh: Rise to Power, the African-American novelist of Cameroonian origin has looked at the cinematic potential of his novel. Set around the Egyptian dynasty of black Pharaohs, …

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Religious leaders speak out on vaccination and faith

Religious leaders from the Christian, Hindu and Muslim communities in Kenya recently came out to support the government’s efforts to vaccinate the population against Covid-19. They called on their congregants to shun myths and misconceptions associated with the vaccine and to get vaccinated in order to better protect themselves from severe illness and hospitalisation as Kenya ramps up its vaccination …

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Climate, Social Crisis top Global Risks in 2022, say Experts

In collaboration with Marsh McLennan, SK Group and Zurich Insurance UK, the World Economic Forum has analysed the most pressing issues facing the world right now. Climate action failure, extreme weather events and biodiversity loss emerged as the top three global threats. — Geneva, Switzerland, 11 January 2022 – Climate risks dominate global concerns as the world enters the third year …

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OPINION | Why We Need African Energy Banks. Now

NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber, argues against those pushing for a halt to new investments in Africa’s oil and gas industry. The majority of those making these demands are based in industrialized nations that were built on fossil fuels, he argues. For more than a year, the African Energy Chamber has been pushing back against steadily building pressure …

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Africa’s most enduring political party celebrates milestone

The African National Congress of South Africa marks 110 years of its existence on 8 January 2012. The Congress, which led the struggle for freedom and democracy in South Africa, has been governing the country since its independence in 1994. Our Senior Contributing Editor Eric Singh**, who joined the ANC in 1951 and participated actively in the struggle against Apartheid, …

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Africa Cup of Nations kicks off

After multiple postponements and fears of an outright cancellation, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finally kicks off on Sunday. The TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 is a major event on the continent and this year’s edition is eagerly awaited following its postponement in 2021 due to the Covid crisis. The competition, tagged Cameroon 2021 and which will …

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What Africa needs to do to make AfCFTA succeed

It is projected that under the African Continental Free Trade Area, extreme poverty will significantly decline across the continent, writes Zion Adeoye, Managing Director for Centurion Law Group’s AfCFTA Desk, and he lists what Africa has to do to realise the potential of the trade agreement — Established in 2018, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents perhaps Africa’s …

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Merck Foundation recognizes best African women and young researchers

ABUJA, Nigeria, January 5, 2022/ — CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator Dr Rasha Kelej, and the scientific committee felicitated 13 winners of best African Women Researchers and best Young African Researchers of MARS Awards 2021 ceremony via videoconference for their valuable research work and contribution to empowering women and youth in STEM; Merck Foundation also announced the Call for Applications for …

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