Sunday, October 17, 2021
Imagine you wanted your child, Kofi, to take a swim class. You hire the best tutor you can find, Teacher Ama. She then proceeds to teach Kofi every single muscle movement necessary to make him an expert swimmer. Kofi learns breathing techniques, body positioning, arm-and-leg coordination, and he memorises...
Back when states regularly used armed forces to compel others into compliance or dependence, sovereignty was primarily a geographic and military concept. But the term has more recently taken on an added dimension. The COVID-19 pandemic, for example, revealed the West’s dependence on China for supplies of face masks and...
Total confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa have passed 750,000, a Reuters tally of government and World Health Organization data showed on Wednesday. The tally showed the continent had 751,151 cases, 15,721 deaths and 407,461 recoveries. Cases crossed the 500,000 mark on July 8. The virus hit Africa later than other continents...
Emirates’ focus on meeting and exceeding customer expectations was recognised last night at the Ghana Business Standard Awards 2020 with the ‘Outstanding Airline Company of the Year’ accolade. The airline was awarded for its outstanding commitment to remarkable business standards in its sector, demonstrating a high standard service delivery,...
Businesses in the Upper West regional capital have been urged to add value to their products so as to enable them take advantage of burgeoning opportunities in the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Implementing the AfCFTA is expected to deepen trade between countries on the continent and help sustain government’s industrialisation agenda...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday lashed "vaccine nationalism" - accusing rich countries of bulk-buying coronavirus vaccines and hoarding them to the detriment of others. Addressing the all-virtual 2021 World Economic Forum (WEF), Ramaphosa said low- and middle-income countries were being shouldered aside by wealthier nations able to acquire...
On 25 September 2020, the African Union (AU) Commission Chair, H.E Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, with the AU Development Agency-NEPAD Chief Executive Officer, H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki, addressed in a virtual meeting the AU Development Partners Group (AUPG), co-chaired by Ambassador of Denmark, Karin Poulsen and United States Ambassador...
Botswana’s economy is projected to expand at a faster pace this year compared to last year as the mining sector benefits from a recovery in the global economy, Finance Minister Kenneth Matambo said on Monday. Presenting the 2018 budget to parliament, Matambo said GDP growth was projected at 5.3 percent...
For Kenyan-based safari operator Safarilink, June is the busiest time of year, as the company’s small planes ferry tourists to national parks in Kenya and Tanzania to witness the majestic annual migration of 2 million animals. This year, the coronavirus outbreak has brought those adventures in Kenya’s Maasai Mara and...
As the rest of the world prepares for a vaccine-driven return to normal over the next few months, at her community health center in a poor, working class neighborhood of Cape Town, Andrea Mendelsohn is dreading the arrival of April and May—that’s when the weather will get cooler in...
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