Tuesday, January 19, 2021
South African utility Eskom said on Thursday rolling power cuts are unlikely despite coal supply possibly falling below a 20-day requirement at its Hendrina power station. On Thursday investigative news outfit AmaBhungane reported Eskom may be forced into nationwide electricity cuts after a coal mine linked to the Gupta family...
West African countries have launched the Medicines Regulatory Harmonisation Project (MRHP) that ensure smooth and standard registration of medicines produced in the sub-region. Speaking at the launch of the project in Accra on Monday, the Deputy Health Minister for Health, Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu, stated that, “The intent of all these...
Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB), says the bank would invest 12 billion dollars in the power sector in Africa in four years with the goal of leveraging on the aviation sector. He said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Adesina said the aviation...
Africa should move beyond aid handouts that have failed to bring growth and prosperity and move to an era of mutual respect with Western countries, the President said on Tuesday. President Nana Akufo-Addo, elected less than a year ago, said aid to his nation from donor countries was unsustainable and...
Eutelsat Communications and Sigfox Foundation have announced a partnership at AfricaCom 2017 on the ‘Now Rhinos Speak’ project for the protection of the endangered rhinoceros population. Using Sigfox's very low-speed network, the Sigfox Foundation has designed and implemented a remote tracking solution for rhinos that uses GPS sensors fitted in...
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said. A letter from Mr Mugabe said that the decision was voluntary and that he had made it to allow a smooth transfer of power, the Reuters news agency reports. The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun...
Roche has presented the study design for the first-ever breast cancer patient journey study in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) at the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) congress in Kigali, Rwanda. The study aims to describe the typical breast cancer patient journey, as well as to assess resource...
Eager to make their voices heard, 10 youth from eight African countries will take over the stage in Accra on World Children’s Day to tell the world about the Africa they want to live in, through a series of short, powerful talks. The 10 girls and boys aged 12 to...
The Angolan Ambassador to Ghana, Admiral Augusto Da Silva Cuhna has said his country and Ghana are currently in talks to revitalise bilateral relations to encompass more areas of interest for both countries. “There will be renegotiation of the general agreement on economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation and political...
Egypt has reached a staff-level agreement with the International Monetary Fund for an instalment of about $2 billion more from a three-year, $12 billion loan programme, the IMF said in a statement on Friday. The payment, which is still subject to IMF executive board approval, will bring total disbursements under...