Tuesday, June 15, 2021
President Joe Biden’s announcement that the US will have enough COVID-19 vaccines for every American by the end of May has contributed to a rising tide of optimism about the country’s economic prospects this year. This, and other good reasons to be hopeful about the economy, opens a valuable...
• Demand a new deal in and for Africa • Advocate speedy implementation of AFCFTA • Call for Increased Investment in Digital Connectivity Leaders across Africa and the globe have called for deeper collaboration between governments and private sector players to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. At the 2nd UBA Africa Day Conversations,...
Africa’s smartphone market experienced a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decline of 6.4 percent during Q4 2017, according to the latest insights announced by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows smartphone shipments were down to 20.3 million units for the quarter. Year on...
Members of the Presidential Task Force on the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme have reaffirmed their political will to meet the Bloc’s single currency programme deadline by 2020. They also reaffirmed their commitment to ratify and implement all relevant ECOWAS Protocols and Conventions, as well as a gradual approach wherein member-states...
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airports Council International- Africa (ACI Africa) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Regional Offices for African States are united in their call to governments in Africa to rapidly implement ICAO’s global guidelines for restoring air connectivity to ensure the safe and harmonised restart...
Ivory Coast said last week  it would refuse to validate a U.S.-sponsored report due to be published this month about child labour in its cocoa sector unless the researchers and U.S. government accept changes to the methodology. The report, which is funded by the U.S. Labor Department and scheduled to...
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have established the COVID-19 Private Sector Global Facility, a global initiative and collaboration bringing together public and private sector partners to help local communities recover better from the...
Large-scale protests have swept Senegal since the beginning of March, reflecting widespread anger at corruption, high unemployment, and what many regard as a politically motivated rape charge against opposition leader Ousmane Sonko (he denies the accusation). President Macky Sall’s government has cracked down violently on the demonstrations – the...
We are living in unprecedented times. COVID-19 has swept throughout the world, and governments globally have taken drastic measures to stop the spread in an attempt to save lives. In February 2020, as African countries watched Asia and Europe begin the implementation of lockdown, a study by Survey54, an automated...
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...
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