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AfDB: African leaders rally support for Adesina

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No fewer than 15 former African Presidents on Friday rallied support for President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, lauding him for...

Lock down Africa now: There is no time for test runs

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By Victor Oladokun Two days ago, I received an urgent plea from Massimo, a good friend and a highly respected Italian journalist based in Rome....

Incidence of Coronavirus in Africa as at 31 March 2020: 5,255...

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African Union Member States (47) reporting COVID-19 cases (5,255), deaths (173), and recoveries (371) by region: Central Africa (287 cases, 18 deaths, 9 recoveries): Cameroon...

Nigeria overtakes South Africa as Africa’s Biggest Economy

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By Prinesha Naidoo As if a recession wasn’t enough bad news for South Africa, it’s now confirmed as the continent’s second-largest economy. The answer to the question...

Elephant herd sighted in Nigeria’s Boko Haram warzone

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    A herd of some 250 elephants has been spotted in Nigeria’s far northeast, close to the borders with Cameroon and Chad. It is the...

African champions, Algeria, begin title defence with rout of Zambia

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Johannesburg (Reuters) Algeria thrashed Zambia 5-0 on Thursday in a successful start to the defence of their continental crown, winning their opening qualifier for...

Stability is key for supermajor investment in Africa

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Although it may appear that much of the exploration activity in Africa is driven by smaller independents, the supermajors still have a significant role...

Airtel Africa set to expand Nigerian market with additional spectrum

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Airtel Africa Plc on Thursday announced an agreement with Intercellular Nigeria Limited to acquire an additional 10 megahertz (MHz) spectrum in the 900 MHz...

We must remain united to make Nigeria pride of Africa —...

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged Nigerians to remain united to retain Nigeria’s preeminence as the pride of Africa. Sanwo-Olu gave the advice on...

Africa should modernise, decentralise its grid to solve its power distribution...

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By Anastasia WALSH Electrification is an on-going and foundational investment, and a necessary one to realize all modern-day development objectives. Despite bullish policies, the fact...

Africa owes intelligent, courageous Mugabe a huge debt of gratitude –...

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President Muhammadu Buhari says Zimbabwe and Africa owe a huge debt of gratitude to former Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, who he describes as a...

Digital technology will change face of agriculture in Africa – Osinbajo

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Digital technology will change face of agriculture in Africa—Osinbajo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that digital technology and its application will change the face of...

Church Girl Foundation to train 1,000 girls in fashion designing, modeling

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Church Girl Foundation, an NGO, Mrs Gedah Etefia, has disclosed that the organisation is set to train 1,000...

Netflix is good for filmmakers in Nigeria, Africa – Kunle Afolayan

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Variety's CHRISTOPHER VOURLIAS spoke with ace filmmaker about the changing face of Nigerian cinema, the impact of Netflix on African filmmaking, and why more international players need to...

African fintech firm to enhance uptake of Wechat pay, Alipay

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Nairobi (Xinhua) Pan-African payment company, Wapi Pay, said on Tuesday that it plans to accelerate uptake of Wechat Pay and Alipay in the African...

NLC okays AFCTA Agreement, says it will benefit workers, open Africa...

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President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Mr Ayuba Wabba, on Tuesday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement. He said...

Africa: Sports as a business, and a brand

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By Victor Oladokun At the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, the visual imagery of  almost empty stadiums is a powerful narrative. But not...

Ooni visits Dapo Abiodun, as Ogun State gets set to rebrand...

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By Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi on Friday visited the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun with a charge to...

Africa’s small-scale fisheries critical to food security

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Africa’s small-scale fisheries play a critical role in global food security and must be supported with greater research and investment, say international and African...

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