Israeli Uni honours Ex Nigerian finance minister Okonjo-Iweala with honorary PhD

London, May 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria’s former finance minister and head of the economy coordinating team under former President Goodluck Jonathan, Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been honoured with an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy degree from Tel Aviv University, Israel Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala With Chair Board of Governors TAU Dr Jacob Frenkel, President TAU, Prof Joseph Klafter and … Continue reading “Israeli Uni honours Ex Nigerian finance minister Okonjo-Iweala with honorary PhD”

Ghana, China sign $500m railway deal

London, May 17, 2019 (AltAfrica)-An agreement has been signed between the Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA) and China Railway Wuju Group Corporation for the continuation of the development of a new Standard Gauge Western line. The $500 million project would have both passenger and freight services. Under the agreement, he Manso through Tarkwa to Dunkwa … Continue reading “Ghana, China sign $500m railway deal”

Nigeria: Lagos housing schemes ready for applicants in six months-Gov. Ambode

London, May 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Are you a subscriber Lagos Home Ownership Mortgage Scheme (Lagos HOMS)? Are you already in despair thinking that the scheme will go the way of many others in the past? Hope is here as governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday assured that all housing schemes spread across the state … Continue reading “Nigeria: Lagos housing schemes ready for applicants in six months-Gov. Ambode”

The sad story of women living with HIV/AIDs in Ghana who trusted herbalist’s onion and ginger cure

London, May 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)– In Africa, it is a common practice that HIV-infected people and AIDS patients often seek complementary therapies including herbal medicines due to different reasons such as unsatisfactory effects, high cost, non-availability, stigma or adverse effects of conventional medicines Radio advertisements of herbal cure for HIV/AIDS are regularly on the airwaves … Continue reading “The sad story of women living with HIV/AIDs in Ghana who trusted herbalist’s onion and ginger cure”

Ghana celebrates ECOWAS Brown Card Day

London, May 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Ghana National Bureau has resolved to celebrate the “ECOWAS Brown Card Day’’, an insurance scheme protocol signed on 29th May, 1982 in Cotonou. The scheme was designed to aid free movement of persons and goods and services across national boundaries of ECOWAS member states. It serves as a common insurance … Continue reading “Ghana celebrates ECOWAS Brown Card Day”

Ghana, Slovenia sign MoU on Economic Cooperation

London, May 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ghana and the Republic of Slovenia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Economic Cooperation on the margins of the 8th Africa Day International conference. Ghana signs MoU with Slovenia on Economic Cooperation (GNA)READ ALSO: NIGERIA APPROVES $1BN CHINESE LOAN TO FINANCE GURARA POWER PROJECT PHASE II The document is aimed … Continue reading “Ghana, Slovenia sign MoU on Economic Cooperation”

Elections hacking is new threat to African democracy -Ex Ghanaian president Mahama

London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Countries in Africa that have adopted Information Technology (IT) in their electoral processes now have to deal with a new challenge, systems hacking, which now threatens the practice of democracy in the continent, a former President of Ghana, Mr. John Mahama, has said. Mahama’s disclosure came at a time Nigeria’s 2019 … Continue reading “Elections hacking is new threat to African democracy -Ex Ghanaian president Mahama”

Ghana begins second phase re-construction of multi-billion dollar Kumasi Central Market

London, May 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Phase two of reconstruction of Kumasi Central Market has commenced. President Akufo-Addo presided over the ground breaking ceremony. The mega project estimated to cost $278m, is being constructed by Messrs Contracta Construction Company of the United Kingdom (UK) while the Bank of Germany are the financiers. Also Read:Iconic Lamu Municipal Market in Kenya set to … Continue reading “Ghana begins second phase re-construction of multi-billion dollar Kumasi Central Market”

Egypt is best in African hotel development, Nigeria, Morocco, Ethiopia follow – Hospitality survey

London, May 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The stars of hotel development in Africa are Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco and Ethiopia, according to the 11thannual survey by W Hospitality Group. The four countries head the top ten by numbers of rooms in the internationally-branded hotel development pipeline, with Egypt showing 15,158 rooms in 51 new hotels. A total of … Continue reading “Egypt is best in African hotel development, Nigeria, Morocco, Ethiopia follow – Hospitality survey”

Concern in Ghana after 90% fail law exam

London, May 7, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ghana’s General Legal Council (GLC) has set up a committee to investigate the circumstances that led to the mass failure of students at the Ghana School of Law. More than 90% of the 727 students failed the recent bar exams, according to results released by the GLC’s exam committee. Concern in … Continue reading “Concern in Ghana after 90% fail law exam”

Promotion de la femme rurale par les expérimentations sur l’agroécologie : Des femmes africaines portent le combat

Le mouvement des femmes rurales africaines dénommé «Nous sommes la solution», qui regroupe des associations de femmes du Sénégal, du Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Gambie et de la Guinée-Bissau, ont tenu, le week-end dernier, à Thiès, leur première Assemblée générale. Lequel mouvement, selon sa présidente Mariama Sonko, veut défendre les valeurs et promouvoir les initiatives … Continue reading “Promotion de la femme rurale par les expérimentations sur l’agroécologie : Des femmes africaines portent le combat”

Ghana launches e-Procurement System to enhance transparency in govt business

London, May 2, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ghana’sVice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Tuesday launched the Ghana Electronic Procurement System (GHANEPS) to enhance fairness, efficiency and transparency of public procurement processes. The online platform designed by the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) in partnership with the European Dynamics, formed part of the World Bank’s e-Transform Project to help minimise … Continue reading “Ghana launches e-Procurement System to enhance transparency in govt business”

Senegal launches digital platform for integrated healthcare payment

London, May 1, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Agency for Universal Health Coverage in Senegal has unveiled a digital platform, the first of its kind in the continent that seeks to digitise payments across the medical value chain By extending this process of democratisation to provide access to health to all countries on the African continent, Senegal aims … Continue reading “Senegal launches digital platform for integrated healthcare payment”

Ghana becomes second country after Malawi to launch vital malaria vaccine

London, May 1, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ghana on Tuesday rolled out the world’s only proven malaria vaccine for infants as part of a landmark campaign against the deadly mosquito-borne disease, one week after Malawi became the first country to do so. Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people each year, mainly in Africa, and it is hoped … Continue reading “Ghana becomes second country after Malawi to launch vital malaria vaccine”

ECOWAS adopts ICPC Academy as Centre for Corruption Studies

By: Adetokunbo Fakeye The Network of Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa (NACIWA) is to adopt the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), the training and research arm of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission’s (ICPC) as a centre of excellence in corruption studies especially in the area of Corruption Risks Assessment (CRA). This … Continue reading “ECOWAS adopts ICPC Academy as Centre for Corruption Studies”

UK signs £82 million worth of deals on agric, tech with Ghana and Nigeria

London, May 1, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The UK Foreign Office business delegation has sign deals worth £82m in Nigeria and Ghana that will see up to 1600 new jobs created in the two West African countries Speaking in Ghana on the second day of his trip to Africa, the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt committed to supporting ‘Ghana … Continue reading “UK signs £82 million worth of deals on agric, tech with Ghana and Nigeria”

UK Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt launches ‘English Connects’ programme in Senegal

London, April 30, (AltAfrica)-British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt officially launched the ‘English Connects’ programme at the Université Virtuelle du Sénégal on Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal. The programme will support the teaching and learning of English in sub-Saharan Africa countries, where English is not widely spoken, with an emphasis on online learning. The programme by the … Continue reading “UK Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt launches ‘English Connects’ programme in Senegal”

Concert de Manu Gallo : Du pur jazz aux sonorités africaines

Manu Gallo n’a pas déçu pour sa première apparition sur la scène du Festival international de jazz de Saint-Louis. Pour le deuxième concert de l’événement, la bassiste ivoirienne a bercé le public de Saint-Louis qu’elle a fait musicalement voyager du pur jazz aux sonorités africaines. L’Ivoirienne, qui se produisait pour la première fois à Saint-Louis, … Continue reading “Concert de Manu Gallo : Du pur jazz aux sonorités africaines”

Meghan and Harry ‘planning two weeks Africa tour’ with royal baby

London, April 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are reportedly planning an official tour of Africa with their new royal baby, fuelling existing speculation that the couple are considering a longer-term move to the continent The two-week tour, which would take place when their baby is around six months old, would focus … Continue reading “Meghan and Harry ‘planning two weeks Africa tour’ with royal baby”

CAN-2019 (U23) : Les Verts en stage à Sidi Moussa 

La sélection nationale de football des moins de 23 ans entrera en regroupement aujourd’hui, au Centre technique de Sidi Moussa (Alger), pour un stage de quatre jours, en prévision de la double confrontation contre le Ghana au mois de juin prochain. Ce match entre dans le cadre du dernier tour des éliminatoires de la CAN-2019, … Continue reading “CAN-2019 (U23) : Les Verts en stage à Sidi Moussa “

Production de pétrole : Far annonce 100 mille barils par jour

Les champs de la Sne contiennent actuellement, 5 milliards de barils de pétrole et la coentreprise composée de Woodside Energy en tant qu’opérateur, de Cairn Energy, Far Ltd et de la Société des pétroles du Sénégal (Petrosen) vise au démarrage de la production 500 millions de barils, avec un volume journalier de 100 mille barils. … Continue reading “Production de pétrole : Far annonce 100 mille barils par jour”

CAN-2019 U23 / Éliminatoires : La sélection algérienne en stage à Sidi Moussa

La sélection algérienne des moins de 23 ans (U23) effectuera un stage de préparation à partir de demain et jusqu’au 1er mai au Centre technique national de Sidi Moussa (Alger) en prévision des prochaines échéances officielles, a indiqué la Fédération algérienne de football (FAF). Le sélectionneur national des U23, Ludovic Batelli, a établi une liste … Continue reading “CAN-2019 U23 / Éliminatoires : La sélection algérienne en stage à Sidi Moussa”

Badminton : l’Algérie éliminée en quarts de finale

La sélection algérienne de badminton a été éliminée en quarts de finale après sa défaite devant son homologue mauricienne sur le score de 3 à 1, mercredi pour le compte des Championnats d’Afrique 2019 qui se déroulent du 22 au 28 avril à Port-Harcourt (Nigeria). Les demi-finales du rendez-vous de Port-Harcourt mettront aux prises Maurice … Continue reading “Badminton : l’Algérie éliminée en quarts de finale”

Nigeria: Amosun Officially Presents “Adire Ogun”,Tie & Dye Fabric As The Cultural Identity Of Ogun State

London, April 26, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Ogun state government under the administration of governor Ibikunle Amosun on Thursday unveiled and adopts the seal of authenticity of “Adire Ogun” , the Tie and Dye fabric as the official, cultural identity of the state with its full patient right Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun with Alake of Egbaland, … Continue reading “Nigeria: Amosun Officially Presents “Adire Ogun”,Tie & Dye Fabric As The Cultural Identity Of Ogun State”

ECOTERRORISME

Déforestation : 12 millions d’hectares de forêt tropicale détruits en 2018 Le Parisien, J. 25/04/2019 à 10:35 La perte de forêts tropicales primaires représente une surface équivalente à celle de la Belgique. En 2018, le monde a perdu 12 millions d’hectares de forêts tropicales, soit la superficie du Nicaragua, révèle mardi le World ressources institute … Continue reading “ECOTERRORISME”

The circular economy: building an economy on the template of nature

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle lordvyn/unsplashThe earth is a closed system. Apart from the energy we receive from sunlight, everything produced and consumed on earth is based on its own resources. It is also a special planet. One of the “Fridays for Future” kids wrote: “Save the earth, it is the only planet that serves pizza.” Our … Continue reading “The circular economy: building an economy on the template of nature”

Les ordis ne naissent pas dans les choux

Les outils informatiques, si minuscules et miraculeux soient-ils, n’en nécessitent pas moins de grandes quantités de matières premières, d’énergie et de travail pour être mis au point et fonctionner. Tour d’horizon de l’envers infernal du monde numérique. Les machines sophistiquées qui nous entourent sont fabriquées à partir de matériaux qu’il faut aller extraire des entrailles … Continue reading “Les ordis ne naissent pas dans les choux”

SMEs farmers in Nigeria, Ghana, six other African countries get $3m grant from AFDB, partners

London, April 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT), hosted by the African Development Bank, has announced $ 3,390,000 funding for 17 new small and medium enterprises, SMEs in the agriculture sector as part of its transformative support for food security, income enhancement, job creation, and improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa. … Continue reading “SMEs farmers in Nigeria, Ghana, six other African countries get $3m grant from AFDB, partners”

Malawi becomes first nation to immunize children against malaria with licensed vaccines

London, April 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease. Although the vaccine only protects about one-third of children who are immunized, those who get the shots are likely to have less severe … Continue reading “Malawi becomes first nation to immunize children against malaria with licensed vaccines”

Accès à l’électricité en Afrique de l’Ouest et dans la région du Sahel : La Banque mondiale débloque plus de 100 milliards

Le Conseil des administrateurs du groupe de la Banque mondiale a approuvé le 17 avril dernier le Projet régional d’électrification hors réseau (Rogep), financé à hauteur de 150 millions de dollars, environ 75 milliards de francs Cfa par des crédits et des dons de l’Association internationale de développement (Ida) et par une subvention en soutien … Continue reading “Accès à l’électricité en Afrique de l’Ouest et dans la région du Sahel : La Banque mondiale débloque plus de 100 milliards”

Nigeria to invest $8.5bn to bridge network gap

London, April 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Nigerian mobile network operators are to invest $8.5bn in the next two years to bridge telecommunication infrastructure gap in the country. The latest report by Global System for Mobile communication Association said this represented an increase of $1.6bn over the past two years. The GSMA Mobile Economy West Africa 2019 report … Continue reading “Nigeria to invest $8.5bn to bridge network gap”

Nigeria, 18 African countries get $200m World Bank facility for infrastructure development

London, April 24, 2019-(AltAfrica)-Nigeria and eighteen other African countries will receive about $200 million facility from the World Bank to help increase access to electricity in the affected West African and the Sahel Region. As part of the project, the bank said it had approved the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project, which includes $150m in the … Continue reading “Nigeria, 18 African countries get $200m World Bank facility for infrastructure development”

TOGO – Refus de démissionner, candidat pour le banc du Gabon : Le double jeu de Claude Le Roy

Le sélectionneur du Togo, Claude Le Roy, refuse de démissionner malgré la pression de la rue. Mais curieusement, le technicien français est annoncé parmi les candidats au poste de coach du Gabon. En marge de la finale du concours Graines du Togo 2019 à Lomé, Claude Le Roy a été interrogé par la presse sur … Continue reading “TOGO – Refus de démissionner, candidat pour le banc du Gabon : Le double jeu de Claude Le Roy”

Destruction Caused By World Wars

Benjamin Franklin, famed scientist and one of The Founding Fathers, said it best when he said “There was never a good war or a bad peace.” The two World Wars that have gone through have both been fought for various reasons that were necessary, one way or another, but the destruction and casualties that followed … Continue reading “Destruction Caused By World Wars”

China’s green planning for the world starts with infrastructure

The United States is retreating from the global community under a president who rejected the Paris Climate Accords and denigrates NAFTA and NATO. This provides an opportunity for China to play a greater role in global affairs. This provides the backdrop for the 19th Party Congress, as China seeks to balance external influence with domestic … Continue reading “China’s green planning for the world starts with infrastructure”

Sélectionneur du Gabon : Claude Le Roy parmi les candidats

Eliminés de la Can 2019, les Panthères du Gabon sont depuis lors à la recherche d’un nouvel entraîneur. A l’appel à candidatures de la Fédération gabonaise de football (Fegafoot), de nombreux entraîneurs ont manifesté leur intérêt. Dans la foulée, des sources proches de la fédération ont pu révéler des noms comme Didier Six, Patrice Carteron, … Continue reading “Sélectionneur du Gabon : Claude Le Roy parmi les candidats”

Les pongistes Azzala et Belache retenus dans l’équipe africaine

Les pongistes algériens Abderrahmane Azzala et Melissa Belache ont été retenus, par la Fédération africaine de tennis de table (ATTF), dans les sélections africaines (garçons et filles), pour la World Cadette Challenge (WCC) 2019, qui aura lieu en Thaïlande en novembre prochain, rapporte le site ITTF-Africa Media. Outre Melissa Belache, l’équipe féminine africaine comprendra également … Continue reading “Les pongistes Azzala et Belache retenus dans l’équipe africaine”

The US Military Is Running 36 Code-Named Operations in Africa

Many Americans first became aware of U.S. military operations in Africa in October 2017, after the Islamic State ambushed American troops near Tongo Tongo, Niger, killing four U.S. soldiers and wounding two others. Just after the attack, U.S. Africa Command said U.S. troops were providing “advice and assistance” to local counterparts. Later, it would become … Continue reading “The US Military Is Running 36 Code-Named Operations in Africa”

US launches Investor Visa scheme in Ghana

London, April 17, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Atlantic American Partners (AAP) on Tuesday launched the United States (US) Federal Government EB-5 Investor Visa scheme in Ghana to ease the migration processes of potential investors from the West Africa country The investment scheme is a foreign investor programme that allows potential investors or prospects an opportunity to invest … Continue reading “US launches Investor Visa scheme in Ghana”

HORIZON – Alune Wade, bassiste : «Tout n’est pas mauvais dans le mbalax»

Après plusieurs années d’absence, Alune Wade retrouve la scène dakaroise pour deux concerts à Dakar et Saint-Louis. A quelques heures de sa prestation, le prodige de la guitare a accepté de partager une part de ce qui fait son univers musical. De ses expériences avec Joe Zawinul, Marcus Miller jusqu’à ses aventures en terre cubaine, … Continue reading “HORIZON – Alune Wade, bassiste : «Tout n’est pas mauvais dans le mbalax»”

Investisseurs et producteurs fomentent au Gold Forum de Zürich

Traduction de l’appel à manifester du Revolutionäres Bündnis Zürich le mardi 9 avril 2019. Le but est de rappeler le rôle central tenu par la Suisse dans la mondialisation économique et estime qu’il est nécessaire de problématiser ces enjeux d’exploitation globale dans une perspective internationaliste. Le 19e Forum européen de l’or se tiendra du 9 … Continue reading “Investisseurs et producteurs fomentent au Gold Forum de Zürich”

Dix huit chefs d’état pour l’investiture du sénégalais Macky Sall

L’investiture du président sénégalais Macky Sall, le 2 avril 2019, consacre ce dernier comme un des présidents les plus influents de l’Afrique. Brillamment réélu au premier tour de l’élection présidentielle du 24 février 2019, avec 58 % des voix, Macky Sall a été investi le mardi 2 avril 2019, dans la ville nouvelle de Diamniadio, … Continue reading “Dix huit chefs d’état pour l’investiture du sénégalais Macky Sall”

West Africa region to see mixed growth into 2020-AFDB

London, April 4, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Overall economic growth in West Africa is projected to be at 3.6 percent in 2019 and 2020, boosted by the recovery of commodity prices and improved production and service sectors in the region, although challenges and uneven performance would remain, the African Development Bank’s regional economic indicator report revealed. The Bank … Continue reading “West Africa region to see mixed growth into 2020-AFDB”

RAPPORT – Pérennité, mis à jour du registre des bénéficiaires… : Les défis des bourses de sécurité familiale

Les bourses de sécurité familiale constituent une «réussite», selon la Banque mondiale. Mais à l’aube du second mandat du Président Macky Sall, ce programme de lutte contre la pauvreté, fera face à certains défis dont celui de sa pérennité, entre autres. La Banque qualifie d’«impressionnant» l’impact du Pro­gramme national des bourses de sécurité familale (Pnbsf). … Continue reading “RAPPORT – Pérennité, mis à jour du registre des bénéficiaires… : Les défis des bourses de sécurité familiale”

TANIERE – Dame Ndoye charge le sélectionneur : «Aliou Cissé est allé raconter que je réclamais le capitanat…»

Impressionnant en Super-Liga, première division danoise, sous les couleurs du Fc Copenhague, Dame Ndoye ne joue pas avec l’Equipe nationale du Sénégal. Tout ça à cause d’un différend avec Aliou Cissé. Le joueur de 34 ans est revenu sur cette affaire. Invité sur Canal+, lundi soir, dans l’émission Talents d’Afri­que, Dame Ndoye est en effet … Continue reading “TANIERE – Dame Ndoye charge le sélectionneur : «Aliou Cissé est allé raconter que je réclamais le capitanat…»”