‘We hate to hurt you but we have to’. Nigeria raised the price cap for gasoline 67 percent as President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration moved to tackle months of fuel shortages in the country.
South Africa’s economy is down on its back; unemployment has continued to rise. South Africa’s unemployment rate rose to the highest in at least eight years as factories, wholesalers and retailers cut jobs. But the government is improving broadband.
When WEF brought the world to Rwanda. More than 1,200 people gathered in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city for the World Economic Forum on Africa which held from May 11 – 13. They came from more than 70 countries and represented business, government, academia, civil society, media and the arts.
Kenya’s latest decision may put 600,000 lives at risk. Authorities in Kenya have announced their resolve to end the hosting of refugees, citing “economic, security and environmental burdens”.
Humanitarian drones now in Rwanda. Zipline, the world’s first international drone delivery service has a mission to bring lifesaving medicine to erstwhile hard to reach places.
We know how to end hunger and poverty in Africa. “Investments in agriculture can generate great riches for the continent and lift millions out of poverty and hunger. There are high returns to those countries that take agriculture seriously.” — Kanayo Nwanze, President of the UN’s International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Who are Africa’s top women innovators? Five winners have been selected from the World Economic Forum’s Innovation challenge from Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda· Innovations of these winners are in the areas of mobile health insurance, solar-powered vending carts, biomedical materials, IT training and food processing.
Climate change is fueling insecurity in Nigeria. Some traditional and farming communities in central and southern Nigeria have been overrun by herders who are accused of grazing their cattle on crop fields.
Museveni hangs on to power. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was sworn in for another five-year term after his main opponent in the East African nation’s February election was detained for holding his own unofficial inauguration.
Nigeria can grow if the president likes. The government needs to understand that stimulating the Nigerian economy will take more than passing the 2016 budget. It has to get the fundamentals right and fixing power is the first step in that direction.