GALVmed announces three new projects to accelerate animal healthcare in West Africa

The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) has announced partnerships with three animal health companies in West Africa in a bid to accelerate improved availability of animal health medicines and vaccines to smallholder farmers in the region. The three new partners are Cowtribe (Ghana and Nigeria), LAPROVET (Senegal) and Afrivet (Cote d’Ivoire). Livestock disease […]

Ghana Launches Multiple Digital Transformation Policies

The Ghanaian government has reiterated its commitment to digital and economic transformation. Ghana govt announced the launch of three initiatives aimed at deepening financial inclusion and accelerating digital payments. These aligned with the Akufo-Addo administration’s vision of building a payment system that accelerates economic development. The Ghanaian government has reiterated its commitment to digital and economic […]

Understanding Africa and Emerging Markets in COVID-19

Emerging Markets 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 mobile-led data collection […]

Ghanaian Stonebwoy launches new album

Music Ghanaian Stonebwoy launches new album Wednesday, May 27, 2020 16:42 By BILL ODIDI Ghanaian Stonebwoy. PHOTO | COURTESY  One of Africa’s most highly rated contemporary music performers, Ghanaian, Stonebwoy who has just released his fourth album is also a socially conscious star who champions causes like sanitation which has never been more relevant than […]

Ghanaian Entrepreneur Wins UK Grant To Fight COVID-19 Across Africa | Social

A Ghanaian entrepreneur, Madam Josephine Marie Godwyll, is among eight entrepreneurs from sub-Saharan Africa, to be awarded funding to harness engineering and business skills of their organisations to help tackle the spread of COVID-19. A statement issued by the British High Commission in Accra said the funding was initiated by the Royal Academy of Engineering […]

The popularity of cryptocurrencies is growing in Africa

A report conducted by Arcane Research and Luno shows a growing relevance of cryptocurrencies in Africa. The demand for crypto assets on the continent is driven by a young population, frequent currency crises and a lack of payment infrastructure. Often the price of Bitcoin correlates with the search volume in Google Trends. The states of […]

MTN, Dangote retain most admired brands in Africa – Survey

MTN, Dangote retain most admired brands in Africa – Survey … the rankings, there is no Ghanaian company among the top 100 brands in Africa. … South African (5), Nigeria (6), Kenya (1) and Ethiopia (1) are the leading … USA’s Amazon (56) are the highest-profile technology/ e-commerce new entries.

‘South African companies that employ foreigners must not open’

South African opposition party The African Transformation Movement (ATM) says South Africa must impose a strict economic sector regime that will see certain industries being reserved for South Africans only. In a letter written to the country’s President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, ATM leader Vuyo Zungula said his party wants South Africa to follow countries like […]

Business Cheers Plans to Reopen South Africa’s Economy

(Bloomberg) — South African business leaders lauded the government’s plan to substantially ease a nationwide lockdown that’s crippled the economy, even as the number of the coronavirus cases grows exponentially. An additional 8 million people will be allowed to return to work when the national disease-alert level drops one notch from June 1, President Cyril […]

The Africa List: The Best In Entertainment, Culture and Business

On a cold February morning in 2005, Nelson Mandela stood in front of a packed crowd in London’s Trafalgar Square. At the age of 86, the tall, authoritative figure was now in need of a walking stick. But in that moment, despite his withering appearance, Mandela was determined to share his message. It was the […]