New African Bitcoin Documentary to Stream on Amazon Prime

The demand for Bitcoin is still rising across Africa in spite of the extensive economic crisis according to data by P2P exchanges Paxful and LocalBitcoins. Beginning this Friday, a new African Bitcoin documentary will begin streaming on Amazon Prime showing how Bitcoin is revolutionizing the continent. Well, it turns out that the African continent is […]

R90-million international Covid-19 Africa Rapid Fund Grant launched

By Sakhile Ndlazi May 27, 2020 Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailSharePretoria – South Africa’s National Research Foundation has announced the launch of a R90-million international Covid-19 Africa Rapid Fund Grant to support the creation and translation of knowledge to help with diagnosis, treatment and prevention. It will also reinforce regional and continental science engagement activities in […]

Coronavirus Africa news summary: cases and deaths – 27 May

Jailed members of ousted regime have Covid-19, Sudan says At least three jailed senior members of the toppled regime of former Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir have the coronavirus, the country’s public prosecution service said on Wednesday. The Arab African country, which has reported 4,146 coronavirus cases and 184 deaths, released more than 4,000 prisoners in […]

Publication focuses on impact of Covid-19 on hunger, food security

By Staff Writer 14h ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShare Titled “World Hunger Day 2020 Challenging False Narratives in a Global Crisis: Reflections on Human Rights, Inequality and Securing Food Systems”, the publication forms part of marking International World Hunger Day today.  Reflecting on human rights, equality and securing food systems, the compilation of papers was […]

Nigeria coronavirus: 8,788 cases; Kogi infected, Cross River virus-free

May 28: 8,788 cases, Kogi records case Kogi State became the last but one state to record infections. The NCDC reported two cases from there on Wednesday evening. It means Cross River State remains the sole uninfected state as of May 27. The NCDC also stressed the need for state governments to take charge of […]

Premier League Management executive Senaye bemoans Government of Ghana snub

Ghana Premier League Management Committee member Eric Delali Senaye is the latest to express disappointment by the exclusion of the sports industry from a Government of Ghana stimulus package for businesses in the wake of Covid-19 disturbances. The Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the Ghana League Clubs Association (Ghalca), through the Ghana Ministry of Youth […]

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 […]