Netflix’s first African series, Queen Sono, premieres

Netflix’s first African original series, Queen Sono – about a spy from South Africa – has been released. The streaming site’s six-episode TV thriller stars South African Pearl Thusi as the eponymous secret agent. Written and directed by Kagiso Lediga, an award-wining stand-up comedian in South Africa, it is filmed in several locations across the […]

Paxful bitcoin exchange: 2020 to be ‘landmark year’ for African crypto industry

By Andrei Skvarsky. Peer-to-peer bitcoin exchange Paxful reiterated this month that its African business is booming and was still upbeat about the use of cryptocurrencies in Africa in general, arguing that 2020 will be a “landmark year for the African crypto and blockchain industry”. In tune with a statement it issued in autumn 2019, Paxful […]

Africa’s oil and gas push for growth – The Sun Nigeria

The two-day gathering of captains of the Oil and Gas industry at Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana, was to set the rheostat of progress for the industry that has weathered a prolonged downturn in recent times. The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Africa 2020 Drilling Conference and Exhibition on February 18 and 19 was […]

Scarcity of sanitisers, face masks hit Lagos, Abuja

Barely 24 hours after Nigeria recorded its first case of Coronavirus, scarcity of sanitisers, face masks and other protective apparel has hit major cities in Nigeria, including Lagos and Abuja. PREMIUM TIMES survey also showed that prices of the protective and basic safety apparel has since skyrocketed, amid rising demand. On Friday, many Nigerians took […]

On the Coronavirus – Ghana Cedi Linkage: What Do We Know so Far? | Features

Ghana’s local currency, the Cedi has made significant gains against its major trading partner, the US dollar ($) in 2020. This earned the Cedi its current position as the best performing currency against the dollar globally according to Bloomberg. As it is always done, every Ghanaian professes to be an expert in analysing economic phenomenon […]

What the New Public Charge Rule means for the Diaspora

On February 5, 2020, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced new policy guidelines and revised forms in connection with the Trump administration’s highly contested Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule (“Final Rule”). The new guidelines and forms became effective nationwide on February 24, 2020. Background USCIS published initially published the Final Rule in […]

Ghana rises on ranking of strongest militaries globally

Ghana has moved up two places to become the 106th strongest military globally on a ranking of 138 countries. This was contained in the Global Firepower ranking 2020 which uses over 50 individual factors to determine a given nation’s Power Index score with categories ranging from military might and financials to logistical capability and geography. According […]

Google and Flutterwave to train 5000 SMEs across Nigeria

The training aims to equip attendees with the skills and tools needed to grow in the digital age [Lagos] 26 February 2020 – Next week, Google Nigeria, in partnership with digital payments company Flutterwave, will kick off a series of business clinics aimed at helping 5000 merchants across Nigeria acquire the skills and tools needed […]