Category archives for: Economy

MacKenzie Scott Invests in Deworming Innovation Fund

New York, USA, August 6, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist and novelist, recently announced that she will be supporting the work of select global organizations driving transformational social change.

How Funding Gaps Force African Startups To Become ‘Foreign Local Firms’

August 6, 2020//-Flutterwave, Tala, Paga, Paystack, Hotels.ng, Syncommerce, Breadfast, Andela, Branch, Hourspent, Truzo, Jumia, and perhaps many more. 

200 Countries to Meet in Barbados to Chart New Path for Economic Recovery

Geneva, Switzerland,  August 2020// – UNCTAD’s 15th quadrennial ministerial conference (UNCTAD15) to be held in Bridgetown, Barbados from 25 to 30 April 2021 will present the world with the first opportunity to align the sustainable development agenda with global efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reintegrating Out-of-School Children into Ghana’s Formal Education System

Accra, Ghana, August 5, 2020//-Despite Ghana’s significant progress in reducing poverty over the years, regional and sub-regional disparities in income level and access to social services persist, particularly with regard to inequitable access to quality education.

Nigeria: Heirs Holdings Appoints New Group Executive Director

Lagos, Nigeria, August 5, 2020//– Pan-African investment company, Heirs Holdings (HH) has appointed Dan Okeke as Group Executive Director, effective 1st August 2020.

How to Narrow the Gap Between What Universities Produce and What Employers Expect

LumiNola/Getty Images Angelo Fynn, University of South Africa August 5, 2020//-Higher education is usually seen as a way for individuals and families to improve their economic status. Research shows, though, that graduates can remain unemployed for up to a year.

Trade Deficit Narrows by 20% On Reduced Imports

August 5, 2020//-Kenya’s half-year trade deficit fell by 20 percent in the first half of the year compared to the corresponding period in 2019 on the back of a lower import bill and higher export receipts.

Kenya and Tanzania ‘Fight’ Over Airspace

August 4, 2020//-It is era of flight resumptions, wherein aviation businesses are carefully getting back in the air on one side of the attempt to revive operations. Amidst this, the East African countries of Kenya and Tanzania are having a back-and-forth with each other as regards being able to access each other’s airspace.

Explore the Luxury of Air Journeys with Saudia Private Aviation

August 4, 2020//-The burgeoning segment of business jet operations in the Middle East is going through significant positive changes during the past years.

South Africa Needs Better Food Price Controls to Shield Poor People from COVID-19 Fallout

A woman walks past a market stall in Kliptown, Soweto. Ihsaan Bassier, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Refiloe Joala, University of the Western Cape, and Thando Vilakazi, University of Johannesburg August 4, 2020//-COVID-19 has wrought havoc on poor households in countries across the world. In South Africa, more and more people are facing hunger resulting from […]

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