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Ethiopia’s New Party Is Welcome News, But Faces Big Hurdles

Prime minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa. EPA-EFE/STR Yohannes Gedamu, Georgia Gwinnett College December 11, 2019//-Prime minister Abiy Ahmed, who has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for Peace, has recently announced the establishment of a new political party in Ethiopia.

Killing of 44 Ghanaians: Pressure Mounts On Gov’t to Bring Jammeh to Book  

Accra, Ghana, December 10, 2019//-The families of the 44 Ghanaians who were killed in The Gambia, survivors and civil society organizations are piling pressure on the Akufo-Addo-led government to bring Yahya Jammeh, the former Gambian President to book.

CFAO Appoints New Head of Communication and CSR

The CFAO has appointed 46 years old woman as its Head of Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), effective December 2, 2019.

Co-founder and CEO of Kobo360 Wins Two Awards at AABLA

Lagos, Nigeria, December 7 2019//-Co-founder and CEO of Kobo360, Obi Ozor, named  ‘Young Business Leader of the Year’ and ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the 9th All Africa Business Leaders Awards [AABLA] in partnership with CNBC Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Corruption Is Destroying the World’s Forests

13 million hectares of forest are lost every year — equivalent to a football field every two minutes. Corruption is a significant cause. December 6, 2019//-Forests are key to life. Covering close to a third of the Earth’s surface, they provide food, shelter and livelihoods for millions.

Djibouti Campaigns for Non-permanent Membership of the UN Security Council

New York, USA, December 6, 2019// – The Republic of Djibouti has announced, in New York, that it is starting its official campaign for election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

Ghana: Teachers Declare Strike

December 5, 2019//-Ghana’s major teacher unions – GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT-G – have declared a nationwide strike, beginning Monday, December 9.

Soyinka, Business Leaders and Top Artistes Rally for Children’s Rights

Lagos, Nigeria, December 5, 2019/ — Leaders from Nigeria’s private sector and entertainment industry today joined Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka for a reading of his poem: ‘A Child Before a Mirror of Strangers’.

Colu, Others Aim to Develop Financial Tools to Strengthen Urban Resilience

December 3, 2019//-Colu, a city app and digital wallet solution for smart cities, partnered with Tel Aviv Municipality and the Tel Aviv Foundation, aiming to develop financial tools to strengthen urban resilience, drive consumers to shop at stores cut off from traffic by the city’s train construction.  

Ghana: Gov’t Urged to Adopt Sustainable Measures to Bridge Housing Deficit

Accra, Ghana, December 3, 2019//-The Ghanaian government and private sector have been advised to adopt sustainable measures in their quest to bridge the housing deficit.

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