By Mohammed Awal, Flagstaff House, in Accra, Ghana Ghana’s President, John Dramani Mahama has launched the Mara mentor network, an online mentoring network aimed at providing mentorship for young entrepreneurs in Ghana indicating that the youth terribly need mentorship.
Some of British Airways’ much-loved Boeing 747s are to receive a cabin refresh including a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system.
Global news agency Agence France Presse (AFP) has announced that its English news content will no longer be available via SAPA (South African Press Association) in the new year. Harry Lee-Rudolph, Commercial Manager for AFP southern Africa said “SAPA and AFP has had a long and mutually beneficial relationship and the decision to withdraw our […]
In spite of the nagging cases of judgment debt assailing the nation and the huge tranches of cash being doled out by the State regularly to settle cases arising out of such negligence of politicians and technocrats, the canker goes on unabated, investigations by the African Eye News can reveal. Forestry Commission sources told the African […]
Disruptions in food trade and marketing in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have made food increasingly expensive and hard to come by, while labor shortages are putting the upcoming harvest season at serious risk, FAO warned today. In Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, quarantine zones and restrictions on people’s movement aimed […]
With the year 2015 – the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) finishing line – approaching, post-2015 goals as they impact Africa need to be firmed. The goal of ending extreme poverty remains paramount. In this context, extreme poverty means living on a less than $1.25 a day (Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), 2005 prices). Given the continent’s […]
A novel collaborative approach between academics and policymakers examines the impact of trade policy on poor people in eight developing and transition countries in a new book published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Virtual Institute. Trade Policies, Household Welfare and Poverty Alleviation: Case Studies from the Virtual Institute Academic Network, […]
University teachers are expected to hold a crunch meeting with government today to insist that the book and research allowance be maintained as a condition to end a protracted strike lasting over a month. “We expect that the [book and research allowance] should not be scrapped and should co-exist with the national research fund”, General Secretary […]
Huge inroads will be made into graduate unemployment if universities begin to trace their students into the world of work to understand whether the skills they have acquired are relevant to their jobs, Prof. Clement K. Dzidonu, president of the Accra Institute of Technology, has said. He proposed that a mandatory annual “trace-your-graduates” study be […]