Category archives for: Governance

Africa’s Scientists Set Out COVID-19 Research Priorities

By setting out the continent’s research priorities, scientists can focus better on what needs to be done. Maliutina Anna/Shutterstock Moses Alobo, African Academy of Sciences July 1, 2020//-In April 2020, about two months after the African continent recorded its first case of COVID-19, the African Academy of Sciences undertook an extensive survey of its members.

MultiChoice Joins UN as Official African Media Supporter for COVID-19 Campaign

July 1, 2020//-The MultiChoice Group today announced its latest initiative in the fight against COVID-19 as it joined the UN as the Official African Media Supporter for Global COVID-19 Campaign.

Global Spending on Web Conferences Set to Jump by More Than Half to $4.1bn

June 30, 2020//-Virtual meetings as a way to streamline business schedules and reduce costs have become increasingly popular in recent years.

Security: An African Success Story

Johannesburg, South Africa, June 29, 2020/ — KnowBe4 has hosted the inaugural Africa Cyber Security Culture Conference 2020 that invited delegates and speakers from across the continent, and the world, to discuss security culture and the impact of the global pandemic.

BET 2020 Awards: Show Sets to Air SundayNight on GOtv & DStv

June 25, 2020//-BET announced plans to move forward with the “BET AWARDS” 2020, which will celebrate the brightest stars across music, television, film, sports, and philanthropy this Sunday, 28 June 2020 from midnight on DStv channel 129 and GOtv channel 121.

Satellite TV Reception Gains Popularity in Ghana, Nigeria

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, June 25, 2020/ — Study shows Satellite TV reception increases by 23% in Nigeria and 19% in Ghana in 2019 since the last study, conducted two years ago.

Supreme Court Declines Jurisdiction to Determine the Merits of GIBA’s Case  

Accra, Ghana, June 23, 2020//-The Supreme Court composed of a seven-member panel presided over by the Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah (CJ), delivered its judgment today, Tuesday 23 June 2020 in a matter in which the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) sought a declaration that the implementation of the Conditional Access (CA) system to block free […]

Penplusbytes Bridges COVID-19 Information Gaps

Accra, Ghana, June 23, 2020//-Penplusbytes, a leading NGO in collaboration with other civil society partners has launched a citizens-focused feedback and information hub that is designed to give continuous updates on various government interventions intended to reduce the socio-economic impact of the pandemic on Ghanaians.

African Lives Matter: The Future Crisis

June 23, 2020//-Johannesburg scares the shit out of me. Here, even my Chicago core feels intimidated, not quite up to the challenge in this city where safety is the first priority. Forever on guard.

Lina Attalah: ‘In Egypt, Independent Journalism Is Under Threat’

June 17, 2020//-The coronavirus pandemic has given the government of Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi leeway to further expand state control.

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