Over flooding and mudslides…

African Union stands behind Sierra Leone- Ambassador Keh Kamara shares Sierra Leone’s plight Following the flooding and mudslides in some parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s Permanent Representative to the African Union, Ambassador Osman Keh Kamara has sent an official Note Verbale to the African Union Commission informing the Commission about the situation in Sierra Leone. […]

Opportunities abound for foreign investment in Africa’s hospitality sector

The emerging markets are set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in developed countries, making them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading hotel developers JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 16, 2017/APO/ — The hospitality sector in Africa’s emerging markets looks set to profit from foreign investment and an influx […]

Off-grid solar will transform business in Nigeria

Off-grid solar will transform business in Nigeria

Access to power is a major constraint for Nigeria’s SMEs, and thousands are now using the Lumos Mobile Electricity service, which provides customers with reliable, clean, affordable solar electricity LAGOS, Nigeria, August 18, 2017/APO/ —  The people behind one of the fastest growing off-grid solar companies in Africa have said that the mobile solar revolution […]

WFP Begins Food Distributions to Thousands Hit by Mudslides in Sierra Leone

Hours after Monday’s mudslides around Freetown, WFP began distributing initial two-week rations of rice, pulses, vegetable oil and salt to the hardest-hit communities of Regent, Sugar Loaf and Mortomeh around the capital ABUJA, Nigeria, August 17, 2017/APO/ — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food assistance to 7,500 people affected by the massive […]

New emergency UK aid for Sierra Leone landslide victims

UK steps up support to provide clean water, food and medicines to assist communities worst affected LONDON, United Kingdom, August 18, 2017/APO/ — The UK is stepping up with new emergency support that will provide clean water, food and medicines to assist people in the communities worst affected by the devastating floods and mudslide in Sierra Leone, […]

WCC extends condolences to Sierra Leone

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 18, 2017/APO/ — As Sierra Leone coped with the aftermath of a devastating mudslide while facing the threat of another slide, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit offered condolences and prayers. After a mudslide claimed at least 330 lives on the outskirts of Freetown, authorities this week were […]

Sierra Leone: Red Cross appeals for global support

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 18, 2017/APO/ — As the full horror of Monday’s flooding and mudslide disaster in the Sierra Leone capital Freetown emerges, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has issued an urgent appeal for global support. Speaking at a joint press briefing with the Sierra Leone Permanent Mission in Geneva, […]

Nigerian professional football league launches New Lottery with the biggest Jackpot ever brought to play in Africa

Nigerian professional football league launches New Lottery with the biggest Jackpot ever brought to play in Africa

This lottery, which is scheduled to launch this month, features jackpots worth more than all of Nigeria combined, and the highest in Africa LONDON, United Kingdom, 8 August 2017 / APO / – In order to support Nigerian Football League (NPFL) clubs, the AfroMillionsLotto ( www.AfroMillionsLotto.com ) (a brand new lottery with a jackpot of at least one billion […]

USAID and the Ghana Government Partner to Increase Energy Access

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Energy hosted a workshop to discuss increasing electricity access in Ghana ACCRA, Ghana, August 8, 2017/APO/ — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Energy hosted a workshop to discuss increasing electricity access in Ghana on August 8-10, 2017. […]

PayU Nigeria Introduces a convenient payment solution for recurring bills

LAGOS, Nigeria, August 8, 2017/APO/ — PayU Nigeria (PayU.com.ng) introduces PayU Subscription, a convenient payment method which allows merchants to safely and securely collect payments from consumers who have recurring bills or subscription payments in a seamless way. Country Manager of PayU Nigeria, Ms Juliet Nwanguma said: “PayU Subscription is an innovative product for businesses who […]