Diplomatic Community in Addis Ababa observes A Minute of Silence prayers for the victims of flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone

Diplomatic Community in Addis Ababa observes A Minute of Silence prayers for the victims of flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone

The Diplomatic Community in Addis Ababa on Wednesday 16th August, 2017 observed A Minute of Silence prayers in observance for the victims of the flooding and mudslides in some parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone during the African Union Peace and Security Council Open Session on the Drought Situation and its Implication on Peace and Security in […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

New Africa Infrastructure Fund

New Africa Infrastructure Fund

The new fund will focus on investments in infrastructure in Africa to support sustainable economic growth in the region while delivering an attractive return to its investors COPENHAGEN, Denmark, August 10, 2017/APO/ — A.P. Moller Holding (www.APMoller.com) has together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The […]

Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, adopts 3 word addresses

Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, adopts 3 word addresses

NIPOST will use what3words to increase the number of homes it can deliver to and improve delivery services in preparation for the take-off of Nigerian e-commerce LAGOS, Nigeria, August 3, 2017/APO/ — Nigeria’s postal service, NIPOST, has just announced its adoption of the innovative global addressing system what3words (www.what3words.com). Nigeria is the seventh country to adopt […]

Free Trade Agreements Present an Opportunity to Access New Markets

According to Furriel, the continents’ full potential will remain unfulfilled unless we address the challenges of poor infrastructure, small and fragmented markets, under-developed production structures and inadequate economic transformation JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 4, 2017/APO/ — The free trade agreements in Africa, particularly the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement and the envisaged Continental Free Trade Area present […]

Life-saving role of Red Cross volunteers during Ebola outbreak highlighted by new study

Courageous volunteers may have prevented more than 10,000 Ebola cases during the 2013-2016 West Africa outbreak, according to estimates in a study published today GENEVA, Switzerland, June 23, 2017/APO/ —  Courageous volunteers may have prevented more than 10,000 Ebola cases during the 2013-2016 West Africa outbreak, according to estimates in a study published today. The […]

Half year: Dangote Cement records 12.6% Sales volume increase across Africa

Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer, has announced its unaudited results for the six months ended 30th June 2017 LAGOS, Nigeria, July 31, 2017/APO/ — Dangote Cement (DangoteCement.com), Africa’s largest cement producer, has announced its unaudited results for the six months ended 30th June 2017, posting a 12.6 percent increase in sales volume across Africa. In […]