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L-R: Adam Elhiraika, Director, Macroeconomics and Governance Department, ECA; Kevin Urama, Chief Economist and Vice President, AfDB; Matthias Naab, Director, Regional Service Centre, UNDP Regional Office for Africa, at the AEC 2023 closing ceremony. ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 8 December 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The African Economic Conference has ended with a call to African nations to invest in…
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ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, 7 December 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi Adesina has warned that a new EU carbon border tax could significantly constrain Africa’s trade and industrialization progress by penalizing value-added exports including steel, cement, iron, aluminium and fertilizers. Adesina said, “With Africa’s energy deficit and reliance mainly on fossil fuels, especially diesel,…
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 6 December 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-Safaricom M-PESA Mobile Financial Services PLC and Chapa Financial Technologies Share Company have entered into a partnership agreement to provide M-PESA services for entrepreneurs, businesses, and government services on Chapa’s payment aggregator platform.   The partnership aims to boost the ease of transactions for both merchants and M-PESA customers…
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LUSAKA, Zambia, 6 December 2023 /African Media Agency (AMA)/-From November 1-3, fintech stakeholders from around Africa and the globe converged in Lusaka, Zambia, for the 10th edition of the Africa Fintech Summit. Historically, AFTS has been the go-to platform for fintech startups, banks, corporations, telcos, government agencies, venture capital firms, and other industry players to…
4 days ago
Douala, Lomé, Abidjan and Paris, 5 December 2023 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Bluemind Foundation proudly announces that its Heal By Hair program has received global recognition for its innovative approach to mental health. Lauded by an article in The New York Times, the program trains African hairdressers to become mental health ambassadors, turning hair…
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DUBAI, UAE, December 5, 2023 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- An estimated 360,000 people could die prematurely before the end of the century because of global heating caused by the 2022 greenhouse gas emissions of nine major European oil and gas companies alone, according to a Greenpeace Netherlands study.[1] Released today at COP28, the study analyses the…
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DUBAI, UAE, December 5, 2023 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- African climate campaigners and renewable energy industry advocates convened a press conference at COP28 in Dubai today, urging African leaders to put their communities first and reject new fossil fuel investments. “The climate crisis continues to impact the frontline communities’ livelihoods in the Global South, especially in…
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African non-profit TIKO announces new Board of Directors and rebrand CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 5 December 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Tiko, formerly Triggerise, is pleased to announce a strategic rebranding initiative, marking a significant milestone in the company’s evolution. As an established, next generation African non-profit, Tiko will continue to use smart technology and data-driven insights…
4 Dec
MOMBASA, Kenya, 4 December 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- In a firm and unequivocal declaration, the SOAWR Coalition, a consortium of over 70 women’s rights organizations in 33 African countries dedicated to advocating for women’s rights in Africa, launched a Call for Action and Accountability in harmony with the objectives of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The Coalition expresses…
4 Dec
DAKAR, Senegal, 4 December  2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-Open Startup, a regional organization fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, is thrilled to announce the successful conclusion of the OST Program Senegal Bootcamp, held at La  – DER, Dakar, Senegal, on November 18th and 19th. The Bootcamp marked a significant milestone as the first-ever implementation of the OST Program in…
4 Dec
New York, USA, December 4, 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/-  Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) is pleased to announce the commencement of nominations for the Most Influential 100 Export and International Trade Edition, dedicated to supporting the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). In alignment with the African Union’s proclamation of 2023 as the “Year of…
1 Dec
Foundation calls for donors to support global agriculture research network CGIAR’s 2025-2027 investment need to reach 500 million farmers by 2030 and reduce emissions from the sector by 1 gigaton per year DUBAI, UAE, December 1, 2023 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today joined the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to accelerate…
1 Dec
Yango partner drivers to benefit from unlimited data packages ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, 1 December 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-  Yango has joined forces with MTN to improve the working conditions of its partner drivers. The international ride-hailing company has teamed up with MTN, a leading telecommunications company, to offer drivers free data packages for the Yango Pro app. This collaboration…

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Nigerian government has said that the surge of military coups in the West African is fast becoming a threat to the democratic culture in the region.
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The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has called on African leaders to create quality jobs for its teeming unemployed youths to stem the trend of brain-drain bedeviling the continent.
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Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ola Olukoyede has stated the commission's plan to go after international countries warehousing monies illegally moved out of Nigeria.
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The House of Representatives has expressed concern over the demise of no fewer than 80 persons after a recent drone attack by the military in Tudun Birni, Kaduna state.
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The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has pledged to collaborate with the new President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mr Gabriel Idahosa, to enhance economic activities in the state.
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The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) says one person died and another sustained injury when a truck lost control at the Alagbon-Olorunda bridge along Owode-Idiroko Road in Ogun.
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The Kano State Government says it has blocked leakages that might led to the misuse of public funds by those in authority in the state.