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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 16 March 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Companies are in a race to achieve new digital capabilities as ongoing economic disruption and a changing business landscape drive the need for rapid innovation. African organisations are accelerating their adoption of cloud solutions to drive greater efficiency, scale into new markets, and meet changing customer demands. Gartner […]

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Nine projects from across sub-Saharan Africa named winners of the Afri-Plastics Challenge by the Government of Canada and Challenge Works. Winners include scale-ups providing new income streams to local families collecting recyclables and innovators converting plastic waste into affordable cooking gas. Biodegradable bioplastics made from invasive weeds growing in Lake Victoria, homeware products made from […]

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New York, USA, 16 March 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/Essential workers who kept families, societies and economies going while the world was on COVID lockdown, need better pay and conditions urgently, if countries are to future-proof themselves from the next global crisis, UN labour experts said on Wednesday. “In a number of countries, key sectors are facing labour shortages, because […]

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS The Republic of Congo’s oil-driven growth model has reached its limits, says a new World Bank report, titled The Republic of Congo’s Road to Prosperity: Building Foundations for Economic Diversification. Sustainable development urgently requires efforts to diversify national assets, focusing on stronger institutions, development of human and physical capital, and a more balanced […]

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ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, 14 March 2023, /African Media Agency/- African Media Agency (AMA) and Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS) are pleased to announce a strategic partnership aimed at increasing awareness about the fintech industry’s innovation in Africa and promoting the upcoming summit throughout the continent. The partnership combines AMA’s expertise in strategic, content-rich communications campaigns to increase the reach of […]

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LAGOS, Nigeria, 14 March 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The latest cohort of candidates for the SAP Young Professionals Program (as part of Skills for Africa) has graduated, providing a welcome boost to the digital transformation efforts of organisations in East and West Africa. A total of 26 candidates graduated, hailing from Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Ghana. […]

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New York, USA, 14 March 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/South Africa must swiftly set up a watchdog mechanism to examine prisons, detention centres, and other facilities, UN independent experts on torture prevention said on Monday, citing “entrenched” ill treatment. The experts offered several recommendations after observing a range of concerns, from poor detention conditions to allegations of corruption, on […]

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DIAMNIADIO, Senegal, 13 March 2022, /African Media Agency/- In a bid to foster a healthy population, African leaders have come together to reiterate the need to actively direct resources and efforts to curb the spread of polio on the continent after their previous success was hampered by the Covid 19 outbreak. The African continent has made significant […]

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Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE, 13 March 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/Mozambique’s economic recovery is picking up steam, with growth reaching 4.1% in 2022, despite global economic headwinds marked by rising fuel and food prices. The medium-term economic outlook is positive, with growth expected to accelerate to 6% over 2023-2025, driven by continued recovery in services, increased liquefied natural gas production, […]

The post Mozambique Economic Update: Why Services Matter for Growth and Jobs appeared first on African Media Agency.

Washington, USA, 10 March 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/“Our families have enough food to eat. We manage our farms and breed poultry to serve both subsistence and commercial purposes. This is what happens when a group of determined women come together to champion their development and help improve the welfare of other women in the Jeoma Falaba community,” […]

The post Small Grants Yield Big Wins for Women Farmers in Sierra Leone appeared first on African Media Agency.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 10 March 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, the world’s third most visited crypto exchange, has revamped its VIP program to thank its loyal community for its continued support. The new program introduces expanded tiers and reduced requirements to help traders take greater advantage of the next level opportunities offered by Bybit’s powerful platform.  The new […]

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 10 March 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, the world’s third most visited crypto exchange, today announced zero fees on all its options contracts to celebrate the launch of its Unified Trading Account (UTA).  As part of its goal to introduce the crypto community to next-level opportunities, Bybit now presents the most well-rounded and cost-effective crypto […]

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MOGADISHU, Somalia, 09 March 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Start Network is pleased to announce US$4.2 million of new funding to help protect people in Somalia from ever-worsening drought. The payout is a result of a collaboration between the Federal Government of Somalia, African Risk Capacity and the UK Government. Following an unprecedented fifth failed consecutive rainfall season in the […]

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WASHINGTON DC, United States of America, 9 March 2023, /African Media Agency/- The Africa Fintech Summit is pleased to announce Flutterwave as the Lead Fintech Sponsor for Africa Fintech Summit in 2023 to be held in Washington DC on the 12th April 2023 and in one African city, to be announced soon, in November 2023. The sponsorship comes at the heels of Flutterwave’s […]

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 08 March 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, the world’s third most visited crypto exchange, is proud to announce the launch of its first Unified Trading Fest competition. With over $700,000 in rewards up for grabs, this is an event for all Bybit traders. The 2-week-long competition starts on March 8th and ends on […]

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 08 March 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- SAP Africa today released a new report ‘Africa’s Tech Skills Scarcity Revealed’ which seeks to unveil the specific challenges and opportunities for African organisations seeking greater tech skills availability.  Cathy Smith, Managing Director at SAP Africa, says there is an urgent need to invest in skills development and […]

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By Imane Charioui, Director of Francophone Africa, WorldRemit  YAOUNDE, Cameroon, 8 March, 2023,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Today, innovations in the financial services sector are increasingly recognized for their acceleration of access to science, technology and innovation for all. However, growing inequalities are becoming evident in the context of digital skills and access to technologies with women being left […]

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By Moses Anibaba, Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa at the British Council JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 8 March 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-With the world’s youngest and fastest-growing populations, African countries are changing rapidly. The next generation is essential to the continent’s future and to global shared interests in creating a safer, healthier and more prosperous future […]

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By Valerie Traore, Founder and Executive Director of Niyel DAKAR, Senegal, 8 March, 2023-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- There is a strong reclaiming of the people’s voice in advocacy and creating change, and I am encouraged about the trends that are emerging. A few weeks ago, the African Development Bank Group released a report stating that Africa is set to outperform the […]

The post Advocacy Trends in Africa that are Shaping the Future appeared first on African Media Agency.

 AfricaGrow trusts Open Startup and supports its next 3-year chapter in expanding into Africa – Starting with The Global Immersion Week and Brain MIT bootcamp as the first activities TUNIS, Tunisia, 7 March 2023,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Open Startup (OST)-International, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in the Middle East and Africa, has […]

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By Darryl Pietersen, Director, Anglophone Africa, WorldRemit ACCRA, Ghana, 7 March, 2023,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The digital revolution is fully underway, and the technology industry is reshaping our world. While it looks quite innovative and revolutionary from the outside, women remain a dramatically underrepresented group in shaping this tremendous social transformation. This year’s International Women’s Day theme set […]

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During his campaign stop in 2018, the then Candidate of Sierra Leone’s Peoples Party, SLPP, Dr Julius Maada Bio, now president of the country, made some very bold and ambitious promises, some even elicited mockery from the then-ruling APC. The Free and Quality Education for Citizens was an impractical delivery that has been sustained by […]

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By Darryl Pietersen, Director, Anglophone Africa, WorldRemit HARARE, Zimbabwe, 7 March, 2023,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Digital technology and innovation has created new ways to connect, share experiences, work, and build communities regardless of geographic boundaries. Technology continues to be an influential tool in enhancing growth and expanding opportunities for women’s rights across the world. While technology […]

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 06 March 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, the world’s third most visited crypto exchange, is proud to announce the launch of Bybit Card, a debit card powered by the Mastercard network, issued by Moorwand. This card will allow users to off-ramp crypto into the fiat world to make purchases or take out cash from […]

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New York, USA, 06 March 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/Seraphine Wakana, the UN Resident Coordinator in The Gambia, is coming to the end of her mandate. In this blog, she reflects on her experience over the last five years, which have seen the country emerge from a long period of authoritarian rule. When my mandate began, in 2018, […]

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HONG KONG, SAR, 3 march 2023,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Celebrating its 33rd anniversary on 3rd March 2023, Hantec Group has developed from a financial institution to an established multinational enterprise guided by its customer-oriented and innovation-driven philosophy along the way. Founded in Hong Kong in March 1990, Hantec Group has been pursuing long-term growth with prudence […]

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LOME, Togo, 2 March 2023,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the parent company of the Ecobank Group, the leading pan-African banking group, is pleased to announce that Jeremy Awori has officially assumed his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Ecobank Group. Jeremy Awori, commenting on his new role, said: “It’s a fantastic […]

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PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom, 2nd March 2023,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Dr Julius Maada Bio, has said that Democracy and the rule of law are not foreign concepts to Africa. He made this known during his speech at the African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Awards […]

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 2 March 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, the world’s third most visited crypto exchange, has announced a dynamic partnership with Talos, the premier institutional digital asset trading technology provider. The integration combines the power of Talos’s robust trade infrastructure solutions with Bybit’s access to a wide array of digital assets and best-in-market enterprise […]

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by Shabir Ahmed, Industry Advisor: Energy & Resources at SAP Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 01 March 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- A growing wealth of evidence shows that sustainability has become a mainstream business and societal issue. Leading companies are embracing sustainability not only to reduce harmful practices but also to accelerate business transformation while protecting and creating […]

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