The advocacy group, Oceana says it has found EU flagged countries doing illegal fishing in the waters of some African countries. In a report it published today, September 12, 2017, Oceana says it found that four European countries authorized illegal fishing in the waters of The Gambia and Equatorial Guinea...
The World Trade Organisation (WTO), in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), held a regional dialogue on Challenges for the Multilateral Trading System in West Africa. The event which took place in Accra brought together civil society actors, business people, the media and WTO members and observers in the...
A company dedicated to helping people move abroad has ranked Ghana as the African nation with the highest cost of living. The company, called MoveHub, based its calculations on the price of groceries, transport, bills, restaurants and renting a home. The calculation was then placed on an index, which used...
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the 2016 annual report and 2017 work plan and budget of the African Water Facility (AWF) to use €1.925 million. A statement issued by Osward Chanda, OIC Director, Water and Sanitation Department/African Water Facility and copied to...
ISTR 2017 ends with a call on Africans to cultivate philanthropic culture to solve its own problems As international aids and foreign donations for Civil Society Organisations (CSO’s) shrink, threatening its sustainability, the need for Africans to take control of their own affairs by mobilizing the needed resources for its...
Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s), and researchers are exploring ways to maximize the philanthropy sector in Africa while calling on Africans to take charge to mobilize the needed resources for it's own development needs. At the 4th ISTRA Africa Regional Network Conference which commenced on June 21, 2017 and will...
The International Monetary Fund’s Executive Board approved $224.8 million in additional credit for Ivory Coast under an existing lending framework, it said in a statement on Monday. “The Board … approved an augmentation of access under the two arrangements by about US$224.8 million or 25 percent of the country’s quota,”...
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Transport projects financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 2016 would have a positive impact on the living conditions of close to 20 million Africans over the next few years. The AfDB made this forecast in the Annual Report of the Infrastructure, Cities...
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is "recuperating fast" from his illness, his wife Aisha Buhari has said. She made the comments after a trip to London, where her husband is being treated for an unspecified illness. Mr Buhari, 74, left for London nearly a month ago - his second trip to the...
A new hit reality TV show has restarted a debate over the traditional practice of polygamy in South Africa. Musa Mseleku says he wants to change people's perceptions of polygamy. And he's getting some help - from his four wives. The 43-year-old property developer, along with his wives and their 10...