Haruna Iddrisu predicts more industrial actions

Haruna Iddrisu Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, is predicting more strikes and other industrial actions in the months ahead, that will hugely impact the economy.  According to him, the government’s decision to increase the salary of public sector workers by only 4% has contributed greatly to the instability in the labour front. “The public […]

Africa: The Crucial but Missing Link in Africa Air Travel Industry

It seems like air travel is slowly getting back to its pre-Covid-19 days. People are flying for varied reasons. It has been a while since I travelled on a plane. In addition, I have been slow in noticing the back to normalcy state within the sector. I did not quite look forward to flying long-distance […]

Libya: Empowering Libyan Women to Make a Living and Put Food On the Table

[UN Women] “I was in a bad situation when I heard about the Tamkeen project. I had been trying to think of ways to help my husband financially,” said Hana* who participated in a professional cooking course to start her own business. “I was hoping desperately to take part in the training. I wanted to…

Africa: Digital Transformation Initiative for Africa’s Agri-Food Sector Unveiled

Nairobi — An initiative that will avail digital tools and training resources to small-scale farmers and agriculture-linked small businesses in Africa has been launched. The program is a partnership between Microsoft’s 4Afrika initiative and IFC and aims to support digital transformation in Africa’s agribusiness sector, modernize supply chains and boost farmers’ productivity and incomes. To […]

Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria and Ghana claim bronzes on day 11 in Tokyo

Nigeria’s Ese Brume during the women’s long jump final at the Tokyo Olympics Day 11 of the Tokyo Olympics began with bronze medals for a Nigerian athlete and a Ghanaian boxer. Ese Brume claimed bronze in the women’s long jump to win Nigeria’s first athletics medal of the Games. Ghanaian boxer Samuel Takyi had to […]

Africa: General Assembly Creates New Permanent Forum of People of African Descent

Capping years of deliberations, the UN General Assembly on Monday established a new platform to improve the lives of Afro-descendants, who have for centuries suffered the ills of racism, racial discrimination and the legacy of enslavement around the globe. The 193-member body unanimously adopted a resolution establishing the United Nations Permanent Forum of People of […]

Africa: Hunger, Mothers and Infants – Whose Job Is It to Protect Breastfeeding?

To mark World Breastfeeding Week we pay homage to the people who step up daily to help vulnerable mothers and babies Breastfeeding is inextricably linked to the image of mother and child and the beginning of our history. From ancient Egyptian copper statuettes of a prince suckling at his mother’s breast, to Leonardo’s famous Madonna […]

Ethiopia: Growing concerns for unity as Tigray conflict spreads

The conflict has caused a massive humanitarian crisis. The United Nations’ children’s agency, Unicef, said on Friday that more than 100,000 children in Tigray could suffer life-threatening malnutrition in the next year, while half of the pregnant and breastfeeding women screened in the region are acutely malnourished. Source link