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Nigeria releases cassava with higher vitamin A

Nigeria releases cassava with higher vitamin A

Three newly improved vitamin A cassava varieties with yellow roots, have been released by the Nigerian government, stepping up efforts to tackle the problem of vitamin A deficiency especially among women and children in the country

Hunting for Eurobonds

Attracted by the prevailing low interest rates, cash-strapped African countries looking to borrow money on international private markets are increasingly turning to Eurobonds as the instrument of choice

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“The Internet is a needed public utility as much as water and electricity,” declared President Paul Kagame at the Transform Africa summit, held in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city, last October to discuss the future of broadband in Africa

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Africa cannot move forward without a change – President Kagame

Mr Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, has said that Africa can achieve its goals and objectives through unity and good leadership

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Cultural practices are a threat to contain Ebola

Some African cultural practices and traditional beliefs are said to be a major threat to the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa, a World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Director has said

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African Government can boost investment through trade negotiations

The Economic Development in Africa Report 2014 has urged African governments to have a coherent approach to the various trade negotiations and agreement they have engaged in, to ensure the outcomes are mutually supportive of economic transformation and development on the continent

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ECOWAS countries must unite to combat Ebola

The World Health Organization (WHO) as part of efforts to prevent a further spread of the Ebola virus within the shortest possible time, has urged ECOWAS countries to develop a comprehensive inter-country operational response

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African farmers seeking new jobs?

Petty trading is gradually becoming a means of adapting to climatic change for farmers in Africa

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For the survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, it feels like only yesterday that machete-wielding Hutu militias embarked on a mission to annihilate the entire Tutsi tribe

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No one needs an alarm clock to wake up in Bangui in recent weeks. The sound of gunfire, sometimes sustained and heavy, has become a morning ritual in the Central African Republic’s capital city

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African Union Summit: President Obiang Asks for Greater Investment in Agricultural Sector

Equatorial Guinea’s President, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo , asked African countries to invest heavily in their agricultural sector to decrease their dependence on the developed world, ensure food security

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Egypt to release hunger-striking Al Jazeera journalist

Egypt’s prosecutor general has ordered the release of Al Jazeera Arabic journalist Abdullah Elshamy on medical grounds, ending almost a year of imprisonment without charge

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“Start Writing Your Handover Note”, APC Tells Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has been advised to start writing his handover note well ahead of next year’s election in view of the successful National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) concluded yesterday in Abuja

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The Special Court for Sierra Leone rests – for good

The Special Court for Sierra Leone made its final major decision on 26 September 2013 when its Appeals Chamber upheld the 50-year sentence handed down to former Liberian President Charles Taylor

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Number of Ebola virus deaths reach 215 in Guinea

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday said so far the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak has claimed 215 lives in Guinea

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As it Plans its own future, Africa engages with the world

This year’s summit of the African Union (AU) which turned 50 in 2013, followed an intensive round of planning for the next 50 years

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