UNESCO officially recognises Senegal as the origin of Jollof rice over Ghana and Nigeria

UNESCO has officially recognised Senegal as the origin of jollof rice, also known as Ceebu jën in Senegal, settling a long-standing debate between West African nations Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal. The dish, which is a

Davos 2023: Showcasing AFRICA, the AFRICA way

After remaining in oblivion for years, African companies are forcing global investors to take notice. In Davos, backed by the celebrity power of rapper Will.i.am, they are keen to keep

Malta opens new high commission offices in Ghana

New offices of the Malta High Commission in Ghana were recently inaugurated. The symbolic ribbon was cut by Foreign Minister Ian Borg, who is leading a diplomatic and trade delegation to the country. Those

President Hichilema, Zambia in Angola for State-Visit and AfCFTA cooperation discussion

Zambia president Hakainde Hichilema arrived recently in Luanda for a 72-hour state visit at the invitation of his Angolan counterpart, João Lourenço. At the "4 de Fevereiro" International Airport, the statesman was

World Bank projects an impressive 8.0% growth for SENEGAL in 2023

The World Bank projects an impressive 2023 for Senegal’s economy, thanks to a thriving oil and gas industry. “After slowing to 4.8% in 2022, growth in Senegal is projected to jump to 8.0% in 2023 and firm

New Chinese foreign minister heads to Africa for first trip

China’s new foreign minister Qin Gang is starting his term with a weeklong trip to five African countries, its foreign ministry announced. Qin, who until recently was ambassador to the United

A CALL to ACTION! Building downstream capacity for critical minerals in Africa

Demand for critical minerals—bauxite, cobalt, copper, lithium, nickel, and other minerals that underpin solar, wind, geothermal, and other forms of renewable energy and electric vehicles—is already booming and is projected to continue to grow at a rapid pace. Africa’s mineral-rich developing

President Ruto’s message to investors: Kenya will NOT default on its debt PAYMENTS

Kenya will not default on its debt and plans to ramp up tax collection in the next two years, President William Ruto said on Wednesday. Ruto's government, which took over in September, has pledged to curb expensive

AFRICA: The BEST and WORST performing indexes of 2022 – Zambia (BEST) Kenya (WORST)

The atmosphere is not particularly carefree or relaxed on stock markets, in the traditionally quiet week between Christmas and New Year's Eve. Investors did not get their end of year rally, perhaps because

Mukumbuta leads the way in securing WSO sustainability certification

When President Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia was making pronouncements of how he wanted his country to adopt the sustainability path, little did I know that I was soon to meet