Author: Editorial Staff

THE Somali airspace has regained its Class A classification after more than 30 years, the International Air Transport Association said. IATA confirmed the reclassification of the Mogadishu Flight Information Region airspace in a statement on Wednesday. Class A airspace is the sky above the base altitude of about 24,500 feet (7,467 metres) above mean sea level, according to IATA. In it, all flights must be cleared by air traffic control, which is responsible for maintaining the correct separation between aircraft, which required the Mogadishu FIR to install new equipment. IATA said the move will significantly improve safety in the region…

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AFRICAN Guarantee Fund (AGF) has today partnered with Frankfurt-based bettervest, a crowdfunding platform, to increase financing of sustainable SME projects in Africa. AGF will provide partial guarantees requested by bettervest, on the basis of risk sharing, in respect of defaults arising from credit facilities offered to African SMEs. Speaking on the new partnership, AGF Group CEO Jules Ngankam said, ‘Partnering with a crowdfunding platform and Fintech is in line with our strategy for the coming years and represents a unique development opportunity for innovative financing. Through our risk-sharing mechanism, the partnership with bettervest will have a positive impact on Africa’s…

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THE African Development Bank (AfDB), will commit $10bn over the next five years to boost Africa’s efforts to end hunger and become a primary food provider for itself and the rest of the world, Bank President Akinwumi Adesina announced Wednesday at the Dakar 2 Africa Food Summit in Diamniadio, east of the Senegalese capital of Dakar. Adesina called on more than 34 heads of state, 70 government ministers, the private sector, farmers, development partners, and corporate executives to work out compacts that would deliver food and agriculture transformation at scale across Africa. He encouraged them to take collective action to unlock…

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JEAN Claude Tazune, a farmer in the Penja locality of southwestern Cameroon, pointed happily to bags of just-harvested pepper which he planned to supply to supermarkets in the commercial hub of Douala. It was the crack of dawn on an early January morning as the sun shone on Tazune’s four-hectare pepper farm lying beneath an imposing mountain. Other workers were also busy harvesting pepper. The father of 12 is one of over 400 farmers who have found fortune in the cultivation of pepper in the locality. ‘Pepper is my life. It’s pepper season in Penja and this is like World…

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  IN 2020, African fintech companies brought in about $4bn  in total. In 2025, one of the world’s most reputable consulting firms, McKinsey predicts those companies will earn eight times that – at around $30.3bn. While this is thrilling for the economy, there’s still one problem. There’s no clear way to see how much tax money this sector is producing. This is where N-Soft technology plays an important role in assisting governments with tools to offer visibility into their country’s revenue leakages. N-Soft’s easy-to-read reports provide clear data to government officials that help identify and ultimately collect tax money that…

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© WFP/Leni Kinzli – Women line up for WFP distribution of cash assistance at a displaced persons camp in South Darfur, Sudan. New York, USA, 26 January 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/ “Swift progress” has been made at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the trial against a former Janjaweed leader in Sudan’s Darfur region, but cooperation with the Government has deteriorated, the UN Security Council heard on Wednesday.  Presenting his latest report, ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan updated ambassadors on proceedings against Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, also known as “Ali Kushayb”, charged with 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.  These…

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New York, USA, 25 January 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/-The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a statement deploring the abduction of a doctor working for the UN health agency in the town of Menaka, in eastern Mali, by unknown assailants on Monday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a tweet posted on Tuesday that WHO was working with local authorities to investigate the abduction of Dr. Mahamadou Diawara, who had worked for the agency in the town for around three years, “and ensure our colleague’s quick return to his family.” WHO said in a statement that he had been “leading efforts to provide medical care to…

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AFRICA must fight against a slide towards strongman authoritarianism that has resulted in a series of military coups and a clampdown on civil society in many countries, Sudanese-British billionaire Mo Ibrahim said. Ibrahim’s foundation launched its Index of African Governance (IIAG) on Wednesday, which warned that advances in human development and economic opportunities were undermined by worsening security and widespread democratic backsliding. The study, which measured progress over the past decade on topics ranging from health and education to security and the rule of law, found that overall governance has flatlined since 2019. Much of Africa, it said, is less…

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ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa Johns today announced a new design for international restaurants that invites people to enjoy Papa Johns premium pizza together in a warm setting that brings to life the Papa Johns promise of Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.® Premium ingredients – the core of the Papa Johns experience – are highlighted throughout the new restaurant through colors, lighting and decor that showcases Papa Johns new visual brand identity. In a streamlined and flexible environment, Papa Johns team members will be equipped to more efficiently create quality food and serve it in the seamless, personalized ways that today’s customers prefer. Following…

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