Tag Archives: World

27Dec/21

Beyond2020 Improves Healthcare Access Services for 20,000 Rural Rwandans

Continuing to extend its support to rural communities in Africa, Beyond2020, the UAE-driven humanitarian initiative, has recently reached Rwanda offering critical access to healthcare services to a rural population of 20,000 people. The deployment aims to bring sustainable and affordable primary care to Rwanda’s Nyaruguru and Rubavu districts, which lag behind the rest of the country in terms of health access and outcomes. Continue reading

15Nov/21

TerraPay partners with MTN Mobile Money Uganda Limited to aid real-time international money transfers into key international corridors

TerraPay, a global payments infrastructure company, today announced its association with MTN Mobile Money Uganda Limited, a leading telecom operator in Uganda and part of the MTN Group. The partnership will enable MTN Mobile Money Uganda Limited in facilitating international digital cross border remittances and speedy money transfers to beneficiaries in regions such as India and China. Continue reading

06Sep/21

Agricorp International Raises $17.5 Million to Become the Largest Spices Export Startup in Africa

Agricorp International, Nigerian based spices producing, processing, and exporting company has raised $17.5 million in Series A funding to increase its processing capacity up to 7000 metric tonnes. This fund was raised from Vami Nigeria, One Capital LLC and AFEX. Nigerian-based Vami led the funding round with $11.5 million in equity, while the other investors provided working capital financing for the company. Ernst & Young (Nigeria) served as transaction advisers while Elisio Law Office and Pavestone Legal served as legal advisers. Continue reading

05Sep/21

The New Normal: TalkCounsel Introduces The Gig Economy in The Nigerian Legal Industry

TalkCounsel, LLC.™ With the spread of COVID-19, most industries have adjusted their standard practices of conducting business. The legal profession is no exception, with TalkCounsel at the helm redefining the legal experience for countless Nigerians. TalkCounsel’s digital workspace hosts vetted lawyers that offer a comprehensive range of services equipped to cater to the multifaceted Nigerian community’s ever-changing needs. Continue reading

30Nov/17

What’s wrong with a joke? Macron defends air-conditioning gag in Africa

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO (NOVEMBER 28, 2017) (AGENCY POOL) – French President Emmanuel Macron has a reputation for disarming hostile audiences with repartee and humour, but his latest verbal jousting on a trip to Africa has drawn criticism at home. Continue reading

17Nov/17

Elephant advocates trumpet outrage over new Trump hunting rule

LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA (NOVEMBER 2013) (REUTERS) – U.S. conservation groups lashed out this week against a White House decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African nations to bring home the endangered animals’ tusks or other body parts as souvenirs. Continue reading

09Nov/17

Threats of drug gang violence force Mexican schools to close

CHILAPA, GUERRERO, MEXICO (NOVEMBER 07, 2017) (REUTERS) – Threats by organised criminals against teachers and students have forced around 300 schools to remain closed for 48 days, in some areas of Mexico’s Guerrero state, one of the country’s states that is most plagued by drug-violence, the government has said. Continue reading

06Nov/17

U.S. commerce chief Ross says nothing improper about investments

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (BBC) – U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said, in an interview with the BBC on Monday (November 6), there was nothing improper about his investments in a shipping firm with significant ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. Continue reading

06Nov/17

Politicians and royalty exposed in Paradise Papers

A trove of leaked offshore investment documents, dubbed the ‘Paradise Papers’, exposes hidden banking activities of some of the world’s wealthiest people. Samantha Vadas reports. Continue reading

04Nov/17

Zimbabwe court upholds charge against U.S. citizen accused of subversion

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 4, 2O17) (REUTERS) – A Zimbabwean court on Saturday (November 4) refused to strike down subversion charges against an U.S. citizen who now faces 11 days in a Harare jail until her next court hearing. Continue reading