Africa Business World 

How to solve the top 6 entrepreneurship problems

Being an entrepreneur comes with numerous challenges. Being a new entrepreneur comes with hundreds of challenges. Entrepreneurs today face issues and run into obstacles on a daily basis. This thanks to the complexity of running a business or turning an idea into profit. With all the pieces of the puzzle that need to fit together, there needs to be a lot of confusion and hardships. While some entrepreneurs face more problems than others, there are those problems you’ll hardly be able to avoid. The list below will break down the…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Child Online Africa wants Ghana to be ‘Period Smart’

International Day of the Girl (IDG), 2019 will be marking 25 years of progress for girls. In these years, women have pressed several agendas and these movements have expanded. They are being organized by and for adolescent girls, and tackling issues like child marriage, education inequality, gender based violence, climate change, self-esteem and girls’ rights to enter places of worship, or public places during menstruation. Girls are proving they are unscripted and unstoppable, hence, the theme for IDGC 2019; “Girl force: Unscripted and unstoppable. Narrowing it down to the local…

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Africa Sports World 

Opinion: Everyone’s a loser at the World Athletics Championships in Qatar

Professional athletes have to be able to cope with a lot. They earn a living through their performances and every necessary step must be taken in order to maintain them. They train in heat, cold, rain, snow or hail. They sacrifice everything in order to achieve their goals. We are talking about a small, select elite who are used to a bit of pain and suffering, and accept such things without complaint. Therefore, if concerns are raised by those in this particular position, they must be taken seriously. French decathlete Kevin Mayer labeled these…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s CSE debate: Formalizing the known or corrupting innocence?

Skye O’malley! That was the first historical romance novel I remember reading as a child. It’s a 496 paged book about the eponymous lead character who was as fierce in business as she was in the bedroom. I was in class five when I read this novel which translates to me being 11 years at the time. My folks liked the fact that I was an avid reader. I read everything from African Writers Series, Nancy Drew Files, Sweet Valley, Harry Potter, Mallory Towers as well as the usual culprits:…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

List of 2019 WAMECA finalists released

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has announced the list of finalists for the 2019 edition of the prestigious West Africa Media Excellence Awards (WAMECA 2019). This year’s event will be held on Saturday, October 19, at the Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel, Accra, Ghana and will host the Chairperson of the Information Regulator of South Africa and Former African Commission’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Advocate Pansy Tlakula, as guest of honour. The 2019 West Africa Media Excellence Awards received 724 entries from over 15 countries in West Africa.…

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Africa Ghana World 

Ghana’s cybersecurity awareness campaign gets global support

Child Online Africa (COA), a Pan-African child focused research and advocacy based non-governmental organization has announced its support for the initiative. The initiative is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. In a statement Child Online Africa said it is providing its support “by signing up as a Champion and joining a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety…

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Africa Featured World 

African countries broadening control over the internet

For the last 20 years, African countries have been broadening and enhancing control measures that govern the use of digital communications including the internet. According to a new report by the Collaboration for International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), these controls when viewed collectively, continue to undermine democracy and cement authoritarians hold on political power. With only 24.4% of Africans using the internet, increasingly, the countries reviewed have since 1999 adopted a similar pattern of internet control measures across the board. The key reasons given by governments…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Corporate Governance: should one person serve as chairman and CEO?

In the United States of America, only about 20% of Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 1500 companies have a split leadership between a CEO and an independent chairman. “Half of the chairs of the S&P 500 double as their companies’ chief executive, and the vast majority of the rest are former CEOs”. In 2004, under the chairmanship of Jay Lorsch and David Nadler, a blue-ribbon commission chartered by the National Association of Corporate Directors and made up of directors, corporate executives, academics, advocates and advisers concluded among others that based on…

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Africa Football Sports Tennis World 

What have been the most recent major upsets in sport?

Sports are loved by all people around Africa for the fun and excitement they bring. Whether you like to simply watch them or make some money from games with sports betting offers, they are a very enjoyable way to spend time. This is true for any sport, be it soccer, basketball or the NFL. What is also true for all sports is how shock results can occur at times to upset the odds. Now that many of the major professional sports are underway again, this has been shown to be…

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Africa East Africa Featured World 

Kenyan science teacher meets Trump in White House

The Kenyan teacher awarded recently for his dedication to work and helping his students has met U.S President Donald Trump. Peter Tabichi, a science teacher is also due to speak at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. A picture of Trump and Tabichi’s meeting in the Oval Office was posted on Twitter by the White House press secretary. Stephanie Grisham said Tabichi’s “dedication, hard work, and belief in his students’ talent has led his poorly resourced school in Kenya to emerge victorious after taking…

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