Africa Investments 

African Development Fund invests more than $6 million to strengthen public finance governance in African countries

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund have approved a grant of $6.12 million to help strengthen public finance governance in low-income African countries. The funding is for Phase 2 of the Regional Institutional Support Project in Public Finance Governance (RISPFG) which will be implemented by two pan-African institutions: the African Tax Administration  Forum (ATAF) and the Collaborative… Read More

Libya: Heavy rains cause flooding in Tripoli

The Libyan capital Tripoli was hit by heavy rains on Sunday morning, leading to flooding of main roads and disruption of schools. The Tripoli Security Directorate announced that it was taking over the towing of cars that broke down due to the heavy rains that flooded the streets. The Traffic Affairs Office of the Tripoli Security Directorate called for the… Read More

World Cup 2022: Black Stars coach Otto Addo rants against Ronaldo’s “special gift”

Ghana coach Otto Addo strongly criticised the American referee who awarded the penalty to Cristiano Ronaldo, calling it a “special gift”. Cristiano Ronaldo won and converted the penalty in the second half, becoming the first male player to score in five World Cups. Portugal beat Ghana 3-2. “If someone scores a goal, congratulations. But it was really a gift. A… Read More

What’s up next for African teams after their Qatar World Cup debut?

None of the five African teams at the World Cup won their first match in the group stage.  Ghana lost, like Senegal and Cameroon, while Tunisia and Morocco drew their games. African teams are struggling even though each squad had its say and could have, with a bit of luck, or efficiency, pocketed the much coveted three points of victory.… Read More

Teodoro Obiang wins 6th term in Equatorial Guinea

The authorities in Equatorial Guinea have announced on Saturday the re-election of T****eodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo for a sixth term. The 80-year old has been in power since 1979. Announcing the results, the head of the electoral commission said Obiang had won with 94,9% of the votes. “The results of the general election solemnly proclaim His Excellency Obiang NGuema Mbasogo… Read More

Morocco pulls off another World Cup upset, beats Belgium 2-0

Morocco pulled off another shock at the World Cup on Sunday, beating Belgium 2-0 to leave Kevin de Bruyne and the 2018 semifinalists in peril of a group-stage exit. Substitute Abdelhamid Sabiri got one past Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois by whipping in a free kick from a tight angle at the near post in the 73rd minute for Morocco’s first… Read More

UN’s campaign against gender-based violence kicks off in Nigeria

The UN’s campaign against gender-based violence kicked off on Friday in Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, with a play featuring an all-female cast. The play opened on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the first day of a 16 day campaign that runs until December 10th, Human Rights Day. “Nothing connects with humanity the way poetry, music… Read More

South Africans rally against release of killer of anti-apartheid activist

Supporters of South Africa‘s ruling party, ANC, and South Africa’s Communist Party staged a protest outside the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on Saturday. The demonstrators protested against the announced release of the killer of anti-apartheid activist Chris Hani, shot dead in 1993. “When I heard about the judgement to release Chris Hani’s killer I was disgusted.I was disappointed about our… Read More