We are halfway through 2016 and Africa looks set for despair and gloom. Faltering oil prices have brought misery to many African countries that have grown dependent on the oil income and yet, there is a strong silver lining as the easy clippings from oil and gas gave all African nations the wrong sort of incentives for years.
So, I think I previously mentioned that I'm working on this project where I have to do something about an autobiography of one of the most inspirational men that Nigeria has ever produced; he is truly one of Nigeria's best-kept secrets.
[Kevin Avila] The Role of VSAT in Supporting NGOs during Disasters in Africa (Part 1): Mozambique and Uganda
Natural disasters such as floods, fires, and storms affect thousands of people in Africa. From the destruction of buildings to the spread of disease, natural disasters can devastate entire countries overnight and seriously disrupt the community with massive human, material, economic and environmental losses.
The world continues to weigh in on the impacts of Britain’s exit from the European Union especially with a tone of epitaph. Obviously, there will be consequences such as painful renegotiation of trade deals, security and movement.
Many job-seekers are prepared for employment; however, a segment of people looking for work don't have what are called job readiness skills. Job readiness skills are the basic, fundamental skills that a job seeker or an employee must have to be employable.
Vice President and Area Business Head West Africa, Mastercard, Omokehinde Adebanjo has said that African countries share some of the world’s highest speeds of digital growth with people now constantly in pursuit of faster and more convenient ways of paying for goods and services.
$100,000 grant will support implementation of ideas and programmes focused on SRH services for adolescent girls in emergency settings as key intervention to address HIV epidemic
In a not-so-distant past, people tracked their personal finances by saving every single receipt and painstakingly balancing a checkbook. Technology has evolved over the decades, and now financial help is literally at our fingertips. Here are five apps I recommend to get your financial life in order:
Samsung Africa: Corporate Citizens Need to Make a Real Impact on Africa’s Sustainable Development Goals
Prepared to follow on from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the 17 Sustainable Development Goals were unveiled with the aim of taking steps towards building a better world in the next 15 years.
[Kevin Avila] The Importance of Telemedicine through Satellite in Africa (Part 3): Senegal and Kenya
The most efficient way of implementing telemedicine in Africa is the construction of rural telemedicine centers that are equipped with all the required the IT applications and communications devices for remote consultation, diagnosis, treatment, transfer of medical data, and remote medical procedures or examinations.
President Muhammadu Buhari came to power promising Nigerians "change". Novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani gives five examples of what has changed in Nigeria since 29 May 2015 when he was sworn in.
Practically speaking life itself could be tiring. Looking for, finding, and keeping a job could be mountainously challenging. I cannot promise you that what I am going to say will form a miraculous wand with which you could get a job in a flash, or that will guarantee your keeping the one you have.
I remember being so mad that on a weekend, I tweeted a bank about the inept account manager they had lumbered me with. First thing on Monday morning, I got a call from my new account manager.
Kevin Avila: The Importance of Telemedicine through Satellite in Africa (Part 2): Ghana and Ethiopia
More than 50 percent of the population in African countries lives in rural locations, while most physicians in Africa only practice in bigger cities that have good infrastructure and a concentrated patient base. This leaves a massive gap in medical care.
We asked Rita Cheng, a financial advisor who works with small businesses, about ways entrepreneurs can keep costs down in the early months. She is a member of NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor network.
Investing in science and research has massive benefits for Africa’s economy - AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina
The Bank’s President Akinwumi Adesina was speaking at the 7th Agriculture Science Week (AASW) and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), where he was awarded the FARA Leadership Prize for advancing agricultural science, technology and innovation in Africa.
The Yasar University in Izmir, Turkey invites you to join a free live webinar in which you get to learn about their different Degree programmes.
Kevin Avila: The Importance of Telemedicine through Satellite in Africa (Part 1): South Africa and Uganda
Telemedicine offers a new hope for medical patients in Africa. One of the biggest healthcare issues in Africa today is the poor level of medical services in the rural and remote regions.
Dutch businessman, Bob van der Bijl is Managing Director of Kibo Africa, the automotive company responsible for the first locally manufactured motorcycle in Kenya, particularly adapted for the African terrain. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
In a team, being smart does not mean being the most intelligent, but having simple, common-sense about people and situations.