Category: World

IFAD’s New Investment Programme to Boost Private Funding of Rural Businesses and Small-Scale Farmers

Rural businesses, which are so vital for transforming our food systems, will get a much needed boost from an ambitious new financing programme launched today by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), as part of its broader efforts to address rising hunger and poverty levels in the world’s poorest countries. The Private Sector…

Turkish Airlines and Turkish Cargo Rise to the Top Amid Pandemic

Although the aviation industry took a hard hit in 2020 and suffered its heaviest losses to date, Turkish Airlines distinguished itself with relatively good business performance. According to CAPA (Centre for Aviation, part of the Aviation Week Network) Turkish Airlines established itself as the busiest aircraft carrier in Europe during the pandemic, and one of…

China To Allow Couples To Have Three Children

The Chinese government has announced that it will allow couples to have up to three children as part of policies to address the country’s aging population. The decision was announced on Monday after a Communist Party Politburo meeting chaired by President Xi Jinping. The party in a statement said that the three-child policy will be…

Gozem, Africa’s Super App, launches in Libreville, Gabon

Gozem, the super app already operational in several West African cities, today launches a taxi booking service in Libreville. From now on, all Gabonese citizens can download the Gozem app, available for free for Android and iOS, and take trips in the nation’s capital. Gozem’s goal is to simplify and improve quality of life for…

Ivory Coast becomes second country to receive COVAX vaccines

Ivory Coast becomes the second country to benefit from the COVAX vaccine-sharing facility, a program meant to ensure fairer distribution amid a global scramble for the vaccine against the pandemic. The country on Friday at the commercial capital Abidjan received a shipment of 504,000 COVID-19 doses. By the end of this year, COVAX plans to…

Gozem Appoints French Ride-Hailing Company Chauffeur-Privé’s Co-Founder as Strategic Advisor

Gozem, Africa’s Super App, today announces the arrival of Othmane Bouhlal to the advisory board of the company with a strong commitment as a strategic advisor. As Gozem prepares to enter new markets and scale its business, it is building an advisory board with exceptional entrepreneurial skills in the mobility business. Mr. Bouhlal will help…

Ghana Receives 600,000 Doses Of Free WHO COVAX Vaccines

Ghana on Wednesday announced the arrival of the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free, as the world races to contain the pandemic. This was disclosed by World Health Organisation (WHO) Accra, Ghana via its Twitter handle.COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access, abbreviated as COVAX, is a…