Category: World

Gozem Raises $5million in Series A Funding to Accelerate its Expansion

Gozem, the leading multi-vertical super app platform in West & Central Africa, on Thursday 2nd December announced the closing of a $5 million Series A round raised from corporate and institutional investors spread across four continents with specialties in health tech, fintech, and mobility. The main investors of the round include: AAIC, Thunes (TransferTo), Momentum…

Huawei, UNESCO to Implement Africa Digital Education Project

UNESCO and Huawei have announced the launch of the implementations phase of the Technology-Enabled Open Schools for All (TeOSS) project in selected African countries. Aligned with UN SDG4, TeOSS will serve as a basis for powering the digital transformation of the education sector and support three UNESCO member states in building resilient education systems that…

Governments, Regulators Meet, Discuss Africa’s Broadband Future

Delegates from the African Union, governments and regulators, operators and enterprise representatives, analysts in the region have met to discuss strategies to expand broadband services and develop broadband applications in Africa. Broadband has become an important engine for economic development. According to the World Bank studies, every 10 per cent of broadband penetration can generate…

Huawei to Help Address Africa’s Energy Poverty through Digital Power

The fight to tackle Africa’s energy poverty is receiving support through the provision of digital enablers that will boost sufficiency. Currently energy poverty is a serious problem in sub-Saharan Africa with statistics from International Energy Agency (IEA) indicating that over 580 million people in the region lacked access to electricity in 2019. In Nigeria for…

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…