Nigeria Leads Africa’s Mining Sector Resurgence

February 23, 2024 Segun Tomori 0

  The 30th edition of “Investing in Mining Indaba” recently held in Cape Town, South Africa provided another opportunity for African countries through their ministers of solid minerals/mineral resources to consolidate on the pact to forge a common front in projecting the continent’s interest in the global mining industry.  Nigeria and Uganda had led over a dozen other African countries Read More

Two Nigerian universities among top 10 in Africa *Full list

February 12, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Times Higher Education has released the 2023 World University rankings across 104 countries and regions. Ten African universities have been ranked top in the 2023 list. The University of Cape Town ranks number one in the list of African best universities while Stellenbosch University and the University of Witwatersrand rank second and third respectively. University of Ibadan comes seventh Read More

Dr. Dele Alake: Leading Africa’s potential in solid minerals and mining

Africa has a wealth of solid minerals and a diverse range of natural resources, including diamonds, gold, iron, cobalt, uranium, copper, bauxite, silver, and oil. Nigeria holds a position as a hub for solid minerals within the continent. According to the United Nations, Africa is home to approximately 30% of the world’s mineral reserves, 12% of global oil reserves, and Read More

Breaking: Prominent African President dies receiving treatment

February 4, 2024 Aljazeera 0

Namibian President Hage Geingob has died at the age of 82, his office has said, less than three weeks after it was announced he would undergo treatment for cancer. Geingob died on Sunday at Lady Pohamba Hospital in the capital Windhoek with his wife and his children at his side, acting president Nangolo Mbumba said in a statement posted on Read More

We ‘ve pumped $7m into new station, Usman, FOA TV boss reveals

January 22, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

Idris-Etanami Abiodun Usman, the Chief Executive Officer of Future One Africa TV (FOA), said about $7 million has so far been pumped into the establishment of the pan-African television station set the airwaves in June this year.  Usman who is also the Executive Director of Sustainable Initiative for Nurturing Growth (SING) Nigeria and a rights activist, said Africa has come Read More

AfDB: Boosting public finance management through capacity building

December 20, 2023 Kayode Adebiyi 0

Public financial management implies the elements of budget cycles built around auditing, accounting and reporting, budget formulation, execution and performance. Its main focus is economic and governance reform programmes for developing economies emphasising transparency, accountability, fiscal discipline, predictability with the purpose of strengthening public finances. Experts say that for a continent grappling with poor infrastructure and low budget performance corruption, Read More

Nigeria’s cryptocurrency usage remains highest in Africa

December 19, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

Despite Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directives restricting licensed banks from engaging in cryptocurrency-related activities, Nigeria’s crypto market has defied the odds and consolidated its status as a key transactional vehicle in the sub-Saharan nation. Currently, Nigeria has a population of 223 million, making it one of the fastest-growing countries in Africa and one of the youngest in the world, Read More

Participants seek end to gas flaring at Africa summit

December 8, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

Participants at the second edition of the International African Energy, Oil and Gas Summit have again called for an end to gas flaring in Africa. The call was made via a communiqué jointly issued at the end of a five-day event; a copy of which was obtained by Blueprint in Abuja Friday. The event, which was attended by no fewer Read More

The sick continent

December 8, 2023 Dan Agbese 0

Africa is a baffling continent sitting on mounds of paradoxes. The paradox of rich but poor continent is a familiar theme. It is rich in human and natural resources; yet its 54 independent nation-states are dependent on other less divine-favoured countries to even feed their own people.  Africa is a sick but lucky continent. Its paradoxes attract economic and other Read More

How AI can transform healthcare in Africa

December 3, 2023 Admin III 0

Artificial intelligence is hyped to transform healthcare around the world and not just in higher-income countries like the US and China. AI is being used across Africa to aid healthcare, from managing datasets in Morocco to reading genomes in South Africa; and from analysing medical images in Ghana to tracking COVID-19 in Ethiopia. “The last three years has seen a Read More

FG to adopt 2023 Africa CDC youth pre-confab initiatives

December 1, 2023 Donald Iorchir 0

The federal government is poised to adopt initiatives and resolutions from the 2023 Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC) Youth Pre-Conference. This, according to the government, is to achieve practical improvements in public health in the country. The Minister of Youth Development, Dr. Jamila Bio-Ibrahim, said this recently while delivering her keynote address at the occasion held in Lusaka, Zambia. Read More

Sierra Leone, another African nation in coup scare

November 26, 2023 Admin III 0

The government of Sierra Leone has confirmed that some “unidentified individuals” attempted to break into the country’s armoury. This was contained in a release signed by Chernor Bah, the Minister of Information and Civic Culture on Sunday. The release stated that the said individuals had been identified and arrested. “PUBLIC NOTICE: Security Update and Nationwide Curfew Announcement; In the early Read More

NSIA, ZCG sign MoU on infrastructure investments in Africa

November 23, 2023 David Agba 0

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (“NSIA”), manager of Nigeria’s sovereign wealth fund, and Z Capital Group (“ZCG”), a leading private markets asset manager, Wednesday announced a joint venture partnership to establish a fund focused on infrastructure investments in Africa. Both parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to this effect. This strategic collaboration offers the opportunity to leverage the Read More

Why western democracy is not working for Africa – Obasanjo

November 20, 2023 Admin III 0

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has insisted that western liberal democracy has not worked for Africa. Obasanjo said liberal democracy does not take into account the continent’s history, culture and tradition. The former President explained that the Western style of democracy failed in Africa because it does not consider the views of the majority of the people. He stated this Read More

Arab group pledges $50bn for Africa’s development

November 10, 2023 David Agba 0

Stepping up their support for African partner countries ahead of the crucial COP28 climate change conference, the Arab Coordination Group (ACG) announced Thursday that it aims to allocate up to $50 billion to help build resilient infrastructure and inclusive societies in the African continent. The announcement was made by the Islamic Development Bank President, Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser at the Read More

Top 10 Agro-Innovators picked for Agriculture Summit Africa 2023

November 8, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The 2023 edition of Sterling’s Agriculture Summit Africa (ASA) has reached the penultimate stage with revealing of the top ten innovators to pitch for grants at the highly anticipated 5th edition of its annual event. This year’s summit will be an incubator-style investors’ deal room tagged ‘AgroPitch.’. The shortlist comes as an outcome of an extensive screening process which saw Read More

UBA restates commitment to SMEs’ financing across Africa

November 8, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Africa’s Global Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has reiterated its unflinching commitment to support small and medium scale businesses (SMEs) in Nigeria and across Africa to succeed and contribute meaningfully to their economies and the continent as a whole. The bank’s management made this pledge at the official opening of the 37th Lagos International Trade Fair (LIFT) 2023, Read More

Why LGBT ideology is doomed in Africa

November 7, 2023 Linus Ikunna 0

The LGBT agenda is doomed in Africa, despite how it is packaged to look attractive. Even without enabling LGBT anti laws, it is a taboo that violently hits at the heart of values and tradition of Africa. It is not a human right and not even an animal right as it would be unimaginable, to let alone tolerable to find Read More

COP28 – AGN made special consideration on Africa’s need

November 7, 2023 Helen Oji 0

Ahead of the 28th session of United Nations Climate Conference (COP28) scheduled for Dubai, United Arab Emirates later in November, the African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change (AGN) has called on the UN body to make special consideration for the needs of the African continent. AGN made the call during the official opening of a Pre-COP28 Strategy Meeting organised Read More

COP28 – AGN made special consideration on Africa’s need

November 7, 2023 Helen Oji 0

Ahead of the 28th session of United Nations Climate Conference (COP28) scheduled for Dubai, United Arab Emirates later in November, the African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change (AGN) has called on the UN body to make special consideration for the needs of the African continent. AGN made the call during the official opening of a Pre-COP28 Strategy Meeting organised Read More

COP28 – AGN made special consideration on Africa’s need

November 7, 2023 Helen Oji 0

Ahead of the 28th session of United Nations Climate Conference (COP28) scheduled for Dubai, United Arab Emirates later in November, the African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change (AGN) has called on the UN body to make special consideration for the needs of the African continent. AGN made the call during the official opening of a Pre-COP28 Strategy Meeting organised Read More