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Cabotage: SOAN Asks FG to Stop Waivers to Foreign Shipping Companies

  The Ship-owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN) has expressed deep worry that despite persistent protests by indigenous ship owners and other concerned shipping industry stakeholders, the federal government has continued to grant waivers to foreign shipping operators. The association said the practice is aiding the foreign operators to continue to dominate coastal shipping business in […]

INTELS Vs NPA: Taming of the Rampaging Tiger

For the third time since it berthed in Nigeria more than 30 years ago as NICOTES, Integrated Logistics Services Limited (Intels) is facing a major survival battle. The major difference this time is that its business dealings are so damning and the present management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) seems to be allergic to inducement. Okey Ibeke undertook […]

How Africa’s richest woman became ‘unemployed’

The political reformation by President João Lourenço of Angola has thrown Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos out of job. Isabel was earlier today, November 16, 2017, sacked as the chief of Sonangol – Angola’s state-run oil firm by the new Angolan President who succeeded her father. Isabel is the first daughter of former Angolan […]

5 most stable and developed democracies in Africa

Democracy is a system of governing where citizens elect people to represent them, make decisions on their behalf and guide them. For the black continent, it is a system just evolving and gaining more acceptance. As such, some countries seem to have gotten the hang of democracy over the years while others like Zimbabwe and […]

How to increase access to cancer treatment in Kenya

Cancer is the third most common cause of death in Kenya, after infectious diseases and heart conditions and accounts for 7% of all deathsin the country. Due to the lack of a national registry, it’s estimated that there are between 22,000 and 41,000 new cancer cases each year. Patients seeking treatment in both private and public hospitals in sub Saharan […]

How women bring about peace and change in Liberia

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first woman to lead an African country. Her two terms in office ended with elections last monthsince, like the United States, presidents in Liberia are barred from serving more than two terms. Affectionately known as “Ma Ellen,” Sirleaf took office at the end of a 14-year civil war in […]

Somaliland’s voting technology shows how Africa can lead the world

Africa has become a testing ground for technological leapfrogging. This is a process that involves skipping stages and moving rapidly to the frontiers of innovation. Technological leapfrogging in Africa has, so far, focused on economic transformation and the improvement of basic services. Drones are a good example: they’re used in the continent’s health services and in agriculture. In South Africa, robots play a […]