African company set to build the world’s first and largest pan-African biobank

Co-founded in 2019, by Dr. Abasi Ene-obeng and Francis Osifo, the Nigerian health startup company aims to unlock the African genome. According to information on the official website of the company, 54gene will partner with research institutions, hospitals, pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies in Africa to address the challenge of limited diverse genomics data, which may […]

Daughter of former Angolan president has her assets frozen by the new gov’t

Assets of the former Angolan president’s daughter, Isabel dos Santos has been frozen by the new government. This is part of a corruption probe as shown by a copy of the document with the order. Isabel was not the only one to be affected however, her father former president, Eduardo dos Santos and her husband […]

Ugandan authorities deport South African singer, Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Reports indicate that, Legendary South African anti-apartheid campaigner and musician, Yvonne Chaka Chaka was deported from Uganda after she was invited by Abitex promotions to perform at an end of year concert in Kampala. The musician heaped loads of praises on the controversial political activist and leader of the “people power” movement since her arrival […]

Akon set to embark on a multi-purpose tour of Africa

Akon has revealed plans to embark on a tour around African countries starting in Ghana. The American born Senegalese origin singer, had earlier this year given a hint of his plan to tour Africa and other parts of the world including Latin America during his interview with Ebro in the morning radio host Ebro, the […]

Ghana backs West Africa’s Eco currency but opposes euro peg

One of West Africa’s bigger economies, Ghana, has thrown it’s weight on the one currency system for West African states, replacing the CFA franc, but does not agree with the attachment the currency will have with France. In a statement by Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo, he expressed his country’s desire to be part of the […]

On the Eco Currency for West Africa (The Francophonie Eco) – Sulayman Gaye

1) The Eco, it is understood will be pegged to the Euro. Pegging has both pros and cons. Pegging the Eco against the Euro can stabilize inflation in Ecozone if the Eurozone enjoys stable inflation ( price satellite). On the other hand, pegging can lower the price of exports while increasing those of imports thereby […]

Who owns the right to print and distribute the ECO to West African countries?

The controversy surrounding the new common currency for West African countries keeps breeding lots of concerns ranging from the general perception that, there is a grand scheme being set up to seize the economic freedom of the entire West Africa. Many people are of the view that, issues concerning the initial economic relationship that existed […]

Akon challenges African Media to redefine the image of the continent

Challenging the African Press to be more responsible and to redefine the image of the continent, popular singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, actor and founder of two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and KonLive Distribution with several awards on his name, Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam popularly known by his stage name Akon told the […]

Ghanaian government declares a willingness to adopt the new ECO

In a statement released by the communications directorate at the seat of the President on December 28th, 2019, signed by the communications director, Eugene Arhin, the government of Ghana welcomes the new ECO as a step in the right direction, declares an intention to adopt the currency and as well urges other member states to […]

Major boost for Ghanaian traveling mobile phone users

Ghana Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has announced that starting from January 2020, mobile phone users will be able to travel throughout the West African sub-region operating their mobile phones without any extra charges. The Ghanaian Parliament earlier this week approved an amendment to the Electronic Communication Act to make this move possible, two years […]