Africa to recreate leading COVID-19 shots to address vaccine inequities

Young scientists in some Cape Town warehouses are gathering and calibrating the equipment required to reverse engineer a COVID-19 vaccine that has yet

Nigerian fintech startup Brass secures funding of $1.7m for expansion

A Nigerian digital bank startup- Brass has announced receiving funds of $1.7million to cater to the banking needs of domestic entrepreneurs, traders a

Maldives Government issues grim warning in the lead up to COP26

Maldives’ environment minister has reportedly issue a grim warning that states that the failure to control global warming and climate change cou

African nations call for new climate fund tracker as donors fall short

The lead climate negotiator for Africa has reportedly stated that African countries are calling for a new mechanism to track funds from affluent natio

IMF more upbeat on growth opportunities in Middle East & North Africa

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has become more optimistic on the Middle East and North Africa’s economic growth prospects this year and t

Uber pilots its ride-pooling service ‘Pool Chance’ in Africa

American ride-sharing firm, Uber is reportedly testing its new service called, Pool Chance, in Africa which will enable riders heading in the same dir

China’s economic growth slumps amid construction, power, property woes

China’s economy reportedly witnessed a dip in the last quarter due to construction slowdown and power crunch. The nation’s economy increas

UK’s CDC Group & DP World plan to invest $1.72Bn in African ports

Emirati multinational logistics company, DP World and the UK government’s CDC Group have joined forces to expand African ports, with plans to in

Brexit: EU to lower Northern Ireland border checks on British goods

The European Union (EU) has reportedly revealed plans for setting out proposals in response to the trade row in Northern Ireland. The ‘far-reach

Tobacco maker KT&G to build forest to help battle global climate crisis

South Korea’s leading tobacco maker Korea Tobacco & Ginseng Corporation (KT&G) plans to build a forest as part of its efforts to tackle

Mono bags $15Mn in Series A funds to expand operations in Africa

African fintech startup, Mono has reportedly raised USD 15 million in a Series A funding round led by Tiger Global, making it the venture capital firm

JICA sets aside USD 2.5 million to promote circular economy in Nairobi

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has reportedly invested around USD 2.5 million in Sanergy Inc., a U.S. sanitation startup in Nairobi