Category Archives: Business & Finance

Judge Rules Zuma Corruption Trial Can Go Ahead

JOHANNESBURG – A court in South Africa on Friday ruled the corruption trial against former President Jacob Zuma will go ahead, despite his efforts to have the case dismissed. Zuma also faces charges of money …

African Women in Tech Look to Artificial Intelligence

ACCRA – Artificial intelligence took center stage as African female technology experts met at Women in Tech Week in Ghana to promote women’s involvement in the field.

When Lily Edinam Botsyoe was studying computer science …

UN Nuclear Watchdog Has 4 Candidates to Take Top Job

BERLIN – Four candidates from three continents hope to succeed the late Yukiya Amano as the director general of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday that Cornel Feruta of …

Digital Taxation Troubles Tech Businesses in African Countries

NAIROBI, KENYA – More and more African countries are taxing digital platforms and mobile money transfers to fund economic development.

Nigeria is the latest country to join the trend, with a new 5% tax on …

How Dozens of Nigerian Scammers Stole Millions from People, Businesses

For years, dozens of scammers from Nigeria and other countries swindled millions of dollars from U.S. businesses and individuals, funneling the stolen money through accounts provided by two fellow Nigerian brokers based in Los Angeles.…

Nigerian Government Ban on Imported Furniture Boosts Local Industry

Cane weaving is a Nigerian art that is decades old, but the demand for imported furniture had left many involved in the craft struggling. However, a government ban on furniture imports imposed this year is …

WFP Warns of ‘Unprecedented’ Food Emergency in Burkina Faso

The World Food Program warns that millions of people in Burkina Faso are facing what it calls an unprecedented humanitarian emergency because of growing hunger, instability and displacement.

Fighting in Burkina Faso has intensified over …