Eight West African countries have agreed to change the name of their common currency to the Eco, finally cutting ties with the CFA franc. The Eco will still be pegged to The euro but the rule that member states keep 50 percent of reserves with French treasury will be removed.
Mastercard’s annual Index of Women in Entrepreneurs (MIWE) provides invaluable insights into the progress and achievements of women in business and brings to the forefront the broad set of variables propelling the fast rate of female entrepreneurship globally.
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The University of Exeter honoured Eliud Kipchoge’s “outstanding achievements in the field of sports” by awarding him an Honorary Doctor of Laws during its winter graduation ceremony. This comes after he received Kenya’s highest category of presidential awards.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has said he is unlikely to contest for a fourth term. If President Kagame who won 98 percent of the vote in the 2017 presidential polls decides against contesting the next elections, the decision could significantly shake Rwanda’s political landscape, which has been dominated by the ruling party.
Immigration authorities cast doubt on the motives of marriages between African nationals and Europeans, violating these couples’ right to family life.
South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi is the new Miss Universe and the internet is rife with comments about her hair. While most black contestants opt for hair extensions or chemically straightened hair, the new Miss Universe wore her hair the way her Creator intended it to grow from her scalp.
Integrating technology into schools involves understanding the dynamic relationship between technology, how it’s used in the classroom and the content of the curriculum.
Rwanda has followed in the footsteps of South Africa scrapping the 18% Value Added Tax on sanitary pads. African countries are taking the step in order to combat period poverty especially for young girls and vulnerable women.