Ghana has introduced school uniforms made with African prints.
Ghana made such move to celebrate and embrace the African heritage.
Photos of Ghanaian students rocking their Ankara prints school uniforms have been shared online with people from other African countries acknowledging it’s as a very welcome development.
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The Honorable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami FNCS FBCS FIIM has said that it has become imperative to implement legislations that will ensure the protection and confidentiality of citizens data as part of the government’s responsibility to protect the lives and property of Nigerians.
Prof. Pantami made his assertion when he flagged off the “National Validation on Data Protection Bill” workshop organised by the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) in collaboration with the Nigeria Digital Identification for Development (ID4D) at the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) Conference Centre, Abuja.
In his keynote address, Pantami said that as part of efforts to sustain the country’s digital economy growth, it was crucial to have legislation that would ensure data protection considering the amount of data being generated in the country daily.
He said, “We know the data generated today is mind-boggling and we must therefore have regulations in place…
Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), today announced the Enduro™ 2 ultraperformance multisport GPS smartwatch. Purpose built for endurance athletes, the rugged yet lightweight Enduro 2 includes built-in TopoActive maps with multicontinent coverage, a superbright LED flashlight and Garmin’s exclusive SatIQ™ technology to help optimize battery performance. What’s more, enhanced solar harvesting provides up to 46 days in smartwatch mode and up to 150 hours in GPS mode1 to outlast the longest ultra race or greatest adventure.
Crafted with premium materials for ultimate durability and comfort, Enduro 2 includes a lightweight and sophisticated titanium bezel and rear case, 1.4” Power Sapphire™ lens, Ultrafit nylon band for a secure and comfortable fit, and a new touchscreen interface that complements Garmin’s traditional button controls. During the day, Enduro 2 harnesses the sun’s energy to provide battery life of up to 150 hours in GPS mode and up to…
Africa’s economic activity is expected to expand by a moderate 2.7% in 2022 and 2.4% in 2023, following a rebound of 5.1% in 2021, according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) its Trade and Development Report 2022 .
As a result, an additional 58 million Africans will fall into extreme poverty in 2022, adding to the 55 million already pushed into extreme poverty by the COVID-19 pandemic, the report says.
“The economic slowdown causes further setbacks in the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” said UNCTAD Secretary-General Rebeca Grynspan.
According to the report, almost 60% of Africa’s low-income countries are already in debt distress or at high risk of it, as debt levels, both private and public, stand at record levels.
Besides, more than 60% of African countries need external assistance for food, with hunger further spreading across the continent.
Several new challenges
UNCTAD says the sharp economic slowdown…
To celebrate world heart day, mPharma (https://mPharma.com) launched the Hypertension Test and Treat program (HTT) to support the prevention and control of hypertension in Africa. Heart disease is one of the greatest causes of premature death in Africa.The World Health Organization estimates that the prevalence of hypertension is highest in the African region, with about 46% of adults aged 25 years and older being hypertensive compared to 35% in the Americas and other HIC, and 40% elsewhere in the world. Hypertension is of public health importance in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in urban areas, with evidence of considerable under-diagnosis, treatment, and control. There is an urgent need to develop strategies to prevent, detect, treat, and control hypertension according to a research by Julliet Addo et al.
The HTT program will be delivered through the company’s network of mutti pharmacies in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia with plans to…
In today’s fast-paced, wealth-driven world where customer service often ends at the point of sale, true business success requires solid, customer-centric ethics.
This is the belief of Lee Ziervogel, the newly appointed Chief Operating Officer at fintech enablement company Ukheshe. “This is especially important for a fintech company like Ukheshe. It’s essential to manage our clients’ journeys with our highly technical products, because if they’re successful, so are we.
“I love being surrounded by an ethically sound team that operates from these solid business principles. One of Ukheshe’s core focus areas is enabling financial inclusion, and enriching lives.”
Ziervogel’s people-centric approach ensured her success as President of Customer Delivery and Success at Ukheshe before stepping into the role of COO. She explains: “I was leading the part of the organisation that is responsible for ensuring we meet our promises to our clients. This needs to happen from several perspectives – regulatory and…
ImmuniWeb Announces distributorship partnership with Kecam Technologies Limited to help to increase the Cyber resilience and compliance in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra-Leone.
The partnership allows Kecam Technologies Limited to offer award-winning and globally recognized ImmuniWeb® AI Platform for Application Security Testing, Attack Surface Management and Dark Web Monitoring solutions to customers based in West Africa.
“We are highly excited about our partnership with ImmuniWeb® to serve the West African market,” said Bonny Mekwunye, Vice Chairman of Kecam Technologies Limited. “This new partnership will enable us to extend ImmuniWeb’s full range of application security testing, continuous monitoring and policy compliance products to meet market requirements for corporate, government and cybersecurity professionals.
This partnership will add value in our operations by enhancing our existing Penetration Testing; Vulnerability Management; Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Management technology portfolio and solutions and our entire spectrum of cybersecurity solutions.
Equally, ImmuniWeb will provide an appropriate platform for us to provide…
In clear recognition of the critical role Nigeria is playing on the global telecom stage, the country was re-elected earlier today as a Council member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialised agency that oversees global telecommunication operations. Nigeria will serve on the Council again from 2023-2026.
The election of Nigeria and other countries, on Monday, October 3, 2022, into different regional groups that constitute ITU Council, was the highpoint of the Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 (PP-22) ongoing in Bucharest, the capital city of the Republic of Romania.
The Nigerian delegation was successfully led to the global event by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami. Other members of the delegation include the Chairman, Board of Commissioners of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Adeolu Akande, and the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta.
At the conference, which started on…