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Food Hero: Cameroon’s shrimp entrepreneur

A Cameroonian woman who set up her own smoked shrimp business, has been recognized by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO) for her contribution towards unlocking the potential of selling shellfish locally and abroad. NEW YORK, USA, October 15, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Cameroon sits on the Atlantic coast where Western and Central Africa meet. It […]

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Cathy Smith of SAP Africa Scores a Spot on the Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs of the Biggest & Most Complex Businesses in Africa

JOHANESBURG, South Africa, October 14, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Africa.com undertook a rigorous research project to identify the women who run the largest, most complex businesses on the African continent. The result of this extensive research undertaking is The Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs. SAP’s Cathy Smith, MD Sub-Saharan Africa, made the list of 50 women […]

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Mali maestro’s message of peace to Sahel region’s youngsters drawn to extremism

An ambitious project to raise awareness about rising insecurity and mass displacement in the Sahel has resulted in an original musical score from Mali songwriter Vieux Farka Touré.  NEW YORK, USA, October 14, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-In partnership with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Mr. Toure’s A Song For The Sahel, […]

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Meet Africa Code Week’s Youth Ambassador Who is Eager to Spark & Empower Young African Minds

LAGOS, Nigeria, October 12, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Speaking to Victory Yinka-Banjo is like drinking a fizzy drink. She bubbles with ideas and confidence. Little wonder that this 17-year-old Nigerian was chosen to be this year’s youth ambassador for Africa Code Week, the continent’s biggest digital skills youth initiative. Even at her young age, Victory is […]

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Africa Network for Walking and Cycling Annual Forum

NEW YORK, USA, October 12, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The Africa Network for Walking and Cycling was launched in October 2020 and brings together 50 organisations with a common goal: to make the life of people who walk and cycle in Africa countries safer, healthier and more comfortable – through our combined action, expertise and influence. The Network is hosting an […]

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International Day of Rural Women theme: Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All

This year, the International Day of Rural Women (15 October), puts a spotlight on “Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All.” NEW YORK, USA, October 11, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Established by the UN General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, this international day recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous […]

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Jojobaby entices fans with ‘Obsession’

LAGOS, Nigeria, 9 october 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Christian Joshua Daberechi, aka Jojobaby, has released his much-anticipated Extended Play album titled, ‘Obsession’. Songs on the seven-track album are Obsession (produced, mixed and mastered by Napji), Lonely (produced by Loopy Beatz, mixed and mastered by OTD), Downtown (produced, mixed and mastered by Napji), Jealous (produced by Popito, […]

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Africell plugs into the Angola Cables network to provide express connectivity for customers

LUANDA, Angola, 8 october 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Africell, the fourth mobile operator in Angola, has selected Angola Cables to provide wholesale IP transit and connectivity solutions for its network. The partnership will give Africell customers high speed data, low latency and nationwide internet access through the advanced Angola Cables infrastructure. This robust network currently connects to Angola’s […]

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Winning hearts, minds, and market share: four key focus areas for African retailers

By Dumisani Moyo, Marketing Director, SAP Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 7, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Technology has transformed every aspect of our personal and professional lives, and has left no sector of the economy untouched. In the highly competitive retail sector, where consumers place a premium on convenience in their shopping experiences, the pervasiveness of […]

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Ford Foundation appoints Catherine Chinedum Aniagolu-Okoye as regional director for West Africa

Aniagolu-Okoye to lead the foundation’s office of West Africa and oversee its grantmaking, external relations and local operations based in Lagos LAGOS, Nigeria, 7 october 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The Ford Foundation announced today the appointment of Catherine Chinedum (‘ChiChi’) Aniagolu-Okoye as its new regional director for its office serving West Africa. Aniagolu-Okoye began the Lagos-based role […]

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New insurance policy will protect up to 160,000 people in Senegal from drought

Credit: African Risk Capacity DAKAR, Senegal, 7 october 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- A global network of humanitarian agencies, including Catholic Relief Services, Save the Children, Action Against Hunger, Plan, Oxfam and World Vision, have signed a climate risk insurance policy that will protect up to 160,000 people in Senegal from the effects of drought. One of the […]