On Thursday, flights, public transportation, and business were disrupted across Tunisia as travelers waited with their luggage at Tunis-Carthage International Airport after flights were canceled due to the vast public sector strike to demand salary hikes and concessions on looming reforms. Paul Ndiho has more.
Many subsistence farmers in Africa lack access to local markets, let alone international buyers. So there is a huge problem, but it also offers an opportunity for Technology Startups. In Nigeria, Winch Farms is a Technology company driving efficiency in the supply chain by providing a platform where subsistence farmers and food producers get direct access to markets without the activities of middlemen. Earlier I spoke to Riches Attai, the CEO and Co-founded of Winch farms in Lagos, Nigeria.
In recent years, the rain forest on Mount Gorongosa in Mozambique has been growing back, thanks to a previously foreign crop: coffee. Workers at Gorongosa National Park, helping to restore the mountain vegetation by planting coffee. Paul Ndiho has more
Mobile app developers in Africa are scrambling to release more and more apps, many of which are primarily aimed at solving their local problems. For example, in Zambia, young software developers create applications to address their needs in many areas, including mobile banking, information gathering, farming, healthcare, and education.
For more insight, I spoke to Bright Kunda Molumba, a self-taught app developer and founder of New Age Developers in Lusaka, Zambia.
At least 50 people were killed and others injured after shooters attacked St Francis Catholic Church in the southwestern town Owo in Nigeria’s Ondo state during Mass on Sunday. The government has declared 7-days national mourning for the victims, with all flags flying at half-mast in the state. VOA’s Paul Ndiho has our report
African Union Chairperson, Senegal’s President Macky Sall, is scheduled to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Friday to discuss the grain and wheat crisis in Africa caused by the war in Ukraine. VOA’s Paul Ndiho has our story
As cryptocurrencies go mainstream, countries in Africa seem to be warming up to the idea of digital currencies.
In Zimbabwe, a new startup Sawasawa Technologies, Inc., is trying to tap into this growing demand for cryptocurrencies by creating an online exchange platform dubbed Mansamusa where people can trade in Cryptocurrencies. I spoke to Thulani Mthunzi, CEO of Sawasawa Technologies based in Harare, Zimbabwe.
According to the United Nations, more than 72,000 people have been displaced in one week due to fighting between the army and the M23 rebel group. Some 7,000 of them have taken refuge across the border in neighboring Uganda. VOA’s Paul Ndiho has more
More than one hundred people are breathing a sigh of relief after being rescued off the Northwest coast of Libya as they attempt to make their way across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Africa 54’s Paul Ndiho has more.