Free Online course – Africa: Sustainable Development for All?

africa farming

Free on-line course addressing sustainable development expected to attract learners from around the world. The University of Aberdeen is to deliver a new form of learning to audiences around the world with the launch of a free course as part of an online community offering accessible education to all.

African power industry honours top power professionals and projects

South African power lines

City Power’s MD Sicelo Goodwill Xulu has been named Top Utility Executive of the Year at the annual African Utility Week Industry Awards in Cape Town. eThekwini was named Municipality of the Year while national retailer Ackermans won the Energy & Water Efficiency Project of the Year. Ms Florence Nsubuga, Executive Director of the Ugandan energy distribution network company UMEME, won in the new category of Outstanding Woman in Power/Water.

The new African language helping to heal tribal division

Go sheng

A new African language is helping to reduce tensions and bring young people together in areas previously torn apart by tribal violence. And academics are so impressed by the language’s potential that a social media platform promoting it will form the subject of a major presentation at this year’s eLearning Africa, the continent’s leading conference on technology-assisted learning, training and development.

Commercial farming to boost food security in Tanzania

Tanzania Commercial agriculture

As Tanzania currently imports about 40 percent of its sugar and population statistics projecting increased local and regional demand, the government is fast-tracking 25 commercial farms for paddy and sugarcane to address food security and position the country as regional exporter.

Zambian Association of Manufacturers to showcase huge opportunities for local manufacturers in mining sector at CBM-TEC

Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo & Conference

“With Zambian mining companies buying up to 1.7-billion dollars’ worth of manufactured imports annually there is clearly a huge opportunity for the local industry” says Maybin Nsupila, CEO of the Zambian Association of Manufacturers. Mr Nsupila is hosting a workshop for Zambian suppliers and mining purchasing managers at the upcoming Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo & Conference (CBM-TEC) in Kitwe from 5-6 May.

Ebola Heroes & Heroines, Entrepreneurs, Community Leaders top winners in NOSLINA’s 2015 Awards

Emmerson Bokarie

Welcome to the 17th Anniversary of NOSLINA (National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America) weekend. On Saturday, Sierra Leone’s most prestigious Diaspora establishment, NOSLINA will gather at Metro Points in New Carrollton, Maryland to accord awards to 15 deserving individuals and organizations for their impeccable contributions to the amelioration of Sierra Leoneans at home and in North America.