AfDB provides US$320,000 grant funding to mainstream gender under ECOWAS’ DFS

AfDB provides US$320,000 grant funding to mainstream gender under ECOWAS’ DFS

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has awarded a grant of $320,535 to the West African Monetary Agency to mainstream gender in ECOWAS’ core digital financial services (DFS) regulatory frameworks. The funds will support a gender gap analysis of several WAMA strategies including those for financial inclusion; gender disaggregation data analytics; digital […]

Kenyan governor slammed for adding bottles of Hennessy to coronavirus relief packages

Kenyan governor slammed for adding bottles of Hennessy to coronavirus relief packages

he governor of Nairobi County in Kenya, Mike Sonko, has raised eyebrows after announcing that the COVID-19 relief items he is donating to needy residents in the city include Hennessy cognac. Addressing the press on Tuesday, Sonko justified his inclusion of the alcoholic beverage by falsely claiming that the World Health Organization (WHO) agrees that alcohol has high […]

China evicts Africans-from-apartments over coronavirus

China evicts Africans-from-apartments over coronavirus

Chinese officials have started evicting hundreds of African residents and businessmen from hotels and apartments as they are being accused of having the novel coronavirus. The Africans say they are just being targeted under the guise of a testing campaign for the global pandemic also known as COVID-19. Some of them alleged that they have been placed […]