African News International

Facebook, together with Africa Check, expands its local language coverage as part of its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme

Facebook’s fact-checking programme relies on feedback from the Facebook community, as one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 14, 2019/ — Facebook (www.facebook.com), today with Africa Check announced that it has added new local language support for several African languages as part of […]

Health & Wellness International

Helping young people take charge of their bodies, their lives, our world

UNFPA is launching “My Body, My Life, My World,” a strategy that aims to help empower young people to make their own choices and determine their own futuresNEW YORK, United States of America, August 13, 2019/ — Every year on 12 August, leaders around the world commemorate International Youth Day. On this day, powerful figures […]

African News Ghana International

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), Ghanaian Armed Forces Joint Press Conference

Joint press conference following the opening ceremony for Africa Endeavor Monday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. (L) at Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana,STUTTGART, Germany, August 13, 2019/ — U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and the Ghanaian Armed Forces (GAF) will conduct a joint press conference following the opening ceremony for Africa Endeavor Monday, Aug. 19 at […]

© Evan Vucci/AP President Trump and first lady Melania Trump speak to first responders Wednesday as they visit the El Paso Regional Communications Center after meeting with people affected by the El Paso mass shooting,. President Trump has repeatedly told lawmakers and aides in private conversations that he is open to endorsing extensive background checks in the wake of two mass shootings, prompting a warning from the National Rifle Association and concerns among White House aides, according to lawmakers and administration officials.
International

Trump’s openness to extensive background checks for gun buys draws warning from NRA

Trump, speaking to reporters Wednesday before visiting Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, where weekend shootings left 31 dead, said there “was great appetite for background checks” amid an outcry over government inaction in the face of repeated mass shootings. Trump’s previous declarations of support for tougher gun controls, including after the deadly Parkland, Fla., shooting […]

African News

Addis Ababa leads Africa in hotel room rates

Addis Ababa registered an absolute average daily rate (ADR) of US$163.79 when measured in constant currency, which removes the effects of inflationLONDON, United Kingdom, August 8, 2019/ — Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, posted Africa’s highest average daily rate (ADR), according to the most recent 12-month data from STR (https://STR.com/). The market will play host to the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) […]

African News News

Billions poised for Africa’s real estate sector

The growth and opportunity displayed by a diverse spread of International funds, DFIs, Banks, PE firms, institutional investors and others is evidence that despite apparent indifference to African opportunities in SA boardrooms, the continent’s real estate sector has evolved JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 7, 2019/ — As Central and Eastern Europe become increasingly popular for […]

Business

A historic opportunity for Sudan

PRESS RELEASE Sudan’s ruling military council and the political opposition, represented by the Forces of Freedom and Change, signed a comprehensive agreementOSLO, Norway, August 6, 2019/ — ‘Norway congratulates the parties on having reached a peace agreement for Sudan, and thanks the AU and Ethiopia for their important contributions to the negotiations. This is a good […]

Business

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated Announces New Appointment – Group Consumer Banking Head

PRESS RELEASE Nana Araba Abban held several senior positions with Standard Chartered Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and other institutionsLOME, Togo, August 5, 2019/ — Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, ETI (https://Ecobank.com), the Lomé-based parent company of the Ecobank Group, announce appointment of Nana Araba Abban as Group Consumer Banking Head with immediate effect.   Nana will be […]