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Month: May 2024

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Gradual Recovery Signals: The Gambia’s Economy Shows Resilience Amid Global Challenges

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Gradual Recovery Signals: The Gambia’s Economy Shows Resilience Amid Global Challenges

[[{"value":"The Gambia's economy has shown a remarkable resilience in the face of heightened global and regional uncertainties, according to The Gambia’s Fourth Economic Update – Spring 2024. Despite a sluggish global environment, the country's real GDP grew by 5.3% in 2023, signaling a continued recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and persistent external headwinds. "We are pleased to see the Gambia’s economic activity improved”, said Feyi Boroffice, World Bank Resident Representative. "The improved agricultural […]

todayMay 24, 2024 1

Sonatrach-ExxonMobil Gas Deal to Open New Play in the Ahnet-Gourara Basin

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Sonatrach-ExxonMobil Gas Deal to Open New Play in the Ahnet-Gourara Basin

[[{"value":"Algeria’s state oil company Sonatrach and energy major ExxonMobil have signed a deal to develop two major gas fields in southern Algeria’s Ahnet and Gourara basins. The agreement, signed by Sonatrach’s Chief Executive Rachid Hachichi and ExxonMobil’s Head of Exploration John Ardill represents a milestone in Algeria’s energy sector, highlighting substantial progress and newfound opportunities for investment. Both parties will prioritize technological advancements alongside the adoption of best sustainability practices and environmental […]

todayMay 24, 2024 1

Inaugural RegTech Horizon Awards Ceremony Set to Honor Africa’s Leading Innovators in Regulatory Technology

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Inaugural RegTech Horizon Awards Ceremony Set to Honor Africa’s Leading Innovators in Regulatory Technology

[[{"value":"The highly anticipated inaugural RegTech Horizon Awards Ceremony (www.RegTechAfrica.com) and the formal launch of the HORIZON-100 publication will take place on Friday, May 24, 2024, at the prestigious Lagos Oriental Hotel. This landmark event celebrates the groundbreaking achievements in regulatory technology (RegTech) across the African continent, spotlighting the top companies that are driving innovation, compliance, and efficiency in financial and regulatory sectors. The HORIZON-100 publication, an authoritative guide and hall […]

todayMay 24, 2024

Science & Technology

ChatGPT’s use of a soundalike Scarlett Johansson reflects a troubling history of gender-stereotyping in technology

Scarlett Johansson, shown here in a 2012 photo receiving her star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, did not grant OpenAI permission to use her voice. (Shutterstock)   By Alex Borkowski, York University, Canada   Actress Scarlett Johansson released a statement this week expressing anger and concern that OpenAI used a voice “eerily similar” to her own as a default voice for ChatGPT. The voice in question, called Sky, has […]

todayMay 24, 2024 2

Fifty up for Oosthuizen as Blitzboks eye Grand Finale

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Fifty up for Oosthuizen as Blitzboks eye Grand Finale

[[{"value":"Ryan Oosthuizen will represent the Springbok Sevens for the 50th time in the HSBC SVNS in Madrid next weekend, where the final tournament of the 2024 season will be played at the Cívitas Metropolitano Stadium from 31 May to 2 June. Oosthuizen was named in the Blitzbok squad to play in the Grand Finale, where South Africa will face Ireland, Fiji and New Zealand in pool play, having missed the […]

todayMay 24, 2024 2

Benin Joins 16 other Countries to Accede to the Establishment Agreement for Afreximbank’s Impact Investment Subsidiary, Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA)

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Benin Joins 16 other Countries to Accede to the Establishment Agreement for Afreximbank’s Impact Investment Subsidiary, Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA)

[[{"value":"The Republic of Benin has become the latest African nation to accede to the Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA), the impact investment subsidiary of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) (https://www.Afreximbank.com/). With Benin's accession to the FEDA Establishment Agreement, the total number of participating African countries has risen to 17, following Nigeria's accession earlier this month.  The accession to the agreement demonstrates Benin’s support for Afreximbank’s efforts to broaden FEDA’s […]

todayMay 24, 2024 1

United Nations (UN) builds stakeholder capacities on effective electoral practices

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United Nations (UN) builds stakeholder capacities on effective electoral practices

[[{"value":"“Conflict in South Sudan has left us women in a position where we aren’t well versed or equipped to take our rightful place in politics, governance or decision-making,” revealed Maria Aluek Bak from Northern Bahr El Ghazal’s Women’s Association. Maria was speaking at a forum facilitated and organized by the United Nations’ Integrated Electoral Assistance Team (IEAT) which aimed to hold discussions on electoral standards, principles, and management techniques necessary […]

todayMay 24, 2024 2

Eritrea: Independence Day Anniversary Celebrations

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Eritrea: Independence Day Anniversary Celebrations

[[{"value":"The 33rd Independence Day anniversary was enthusiastically celebrated in the Southern, Gash Barka Regions and in Sawa National Service Training Center under the theme “Peace Anchored on Resilience.” The celebratory event in Mendefera on 22 May was attended by senior Government and PFDJ officials, as well as a number of invited guests. It featured cultural and artistic performances in which over 850 students and artists participated. Mr. Habteab Tesfatsion, Governor […]

todayMay 24, 2024 1

United Arab Emirates (UAE) leaders congratulate President of Eritrea on Independence Day

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) leaders congratulate President of Eritrea on Independence Day

[[{"value":"President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea on the occasion of his country's Independence Day. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court, also dispatched similar messages to […]

todayMay 24, 2024 1

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