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Ghana’s anti-LGBTIQ+ bill is being challenged in the supreme court. Why the decision to broadcast it live matters

      By Godfried Asante, San Diego State University     Ghana’s Supreme Court is live televising its proceedings on the country’s controversial anti-LGBTQI+ bill. This was on the request of Ghana’s attorney general, who cited public interest and transparency. The bill was passed by the country’s parliament in February 2024 amid global furore and local outcry. The bill criminalises not only LGBTQI+ relationships, but also those who support […]

todayMay 30, 2024 10


Collaboration between PR practitioners and journalists vital contribution to Media landscape

    In the vibrant ecosystem of media and communications, the synergy between journalism and public relations (PR) professionals is not just beneficial but essential for the heartbeat of our daily news. This partnership, often unseen but always impactful, serves as the backbone of informed storytelling and journalistic excellence. Contrary to the dated view of PR as a shadowy counterpart to journalism as mere spin doctors, current insights reveal a […]

todayApril 11, 2024 12


Political analyst weigh in on the rise of young Presidents in Africa

Senegal’s new President Bassirou Diomaye Faye has pledged to govern with humility and transparency and vowed to "fight corruption at every level", rebuild institutions, and tackle the cost-of-living crisis. Faye, who is 44, is one of Africa's youngest Presidents. Political Analyst Rakkel Andreas says the continent is seeing a rise in young people taking over from the stalwarts of African democracy.

todayApril 10, 2024 17


Governor! Gawaxab champions economic resilience and financial innovation at 2024 Cirrus investor conference

  The Bank of Namibia, participated in the 5th edition of the Cirrus Investor Conference. Taking place in Swakopmund between 9-10 April 2024, the conference drew development finance institutions, institutional asset managers, listed companies, state-owned enterprises, and Government Ministries, offices and agencies together to connect Namibian securities issuers and potential issuers, with investors from around the world. Speaking at the event, the Governor of the Bank, Mr. Johannes !Gawaxab provided […]

todayApril 10, 2024 3


Institute for Public Policy ResearchHosts Webinar on Extractive Industry Transparency

Against the backdrop of Namibia's burgeoning oil and gas discoveries, expanding mining operations, and forthcoming green hydrogen production, the Institute for Public Policy Research organized a webinar focusing on transparency in the extractive sector. Collaborating with the Namibia Media Trust and Deutsche Welle, the webinar aimed to address the critical need for transparency in light of these developments. Graham Hopwood, Executive Director of IPPR, provided insights during the event.  

todayApril 4, 2024 10

Health / Medical

Announcing Kate Middleton’s cancer diagnosis should have been simple. But the palace let it get out of hand

    By Victoria Fielding, University of Adelaide and Saira Ali, University of Adelaide   The British royal family is famous for its carefully curated media image. That’s why it was a surprise to see them lose control of the narrative in the wake of what we now know is a serious health crisis befalling Catherine, Princess of Wales (or Kate Middleton as she’s popularly known). It is clear the […]

todayMarch 26, 2024 24


South Sudan opposition protests party registration fee hike

    South Sudanese opposition parties protested Monday at an "exorbitant" $50,000 fee to register ahead of the fragile country's first ever elections, branding it a slap in the face for democracy. The world's youngest nation is due to go to the polls by the end of the year under a 2018 peace deal, although the United Nations and others say key obstacles still need to be overcome if they […]

todayMarch 25, 2024 16


Transparency key to Integrated Reporting – Nuyoma

    New Generation Reporting took centre stage this week when the Capricorn Group, in partnership with GreymatterFinch, hosted yet another Investor Relations Workshop. The event, held on Tuesday at the Hilton Hotel in Windhoek, was attended by players from various sectors of the Namibian economy, including listed companies on the Namibian Stock Exchange, private firms, and state-owned entities. Capricorn Group CEO David Nuyoma emphasized that the new Integrated Reporting […]

todayMarch 19, 2024 8

Business / Economics

Donor-advised funds: US regulators are scrambling to catch up with the boom in these charitable giving accounts

DAFs more or less operate as a mini foundation. Wong Yu Liang/Moment via Getty Images   By Brian Mittendorf, The Ohio State University   A revolution in charitable giving is underway due to the growth of donor-advised funds in the United States. Known widely as DAFs, these financial accounts are designated for charitable giving. Donors can get an immediate tax deduction by putting money or other assets into the accounts, […]

todayMarch 19, 2024 3