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Tony Elumelu champions youth entrepreneurship across Africa, advocates for investment over aid

      With a burgeoning youth population estimated to be one half of the world’s youth by 2,100, and the highest entrepreneurship rates across the globe - where over 20% of working-age Africans launching new businesses and more than 75% of young people intend to start one within the next five years - it is within this landscape of ambition and potential that Africa's path to development and prosperity […]

todayMay 21, 2024 9


Korea and U. K kick off global AI summit as risks mount

South Korea and the United Kingdom are kicking off a global summit on Artificial Intelligence as governments struggle to keep up with the evolution of the technology. The two countries are co-hosting the talks which look to tackle a growing number of risks as AI rapidly advances. Chris Gilbert reports.  

todayMay 21, 2024 6


EU, US, and UK criticise Georgia’s foreign agent bill

European Union members, the United Kingdom, and the United States have criticised the passage of a new "foreign agent bill" in Georgia's parliament. The legislation would require organisations that get more than a fifth of their funding from overseas to register as foreign agents. Giles Gibson has more.

todayMay 15, 2024 15


UK calls for increased Nato spending

Britain's Defence Secretary has said that NATO countries should increase defence spending to match the UK's new commitment. It comes after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced the UK's pledge to ramp up defence spending to 2.5% of GDP. Simon Gaitán reports.

todayApril 24, 2024 4


Five people die attempting to cross the English Channel

United Kingdom Rishi Sunak's Rwanda bill will finally become law after a parliamentary showdown ended late in the night. According to the BBC, plans to send some asylum seekers to Africa have met with fierce criticism, but the bill passed on Monday when the Lords dropped their opposition. Sunak said in a statement "Nothing will stand in our way" now of getting flights off the ground". Meanwhile, French authorities say […]

todayApril 23, 2024 6


Is Japan joining AUKUS? Not formally – its cooperation will remain limited for now

    By John Blaxland, Australian National University   With Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visiting Washington this week, rumours have circulated that Japan might soon join the AUKUS security pact between Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has downplayed the suggestion, indicating this is not something that will happen soon. He added any cooperation would, for now, be on a project-by-project basis. […]

todayApril 11, 2024 11


GIPF hosts responsible investment symposium.

    The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) is hosting a Responsible Investment Symposium (RIS) on 11 and 12 April 2024 in Windhoek. This unique event is dedicated to challenging thinking, broadening horizons, and engaging in honest debate about the relevance and practical impacts of the Responsible Investment and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) landscape and the Fund’s shared mandates. Leading partners, policymakers, investors, and expert specialists discuss pertinent issues […]

todayApril 11, 2024 12