Africa Must Diversify Its Markets

The World Bank’s Chief Economist for Africa, Mr Albert Zeufack, says there are enormous potential for Africa to develop by diversifying its markets and exports. He said while it was important for African countries in general and Ghana in particular to diversify their economies from the exports of mainly raw materials to value added products,…

Ethiopia blocks social media to prevent university exam leakage

Ethiopia has blocked social networking sites in the country since Saturday to prevent leakage of university entrance examination to be held next week. “This is a temporary measure until Wednesday as the social networks serve as a distraction to the students,” the government spokesman, Getachew Reda told AFP. Last month, questions for the top examination…

Gambia and Tanzania outlaw child marriage

The Gambia and Tanzania have banned child marriage, with tough penalties for those who breach the rulings. Gambia’s President Yayha Jammeh announced that anyone marrying a girl below 18 would be jailed for up to 20 years. In Tanzania, the high court imposed a landmark ruling outlawing marriage under the age of 18 for boys…

How This Blood Drone Can Save Lives in Africa

Inside this tiny plane in wet, windy California sits a bunch of blood. It looks like one of those RC doohickeys, and it can only handle 3 1/2 pounds of the stuff, but it’s an RC doohickey that’s going to save a lot of lives in Rwanda in a couple of months and maybe, down…