OPEC Fund Supports Post-COVID-19 African Infrastructure With $50m Loan to Africa Finance Corporation

OPEC Fund Supports Post-COVID-19 African Infrastructure With $50m Loan to Africa Finance Corporation

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): VIENNA –The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) and Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) have signed a $50 million loan agreement to help finance and build infrastructure needed for Africa’s post-COVID recovery. This represents the first direct…

CNN Rejects Lagos Panel Summon On Lekki Shootings

CNN Rejects Lagos Panel Summon On Lekki Shootings

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: American based Cable News Network, Inc.(CNN) objected to a Witness Summons by the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution of Victims of SARS Related Abuses for its Team of Reporters to appear before it…

U.S. PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN’S INAUGURAL SPEECH ON JAN 20, 2021 AT CAPITOL HILL

U.S. PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN’S INAUGURAL SPEECH ON JAN 20, 2021 AT CAPITOL HILL

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, and my distinguished guests, my fellow Americans, this is America’s day. This is democracy’s day, a day of history and hope, of renewal…

Breaking: US House Of Reps Impeaches Trump 2nd Time Ahead Biden’s Inauguration

Breaking: US House Of Reps Impeaches Trump 2nd Time Ahead Biden’s Inauguration

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): The United States House of Representatives on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 voted 232 against 197 in favour of impeachment of President Donald Trump, making him the first American president to be impeached twice in US history. Ten Republicans…

UAE Hosts “Africa Futures Forum” To Draw-up Priorities For African Union Agenda 2063

UAE Hosts “Africa Futures Forum” To Draw-up Priorities For African Union Agenda 2063

✓In Collaboration with UNDP & AU-APRM –Blank NEWS Online (Dubai, United Arab Emirates): The key points of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 were discussed at an event hosted by the World Government Summit, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)…

Novelist Michael Connelly on his new book, ‘Bosch’ and the Florida connection

Novelist Michael Connelly on his new book, ‘Bosch’ and the Florida connection

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): A CBS series based on Michael Connelly’s Lincoln Lawyer novels and helmed by David E. Kelley, of The Practice and Ally McBeal fame, was to begin production – as in, fully-invested cast and crew ready to proceed – on Monday, March 16 of this…

Banjul Int’l Airport: Saudi Fund for Dev Loan to The Gambia Hits Annual 400,000 Passengers Capacity Hike

Banjul Int’l Airport: Saudi Fund for Dev Loan to The Gambia Hits Annual 400,000 Passengers Capacity Hike

-Blank NEWS Online (BANJUL, Gambia): The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) recently signed an agreement with the Republic of The Gambia to provide a loan to finance the second phase of a development project at the capital’s Banjul International Airport. The improved…

30 Teams Vie For Honors at   US$5-Million Mohamed Bin Zayed Int’l Robotics Challenge 2020 in Abu Dhabi

30 Teams Vie For Honors at US$5-Million Mohamed Bin Zayed Int’l Robotics Challenge 2020 in Abu Dhabi

Teams Representing Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and UAE to Compete in Four Iconic UAV and UGV-Related Challenges –Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Khalifa University of Science and Technology, organizers of the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge, announced a total of 30…

Valentine’s Day: Gaucho Dubai Announces AED 250,000  “Diamond Dining”  Experience

Valentine’s Day: Gaucho Dubai Announces AED 250,000 “Diamond Dining” Experience

-Blank NEWS Online (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) – From Albert OGRAKA: Award-winning Argentinian restaurant, Gaucho Dubai, has gone all out this Valentine’s Day to one very special wedding proposal. The stylish restaurant located in Dubai’s DIFC, is offering a their “Diamond Dining”…

Growth In Remittances To Africa: Ghana Ranks 2nd Highest With 43% In 2019

Growth In Remittances To Africa: Ghana Ranks 2nd Highest With 43% In 2019

–-Blank NEWS Online (ACCRA, Ghana)-: Leading mobile payments company WorldRemit saw a 43% growth in remittances to Africa from higher income nations in 2019. The top five countries receiving remittances from the diaspora in 2019 included, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, with Nigeria…

NIGERIA: Degenerating Insecurity In N’ East Worrisome, Says United Nations

NIGERIA: Degenerating Insecurity In N’ East Worrisome, Says United Nations

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – From Mike SOGBOLA: The United Nations has said that the degenerating security situation in the Northeast of Nigeria has become worrisome.  Commenting on the release of three aid workers and some civilians abducted by insurgents, UN said…

Africa Finance Corp Continues Expansion into Asia with $140m Kimchi Term Loan Facility

Africa Finance Corp Continues Expansion into Asia with $140m Kimchi Term Loan Facility

Approximately US$1.2 billion equivalent in recent Asian investments into AFC  Success exemplifies Asian investors’ interest in Africa’s development –Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)– Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the leading investment-grade infrastructure solutions provider, today announces the closing of its inaugural US$140,000,000 Kimchi Term…

Forbes, BusyInternet Launch Forbes8 To Inspire Ghana’s Burgeoning Entrepreneurial Community

Forbes, BusyInternet Launch Forbes8 To Inspire Ghana’s Burgeoning Entrepreneurial Community

ACCRA, Ghana–Forbes and BusyInternet today announced the availability of Forbes8, a digital network that features more than 2,000 videos designed to inspire every aspect of an entrepreneur’s journey. BusyInternet has for the past 18 years built a strong heritage of empowering its customers…

Ace cricketer Kieron Pollard visits the futuristic nanoM sports clinic in the UAE during PSL 2019

Ace cricketer Kieron Pollard visits the futuristic nanoM sports clinic in the UAE during PSL 2019

The cricketer visited the healthcare facility for an in-depth assessment of his health, fitness, functionality and performance capabilities Cricketer Kieron Pollard, who plays for the Peshawar Zalmi Team in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), visited nanoM Healthcare, an Emirates Healthcare company, earlier…

Assassination Of Investigative Journalist Ahmed Divela In Ghana **CPJ Wants Urgent Probe

Assassination Of Investigative Journalist Ahmed Divela In Ghana **CPJ Wants Urgent Probe

New York: –Authorities in Ghana should immediately investigate the killing of journalist Ahmed Hussein Suale Divela and ensure that threats against the press are taken seriously, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Thursday. Two men riding a motorcycle shot and killed…