Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BAJ director attends France biodiversity confab

Journalist and blogger Mamadou Edrisa Njie, who arrived at Aeroport Marseille Provence October 28, told TNBES the experience will help him interact and expand contact with scientists and as well leave the conference “empowered and well-connected”. Photo Credit: Facebook/Niani Ebrisanjie Kanda

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Deadlier Than Ebola

Survey finds HIV/AIDS, diarrhoe and malaria kill more Africans than the Ebola virus

Latest World Bank (WB) figures show almost 1.2 million Africans died as a result of HIV/AIDS in 2012, according to a new survey. A team from Médecins Sans Frontières arrived in Guinea at the beginning of the Ebola outbreak (Photo: Kjell Gunnar Beraas/MSF)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GGA: Easier to start a business in Africa

World Bank’s '2014 Ease of Doing Business Index' ranked Mauritius 20, Rwanda 32, South Africa 41, Tunisia 51 and Botswana 56 – as the top five countries in Africa where it is easiest to do business. (Photo Credit:MSJoof/TNBES

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Africa: Very few have bank accounts, fewer borrow from banks

The Platinum Habib Bank, now renamed Keystone Bank, is  one of 12 commercial banks operating in The Gambia (Photo Credit: MSJoof/TNBES/August2011)
In most African countries, fewer than half of adults had a bank account and fewer than 10% borrowed from a formal financial institution in 2011, according to the 2014 Africa Survey to be released October 28th by Good Governance Africa (GGA).