Last Updated on April 7, 2023

How Do You Spell Africa? [And did you know?]

how to you spell afrika written in black letters on white background with the africanlaunchpad logo and below it says did you know

How to Spell ‘Africa’ Correctly? Introduction Accurate spelling plays a vital role in effective communication. A misspelled word can create confusion, change meanings, and hinder clear understanding. In this article, we will focus on the correct spelling of ‘Africa’ and explore its origins, common mistakes, tips for remembering the spelling, spelling variations in different languages, … Read more

Last Updated on September 5, 2022

MV Wakashio Split into two on Coral Reefs

MV Wakashio

On July 25, bulk carrier MV Wakashio struck a coral reef and ran aground in Pointe d’Esny, Southeast of Mauritius.  Before the MV Wakashio got grounded, the National Coast Guard (NCG) Radar Operators first spotted the Panama-flagged vessel at 11.5 nautical miles in the common sea route at 18:15 on July 25. Consequently, a series … Read more

Last Updated on September 5, 2022

East African Community battles Trade Disruptions

East African Community battles trade disruption

The East African Community (EAC) is one of Africa’s most integrated regional blocs. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused massive disruption to both its internal and external trade During the initial stages of Covid-19, queues of lorries stretched up to 65km at the Kenya-Uganda border towns of Malaba and Busia. This is as a result … Read more

Last Updated on September 5, 2022

Air Peace to recall Sacked Pilots

Air Peace

After the intervention of Hadi Sirika, the Nigerian aviation minister, Air Peace will recall some of the pilots it sacked. This was disclosed in an official statement released by Air Peace. The airline had previously laid off some of its pilots due to the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Nigerian airports were shut for … Read more

Last Updated on September 5, 2022

Nigerian Stock Rise on Oil Prices Gain

NSE Daily Times

As global oil prices rallies, Nigerian stock lifted by gains in shares of energy companies has climbed to an eight-week high. Recovering after two days of losses, the main share index (Nigerian Stock Exchange) All-Share Index rose 1.04 per cent to 24,141.48.  Meanwhile, market capitalisation gained N134.5 billion. Brent crude was up 68 cents, or … Read more

Last Updated on September 5, 2022

BTI Report – African Economic and Political Change at a Halt

2020 BTI Report

According to the 2020 BTI report, Political and economic change in sub-Saharan Africa has remained largely stagnant since 2017. This is despite the much-publicised political shifts in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.  Sub-Saharan Africa as a whole witnessed no significant changes to the overall levels of democracy, economic management and governance. These are the three main areas of … Read more