Western Africa

The Gambia: Humanity First organizes IT training

Humanity First IT Centre is the leading IT training provider in The Gambia as far as enrolment statistics are concerned. He urged the staff and volunteers to ensure that the targeted standards are upheld and never compromised. Source/Credit: The Daily Observer Humanity First The Gambia Branch Institute of Information Technology […]

Nigerian Sultan Hopes To Mediate Tensions

by Sabrina A. Mohamed, contributing writer. Panelists characterized Sultan Mohamed Sa’ad Abubakar as an Islamic leader looking to ameliorate religious tensions in Nigeria in a discussion on Monday night. The panel, which focused on Islam’s influence in Nigeria, was held in preparation for Abubakar’s visit to the University, which is […]

Standard Bank unit wins Nigerian sharia licence

By Maram Mazen Khartoum Stanbic IBTC Bank, a unit of JSE-listed Standard Bank, has won approval from Nigeria’s central bank to provide Islamic banking services in Africa’s most populous nation. A preliminary licence was awarded to Stanbic last week for a sharia-compliant banking window, the first one given to a commercial bank in the country, Central Bank […]