• A woman carries water to her crops in Dogondoutchi, Niger. Photo:  FAO/Giulio Napolitano

    Good prospects for growth in West African agriculture

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). To be competitive with large global […]

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  • Kanvee Adams in concert in USA

    Kanvee Adams leads Liberia to Kora Music Awards

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Liberia’s multiple-award winning Gospel musical star Ambassador Kanvee Gains Adams has finally achieved one of her dreams of pathing the way for her fellow Liberian artists to participate at an international award ceremony.  The all-time favorite Liberian Gospel music singer will lead her compatriots to this year’s KORA Awards, the first time ever in the […]

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    Mobile technology promotes African business

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    With smartphone penetration ramping up across Africa, the continent’s businesses have an opportunity to use mobile technology to become more efficient, productive, and responsive in the way they do business. According to the Ericsson Mobility Report for 2015,  there were more than 910 million mobile subscriptions in Africa by the first quarter of 2015. A […]

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  • Finance Minister Andersson (right) talks to journalists about the economy

    Swedish economy doing good, says finance minister

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    The Swedish economy is on the way up and, according to the forecast, growth will gradually strengthen in the coming years. However, the situation is uncertain, not least because of developments in Greece, says Sweden’s Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson, presenting the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic forecast at a weeklong political retreat on Tuesday.                         “Looking around […]

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  • L-R: Head of Marketing, Jumoke Akande; Chief Financial Officer, Babatunde Dada; Chief Executive Officer, Funke Opeke and General Manager, Corporate Services and Development, Lynda Madu, all of MainOne, at the company’s 5th Anniversary Press Conference in Lagos

    Nigerian telecom company invests $300m in region

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015

    MainOne, a leading telecommunications and data services company in West Africa, today celebrated five years of leadership in transforming the region’s Internet landscape. Speaking at a press conference organized to intimate the media on the company’s five year milestone, the Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Funke Opeke, discussed the evolution of the company, initially started as […]

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A woman carries water to her crops in Dogondoutchi, Niger. Photo:  FAO/Giulio Napolitano
Jul
3

Good prospects for growth in West African agriculture

West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). To be competitive with large global […]

Read More
Kanvee Adams in concert in USA
Jul
2

Kanvee Adams leads Liberia to Kora Music Awards

Liberia’s multiple-award winning Gospel musical star Ambassador Kanvee Gains Adams has finally achieved one of her dreams of pathing the way for her fellow Liberian artists to participate at an international award ceremony.  The all-time favorite Liberian Gospel music singer will lead her compatriots to this year’s KORA Awards, the first time ever in the […]

Read More
mobile
Jul
2

Mobile technology promotes African business

With smartphone penetration ramping up across Africa, the continent’s businesses have an opportunity to use mobile technology to become more efficient, productive, and responsive in the way they do business. According to the Ericsson Mobility Report for 2015,  there were more than 910 million mobile subscriptions in Africa by the first quarter of 2015. A […]

Read More
Finance Minister Andersson (right) talks to journalists about the economy
Jul
1

Swedish economy doing good, says finance minister

The Swedish economy is on the way up and, according to the forecast, growth will gradually strengthen in the coming years. However, the situation is uncertain, not least because of developments in Greece, says Sweden’s Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson, presenting the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic forecast at a weeklong political retreat on Tuesday.                         “Looking around […]

Read More
L-R: Head of Marketing, Jumoke Akande; Chief Financial Officer, Babatunde Dada; Chief Executive Officer, Funke Opeke and General Manager, Corporate Services and Development, Lynda Madu, all of MainOne, at the company’s 5th Anniversary Press Conference in Lagos
Jun
30

Nigerian telecom company invests $300m in region

MainOne, a leading telecommunications and data services company in West Africa, today celebrated five years of leadership in transforming the region’s Internet landscape. Speaking at a press conference organized to intimate the media on the company’s five year milestone, the Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Funke Opeke, discussed the evolution of the company, initially started as […]

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Minister Ploumen will lead the delegation
Jun
30

Dutch business delegation to visit Ebola-hit countries

A Dutch business delegation is expected to visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea from July 6-9 with possible trade and investment opportunities. The Dutch business delegation will be led by Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. Ms. Ploumen will travel to Monrovia on July 6, and hold discussions with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, […]

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Reconstruction has been going on at the Mount Coffee Hyrdro Plant
Jun
29

World Bank loan for Liberia’s electricity

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on June 24 approved a new US$60 million International Development Association (IDA) credit for the Government of Liberia to help continue to expand affordable electricity services to businesses and households in order to spur economic growth, create jobs, and reduce poverty. The additional financing will support the ongoing Liberia […]

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Ayeyemi takes office on September 1
Jun
28

Ecobank names new group CEO

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of the Ecobank Group, the leading pan-African bank with operations in 36 countries across the continent, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ade Ayeyemi as its new Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO). His appointment is effective from 1 September 2015. Mr Ayeyemi, 52, will replace Albert Essien, who retires […]

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Charles Brewer, Managing Director for DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa
Jun
27

High foreign direct investment in Africa

Although the number of foreign direct investments (FDI) fell by 8.4% in 2014, capital investment into Africa surged to US$128b, a year-on-year increase of 136%, according to the recently released EY 2015 Africa Attractiveness Survey and the average investment increased to US$174.5m per project, up from US$67.8m in 2013. Charles Brewer, Managing Director of DHL […]

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Pastor Olaniran says the church has seen lots of miracles and testimonies
Jun
26

New Arrivals Ministries celebrate 3rd anniversary in Sweden

New Arrivals Holiness Ministries, a church located in Gothenburg, Sweden will observe its third anniversary this weekend. According to information provided by the church, the event which is themed Power, Fire and Light Convention will be held from Friday to Sunday.  Pastor Kehinde Bamiji Isaac, General Overseer of the Covenant Keeping God Evangelical Ministries, will serve as guest […]

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