Women the big earners in Danish public sector

The battle of the sexes is still very much alive in Denmark, as portrayed by men earning more than women in the private sector. In the public sector, however, the tables have turned. A new report from the union HK Stat has revealed that its female members working in the public sector earn more than […]

Green Climate Fund feels the heat

It’s just three months since world leaders reached an agreement in Paris to commit billions of dollars towards curbing and adapting to climate change. But the UN body responsible for ensuring the money is spent effectively is facing some critical questions. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has so far focused on building a framework to […]

Fossil-free Sweden: Working together is key to success

On 8 February 2016, the Ministry of the Environment and Energy held a workshop for the over 150 different enterprises, municipalities, regions and organisations that have joined the Fossil Free Sweden initiative. Politicians and officials from various ministries at the Government Offices also took part in the workshop. It offered opportunities to put into more […]

Burundi’s political crisis cripples its economy

The crisis that erupted in Burundi in April 2015 following Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to seek a controversial third term as president has claimed more than 400 lives and caused more than 230,000 people to flee the country, according to the UN. But it isn’t just citizens who have suffered – the economy is in a […]

Foreign Minister: Liberia can secure itself after UN leaves

Liberia’s new Foreign Minister Marjon V. Kamara says she is confident that Liberia can provide security and maintain peace after the inevitable departure of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). “I believe sincerely that we can and, indeed, we must,” she said during programs marking the West African nation’s Armed Forces Day Thursday. She, however, […]

Finland has lost its way on several issues

    Finns have been drawn into a struggle to re-define their national identity while the country is preparing to commemorate the centennial of its independence in 2017, gauges Markku Kangaspuro, the director of research at the Aleksanteri Institute. He estimates that the nation has previously defined itself based on its unwavering faith in education […]

Eritrea wins African award for fight against malaria

Eritrea received the 2016 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) Award in recognition of the country’s progress in fighting malaria and meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target for malaria eradication. ALMA, which was established in 2009, aims to eradicate malaria from Africa by 2030. The award was announced on the sidelines of the 26th African […]

Western Union, Viber in Kenyan partnership

Western Union Money Transfer has signed a collaboration agreement with ViberApp enabling it to launch an online payments platform in Kenya. Western Union President Hikmet Ersek commended the new partnership saying it would increase payment channels on its global FinTech cross-border platform which will expand the digital omni-channel network. Viber Chief Operating Officer Michael Shmilov […]

Liberia: Was Harry Greaves murdered?

As the United Nation mission draws down in Liberia, the safety and security of individual citizens should be a cause of grave concern to law enforcement authorities. Over the last eight years, several eminent individuals in Liberia have either been murdered, or died under unusual circumstances. Given the sparse occurrences of these tragic incidences, most […]

A funding opportunity for African businesses

Access to finance is a challenge for entrepreneurs across the world. In Africa, entrepreneurship and innovation are said to be the key to development. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) are the primary job creation engine in Africa, accounting for over 95% of firms and 60%-70% of employment. However, SME’s on the continent report access to […]