Ethiopian, Eritrean airspace opens after 20 years

The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) on Friday, July 13 partially opened the Ethio-Eritrean airspace that has been closed for any air transport for the past 20 years. When the Ethio-Eritrean border war broke out in May 1998 the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) closed the Ethio-Eritrean airspace upon the request of ECAA. Ethiopian Airlines […]

President Weah speaks on state of Liberian economy

My Fellow Citizens, Our International Partners, Ladies and Gentlemen. Nearly six months ago, I was sworn in as President of the Republic of Liberia, following an historic election in which the majority of Liberians demanded change for hope. One week after my Inauguration, I was required to fulfill a constitutional mandate to report to the […]

African e-commerce platform launched in Nigeria

Pan-Africa’s pioneer Business to Business (B2B) e-commerce platform for made in Africa products, AFRIMART, has officially taken off today, offering prospects of catapulting the otherwise less exploited intra-Africa trade to higher heights of growth. Afrimart is a one-stop-shop for all things African; the first Pan-African B2B-focused marketplace whose central aim is to create an infrastructure […]

Prof. Gray: Africa cannot develop in isolation

China’s robust economic growth in the past decades of the country’s opening up based on principles and shared values, which has lifted hundreds of million of people out of extreme poverty, offers lessons for other regions, especially Africa to pay keen attention. China and Africa “have always belonged to a community of shared values and […]

Sweden speaks on peace and security in Africa

National statement delivered by Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot Wallström on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Briefing on Peace and Security in Africa, 10 July 2018, New York. Ladies and gentlemen, Yesterday morning, the Deputy Secretary-General, the African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, and I arrived […]

Not educating girls costs trillions of dollars

Limited educational opportunities for girls and barriers to completing 12 years of education cost countries between $15 trillion and $30 trillion in lost lifetime productivity and earnings, says a new World Bank report launched ahead of the July 12 United Nations Malala Day. According to Missed Opportunities: The High Cost of Not Educating Girls, less […]

South Africa to host major oil conference

Africa Oil Week (AOW) has announced its program for the 25th Africa Oil Week conference, 5-9 November in Cape Town, South Africa. The event is spread across five days and promises to present a content and networking-rich summit programme featuring over 150 speakers from across the international oil and gas sector including industry leaders, 11 […]

Sweden gives millions to global education fund

Children in war and conflict areas often miss all or part of their schooling, and without education, they risk exploitation in dangerous and low-paid jobs and to remain in poverty. Sida (Swedish International Development Coopration Agency) now initiates a collaboration with Education Cannot Wait, a fund focusing on education for children in war and conflict […]

76 groups seek justice for war crimes in Liberia

The Liberian government should undertake fair and credible prosecutions of international crimes committed during its two civil wars, 76 Liberian, African, and international nongovernmental organizations said in a submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee released on July 5. The submission was made ahead of Liberia’s appearance before the committee, which monitors implementation of […]

Put climate change on global security agenda

The effects of climate change threaten peace and security and must therefore be dealt with as a global security issue. This and how developments should be dealt with were the point of departure when Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström took part in the high-level event ‘Climate, peace and security: the time for action’ in […]