Why disaster readiness is critical for Africa

Five months ago, Cyclone Idai ripped through the Southern African region, causing a massive humanitarian disaster that affected three million people. More than a thousand perished, while 200,000 lost their homes, many of whom are still to this day living in refugee camps. Economic losses were estimated at more than $1 billion across the affected […]

Africa’s 1st petroleum management program

  Dedicated to developing strong local skills and capacities across Africa’s energy value chain, the African Energy Chamber is collaborating with the Institute for Petroleum Development at the University of Austin, Texas (US), to bring its comprehensive international training program to Cape Town in South Africa on 14-25 October. This International Petroleum Management Program (IPMP) […]

Million-euro fund for German business in Africa

The Germany Africa Business Forum (GABF) has launched a multi-million Euro funding commitment to invest in German energy startups that focus on Africa. The funding commitment, which pledges funds to German startups with exposure to African energy projects, will be the first such intra-regional initiative. The GABF aims to strengthen investment ties between Germany and […]

Liberia at 172: What are we celebrating?

Liberia, by any standard, is a blessed nation. With abundant natural resources, talented population, good climate, you wonder why it is occupying the unenviable position it is amongst the countries of the world after the post-Independence brief spell as an internationally acclaimed African country, Seltue Karweaye writes. Liberia has more natural resources than most emerging […]

New director for Nordic Africa Institute

The Swedish Government has appointed a new director of the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI). Therése Sjömander Magnusson, who has a PhD in international water issues, was appointed last week to replace Iina Soiri, who has served in the position for the last six years. She takes office on October 1. Magnusson has many years of experience […]

Ghanaian club wins Gothia Puma Trophy in Sweden

Two fan favourites took to the field to clash in the final of the Boys’ Gothia Puma Trophy where Ghana’s Right to Dream and Nigeria’s TikiTaka Academy played each other for the first time since the final two years ago where Right to Dream became victorious. “Words can’t describe how I feel right now”, says […]

Norway continues to assist DR Congo ebola victims

“The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is serious. We are therefore sending equipment and a team of experts to the country,” Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Soreide has said. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a global health emergency. The outbreak […]

UK praises Liberia’s press freedom law

The minister for development at the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has praised Liberia for passing a law decriminalizing free speech and expression. In the opening address at a panel on “Press Freedom, Development and Democracy in Africa” as part of the Global Media Conference held recently in London, Harriett Baldwin reminded the delegates about the […]

OPEC fund to focus on low income countries

The highest policy-making body of the OPEC Fund for International (OFID), the Ministerial Council, held its 40th Annual Session in Vienna, Austria, and approved the general principles of OFID’s new Strategic Framework. The new strategy affirms OFID’s commitment to providing support to developing countries – especially low-income countries – in an increasingly complex and challenging […]

Ghanaian team favorite to win Gothia Puma Trophy

  Right to Dream from Ghana is back, playing for another gold medal in Gothia Puma Trophy in Sweden. And after the second day the future of the tournament looks bright, with two wins out of two for the boys from Ghana. Right to Dream is pleasing the crowd with their quick moving and cooperative […]