Trudeau to address Canada-Africa business summit

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address the opening of a three-day virtual business summit organized by the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business which begins on October 26. ‘’The Prime Minister’s message will focus on Canadian efforts at home and on the African continent for the restart of African economies,’’ said Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, Chair of the […]

Roopnarine: Making a difference from Canada

By Draper C. Tolborh Sr. As the saying goes one person can make the difference, a native of Chase Village in Trinidad and Tobago, Krish Roopnarine is one of those individuals. He continues to leave an indelible mark by working in his garage every day in Brampton, Canada repairing walkers, wheelchairs, for shipment etc, to […]

Young African entrepreneurs for Anzisha Fellowships

The Anzisha Prize has revealed their top 26 entrepreneurs for 2021. The entrepreneurs, who are between the ages of 18 and 22, will each receive more than US$5,000 in funding and more than US$15,000 worth of venture building support services over three years, which are aligned with the prestigious fellowship’s new structure of enabling young […]

The birth defects of Liberia’s opposition collaboration

By Abdoulaye Dukule Every living organ contains the germs of its own destruction. Liberia’s Collaboration of Political Party (CPP) is no exception, with the difference that it may have more than one such germs. The greatest impediment faced by CPP was the mistrust that characterized the relationship between the leaders of the parties. That mistrust […]

Film festival for small-scale farmers

Farmers across Africa and South America recently exhibited their fields, harvests, and agricultural knowledge through a film festival organized by the Collaborative Crop Research Programme (CCRP). The festival, “Films for agroecology by those in agroecology,” showcased short films shot by small-scale farmers. CCRP encourages farmers to tell their own stories, focusing on the plants and places with […]

Weah lauds Supreme Court’s decision on dual citizenship

President George M. Weah has described as momentous the decision of the Supreme Court of Liberia to nullify a section of the Alien and Nationality Law that automatically takes away the citizenship of any Liberian who acquires another nationality. The court’s decision is a fulfillment of the long-held desire of the president to ensure Liberians […]

Private investment in Africa exceeds expectations

Despite widespread decline felt by most economies across the globe, private equity fundraising in Africa has already managed to reach US$1.3bn for the first half of 2021, when including final and interim closes. Mirroring the gradual stabilization of Africa’s macroeconomic environment is the African private equity (PE) industry, which continues to prove itself and is […]

Global tourism focuses on inclusive growth

Global tourism has reaffirmed its commitment to making the sector a pillar of inclusive growth. At the official World Tourism Day 2021 celebrations in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, political and business leaders united behind a common message of solidarity and determination to ‘leave nobody behind’ as tourism restarts and grows back. Ivorian Prime Minister Patrick Achi […]

African free trade agreement scales up in Nigeria

Implemented on January 1, 2021, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is considered the foundation for enhanced cross-continental trade in Africa. Signed by 54 countries, the agreement comprises the reduction of tariff and non-tariff barriers, the simplification of custom procedures, and the elimination of red tape with the aim of creating a single market […]

Africa: Germany commits €100m for renewable energy

The German government will contribute €100 million to the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), affirming its commitment to efforts to tap Africa’s renewable energy potential and drive its transition to clean energy sources. The announcement came during the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy, held in New York on 24 […]