Egypt to host AWIEF in September

Egypt will host the 8th edition of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) conference and awards on September 26 – 27 in Cairo, the country’s Minister for International Cooperation Dr. Rania Al-Mashat has announced. The minister made the announcement on last Tuesday at a joint press conference held by the International Cooperation Ministry, AWIEF […]

Tourism: Africa to create 14 million new jobs

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s latest Economic Impact Report (EIR) reveals the African Travel & Tourism sector is expected to create almost 14 million new jobs over the next decade. The positive forecast from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which shows an average of 1.4 million new jobs every year, also reveals […]

Sweeping corruption with a broom: The Gongloe effect

By Seltue Karweaye When the  Charles Taylor regime in Liberia  (1997-2003) was facing collapse, the Liberia elite, backed and advised by local and international forces, prepared the ground for a transition to a democratic regime. The various presidents, from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to George Weah today, have run corrupt regimes, doing nothing to alleviate the […]

Africa’s fastest growing video streaming platform

In a little over a year since its launch, Africa’s fastest-growing video on-demand streaming platform has passed the one million plus paid subscriptions and 300,000 plus customer milestone. The online streaming platform has grown quickly in recent months with more content and distribution partnerships and more titles being added to its library resulting in major […]

Liberia to re-join global maritime organization

Liberia is set to be readmitted into the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA). This is because the Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) has made significant strides as the world’s second largest ships registry. Lenn Eugene Nagbe, head of the LMA, speaking recently to executives of IALA, emphasized the West African nation’s […]

Africa: AWIEF Awards now accepting nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2022 edition of the prestigious AWIEF Awards. The awards recognize, honor and celebrate women entrepreneurs and business owners in Africa and across various industry sectors for their achievements and contribution to the continent’s inclusive economic growth and social development. AWIEF (the Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum) is an award-winning […]

Equal opportunities for West African businesswomen

The ECOWAS Commission has combined efforts with the International Trade Centre (ITC) SheTrades Initiative to launch the ECOWAS – ITC SheTrades project. Jointly organized by ECOWAS, ITC and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the event was attended by representatives from ECOWAS, ITC, the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) and the Federation […]