CAF President: Pele was a unique inspiration to Africa

Brazilian football superstar Pele, who has died at the age of 82, was “a unique inspiration to the African continent” who will “forever live in the hearts and minds of football lovers”, the continent’s football chief said on Friday. “His death is a huge loss for supporters and football fans,” said Patrice Motsepe, the president […]

Africa pledges to improve food security

African Union Member States meeting recently in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast have called on governments to speed up investment, coordination and implementation of programs to improve nutrition and food security in Africa. African leaders gathered for a three-day meeting to draw attention to the 2022 African Union Year of Nutrition. The meeting ended with the signing […]

Sweden moves to withdraw residence, work permits

The Swedish Government on Monday decided that the Swedish Migration Agency will take measures to strengthen work on residence and work permit with­drawal. The aim is to ensure that the system of regulated immigration is not abused. Minister for Migration Maria Malmer Stenergard notes “For the sake of the system’s legitimacy, it’s important that it […]

Gongloe vows to sweep corruption out of Liberia

Liberian presidential hopeful Cllr. Tiawan Saye Gongloe says the country’s Presidential and Legislative elections next year present the opportunity for Liberians to strengthen the rule of law, sweep corruption out of the country and expand economic activities for sustained peace, progress, and prosperity. He said the dream for the declaration of Liberia’s independence in Africa […]

Innovative solutions needed to fight climate change

The 17th African Economic Conference ended recently with a charge to the development community and governments to take decisive actions to address climate change. The African Development Bank, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and United Nations Development Programme, the conference hosts, called on participants to walk the talk by producing concrete solutions for climate-smart […]

President Weah speaks at US-Africa Forum

I bring you warm greetings and best wishes from the friendlypeople of the Republic of Liberia. It is indeed an honor to join my colleagues from Africa to participate in this year’s US-Africa Leaders’ Summit. On behalf of the Government and People of Liberia, and in myown name, I would like to extend heartfelt appreciation […]

Africa to manufacture malaria medicines

Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), focused on strengthening African manufacturing of malaria medicines on the margins of the 2nd International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2022), taking place in Kigali, Rwanda. The objective of the MoU […]

Eradicating hunger in Africa is possible

Eradicating hunger in Africa by 2030 is possible, said global agriculture leaders in Rome. Meeting ahead of the African Food Summit (Dakar 2) to be hosted by President Macky Sall in Dakar, Senegal, from 25-27 January 2023, President of the African Development Bank Group Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) President Alvaro Lario […]

ICC President speaks on Human Rights Day

Today, the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”) joins the rest of the world in marking Human Rights Day and commemorating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on this day in 1948. International criminal justice is inseparably connected to the global movement to promote respect for universally recognised human rights, starting […]

Ubongo receives $27.8m for early childhood development

Africa’s leading creator and producer of children’s educational media, Ubongo, has announced that it has been chosen as one of the five recipients of the Lego Foundation’s global Build a World of Play Challenge to fund bold, innovative and impactful solutions focused on early childhood. The LEGO Foundation is awarding a total of DKK 900 […]