President Weah speaks at US’ Summit for Democracy

Liberian President George Manneh Weah on Thursday spoke about his country’s democratic records, tracing the struggle of Liberians in strengthening and effectuating democracy for the shared benefits of all citizens and the rest of the world. President Weah gave the remarks when he virtually joined other leaders for the 2nd United States’ Summit for Democracy […]

Africa expects action – and funding – for climate justice

By Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations and Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation The latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) came with all the usual warnings of the calamities that will befall us if we do not stop global warming now. But this is hardly news […]

Germany backs Kenyan access to European markets

Germany will support Kenya in its attempt to better penetrate the European Union market. Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz said Kenya is a true friend and stable country in Africa whose economy must be helped to thrive. “The better access to Europe will help Kenyan firms to produce and sell more. This will accelerate employment […]

African students build Artificial Intelligence models

UmojaHack Africa 2023, the single largest pan-African machine learning hackathon, took place on March 18-19. The event brought together over 1000 students from 345 universities in 36 countries to build machine learning models for climate change.  The winners of each challenge are: For the Rubik’s Cube Reinforcement Learning Challenge, the winners were Akram Badreddine Laissaoui and Nazim Bendib from […]

Liberia gets $3.9m to upgrade payments system

The board of directors of the African Development Fund, the concessional financing window of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has approved a $3.9 million grant to finance the upgrade of Liberia’s payments infrastructure and systems project. The approval of the grant from the Fund was made on March 17. The project’s primary objective is to […]

Africa: Rugby is big business, let’s stop pretending it isn’t!

By Herbert Mensah African Rugby needs to respect itself and behave in a “world-class” fashion before it can be respected by the rest of the world. African sports have been forgotten by the world. More so, it seems that African sports have been forgotten by Africans. In the world of rugby, in particular, there are […]

West African experts discuss regional single currency

The Technical Committee on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Single Currency Program met on Thursday in Guinea Bissau to define the concept of “Majority of Member States” within the framework of the Macroeconomic Convergence and Stability Pact among ECOWAS member states. The experts also discussed amendments to the legal texts relating to […]

Sweden, Egypt discuss trade relations

Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell on Tuesday received Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmed Samir Saleh in Stockholm. During the visit, the ministers participated in a Swedish-Egyptian business forum together with business representatives. The ministers discussed matters such as how Swedish companies’ innovation capacity can contribute to the […]

Liberia: Clar Weah’s budget undeserved

By Benedict Nyankun Wisseh Madam Clar Weah, with all due respect Madam first lady, I love you and that is why I stood as the “BESTMAN” in your wedding, but there is something that does not add up. How is it possible that the budget of the first lady office exceeds the allotment in the […]

Basketball Africa League gets underway

The Basketball Africa League’s (BAL) Sahara Conference group phase begins today at the Dakar Arena in Senegal.  The six title hopefuls are defending BAL champion US Monastir (Tunisia), AS Douanes (Senegal), Abidjan Basketball Club (Côte d’Ivoire), Kwara Falcons (Nigeria), Rwanda Energy Group (Rwanda) and Stade Malien (Mali). Collectively the six teams feature 78 players from […]