COVID-19: Sweden extends temporary entry ban

To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19, a temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force. The Swedish Government today decided to extend the entry ban until 22 December 2020. The COVID-19 virus is a matter of international concern that requires cross-border cooperation and coordinated measures. Today’s decision is […]

More investment needed to end rural hunger, poverty

Ten African Heads of State have issued a strong call to other world leaders to increase their funding to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) or risk jeopardizing Sustainable Development Goal targets for eradicating poverty and hunger, particularly in Africa. “We share IFAD’s vision of vibrant rural communities where people live free from poverty […]

Women group ends anti-rape campaign in central Liberia

Women Empowerment Forum Liberia ended its anti-rape awareness campaign recently with a program in the central part of the West African country. Under the theme, Knowing The Danger of Rape, the program was held in Gbanquelleh Town located in the Sanoyea district of Bong County and was attended by people from the town and other […]

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Today, 17 October 2020 – On the International day for the eradication of poverty the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) expresses solidarity with hundreds of millions of people suffering under the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that 500 million more people will further slide into poverty due to the economic lockdowns imposed to contain the spread of […]

Online tool to promote trade between African countries

An online tool designed to help businessmen and businesswomen in Africa understand how best to trade between African countries came a step closer to becoming fully operational in August 2020 as a demonstration version came onstream. The African Trade Observatory (ATO) – a mechanism being implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC) to help the […]

Virtual summit: African oil industry discusses priorities

AOW Virtual, an online summit from the team behind Africa Oil Week (OW), took place on 7-8 October. Thirty speakers and hundreds of delegates dialed in from all over the world. Day one of the conference began with the Operators’ Strategic Outlook session, in which senior representatives from operators, Kosmos Energy, Chariot Oil & Gas […]

A call for Nordic businesses to invest in Africa

At a webinar held Thursday by the Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA), African Development Bank Vice President Solomon Quaynor made a powerful case for strategic investment opportunities in Africa. The digital webcast, organized by NABA, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Scatec Solar and Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), was part of a day-long event aimed at reconnecting Nordic […]

Liberia: Students demand reopening of university

Students at Liberia’s most prominent private university have threatened strike action if the school does not reopen in four days. The students said they will stage the action on the three campuses of the Cuttington University (CU) in Monsterrado, Margibi and Bong Counties to compel the university authorities to reopen. The students said despite the […]

Brussels Airlines to increase flights to Africa

Brussels Airlines has outlined plans to increase flights to African destinations over the coming months, as it looks to rebuild its network in the Covid-19 era. The carrier has long focused on its African network, and this winter 15 of its 16 planned long-haul routes will be to the continent, with the sole exception being […]

A shaky Liberia is a sign of renewed hope

By Alexander Redd God brings radical change to a nation of people when He allows them to experience rocky and painful situations. When God declared through Prophet Haggai that He would involve Himself in a graphic and visible way to shake things up by disrupting the normalcy of life, the Israelites were on the cusp […]