A decade of transforming African education

Ubongo, Africa’s leading children’s edutainment and media company, is excited to announce its 10-year anniversary, marking a decade of transforming education and empowering millions of children across the continent. With an impressive portfolio of educational programs including Akili and Me, Ubongo Kids, and the recent addition of the captivating new show Nuzo and Namia, Ubongo continues to set […]

Diadora seeks help for the coming season

Liberian football club Diadora had a tough debut season in the 3rd division this year. Diadora, based in Chocolate City, suffered at the beginning of the Gardnersville football championship, losing almost all its matches. This dismal performance created an impression that the team would not survive its first season in the league. But the club […]

How Liberia’s debt surged to US$2.03 billion

By S. Karweaye Liberia’s public debt has been on the rise. The country’s public debt stock – what the government owes in total – was about US$2.03 billion at the end of December 2022. Of the US$2.03 billion, domestic debt constituted about US$896.68 million (44.15%) while the external component of the total debt stock constituted […]

Swedish Migration Agency to set up ‘return centers’

The Swedish Government has tasked the Swedish Migration Agency with setting up return centers to house rejected asylum seekers. In these centers, the agency will actively work to motivate the people there to return voluntarily, and will provide advice, guidance and practical support. “Increasing the number of returns is a very important priority for the […]

Benin paves way for Artificial Intelligence

For the second year running, the Digital Entrepreneurship and Artificial Intelligence Trade Show (known as SENIA in French) took place in Cotonou on May 12 and 13. Attracting almost 1,000 participants, the event reflects Benin’s drive to become a major player in artificial intelligence (AI) in West Africa. The debates and meetings aim at sparking […]

Africa deserves permanent seats on UN Security Council

The Deputy Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament Thomas Tayebwa has called for the creation of two permanent seats for Africa at the United Nations Security Council, in renewed calls for the body’s reforms. Speaking at the 63rd Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) – European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly on Monday, 26 June in […]

Africa: Top 50 candidates of Business Heroes Prize

The Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) Prize Competition, a philanthropic initiative sponsored by the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Philanthropy to recognize and uplift African entrepreneurs, has announced the top 50 finalists for its 2023 edition. With a remarkable 27,267 applications, ABH this year has seen the highest number of submissions since its inception in 2019, […]

Support for Green Infrastructure in Africa

On the sidelines of the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact in Paris, African leaders, investors and development partners, including the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, have highlighted their steadfast support for the Alliance for Green Infrastructure in Africa as it advances toward a first close of $500 million for green infrastructure projects in […]

USAID supports African water, sanitation project

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed $3 million to the African Water Facility (AWF). The funding will support the preparation of water and sanitation investment projects in Africa, through the provision of grants and technical assistance to African countries and regional economic communities. The African Water Facility, an initiative of the […]

Tanzania gets over $100m to reinforce social inclusion

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a $107.8 million loan to Tanzania to bolster governance and industrial competitiveness and reinforce social inclusion. The budget support loan will underwrite Tanzania’s Economic Competitiveness and Social Inclusion Program (ECSIP), an initiative to drive Tanzania’s sustainable recovery from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic […]