Coronavirus: Sweden extends entry ban

To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and reduce the outbreak, a temporary ban on entry to the European Union (EU) via Sweden is in force. The Swedish government today decided to extend the entry ban until 31 August 2020. At the same time, the government decided to ease the restrictions for […]

Liberia’s dual citizenship issue settled, says Mueller

A Switzerland-based Liberian says there is no need for Liberians in the diaspora to support a referendum on dual citizenship in Liberia as the country’s supreme court has settled the issue. Michael Muller in an open letter in May noted that “by the Grace of God, we have won the fight and there is no […]

Millions raised for COVID-19 education emergencies

Finland and Verizon, one of the world’s largest companies, announced new contributions to Education Cannot Wait, of €3 million and US$1 million respectively, joining others to highlight the importance of education in building resilience to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contributions were announced during the ‘Global Goal: Unite for our Future’ concert and summit events held […]

Liberians in Sweden aid coronavirus fight back home

Early this month, the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) donated 150 bags of rice to nurses at three major hospitals in Liberia to help in the fight against the coronavirus. John F. Kennedy Medical Center and Redemption Hospital, both in the nation’s capital Monrovia and the 14 Military Hospital in Margibi County each received 50 bags. […]

Corporate Council on Africa launches Leaders Forum

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) on Tuesday launched its inaugural Leaders Forum. It is a high level virtual forum to bring together heads of state, senior United States and African government officials, CEOs and private sector executives and leaders from multilateral institutions.  Under the theme “Resilient U.S.-Africa Business Engagement to Drive Post COVID-19 Recovery”, […]

Promoting financial literacy skills in Africa

Junior Achievement (JA) Africa and Ecobank Group on Wednesday announce their new partnership- “Banking on Africa’s Youth.” The partnership will undertake a campaign which will tap into JA’s vast online community, comprising over one million young social media followers spread across Africa. It will educate and mobilize over 600,000+ young people with financial literacy knowledge, […]

How Rwanda spurs women in technology

In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. It ranked in the top four in the Report’s political empowerment category, in recognition of the high proportion of Rwandese women lawmakers and ministers. The country therefore seemed a natural fit for a […]

Dangote Cement sustains 54,000 jobs in Africa

The President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has said that despite the challenging economic situation in 2019, Dangote Cement  was able to sustain 54,000 jobs in four African countries, where the company has its operations. The countries are Nigeria, Ethiopia, Senegal and South Africa. The business mogul who disclosed this to shareholders at the company’s 11th […]

Norway elected to UN Security Council

Norway was elected as a member of the UN Security Council on Wednesday for the period 2021–2022. “We would like to thank the UN member states for the confidence they have shown in us.  The world needs more international cooperation to promote peace and security. We will make use of our seat on the Security […]

Tunga boosts job market across Africa

The world economy might be stopped in its tracks because of the coronavirus, Dutch-African tech company Tunga is not. The organisation with a current network of over 400 African software developers, has received a Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) loan to build further capacity. The investment of €120,000 enables Tunga to expand its African operations on the one hand, allowing […]