Support for businesses affected by Covid closure

Businesses that are unable to operate as a result of a closure decision under Sweden’s new Pandemic Act will be able to receive financial support to cover their fixed costs during the closure. Up to 100 per cent of the costs will be reimbursed. The proposal is based on an agreement between the government, the […]

Global March launches poll for women’s rights

Women’s March Global on Friday announced details of its fifth anniversary event as it takes it’s global mobilisation online due to continued concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic. On 21 January, the day women globally would normally march, Women’s March Global will open the ‘Global Count’, one of the largest global mapping polls ever conducted to […]

You might fall victim to online trading scams

“The rise of the digital age has resulted in an information overload and often a lot of this information is made up of unqualified opinions and regurgitated statements,” says Jay Mawji, Managing Director of INFINOX, an online trading partner which is now available in Africa with the aim of empowering traders to trade Forex, shares, […]

Sweden unclear on problem of female genital mutilation

Sweden’s Gender Equality Authority sees a clear need for a study to find out how many girls and women in the country are exposed to genital mutilation. The uncertainty is too great today, the authority states in a new report. “The statistics on how many girls and women have been subjected to genital mutilation and how […]

Norway presents climate action plan

Norway is committed to achieving its emission reduction target under the Paris Agreement. On Friday, the government presented a white paper describing its action plan for transformation of Norwegian society as a whole by 2030. The plan shows how Norway will achieve its climate target and at the same time create green growth. “Under this […]

Chad: $11.26 million for women and girls’ education

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a grant of $11.26 million to the Government of Chad to finance the Girls’ Education and Women’s Literacy Project– the first Bank grant exclusively targeting women and girls. The project will be financed from the Bank’s Transition Support Facility and will be implemented over […]

A guide to picking Liberia’s next president

By Ansu O. Dualu The role of a president is tenfold. It requires you to be is a legal scholar, a philosopher, a social and developmental economist, a diplomat, an environmentalist; in essence, you must be a well-read, well-rounded individual who is tested and comfortable with making executive decisions. The president fears nothing but the […]

A few thoughts for Africans in 2021

By NJ Ayuk In 2021 most opportunities in the energy sector and in business in general will go to those who show up and negotiate better deals and get involved in making African resources work for us. Forget handouts, foreign aid and government handouts. As I wrote in the second edition of Billions at Play: The Future […]

LAC boss lauds staff, others for support in tough year

The general manager of the Liberian Agricultural Company (LAC) has commended the workers of the rubber producing entity and all of its stakeholders for “standing by me and assisting me in taking the right decisions at the right time and to ensure minimum disruption of normal life on the plantation“ Vijay Mirah especially praised the […]

2020 is worst year ever for global tourism

International tourism arrivals fell by 72% over the first ten months of 2020, with restrictions on travel, low consumer confidence and a global struggle to contain the COVID-19 virus, all contributing to the worst year on record in the history of tourism. According to the latest tourism data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), destinations welcomed 900 […]