Sweden: Ban on entry from UK and Denmark

The Swedish Government decided on Monday to severely restrict possibilities to travel from the United Kingdom and Denmark to Sweden. The entry ban from the United Kingdom is due to the spread and mutation of COVID-19 that have been reported there. The entry ban from Denmark is mainly to reduce the risk of congestion and […]

Funds to educate children affected by DR Congo crisis

Responding to the intensifying humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Friday announced US$22.2 million in catalytic investment grants to accelerate the nation’s education in emergency response. The initial program will run for three years, with the goal of leveraging an additional US$45.3 million in co-financing from national and global […]

Africa: $25 million to boost energy production

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors on Monday approved $15 million from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) and $10 million from the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) to advance African Renewable Energy Fund (AREF) II’s projects to boost low-carbon energy generation in sub-Saharan Africa. SEFA’s contribution will comprise a package of $10 million […]

Swedish economy makes stronger recovery

The Swedish economy is showing a stronger recovery than expected during the autumn. The labour market situation has also developed more positively compared with previous assessments. The employment rate is expected to be somewhat higher this year and next year compared with the assessment in the Budget Bill for 2021, while unemployment is expected to […]

Liberia praised for peaceful conduct of elections

Liberia has been praised for holding peaceful elections on December 8. Made in a recent release, the commendation came from the United Nations in Liberia, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), embassies of member states of the African Union, the European Union (EU) Delegation and embassies of the EU member states (France, Germany, […]

Eight winners of the AWIEF Awards

The 6th edition of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) conference and awards held on December 2 and 3 hosted more than 60 African and global thought leaders across business and politics who shared insight and thought leadership. The virtual conference theme this year was, Reimagining business and rebuilding better. The two-day event aimed to explore […]

Covid-19: Sweden extends business emergency package

The Swedish Government today proposed extending the government credit guarantee program ‘Företagsakuten’ into 2021 so as to cover lending after 31 December. The program is intended to facilitate lending to small and medium-sized companies affected by the pandemic. The Företagsakuten program was launched in spring 2020 as part of the government’s measures to support the […]

African artists, youth unite in pledge for peace

A pledge to end all forms of violence and set in motion a grassroots civil society campaign to promote peace was launched today by a coalition of community activists, artists, victims of war, academics, business leaders and African youth. Emmanuel Jal, a spokesperson for the coalition and a prominent peace campaigner, said: “We are losing […]

Liberia: Vote for candidates who put country first

The Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) has urged eligible Liberian voters to vote for legacy-driven candidates who put country first and have the interests of the Liberian people at heart. Liberians are slated to vote in special senatorial elections and a referendum on Tuesday. In a press release issued by its executive director Jarwinken Wiah […]

Artificial Intelligence center to open in Africa

Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, Webb Fontaine has announced crucial investments into Africa with plans to open an Artificial Intelligence Research and Development (R&D) Center on the continent. The move aims to answer to an important demand by Governments globally, to implement AI-powered solution for Trade. The R&D Center was announced by Webb Fontaine founder and […]