Delivering a safe, efficient African transport system

Hosted by Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Knowledge Forum of the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP, an international partnership) ended on November 29 after a week-long deep dive into what it will take to deliver safe, sustainable and efficient transport to the people of Africa. Held […]

Sweden works against female genital mutilation

In December, the Swedish Gender Equality Agency is organizing a week-long gathering to inspire preventive work against genital mutilation of girls and women in Sweden. On December 6, professionals in the field will be invited to an open conference. About 40 national actors from civil society, public institutions and schools are expected to gather in Gothenburg, […]

Liberian Ambassador: Government can’t do it alone

Liberia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom (UK) Gurly Teta Gibson–Schwarz has reminded Liberians residing in the UK that the Government of President George Manneh Weah cannot carry out national infrastructural and economic development agenda all alone. She said the government solicits Liberian communities worldwide to assist in efforts to improve the lives of Liberians at home. The […]

Africa to double natural gas production by 2040

The African continent is set to increase its presence in the global energy sphere, more than doubling its natural gas production by 2040 and altering the global energy supply mix in the process. Africa will contribute as much as 9.2% to global natural gas production by 2040, resulting in an expansion from 255 billion cubic […]

Calls to raise support to African businesswomen

Leaders from multilateral development banks, financial institutions and the private sector called on peers to dispel myths about women being too “high risk” for financing – and to offer more financial services for women in business to close the gender finance gap. “We know that women are a good bet. We know they pay back. […]

A reason for Liberia’s tough economic situation

In the not-so-distant past, seemingly every other vehicle on Liberia’s roads was a white 4×4 with “UN” emblazoned in large black letters on its side. First deployed in 2003, the United Nations Mission in Liberia maintained a highly visible presence in the country for 15 years as it reeled from back-to-back civil wars that were […]

Norway fights deadly non-communicable diseases

The Norwegian Government on Friday launched a milestone “Better Health, Better Lives” strategy to combat deadly non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as part of its international development assistance. NCDs cause some 70% of deaths worldwide and are now a major, growing cause of illness and premature death in low- and middle income countries. “We cannot eradicate poverty […]

Liberian business forum in London on December 5

Key British and Liberian private and public sectors’ actors are expected to meet in London, the United Kingdom (UK) on December 5 to identify areas and prospects towards expanding the reach of British businesses in Liberia. The UK-Liberia High-Level Business Forum is a product of sustained efforts that seeks to advance trade and international development […]

African youth must drive the change they desire

Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has declared that youth are the only drivers for the transformational changes needed to change the status quo. Speaking on Thursday at the 2019 SDGs Global Youth Summit Held in Accra, Ghana, Howard-Taylor opined that instead of just talking about changing the status quo, the youth are an indispensable part of what […]

AWIEF: Include women in African free trade process

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Conference made history when it called for the economic empowerment of women to be linked to the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). The call was made at its annual gathering of leading women politicians, businesswomen and entrepreneurs on the continent in October at the Cape Town […]