Sweden reintroduces border controls

The Swedish government has decided to reintroduce controls at Sweden’s internal borders. Border controls will be imposed between November 12 until May 11 next year. Border controls will contribute to national security and help detect threats from potential perpetrators and prevent terrorist attacks. The government assesses that other measures are insufficient against the background of, among other […]

Foreign investment vital to Africa’s economic growth

By NJ Ayuk Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, not all of the economic news in Africa has been negative. We continue to see promising developments. Look at Uganda’s oil and gas industry. Following multiple petroleum discoveries in Uganda’s Albertine Graben, foreign investments there have reached nearly $20 billion. The resulting projects include a refinery being built […]

A Liberian school that really needs help

Gbanquelleh Town is a settlement in Bong County in central Liberia. It has a huge problem. And is begging for help. With more than 400 residents, Gbanquelleh has a school, if it can really be called that, with 78 students and just one teacher. The school also serves pupils from five neighboring towns in the […]

Banding together is only way Africa will beat COVID-19

By Dr. John Nkengasong and African Union Commissioner Amira Elfadil Mohammed Elfadil) Everyone knows by now that due to a combination of leadership, environment, social ecology, demographics and as yet unknown biological and other factors, Africa has been spared the worst of the havoc that COVID-19 has wreaked on other parts of the globe and […]

Egyptian entrepreneur wins Africa’s Anzisha Prize

With a pool of talented finalists from more than 15 African countries, the 2020 Anzisha Prize – the premier award for Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs – goes to Alaa Moatamed, a  young female entrepreneur whose venture provides business owners with an affordable and convenient delivery service for customers. EdTech entrepreneur Matina Razafimahefa, 22, from Madagascar emerged as […]

Ghana gets $785 million in foreign investment

Ghana has recorded total investments of US$869.47 million, with total foreign direct investment (FDI) value amounting to US$785.62 million between January to June 2020 as FDI inflow showed rare strength in the final moments of the second quarter of the year, undeterred by the Covid-19 pandemic. The total FDI of US$785.62 million represents investment recorded […]

Project to develop surf tourism in Liberia

One of the main attractions of Liberia is its coastal tourism product. In recent years, several initiatives have been undertaken to develop and diversify Liberia’s tourism product, based on the country’s natural and cultural heritage. In particular, surf tourism has been identified as a niche market that has a high growth potential in the country, […]

COVID-19: Sweden extends temporary entry ban

To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19, a temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force. The Swedish Government today decided to extend the entry ban until 22 December 2020. The COVID-19 virus is a matter of international concern that requires cross-border cooperation and coordinated measures. Today’s decision is […]

More investment needed to end rural hunger, poverty

Ten African Heads of State have issued a strong call to other world leaders to increase their funding to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) or risk jeopardizing Sustainable Development Goal targets for eradicating poverty and hunger, particularly in Africa. “We share IFAD’s vision of vibrant rural communities where people live free from poverty […]

Women group ends anti-rape campaign in central Liberia

Women Empowerment Forum Liberia ended its anti-rape awareness campaign recently with a program in the central part of the West African country. Under the theme, Knowing The Danger of Rape, the program was held in Gbanquelleh Town located in the Sanoyea district of Bong County and was attended by people from the town and other […]