Liberia: Symposium for first-time voters

The Swedish Institute Alumni Network Liberia (SIANL) is aware of how important next year’s presidential and legislative elections in Liberia are for the future of the young people. The decisions of the youth in the October 2023 elections are crucial for changing the face of democracy and the livelihood of the Liberian populace. As the […]

$6m to develop COMESA pharmaceutical sector

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional lending arm of the African Development Bank Group, on 2 November in Abidjan, Ivory Coast approved a $6.63 million grant to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) to develop the pharmaceutical sector in the sub-region. The project, which will be […]

Africa: Great things to come from new oil, gas economies

By NJ Ayuk, Chairman, African Energy Chamber  While the consensus opinion of the western elites may be that oil and gas is a dirty, outdated technology staggering on its last legs, the African Energy Chamber remains grounded in reality. As proponents of a zero-carbon future tout the promises of solar, wind, geothermal, and hydropower – […]

COP 27: Weah warns of inequity between emitters

Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah Tuesday warned world leaders meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, that the inequity and imbalance between high and low emitters in the climate change architecture still remain high, and that the financial flows also remain disproportionate and unfair to emitting countries.   The president especially called attention to those significant carbon […]

African writers, artists for AU anniversary

Ten African writers and visual artists who will contribute their creative ideas to the African Union’s 20-year celebrations have been selected as part of the AU20 Artists & Writers Residency Program. Following an Africa-wide call, 10 successful applicants were selected for the AU20 Artists & Writers Residency Program which received close to 1000 submissions in […]

Partnership to empower African women

The Ecobank Foundation and UN Women’s Regional Office for West and Central Africa on Monday signed a partnership agreement to strengthen their respective agendas for promoting women’s empowerment in Africa. For the first time, these two key actors in the development of the continent have established a framework for cooperation to achieve their common goals and […]

Hungary approves $50m for investment in Liberia

Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah has acknowledged with gratitude the approval of US$50m by the Government of Hungary, not only for undertaking investment ventures in Liberia but also for scholarships intended for the young people of Liberia. On the margins of the MEDays International Peace Forum in Tangier, Morocco the Foreign Minister of Hungary […]

African tourism bounces back

Tourism leaders from across Africa have come together to rethink the sector and its central role in driving growth and opportunity across the continent. The recent 65th meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa brought together around 25 ministers of tourism and high-level representatives from 35 countries as well as leaders from the private sector. Taking […]

Liberian gets life sentence for war crimes

A French court, composed of three judges and six jurors, on Wednesday rendered a guilty verdict against Kunti Kamara, of Liberian and Dutch nationality, for complicity in crimes against humanity, and commission of simple and aggravated acts of torture and barbarism. The court in Paris sentenced Mr. Kamara to life imprisonment. He has 10 days to […]

Sweden: Gloomy forecast for economy

The Swedish economy is expected to enter into recession in 2023 amid rising unemployment, according to the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic forecast. Minister for Finance Elisabeth Svantesson presented the forecast today. Households and businesses are under pressure from high inflation and rising interest rates. The Swedish economy is expected to enter into recession in […]