Gambian diaspora holds investment forum in Norway

The second edition of the Gambian Diaspora Investment Forum will be held this Sunday in Oslo, Norway. Information provided by the organizers, Norway-based Gambian House, notes that prominent Gambians from home and the diaspora, including entrepreneurs and public officials, will participate in the event,   The forum will climax with the launch of the Nordic Gambian Diaspora […]

African entrepreneurs please note

France is inviting 1,000 African entrepreneurs to the city of Bordeaux to present their solutions at The City of Solutions, a show dedicated to projects and solutions for sustainable cities and territories to be held during the 28th edition of the Africa-France Summit in June next year.  Applications are open until January 31.  The selection […]

Poor Ethiopian families to benefit from $451m project

Half a million of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable families are set to benefit from a new US$451 million project to increase their resilience to climate shocks in the country’s poorest regions. For more than two decades, climate change has placed a major stress on the Ethiopian economy and on people’s livelihoods. Most of the population of […]

Liberia: Vice President speaks at ECOWAS nutrition forum

I am grateful to the Almighty God, for journey mercies which allowed all delegates to arrive here safely in Monrovia for this FORUM; and for granting the opportunity and atmosphere of peace under which we sit today. To HIM alone belongs all GLORY. It is a pleasing duty today, on behalf of the President, H. […]

Africa has all ingredients for a new era of success

By NJ Ayuk If you follow news about Africa, it’s easy to find disheartening headlines about the continent’s struggles. But those stories do not paint a complete picture. Every day, I read encouraging news about African entrepreneurs and business leaders who are making a positive impact.  A few examples: Kola Karim’s Shoreline Natural Resources has […]

Computers to rural schools in Cameroon, Tanzania

Economic, social and political life in the 21st century will be increasingly digital, and those without information and communication technologies will be increasingly excluded. The gap between “developed” and “developing” countries have, in modern history, mostly been understood as an economic one. Another gap has emerged in recent years, a gap of technological character. The […]

Liberia, Sierra Leone to collaborate on education

  Liberia’s education minister Professor D. Ansu Sonii and his Sierra Leonean counterpart Professor Aiah Gbakima have expressed the need for the West African neighbors to collaborate to promote education programs.    The collaboration, discussed on the sidelines of the UNESCO conference in France, will be in the areas of Technical and Vocation Education (TVET)  […]

How the church can change Liberia

  By Alexander Redd, Th.D   As events unfold in Liberia over the years, we are witnessing the devolution of a nation. It doesn’t matter which side of the political aisle you rest, Liberia is increasingly becoming a divided nation as signs of disunity and conflicts abound. From family breakdowns, violence, economic meltdowns to the […]

Sweden re-introduces internal border controls

The Swedish Government has decided to reintroduce border controls at internal borders for six months. The controls will continue until 12 May 2020. The decision is based on the government’s assessment that there is still a serious threat to public policy and internal security in Sweden. The decision was taken in accordance with common EU legislation […]

Over $40 billion in deals secured in Africa

The 2019 Africa Investment Forum ended on a high note Wednesday in the South African city of Johannesburg with 52 deals worth $40.1 billion in secured investor interest. Fifty-six boardroom deals valued at $67.6 billion were tabled during the forum which began on Monday – a 44% increase from last year. During the 2018 edition of […]