Liberian Vice President talks tourism in Belize

Liberia’s vice president has called for economic cooperation between Liberia and Belize in the tourism Industry. Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor made the call when she paid a courtesy visit on the Prime Minister of Belize John Briceno on Friday She commended the leadership of Belize for maximizing its potential in the tourism sector. She also […]

Ukraine: Liberia moves to ensure its citizens’ safety

Liberia is engaging in frantic diplomatic efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of its citizens in Ukraine, including about 200 students. The Liberian government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has requested Ukraine’s neighbors, Poland and Hungary, to grant safe passage and humanitarian assistance to Liberians who reach their respective borders fleeing the Ukraine-Russia […]

IFAD: A call for solutions to address rural poverty

World leaders recently called for urgent and innovative investments to help rural communities in the world’s poorest countries adapt to climate change. Speaking in Rome, Italy at the opening of the annual Governing Council meeting attended by 177 Member States of the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), leaders specifically highlighted the vulnerability of […]

Agreement to promote free movement of goods in Africa

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was last week signed between the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat and the World Customs Organisation (WCO), aimed at operationalizing the tariff schedules and ensuring additional free and efficient movement of goods in Africa. The MoU was signed in Brussels, Belgium by Wamkele Mene, Secretary-General of the AfCFTA […]

Sweden: Foreign policy statement for 2022

Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde on Wednesday, February 16 presented the country’s 2022 Statement of Foreign Policy in the parliament, Riksdag. Below is the full text: Mr Speaker, Our security situation is serious. Russia’s increasingly confrontational rhetoric and military activities, both visible and covert, are unacceptable. The heightened Russian military presence at Ukraine’s […]

Why Africa needs to develop its own financing structures

Africa’s vast oil and natural gas resources represent a critical solution to the continent’s energy crisis and its unprecedented degree of energy poverty. With a population of over 600 million living without access to reliable electricity, and as global pressures increase to transition to cleaner energy sources, fossil fuel financing restrictions hinder the development of […]

Sweden lifts ban on entry from EU/EEA countries

The Swedish Government decided on Monday to lift the entry ban to Sweden from the Nordic countries and other European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries. The decision, which comes into effect on Wednesday, February 9, was made at an extraordinary government meeting. As part of the continuing work to phase out the […]

Africa Business Forum slated for Monday in Ethiopia

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will host, along with its partners, the flagship initiative, the Africa Business Forum (ABF), on Monday, February 7 on the margins of African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Bringing together heads of state with CEOs and other stakeholders, the focus of the Forum this year will be Transport – a sector […]

Africa meets to discuss culture

The Regional Consultation on Cultural Policies for the African region will be held on January 31 and February 1. For two days, 47 ministers of culture are invited to meet online, with international and non-governmental organizations, with all the key actors of the Arts and Culture sector to discuss and present the voice of the […]

Why is energy production waning in Africa?

The final frontier for oil and gas exploration, a range of untapped resources awaiting exploitation, and opportunities across the entire energy value chain all represent key components of Africa’s hydrocarbon market. For years, resource rich nations have been capitalizing on their resources, driving exploration and production alongside global players. Now, producing markets across the continent […]