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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Soreide: Norway is a trusted partner of Africa

Excellencies, It is a pleasure to be invited to address the African Group today. I really appreciate that you are all taking the time, in what I know is a busy period in the UN calendar. Thank you especially to the Permanent Observer of the AU to the UN, Ambassador Mohammed, and Ambassador Baati of […]

Liberian President Weah attends Paris peace forum

Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah is in France to attend the Paris Peace Forum which begins formally on Tuesday. President Weah is also expected to hold bilateral discussions with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Monday. The meeting between the two leaders will take place on the back of a dinner at the l’Elysee […]