• Bank launches $3 billion coronavirus fight in Africa

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.   The Fight Covid-19 Social bond, with a three-year maturity, garnered interest from central banks and official institutions, bank treasuries, and […]

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  • US-Africa Business Summit postponed

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    Given the evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) and the Government of Morocco have jointly decided to postpone the 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit previously scheduled to take place from June 9-12 in Marrakech, Morocco. “Our priority at CCA in response to COVID-19 is to help ensure the health […]

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  • Ivory Coast engages in gas monetization drive

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Ivory Coast is establishing a new energy leadership in West Africa following several initiatives taken to monetize natural gas across power generation and public transport. In a region rich in natural gas, such initiatives are driving Ivory Coast’s energy transition and paving the way for more industrialization and jobs creation. Since January 2020, the country […]

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  • Raising funds to send medical supplies to Liberia

    Monday, March 23, 2020

    Two Liberian diaspora organizations have launched a go fund me campaign to raise $10,000 to purchase and transport medical supplies to help Liberia in its fight against the coronavirus. So far, the West African nation has reported three cases of the virus. US-based Women Innovative Global Services (WINGS) and the Liberia Emergency and Disaster Relief Fund (LEADER Fund) are […]

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  • Africa should harmonize its coronavirus fight

    Monday, March 23, 2020

    The African Telecommunications Union (ATU), a specialised agency of the African Union in the field of telecommunications, has put together a set of guidelines to assist in combating the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, that every Member State should consider. Africa has so far recorded relatively few coronavirus cases compared to the rest of the world. […]

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News

Dec
5

Sweden appoints new UN ambassador

Sweden today appointed Ambassador Anna Karin Eneström as new Head of the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations (UN) in New York. Ms Eneström is currently Deputy Head of the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations. She has previously held the position of Director-General for Political Affairs at the Swedish Ministry […]

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Dec
4

Online sale of luxury brands to Africa

Lux Afrique Boutique (LAB)  is the first luxury online shopping platform that offers its VIP clients an opportunity to purchase and take delivery of luxury goods anywhere in Africa. Strong ambitions Historically, luxury brands have traditionally been associated with developed nations, as a result of this, it became common practice for both Ultra High Net […]

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Dec
3

Cummings will not back unlawful removal of Weah

A Liberian opposition politician has vowed that he “will never support a coup” or the “unconstitutional removal of a sitting president.” Alexander Cummings, political leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) said in a release that the clarification was not done out of ‘fear of arrest’ but to state that any allegation about a coup […]

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Dec
2

Delivering a safe, efficient African transport system

Hosted by Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Knowledge Forum of the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP, an international partnership) ended on November 29 after a week-long deep dive into what it will take to deliver safe, sustainable and efficient transport to the people of Africa. Held […]

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Dec
1

Sweden works against female genital mutilation

In December, the Swedish Gender Equality Agency is organizing a week-long gathering to inspire preventive work against genital mutilation of girls and women in Sweden. On December 6, professionals in the field will be invited to an open conference. About 40 national actors from civil society, public institutions and schools are expected to gather in Gothenburg, […]

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Nov
29

Liberian Ambassador: Government can’t do it alone

Liberia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom (UK) Gurly Teta Gibson–Schwarz has reminded Liberians residing in the UK that the Government of President George Manneh Weah cannot carry out national infrastructural and economic development agenda all alone. She said the government solicits Liberian communities worldwide to assist in efforts to improve the lives of Liberians at home. The […]

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Nov
28

Africa to double natural gas production by 2040

The African continent is set to increase its presence in the global energy sphere, more than doubling its natural gas production by 2040 and altering the global energy supply mix in the process. Africa will contribute as much as 9.2% to global natural gas production by 2040, resulting in an expansion from 255 billion cubic […]

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Nov
27

Calls to raise support to African businesswomen

Leaders from multilateral development banks, financial institutions and the private sector called on peers to dispel myths about women being too “high risk” for financing – and to offer more financial services for women in business to close the gender finance gap. “We know that women are a good bet. We know they pay back. […]

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Nov
26

A reason for Liberia’s tough economic situation

In the not-so-distant past, seemingly every other vehicle on Liberia’s roads was a white 4×4 with “UN” emblazoned in large black letters on its side. First deployed in 2003, the United Nations Mission in Liberia maintained a highly visible presence in the country for 15 years as it reeled from back-to-back civil wars that were […]

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Nov
24

Norway fights deadly non-communicable diseases

The Norwegian Government on Friday launched a milestone “Better Health, Better Lives” strategy to combat deadly non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as part of its international development assistance. NCDs cause some 70% of deaths worldwide and are now a major, growing cause of illness and premature death in low- and middle income countries. “We cannot eradicate poverty […]

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