• Africa is the key to global food security

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the president of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said during his Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered on World Food Day. The laureate also called for land tax for unused agricultural land […]

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  • The Swedish government’s climate initiatives

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Sweden is to become one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare nations, and the Government is now implementing the largest initiatives on climate and the environment in modern times. Three years into the Government’s electoral period, its initiatives have resulted in the introduction of a climate policy framework, a changeover in the transport sector from […]

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  • Africa: Hotel sector presents new opportunities

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    The hotel sector in Sub-Saharan Africa has evolved during the past decade due to high demand growth, entrance of new global brands and increasing supply in major markets. This is the overview presented by Xander Nijnens, Executive Vice-President, Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL Sub-Saharan Africa at the the 2017 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in […]

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  • Global forum on economic development this week

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    The City of Praia (Cape Verde) will host the 4th World Forum on Local Economic Development (LED), from October 17-20. Over 1,500 participants from 120 countries are expected to attend the meeting organized by UNDP (United Nations Development Program); UCLG (United Cities and Local Government); ILO (International Labor Organization); FAMSI (The Andalusian Fund of Municipalities […]

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  • World Bank: Crisis in global education

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Millions of young students in low and middle-income countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to educate them to succeed in life. Warning of ‘a learning crisis’ in global education, a new Bank report said schooling without learning was not just […]

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News

Apr
23

Liberia: EMOL launches aspirants’ debate forum

The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) said it is launching it Aspirant’s Forum (AF) to serve as a platform for candidates to debate.  The forum will allow candidates, particularly those vying for the presidency to point out what wrong with Liberia and why. How individual candidate intends to fix the why and how the […]

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Apr
22

20 million people at risk of famine

The statistics are only getting worse. Nearly 20 million people across four countries are currently at risk of famine. This includes 1.6 million children who are already considered “severely malnourished.” If food does not arrive soon, the numbers of deaths across Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northern Nigeria will soon begin to skyrocket. The world […]

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Apr
19

African goals in Swedish football leagues

The third round of the Swedish football premiership, the Allsvenskan, last week saw African players in scoring form. Nigerian midfielder Michael Omoh broke the deadlock when he pounced on a loose ball in the 34th minute to put 2nd-placed Orebro ahead in a 2-1 win over Ostersund while Sierra Leonean marksman Alhassan Kamara hit the net after 26 minutes […]

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Apr
19

Botswana is Africa’s most investment-friendly country

Botswana is the most attractive economy for investments flowing into the African continent, according to the latest African Investment Index 2016 by Quantum Global’s independent research arm, Quantum Global Research Lab. According to the Index, Botswana scores highly based on a range of factors that include improved credit rating, current account ratio, import cover and ease of doing […]

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Apr
18

Nigeria to establish diaspora commission

Nigerians living outside the country have praised the passing of the Diaspora Commission Bill by their country’s senate. The bill, after President Mohammadu Buhari has assented to it, provides for the establishment of the Nigerian Citizens in Diaspora Commission to ensure the protection of Nigerians in Diaspora, and promote and facilitate their effective participation in economic, political […]

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Apr
17

African female footballers in Sweden

  A number of female African footballers are plying their trade this season in the Swedish football championship which started over the weekend.   Nigerian defender Faith Ikidi is in her 8th season in the Damallsvenskan, Sweden’s top female football league. The 30-year-old is on the books of Pitea.   Malawian Tabitha Chawinga and Ghana’s Elizabeth Addo […]

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Apr
17

Economic growth remains strong in East Africa

  East Africa’s economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region according to ICAEW’s (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report.   In Economic Insight: Africa Q1 2017 launched Thursday, the accountancy and finance body points out that authorities from various East African […]

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Apr
15

Meet the winners of the New African Woman Awards

The fearless Gambian human rights activist won New African Woman magazine’s Woman of the Year Award at the their award ceremony that took place in Dakar on Thursday night. Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajan was instrumental in galvanising the opposition that eventually beat long-term now exiled leader Yahya Jammeh. Held at a glitzy Gala Dinner at the Terrou-Bi hotel […]

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Apr
12

UK: Liberian union elects officers at annual meeting

  The Union of Liberian Organisations in the United Kingdom (ULO-UK) hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 25 in Northampton at which it held election for officers of the AGM and the management committee for the next two years.   In keeping with the union’s constitution, the meeting was convened to allow the leadership to report on the […]

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Apr
11

Eritreans in public meetings to promote development

Eritrean nationals residing in Sweden, Australia and the US held public diplomacy activities aimed at promoting Eritrea’s national development endeavors. The members of the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ) branch in Sweden held a meeting on 25 and 26 March in the city of Gothenburg under the theme “Strengthening PFDJ: For Foreseeable Vision”. Yonas Manna, […]

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