• Donors give US$138.1m to Education Cannot Wait

    Monday, September 27, 2021

    On the sidelines of this year’s United Nations General Assembly, public, private and philanthropic donors announced a total of US$138.1 million in new contributions to Education Cannot Wait (ECW). The new contributions come from: Germany (€50 million; approx. US$58.6 million); United States of America (US$37 million); European Union/European Commission (€25 million; approx. US$29.3 million); The […]

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  • African Data Centres’ new office in South Africa

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    Africa Data Centres, the only pan-African network of interconnected, carrier-and cloud-neutral data centres on the continent, has completed its new Johannesburg data centre, based in its Midrand Campus which is one of the largest in Africa.  This state-of-the-art facility, designed with the latest global standards is the ideal location for technology companies and enterprises to […]

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  • Liberia: Plenty for the few, hunger for the majority

    Sunday, September 19, 2021

    By Seltue Karweaye A good proportion of young people today were taught from primary school that agriculture is the mainstay of the Liberian economy. Agricultural Science as a subject is part of our educational curriculum and therefore taught at all levels of education. Despite the constant emphasis on agriculture as a core aspect of the […]

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  • US: Bong Miners hold convention this weekend

    Friday, September 17, 2021

    Members of the US-based Association of Bong Miners in the Diaspora have gathered in Minnesota, Minneapolis to hold a national convention this weekend at which, among others, a new leadership will be elected. Festivities begin on Friday with arrivals and a meet and greet of convention attendees. Saturday will be much busier with a business […]

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  • Africa: Call to apply to Youth Adaptation Challenge

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have launched a call for applications for the first edition of the African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthAdapt) Challenge. The call encourages young entrepreneurs, innovators from micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and other youth-led and youth-owned enterprises in Africa, to implement solutions for […]

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Feb
8

African free trade area impact report launched

The long-awaited African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is finally operational, wherein trading commenced on the 1st of January. This marks a celebrated milestone for intra-Africa trade. The AfCFTA eliminates tariffs on 90 per cent of goods produced on the continent, tackles non-tariff barriers to trade and guarantees the free movement of persons. It consolidates a […]

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Feb
4

Sweden: Negative COVID-19 test required for entry

The Swedish Government on Wednesday decided that foreign nationals will have to present a negative test result for ongoing COVID-19 infection upon entry into Sweden, regardless of where they are arriving from. The aim is to reduce the risk of spreading the new variants of the COVID-19 virus that have been detected in a number […]

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Feb
2

Norway, South Africa host meeting on Covid-19

Norway and South Africa on Friday co-hosted a high-level meeting between G20 and OECD finance ministries on how to collectively resolve the global economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and how to mobilize the financial resources needed to succeed. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni of South-Africa and Finance Minister Jan Tore Sanner of Norway co-chaired […]

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Jan
30

Black Life Matters wins Swedish human rights prize

The 2020 Olof Palme Prize is awarded to the international civil rights movement Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation which has its roots in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement founded by Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation works for peaceful civil disobedience to police brutality and […]

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Jan
28

African Free Trade Area key to mitigate COVID-19 effects

By Chido Pamela Mafongoya The long-awaited trading within the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) finally began on 1 January 2021, marking a very important milestone for African trade. The AfCFTA creates a single continental market for goods and services, with the aim of increasing intra-African trade by reducing tariffs by approximately 90 percent and […]

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Jan
26

Sierra Leonean in court for Liberian war crimes

The trial of Sierra Leonean Gibril Massaquoi will begin on February 1 before the Pirkanmaa District Court in Finland and is expected to last for several months. This follows Monday’s indictment of Massaquoi by the Office of the Prosecutor on charges of aggravated war crimes, aggravated crimes against humanity and murders – which he allegedly […]

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Jan
25

Liberia: Crucial meeting on regional electricity

A senior level team headed by the general manager of TRANSCO CLSG will spearhead a crucial meeting in Monrovia, Liberia this week with contractors implementing the electricity project in Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG). The bi-annual meeting is within the framework of the implementation of the project as TRANSCO CLSG prepares to […]

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Jan
22

Putting Africa at the front of the Biden Administration

On Wednesday, U.S. President Joe Biden was sworn into office, ushering in a new administration, new foreign policy and a new approach to U.S. trade and investment in Africa. For its part, the Trump administration had not been short on growing U.S. private sector involvement in Africa, specifically under its trademark initiative, Prosper Africa. Designed […]

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Jan
20

Support for businesses affected by Covid closure

Businesses that are unable to operate as a result of a closure decision under Sweden’s new Pandemic Act will be able to receive financial support to cover their fixed costs during the closure. Up to 100 per cent of the costs will be reimbursed. The proposal is based on an agreement between the government, the […]

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Jan
18

Global March launches poll for women’s rights

Women’s March Global on Friday announced details of its fifth anniversary event as it takes it’s global mobilisation online due to continued concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic. On 21 January, the day women globally would normally march, Women’s March Global will open the ‘Global Count’, one of the largest global mapping polls ever conducted to […]

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