• Sheroes active in Liberia during pandemic lockdown

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    By Nvasekie Konneh Kim Poole is a true believer in Pan Africanism. Though born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, she travels more frequently to countries in Africa, planting the seeds for the SHEROES Sisterhood. Poole founded SHEROES Sisterhood in 2016 and officially launched the organization in Liberia on July 26, 2018 in collaboration with […]

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  • Strategic vision and results transforming Africa

    Sunday, May 31, 2020

    For the past ten years, Africa has recorded some of the world’s strongest rates of economic growth. At the same time, many African economies continue to function at well below their full potential. Structural transformation is needed to create more jobs, reduce poverty and accomplish sustainable development objectives. The African Development Bank’s High 5 priority […]

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  • Declining trends in global peace operations

    Friday, May 29, 2020

    While the number of United Nations and non-UN multilateral peace operations increased slightly in 2019, the number of personnel deployed in them decreased, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Although sub-Saharan Africa maintained the highest number of operations and personnel, two new operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) […]

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  • Liberia: State of emergency and freedom of expression

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    By Atty. Urias Teh Pour The surge of the global COVID-19 pandemic has provided compelling reason for states to impose restrictive measures, some in the form of health protocols to beat back the spread of the deadly disease. These measures have provoked debate, essentially around the nature and scope of these restrictions vis a vis […]

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  • Integration is relevant for African economies

    Sunday, May 24, 2020

    The second Africa Regional Integration Index (APII 2019) was launched Friday by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC), with a call to action to African economies to deepen their integration. The 2019 Index, which builds on the first edition published in 2016, provides up-to-date data […]

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Feb
3

Kidjo wins Grammy for Best World Music Album

Angélique Kidjo won Best World Music Album for Celia at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards last month. This marks her fourth win in the category and fourth GRAMMY win overall.  During her acceptance speech, Kidjo celebrated a new generation of African artists coming up to represent the continent while thanking luminaries who came before her for their contributions to world music, […]

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Feb
1

Why privatizing Liberia’s economy is important

By Mengistu Eddie Wolokollie Liberia is a West-African developing country that has a difficult economic situation related to political instability and conflicts that occurred in the past. Since 1980, Liberia was torn by inner conflicts, because of the coup against President William R. Tolbert. The government policy led by this president was rather ineffective and […]

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Jan
31

African economic growth will pick up this year

Africa’s economic growth remained stable in 2019 at 3.4 percent and is on course to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021, the African Development Bank’s 2020 African Economic Outlook (AEO) revealed Thursday. The slower than expected growth is partly due to the moderate expansion of the continent’s “big five” […]

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Jan
29

Agriculture is the world’s most important business

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina reminded students of the important role they have to play in the continent’s economic development, as he was conferred with an honorary doctorate in his homeland. The Doctorate of Science was awarded by the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Nigeria, on Tuesday, in honor of Adesina’s work in […]

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Jan
28

Equatorial Guinea launches Year of Investment

Equatorial Guinea has kicked off a year-long investment campaign aimed at driving capital investment into the country’s bankable projects. Major U.S. firms have pledged to increase their investment in Equatorial Guinea in 2020, along with Nigerian banking and financial institutions. Notable investment-ready projects include the construction of two modular oil refineries, an ammonia plant, a […]

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Jan
27

Sweden gives $12m to global climate change fight

Sweden has contributed SEK 100 million (approximately US$12 million) to help rural farmers adapt to a changing climate and to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced recently. Sweden’s contribution supports IFAD’s commitment to invest at least $890 million in climate-focused actions by 2021. This includes […]

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Jan
25

UN reviews Sweden’s human rights compliance

Sweden’s human rights compliance will be reviewed within the framework of the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Monday 27 January in Geneva, Switzerland. Sweden’s delegation at the review before the UN Human Rights Council will for the first time be led by a government minister – Åsa Lindhagen, Minister for Gender Equality with responsibility […]

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Jan
24

No lasting peace without justice

Lasting peace and the prosperity that comes with it cannot be achieved without justice, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has declared, during a keynote speech in the Hague. Patricia Scotland was addressing the International Criminal Court (ICC) as guest of honor for the opening of the new judicial year. The distinguished lawyer and former Attorney General in […]

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Jan
24

Successes of Weah’s two-year old presidency

On January 22, Liberian President George Weah marked his second year in office. For this occasion, the government released the short video above to chronicle 21 of his accomplishments.  The construction of public infrastructure, reduction of the exorbitant salaries of public officials, declaration of a tuition-free university education are among his accomplishments named in the video […]

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Jan
23

Africa is in unmatched transformation

Africa is on the cusp of unmatched economic transformation, and the UK must engage in a “partnership of change,” African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina said Tuesday in a keynote address at a UK Parliamentary Symposium. “The Africa of the 21st century is very different. The Africa of the 21st century is new and more […]

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