• Language lessons of the 2014 Ebola epidemic

    Friday, August 17, 2018

    August 2014 was a scary time in West Africa. Ebola was spreading rapidly and the international community was waking up to a disaster that ultimately killed more than 11,000 people, writes Aimee Ansari. In the midst of the epidemic, UNICEF and Catholic Relief Services published ominous survey results: In Sierra Leone, one of the hardest-hit […]

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  • African players on target in Swedish football league

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    African players were on the scoring cards in the 17th round of the Swedish football premiership, Allsvenskan. Nigerian Moses Ogbu scored in the 65th minute to level for Sirius in a 3-2 victory over IFK Gothenburg while Kenyan Eric Omondi provided the lone goal for relegation-threatened Brommapojkarna in a 1-0 win over Orebro. Hacken collected […]

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  • Djibouti faces dark days ahead

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Djibouti has been landlocked Ethiopia’s only access to the sea and depends on port taxes paid by Ethiopia for most of its income and with the Eritrean ports of Massawa and Assab on the Red Sea about to open finds itself faced with losing most of the Ethiopian trade it has enjoyed a monopoly on […]

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  • Nestlé offers opportunities to African youth

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    The power of youth, their resourcefulness and ingenuity are strong contributing factors to the development of economies around the world. However, the majority of young people lack economic opportunities, which unfortunately leads to high levels of youth unemployment, underutilized talents and skills. A publication by the African Development Bank on Jobs for Youth in Africa […]

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  • ADV: A new Pan-African news agency is born

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    The African Daily Voice Group announced on Monday the launch of a new continental news agency: ADV (AfricanDailyVoice.com/en). Based in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, the multinational company specialized in content, and the media, has a newsroom in Casablanca (Morocco) and offers multilingual services (French, English, Arabic). “Information networks remain dominated in our countries by Western media. […]

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News

Mar
24

Liberia: Making sense of a true change

It does not make any sense for government officials of Liberia to make more salaries and allowances more than their American counterparts. This is because payments of salaries and allowances in all successful countries and companies are determined by productive capacities.  In the Liberian situation, what is the benchmark? There is huge doubt for any […]

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Mar
21

Pan African University makes call for students

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) in Algeria contributes to promoting higher education and applied research in the fields of water, energy and climate change – a key contribution to sustainable development in Africa. The admissions process for its Master programs in water and energy (both engineering […]

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Mar
20

South Africa to host major hotel conference in June

Across Africa, hotel investment is soaring with international brands making the continent their key focus for growth. But what does this mean for the industry? The Hospitality Leadership Forum brings together top international speakers and experts to consider the future. With hotel investment volumes across sub-Saharan Africa forecast to grow year on year between 10 […]

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Mar
19

Norway: Sam Johnson scores again for new club

Liberian attacker Sam Johnson has made a bright start in Norway, scoring twice in Valerenga’s first two matches in the country’s top football league. Johnson, who joined the Norwegian outfit from China’s Wuhan Zall in January, scored a 65th minute winner for Valerenga in a 2-1 victory over Odd on Sunday.  The 24-year-old Liberian international […]

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Mar
18

Africa meets to create single market

“I am once again honoured to address the Permanent Representatives’ Committee, the linchpin of the African Union, on the occasion of preparations for the Extraordinary Session of the AU Assembly convened for the purpose of executing the decision taken by our Heads of State and Government to lend a strong impetus to the implementation of […]

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Mar
16

Foreign Minister Wallström’s speech at Wikigap

Wikipedia is the world’s largest encyclopaedia. It is the website we automatically go to when we need information on virtually any topic. But there’s a problem. Like the rest of the world, Wikipedia is far from gender equal. There are four times more articles about men than there are about women. Four times. Nine out […]

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Mar
14

Electricity is crucial for socio-economic development

Renewable energy is not necessarily sustainable, if it fails to contribute to poverty reduction, quality education and better health, says Josephine Kaviti Musango, who conducts research on sustainable energy in African cities. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) guest researcher Josephine Kaviti Musango, is an associate professor in resource economics and system dynamics at Stellenbosch University in […]

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Mar
13

Sweden wants more voters for September elections

The Swedish government, through its Agency for Youth and Civil Society, has provided grants to 20 organizations for the sake of getting more people to vote during national elections scheduled for September. The money, a total of SEK 8.5m ($1.1m), will be spent on activities and information campaigns in areas, mostly with people of immigrant […]

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Mar
13

African ministers agree on tourism agenda

An African ministerial working meeting conveyed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during this year’s Berlin International Tourism Fair ITB (8 March) agreed to move ahead with a new ten-point UNWTO Agenda for Africa. The final document will be adopted at the UNWTO Commission meeting for Africa in Nigeria in June this year. Against the […]

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Mar
12

Entries sought for African Entrepreneurship Award

BMCE Bank of Africa is proud to announce the March 1st opening of the 4th edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award. The Award was announced by the bank’s President Othman Benjelloun in 2014 at the Marrakech Global Entrepreneurship Summit and illustrates BMCE Bank of Africa’s ambition to encourage entrepreneurship across borders in Africa by rewarding talent […]

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