• Senegal wins African title

    Sunday, February 5, 2023

    Algeria’s hopes of winning the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) on home soil were crushed in heartbreaking fashion as they lost 5-4 on penalties to Senegal in the final on Saturday. The Local Teranga Lions edged hosts in a very tense final at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers in front of 39,120 football fans […]

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  • Sri Lanka hopes to expand business ties with Africa

    Sunday, February 5, 2023

    The First Sri Lanka-Africa Business Forum was held on Friday in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The meeting was attended by 17 visiting Heads of Mission from the African region and CEOs and business leaders from Sri Lanka. Discussions focused on how Sri Lankan businesses could leverage their comparative advantage to enter the African regional markets. The […]

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  • How Liberia lost $23.5m on illegal debt cancellation

    Saturday, February 4, 2023

    By S. Karweaye Liberia has abundant natural resources. For many years the country was among the largest producers of iron ore in Africa, and in 2020, Liberia exported $322m in iron ore, spurred by growth in demand for metals in Europe and Asia making Liberia the 19th largest exporter of Iron Ore in the world. […]

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  • Global: Children call for universal education

    Tuesday, January 31, 2023

    Through an innovative, children-led campaign delivered by the UN’s global fund for education in emergencies, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), crisis-impacted girls and boys worldwide are sharing “Postcards from the Edge” to call on world leaders and public and private sector donors to make good on promises to ensure education for all by 2030 as outlined […]

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  • Bank pledges $10b to end hunger in Africa

    Friday, January 27, 2023

    The African Development Bank Group will commit $10 billion over the next five years to boost Africa’s efforts to end hunger and become a primary food provider for itself and the rest of the world. Bank Group President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, announced Wednesday at the Dakar 2 Africa Food Summit in Diamniadio, east of the Senegalese capital […]

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News

May
7

Africa’s fastest growing video streaming platform

In a little over a year since its launch, Africa’s fastest-growing video on-demand streaming platform has passed the one million plus paid subscriptions and 300,000 plus customer milestone. The online streaming platform has grown quickly in recent months with more content and distribution partnerships and more titles being added to its library resulting in major […]

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May
6

Liberia to re-join global maritime organization

Liberia is set to be readmitted into the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA). This is because the Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) has made significant strides as the world’s second largest ships registry. Lenn Eugene Nagbe, head of the LMA, speaking recently to executives of IALA, emphasized the West African nation’s […]

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May
4

Africa: AWIEF Awards now accepting nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2022 edition of the prestigious AWIEF Awards. The awards recognize, honor and celebrate women entrepreneurs and business owners in Africa and across various industry sectors for their achievements and contribution to the continent’s inclusive economic growth and social development. AWIEF (the Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum) is an award-winning […]

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May
1

Equal opportunities for West African businesswomen

The ECOWAS Commission has combined efforts with the International Trade Centre (ITC) SheTrades Initiative to launch the ECOWAS – ITC SheTrades project. Jointly organized by ECOWAS, ITC and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the event was attended by representatives from ECOWAS, ITC, the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) and the Federation […]

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Apr
30

Sierra Leonean acquitted of Liberian war crimes charges

A district court in Finland on Friday dismissed all war crimes charges against a former Sierra Leonean rebel commander. Pirkanmaa District Court District Court found that there was reasonable doubt that Gibril Massaquoi, a former commander and spokesman of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) committed the offences he was charged with.   Massaquoi was charged […]

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Apr
28

Ghana: Kwame Nkrumah to be reburied

Ghana’s opposition political party, The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has announced plans to rebury the country’s first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. CPP General Secretary Nana Yaa Jantua said that the freedom fighter was not given a befitting burial hence the decision for the reburial which has been planned for November this year. The CPP believes […]

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Apr
25

Liberian veep says rule of law essential for peace

Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor says the rule of law is the panacea to sustainable peace in any given society. Howard-Taylor said that there can be no sustainable development without sustained peace, adding that “the Weah-led government remains committed to sustaining the peace through an independent and professional justice system.” According to a press release, […]

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Apr
22

An imperative for long-term mining in Africa

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperatives have taken a prominent role in decision-making across the African mining sector, with intensified awareness from all stakeholders. The 2022 Investing in African Mining Indaba slated for May in South Africa will explore what ESG means in practice for Africa’s mining operators, communities and jurisdictions. As economies emerge from […]

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Apr
19

Mobile diversity: the security of mobility

Remote, gig, hybrid – these ways of working have become normalized during the pandemic and are now defining how organisations interact with employees across multiple skillsets, locations and countries. Anna Collard SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist at KnowBe4 AFRICA, believes people must be made more aware of the threats of the oncoming rollout of 5G […]

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Apr
16

Sandy: Politician’s Ramadan message a deflection

A recent call by Liberian presidential hopeful Dr. Daniel Cassell for the global Muslim community to pray for Liberians during Ramadan is a ploy to deflect US felony charges he faces, a US-based Liberian journalist has averred. Journalist Moses D. Sandy said Dr. Cassell and the People Liberation Party (PLP) he heads are being dismissive […]

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