• EFLA wants Liberians to heed advice of health workers

    Monday, March 30, 2020

    The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has called on Liberians at home and abroad, specifically Liberians in Europe, to heed the advice of health practitioners so as to prevent the Coronavirus from wreaking havoc in Liberia and other parts of the world. In a March 30 release, signed by Secretary General Francis Monnoh Mensah […]

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  • Bank launches $3 billion coronavirus fight in Africa

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.   The Fight Covid-19 Social bond, with a three-year maturity, garnered interest from central banks and official institutions, bank treasuries, and […]

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  • US-Africa Business Summit postponed

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    Given the evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) and the Government of Morocco have jointly decided to postpone the 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit previously scheduled to take place from June 9-12 in Marrakech, Morocco. “Our priority at CCA in response to COVID-19 is to help ensure the health […]

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  • Ivory Coast engages in gas monetization drive

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Ivory Coast is establishing a new energy leadership in West Africa following several initiatives taken to monetize natural gas across power generation and public transport. In a region rich in natural gas, such initiatives are driving Ivory Coast’s energy transition and paving the way for more industrialization and jobs creation. Since January 2020, the country […]

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  • Raising funds to send medical supplies to Liberia

    Monday, March 23, 2020

    Two Liberian diaspora organizations have launched a go fund me campaign to raise $10,000 to purchase and transport medical supplies to help Liberia in its fight against the coronavirus. So far, the West African nation has reported three cases of the virus. US-based Women Innovative Global Services (WINGS) and the Liberia Emergency and Disaster Relief Fund (LEADER Fund) are […]

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Nov
24

Norway fights deadly non-communicable diseases

The Norwegian Government on Friday launched a milestone “Better Health, Better Lives” strategy to combat deadly non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as part of its international development assistance. NCDs cause some 70% of deaths worldwide and are now a major, growing cause of illness and premature death in low- and middle income countries. “We cannot eradicate poverty […]

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Nov
23

Liberian business forum in London on December 5

Key British and Liberian private and public sectors’ actors are expected to meet in London, the United Kingdom (UK) on December 5 to identify areas and prospects towards expanding the reach of British businesses in Liberia. The UK-Liberia High-Level Business Forum is a product of sustained efforts that seeks to advance trade and international development […]

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Nov
22

African youth must drive the change they desire

Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has declared that youth are the only drivers for the transformational changes needed to change the status quo. Speaking on Thursday at the 2019 SDGs Global Youth Summit Held in Accra, Ghana, Howard-Taylor opined that instead of just talking about changing the status quo, the youth are an indispensable part of what […]

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Nov
22

AWIEF: Include women in African free trade process

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Conference made history when it called for the economic empowerment of women to be linked to the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). The call was made at its annual gathering of leading women politicians, businesswomen and entrepreneurs on the continent in October at the Cape Town […]

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Nov
21

Gambian diaspora holds investment forum in Norway

The second edition of the Gambian Diaspora Investment Forum will be held this Sunday in Oslo, Norway. Information provided by the organizers, Norway-based Gambian House, notes that prominent Gambians from home and the diaspora, including entrepreneurs and public officials, will participate in the event,   The forum will climax with the launch of the Nordic Gambian Diaspora […]

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Nov
20

African entrepreneurs please note

France is inviting 1,000 African entrepreneurs to the city of Bordeaux to present their solutions at The City of Solutions, a show dedicated to projects and solutions for sustainable cities and territories to be held during the 28th edition of the Africa-France Summit in June next year.  Applications are open until January 31.  The selection […]

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Nov
19

Poor Ethiopian families to benefit from $451m project

Half a million of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable families are set to benefit from a new US$451 million project to increase their resilience to climate shocks in the country’s poorest regions. For more than two decades, climate change has placed a major stress on the Ethiopian economy and on people’s livelihoods. Most of the population of […]

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Nov
19

Liberia: Vice President speaks at ECOWAS nutrition forum

I am grateful to the Almighty God, for journey mercies which allowed all delegates to arrive here safely in Monrovia for this FORUM; and for granting the opportunity and atmosphere of peace under which we sit today. To HIM alone belongs all GLORY. It is a pleasing duty today, on behalf of the President, H. […]

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Nov
18

Africa has all ingredients for a new era of success

By NJ Ayuk If you follow news about Africa, it’s easy to find disheartening headlines about the continent’s struggles. But those stories do not paint a complete picture. Every day, I read encouraging news about African entrepreneurs and business leaders who are making a positive impact.  A few examples: Kola Karim’s Shoreline Natural Resources has […]

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Nov
17

Computers to rural schools in Cameroon, Tanzania

Economic, social and political life in the 21st century will be increasingly digital, and those without information and communication technologies will be increasingly excluded. The gap between “developed” and “developing” countries have, in modern history, mostly been understood as an economic one. Another gap has emerged in recent years, a gap of technological character. The […]

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