• Empower women to help save Africa from climate change

    Friday, December 14, 2018

    Africa must unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector. That is the message from African delegates as the world prepares to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change in Katowice, Poland, this week. Research shows that when […]

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  • Norway’s statement at UN Climate Confab in Poland

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    Mr. President, Heads of States and Governments, Indigenous Peoples delegations, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. The signal given from the IPCC special report on 1,5 degrees is loud and clear: the target is still within reach, but the coming years are critical.  We must increase our ambitions by 2020. If not, the goal of the Paris […]

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  • SGI Dubai 2019: Driving digital signage in Africa

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

      With the advancement in display technologies, the evolution of LCD, LED, OLED, and super AMOLED, Africa’s digital signage industry is set to grow leaps and bounds.  Several countries in Africa are looking at expanding their retail infrastructure, the healthcare and also the hospitality industries, which in turn will require the latest in digital signage. […]

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  • Bambwa: an African investment opportunity

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    Sweden-based Bambwa Group, a firm that “invests and supports Nordic and African growth companies to scale across West and East Africa”, is opening up to new investors. According to info released on Facebook, Bambwa Group is staging presentations in Stockholm, the Swedish capital on December 13 and 17.  The one-hour event will begin at 4pm […]

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  • YAS!: A platform for young African entrepreneurs

    Saturday, December 8, 2018

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Accenture announced the launch of YAS! (Youth for Africa and Sustainable Development Goals), a pan-African entrepreneurship portal-platform with a two-day program in Lagos, Nigeria. The portal-platform addresses four main pillars of the entrepreneurship ecosystem: Information, Mentorship, Funding and Network. “Africa’s entrepreneurial space is advancing rapidly – however, success […]

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Aug
2

Gbowee Foundation donates $5,000 to Ebola fight

  As Liberia is now consumed by the talk of Ebola with schools closed, some government employees on compulsory leave and slowdown in economic activities with efforts to tackle the deadly disease, several institutions and individuals have been making contributions to the fight against the virus. For some, the donations have been directed towards the […]

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Jul
31

Airline suspends flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone

Police officers deployed to Liberia’s international airport to ensure passengers are screened for Ebola symptoms as a major regional airline announced Tuesday it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people. A 40-year-old American man of Liberian descent who worked for the West African nation’s […]

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Jul
29

APC Scandinavia condemns attack on Buhari

The All Progessives Congress (APC) in Scandinavia has strongly condemned as a senseless and lunatic act the recent attempt on the life of notable Nigerian politician and ex-military leader retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari. In a release issued recently, Lawal Ayoola, coordinator of APC Scandinavia said “The attempted assassinations on our leaders, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari  […]

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Jul
28

President Sirleaf highlights Ebola threat

    Sunday, July 27, 2014: During my remarks on Saturday, at our Independence Day Celebration, I announced that we now face a National Emergency as a result of the deadly Ebola menace. I also announced the establishment of a National Task Force which I would chair along with the Minister of Internal Affairs in […]

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Jul
24

Ugandan sex education campaign under fire

A new Ugandan sex-education campaign to reduce teen pregnancy, maternal mortality among young women and girls, and the cost of post-abortion medical care, is generating heated debate. The one year campaign “Let Girls Be Girls” was officially launched on 13 July by the Health Ministry and UN Population Fund (UNFPA). It aims to address the […]

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Jul
23

Nobel Laureate Gbowee wants education reform

Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee has frowned on the poor quality of the Liberian education system and called for a reform in order to tackle the current challenges facing it. Gbowee who heads the Gbowee Foundation, a peace building and advocacy initiative providing several scholarships to deserving students both at home and abroad, stated that it was disheartening to […]

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Jul
22

Swedish court upholds genocide sentence

A Swedish appeals court has upheld the decision of life in prison for Rwandan Stanislas Mbanenande, who was convicted of participating in the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Mbanenande, 54, is now appealing to the Swedish Supreme Court but is aiming for it to first be heard again in the appeals court. Mbanenande is arguing that the appeals court committed […]

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Jul
22

IBEX awarded for helping Liberians

The Liberia Investing for Business Expansion Program (IBEX) has received the 2014 Golden Image Award for its efforts to provide technical assistance and empower local businesses.  The Golden Image Award is a national Liberian award given to individuals or organizations that have made selfless contributions to peace and humanity, nationally or internationally. The IBEX program, […]

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Jul
21

African leaders’ children succession, is Liberia next

Robert Sirleaf on Wednesday announced his Montserrado county senatorial bid, breathing  new life into President  Sirleaf succession plan. Robert Sirleaf is the son of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, current President of Liberia. Robert Sirleaf speedy ascent to the top—he only came to Liberia when his mother became the President of Liberia—feed into the narrative that proximity […]

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Jul
19

Building food security in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP), set up in 2005, aims to make fully food secure the millions of people still dependent on food aid, provide support to the vulnerable to prevent the depletion of livestock, and create productive assets at community level. But nearly a decade on and over US$3 billion spent, how successful […]

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