• 3rd annual Africa, Europe forum next month

    Friday, June 5, 2020

    For the first time, the EurAfrican Forum will be moving online holding its 3rd annual meeting on July 2nd and 3rd. The EurAfrican Forum Digital 2020 will be gathering key actors from the public and private sector but also engaging the civil society, entrepreneurs, artists, activists, scientists. 2020’s edition will explore and discuss common challenges, as it unveils its theme, In […]

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  • African innovators lead in fight against coronavirus

    Thursday, June 4, 2020

    African innovators have shown creativity and ingenuity in finding solutions to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, but face legal barriers to safeguarding their intellectual property.There have been 192 innovations directed at COVID-19 from Nigeria alone, as well as more than 90 from South Africa, it was revealed during a webinar hosted by Harvard Law School’s Center […]

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  • 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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News

Jan
9

Liberia to put oil blocks on sale

The Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority has announced the launch of its next offshore licensing round, expected to commence in April 2020. Nine blocks will be on offer in the Harper basin, one of the last unexplored and undrilled regions offshore West Africa. Geophysical company TGS holds a range of multi-client data across this acreage to […]

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Jan
9

Boon for small and medium-sized African businesses

Africa’s leading Guarantee Institution, African Guarantee Fund (AGF) has received an additional USD 33M financing from German lender KfW Development Bank , in a move that will catapult AGF’s efforts to enable African small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to play their critical role in driving Africa’s economy. This new financing comes at a time […]

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Jan
7

EFLA outlines goals for 2020

The president of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has noted that the organization has lined up a set of goals that it hopes to meet in 2020. Mayango C. Arku, in a communication, named the goals as strengthening EFLA financially through dues payments from individual Liberians in the European Diaspora and member associations/ […]

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Jan
6

Essay contest for African college students

The African Organization for Standardization (ARSO), in partnership with AMC Group Africa, is hosting its Continental Essay Competition 2019/2020.  College students are invited to submit an essay to this contest. The competition’s theme is the “The role of standardization in resolving and addressing the socio-economic issues for the refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons and creating durable solutions […]

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Jan
3

Dangote got $4.3 billion richer last year

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, became $4.3 billion richer in 2019 as his fortune continued to grow on the back of investments in cement, flour and sugar. The 62-year-old Nigerian businessman and Africa’s most prominent industrialist ended the decade with a net worth of almost $15 billion, making him the 96th wealthiest man in the […]

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Jan
2

The Liberian Swedish Association in 2019

2019 was a successful year for the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) says its president David Ford. Below, Mr. Ford reflects on the year in a conversation with Nordic Africa News. What were the goals of the administration in your first year? Upon taking over the leadership of the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) on December 1, […]

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Jan
1

2019: The big year of tech investment in Africa

2019 was the year that dealmaking on the continent got serious. Very serious. In November alone, indeed one specific seven day period in November, investors announced over $400m for various fintechs on the continent, without a doubt the wildest week the sector has ever seen. And no, it wasn’t a flurry of announcements for modest rounds, but […]

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Dec
29

Liberia needs a heart transplant

By Alexander Redd INTRODUCTION We are witnessing a unique fractured time in our nation’s history. It is not our worst, but far from our best. Only together in oneness of spirit and heart that we will rebuild the trust we seem to have lost in each other. Our affection for the rule of law conflates […]

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Dec
29

Sweden: Violence among young couples

More needs to be done in Sweden to counter violence in young couples’ relationships. This is evidenced by a new report prepared by the Swedish Gender Equality Agency. The agency also notes that Sweden lacks sufficient knowledge of methods to prevent violence among children and young people, not least when it comes to boys and […]

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Dec
28

US provides assistance to Liberia’s central bank

The US embassy in Liberia, in coordination with the Government of Liberia and international partners, on Friday announced a technical assistance program to be provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). The aim of the program is to assist the CBL to more effectively perform its […]

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