• TECNO, UNICEF support digital learning for children

    Friday, July 19, 2024

    TECNO, a leading innovative technology brand, has announced a partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Nigeria to support the implementation of the Nigeria Learning Passport, a digital learning platform. In today’s world, too many children remain out of school, and many more are not learning. In Nigeria, the challenges in the field […]

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  • Sextortion plagues teens, demands urgent action

    Monday, July 15, 2024

    Just hours before his untimely death, the life of 16-year-old Murray Dowey from Scotland seemed ordinary—a night of family bonding over television and plans for an upcoming holiday with friends. Little did his parents know that the following morning would shatter their world, as Murray became another casualty of the sextortion epidemic sweeping across the […]

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  • Businessman nabbed for Sierra Leonean war crimes

    Sunday, July 7, 2024

    A Spanish businessman living in Brazil, was on July 2 arrested in Málaga, Spain for his alleged participation in the illegal trade of so-called blood diamonds and for his alleged complicity in crimes committed during the civil war that ravaged Sierra Leone between 1991 and 2002. The Audiencia Nacional, the Spanish High Court that has jurisdiction over international crimes, sought the arrest […]

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  • Liberia’s legislative projects: The plunder continues?

    Monday, July 1, 2024

    By Seltue Karweaye The people of Liberia have been severely impacted by lawmakers’ excessive greed. The country’s legislative budget has swelled from US$9.4 million in 2006 to an alarming US$67.9 million in 2023. Shockingly, the approved 2024 budget is not accessible to the public, leaving us in the dark about the allocations to the national […]

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  • Liberia: Nutrition project to be scaled up

    Sunday, June 23, 2024

    The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved an additional $10 million from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) to implement activities and scale up the impact of the Smallholder Agriculture Development for Food and Nutrition Security project in Liberia. The project aims to improve food and nutrition security and […]

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News

Sep
13

Major African event slated for New York

The Global Africa Business Initiative (GABI), the leading platform for promoting business, trade, and investment across the continent, is pleased to announce the lineup for its flagship event ‘Unstoppable Africa’ on 21-22 September. The two-day event, to be co-convened by the African Union on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, […]

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Sep
6

$1 billion to Africa’s youths for climate finance

African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina has announced a new $1 billion fund to accelerate climate financing for Africa’s youth businesses. The additional financing will boost YouthAdapt, a joint initiative between the Bank and the Global Centre on Adaptation. It invites young entrepreneurs and micro, small, and medium enterprises in Africa to submit innovative […]

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Sep
2

UN: Financial support needed to save lives in Niger

The Regional United Nations (UN) agencies are concerned that millions of people are at severe risk unless humanitarian aid and increased funding support, is provided in Niger and Central Sahel. In Niger, over 3.3 million women, men, and children (13 per cent of the total population) are severely food insecure. Maternal mortality rates are high, […]

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Sep
2

African children bear brunt of climate change impacts

Children in Africa are among the most at risk from climate change impacts but are being woefully deprived of the financing necessary to help them adapt, survive and respond to the crisis, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a new report on Friday.  It was released as leaders prepare to meet for the African Climate […]

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Aug
28

Africa: Tech competition receiving applications

MEST Africa, in partnership with Absa Bank, has announced the opening of applications for the highly anticipated MEST Africa Challenge Startup Pitch Competition. Early-stage technology startups operational in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, and South Africa are invited to participate in this prestigious competition to showcase their innovative businesses and entrepreneurial prowess. The application period begins […]

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Aug
23

Africa: Ministers pledge action on environment

The 19th ordinary session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN-19) concluded with a commitment to collective action and collaboration in addressing Africa’s environmental challenges. The conference, held from 14 to 18 August in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, brought together delegates from 51 African countries, as well as international partners and stakeholders, to strategize […]

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Aug
22

More young Africans attain secondary education

Young Africans are forging ahead of their predecessors, with 66% attaining secondary school education, according to a study unveiled on last week during a youth-led webinar hosted by Afrobarometer and in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation. This achievement, however, stands in stark contrast to the reality that the youth still grapple with unemployment. Themed “Understanding […]

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Aug
21

Sweden raises terror threat level

The Swedish Security Service has raised the terrorist threat level from level 3 (‘elevated’) to level 4 (‘high’) on a 5-level scale. In light of the deteriorating security situation, the Swedish Government is working intensively and constantly to take the necessary measures. The decision to raise the terrorist threat level is taken by the head […]

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Aug
20

UN peacekeepers fight deadly disinformation

With smartphones, editing apps, and innovative approaches, some UN peacekeeping operations across the world are building a “digital army” aimed at combating mis- and disinformation on social media networks and beyond. Designing ways to fight back against falsehoods that can trigger tensions, violence, or even death, the UN has been monitoring how mis- and disinformation […]

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Aug
17

Liberia: Seven reasons why Weah will be re-elected

Liberian Presidential elections will hold on 10 October 2023. Just like other countries, Liberia too has its own challenges. Despite these, there are seven reasons that President George Weah will win again; writes Abubakar Hasim, Monrovia, Liberia. Having spent several years in Liberia, commencing from the Presidency of Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, when the United Nations […]

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