• Alibaba trains 86 African entrepreneurs

    Thursday, December 1, 2022

    Alibaba Global Initiatives (AGI) today announced the graduation of 86 African entrepreneurs from the latest edition of the Alibaba Netpreneur Training (ANT) Program. Held from mid-October to mid-November, the Africa-specific edition was rolled out with support from the Africa’s Business Heroes prize competition, a philanthropic initiative that aims to support and inspire the next generation of African […]

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  • Sweden to criminalize virginity tests

    Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    The Swedish Government is stepping up its efforts to combat honor-related violence and oppression, and has therefore commissioned an ongoing inquiry to draft proposals for legislation to criminalize virginity testing, virginity certification and hymen reconstruction surgery. In both health care and private settings, some girls and women are subjected to virginity tests and issued virginity […]

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  • Liberia hosts big tourism festival

    Sunday, November 27, 2022

    On Saturday, December 10, Liberia tourism sector will come alive as the country hosts LIBFEST, the first annual and national all-inclusive tourism festival celebrating Liberia’s amazing beauty, sites, resources, events, and discoveries. LIBFEST2022 will kick off at 7:00 a.m. in a carnival parade of dancing, music, attractions and celebration from the Monrovia City Hall to […]

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  • Art born out of adversity

    Sunday, November 27, 2022

    This December, the auction house Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers, together with the Swedish auction house Bukowskis and auction house British Bonhams, will host a magnificent CoBrA Live Auction in Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital. At the auction a wide selection of works from a large number of artists related to CoBrA by the movement’s prominent artists such as […]

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  • Sweden: Plan to stop men violence against women

    Saturday, November 26, 2022

    The Swedish Government will soon begin work on a new action plan to counter and combat men’s violence against women. The action plan will contain concrete measures to ensure that effective steps to combat men’s violence against women are taken. Men’s violence against women is a major social problem that violates and limits women’s fundamental […]

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News

Jan
17

Canada-based humanitarian gives to Liberians

By Draper C. Tolborh Sr. It is often said gave a man his flowers when he’s alive. Krish Roopnarine is one of the individuals that flowers should be given continuously for the ineradicable marks he continues to leave on the faces of children of Africa and other parts of the world. Mr. Roopnarine has donated […]

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Jan
14

Liberia: election body chair must resign or be dismissed

By Moses D. Sandy Since December 15, 2021, when the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) charged and subsequently forwarded to court for prosecution the Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Davidetta Browne-Lansanah, and her alleged accomplices for an alleged act of malfeasance, Mrs. Browne-Lansanah remains uncompromising in challenging the allegation. She and her alleged NEC […]

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Jan
13

Sweden announces stricter Covid control measures

On Wednesday, January 12 Sweden introduced stricter infection control measures due to the significant increase in community transmission at the same time as there is increased pressure on health care. The overall assessment is that Sweden is in a situation where it is necessary to take certain infection control measures in stage 3 of the […]

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Jan
11

Booker Prize: Judges named, submissions open

The judges for the 2022 Booker Prize are announced today, January 11. Publishers are also now invited to submit their books for the 2022 prize. Cultural historian, writer and broadcaster Neil MacGregor will chair the panel and will be joined by academic and broadcaster Shahidha Bari, historian Helen Castor, novelist and critic M John Harrison and novelist, poet and professor Alain Mabanckou. Gaby Wood, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, says: “It is perhaps […]

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Jan
6

Opinion: Repositioning Africa under the AfCFTA

By Zion Adeoye Established in 2018, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents perhaps Africa’s biggest opportunity for the next few decades in its battle against poverty of all forms, energy and infrastructure included.  Against the backdrop of the tens of millions of Africans that have been plunged into extreme poverty by the onslaught […]

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Jan
6

Africa: Free tv broadcast of Nations’ Cup

Flutterwave, a leading payment technology company in Africa, will sponsor the broadcast of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2021) on Nigerian-based Afrosport TV for viewers across the continent. AFCON 2021, which kicks off on Sunday, January 9, is the biggest football tournament in Africa. The sponsorship will facilitate the world class delivery of the […]

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Jan
4

FIFA 2021 awards coming up

FIFA has announced the finalists for the FIFA Puskás Award. The prize is given to the player judged to have scored the most aesthetically pleasing goal, regardless of the competition in which it took place and the player’s gender or nationality. Who will succeed 2020 recipient Son Heung-min in claiming the coveted crown? The voting process for […]

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Jan
1

Funding opportunity for African businesses

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading philanthropy empowering young African entrepreneurs across all 54 African countries, has opened applications for the 2022 TEF Entrepreneurship Program on TEFConnect.  African entrepreneurs with business ideas or existing businesses under five years are encouraged to apply now for $5000 seed capital, mentorship, business management training and more on the […]

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Dec
30

Finland increases support to ICC fund for victims

Finland has increased its support to victims of the most serious crimes of international concern. The Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court (ICC) assists victims of the most serious crimes of international concern and human rights violations, including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, Finland’s support will be targeted at providing […]

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Dec
26

UNWTO points to greener tourism

Innovation, youth empowerment and tourism and rural development took center stage during the last day of the recent general assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid, Spain. With the opening days of the most important meeting in global tourism focused on UNWTO’s response to the impacts of the pandemic and uniting Members […]

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