• Africa: Report on COVID-19 impact on trade finance

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

    African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership (MFW4A) released on 15 April the African Trade Finance Survey Report which provides a better understanding of the trade finance landscape across Africa and how it has evolved […]

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  • AU meets to push African vaccine development

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

    African leaders last Monday assembled at a global meeting to discuss the status of local pharmaceutical manufacturing on the continent, underscored the need to increase local production of vaccines and therapeutics to achieve greater public-health security. “The production of vaccines and access to vaccines is an absolute priority,” Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, said […]

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  • Norway: More funds to climate change fight

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    “Food production is becoming increasingly difficult, and more people are going hungry. We must focus more strongly on adaptation to climate change. The Government’s new strategy on climate change, hunger and vulnerability will play a part in this,” says Norway’s Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein. 2020 was one of the three warmest years ever […]

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  • Upswing for resilient Swedish economy in 2021

    Monday, April 12, 2021

    Resilience in the Swedish economy is strong and the recovery will gather strength in the second half of 2021. As activity increases, the labor market will also gain strength. Despite this, the situation remains serious, especially for those whose position in the labor market is weak. This is clear from the county’s finance ministry’s most […]

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  • Amadaiya Rennie: Liberian forward joins Swedish club

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

    Liberian forward Amadaiya Rennie has joined Swedish second division side IFK Eskilstuna in a short term deal. Rennie, who signed a contract that runs until July 15, joins from the Egyptian club Haras El Hoodod, according to the website of the club. In 2009, the player moved to Sweden as a 19-year-old to feature for […]

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News

Sep
16

African players are top scorers in Sweden

African players are at the helm of the scoring charts of  Sweden’s two top football championships. Eritrean striker Henok Goitom leads the pack in the country’s premier male football championship, the Allsvenskan, with 15 goals in 23 matches  while Cameroonian goal machine Gaelle Enganamouit has been banking the goals this season for Ekilstuna United DFF in the female […]

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Sep
14

Liberia: Staying true to the culture spirit

When a visiting culture minister from the West African country of Liberia recently tried to defend his government’s controversial sale of the Kendeja national cultural shrine during a cultural event in Minnesota, many in the audience scorned and booed him for his apparent lack of “culture sensitivity” and also for trying to take his “government’s […]

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Sep
13

Homeless World Cup begins in Amsterdam

The 13th Homeless World Cup kicked off in spectacular style in Amsterdam Saturday, after being opened by King Willlem-Alexander. The tournament, which uses football to tackle homelessness, will feature over 500 players from 48 nations over the next seven days. The event started with the players marching and dancing their way through an opening parade […]

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Sep
12

Millions go hungry because of Boko Haram

Families driven out of villages, farmers unable to tend crops, food stocks of entire communities raided: Boko Haram’s impact on the people of Western and Central Africa lingers long after the rape and slaughter. More than 5.5 million people living in conflict areas in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad, nearly half of whom have been […]

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Sep
10

Over 1000 African entries to Triggerfish story lab

The Triggerfish Story Lab received a whopping 1 378 entries from storytellers and filmmakers from 30 countries across Africa and its diaspora, all eager to write the continent’s next animated blockbuster or hit TV series. “When I told people I expected over 1 000 submissions from across Africa, everyone laughed at me. Ha! Now who’s […]

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Sep
8

Lone Star’s win against Tunisia is commendable

Optimism among some Liberians, mainly the young folks were very low, if not at its lowest in many years. I am sure that low expectation for a victory for the Liberian national football team, the Lone Star, was due largely to the lackluster performance of the team in major competitive games over the past years, […]

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Sep
7

Nigeria: When 100 days surpass 6 years

One of the traditions that have withstood time and history in Nigeria’s political scene in the 4th republic is to review the first hundred days of any political administration. During these periods, we have witnessed bogus and mirage reviews by past political leaders, party associates, and sympathizers. The APC leadership in a very realistic foresight […]

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Sep
6

Liberian artist group to sue government

Artists from the West African state of Liberia residing in the U.S., say they will soon begin legal process aimed to recover their country’s National Cultural Shrine – Kendeja sold to US billionaire eight years ago. Kendeja was sold to Robert L. Johnson, by Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s government in 2008; reports James Kokulo Fasuekoi. Announcing the […]

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Sep
5

African petroleum conference this month

Argus Media is proud to announce Argus Africa Storage and Logistics 2015, which will be held in Durban, South Africa, on 16-17 September. The 2015 conference will offer a pan-African platform for professionals from the liquids bulk supply chain to address the hurdles presented by infrastructure gaps and how investment and development can assist the flow […]

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Sep
2

Gabon joins Africa Finance Corporation

Gabon is the latest country to become a member of the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), after signing the Corporation’s Instrument of Accession and Acceptance of membership in Libreville this week. Gabon is the 10th country to join the AFC. Other member states include: Cape Verde; Chad; Ghana; Guinea-Bissau; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra-Leone and The Gambia. […]

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