• 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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Sep
1

Independent report on rights at Eritrean mine

Nevsun Resources Ltd. Monday announced the release of an independent follow-up audit on the company’s human rights performance at the Bisha Mine in Eritrea (2015 Audit). The study was based on stakeholder input following last year’s independent human rights impact assessment study. The audit report presents the latest findings and recommendations of an ongoing human rights […]

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Aug
31

Homeless World Cup in Holland

Dutch king Willem-Alexander will officially open the Homeless World Cup at the Museum Square in Amsterdam on Saturday morning 12 September. Following the opening, he will watch the opening games of the Dutch Women’s team against Argentina and the Dutch Men’s team against Northern Ireland. More than 500 players in 64 teams will represent their […]

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Aug
30

Taylor-linked businessman arrested in Spain

A US/Belgian citizen has been arrested for his alleged participation in the trade of blood daimonds during Sierra Leone’s civil war. Michel Desaedeleer, American and Belgian citizen, was arrested in Spain this week, pursuant to an European arrest warrant. He is suspected of having participated, with former Liberian President Charles Taylor and the Sierra Leonean rebels […]

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Aug
30

Al Jazeera condemns verdict against journalists

Following Saturday’s retrial verdict in Cairo, Egypt Al Jazeera Media Network’s Acting Director General Dr Mostefa Souag said: “Today’s verdict defies logic and common sense. Our colleagues Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy will now have to return to prison, and Peter Greste is sentenced in absentia.” The whole case has been heavily politicized and has not […]

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Aug
27

Gbowee talks to African youths

The 2011 Noble Peace Prize Winner and Liberia’s peace activist Leymah Gbowee has outlined several issues that young Africans must pay keen attention to if the continent is to be developed.   Ms. Gbowee wants the youths to cultivate the spirit of voluntarism, a sense of philanthropy, good morals, love for humanity, and intellectual development […]

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Aug
27

A Libyan desert town fends for itself

Civilians in the oasis town of Ubari in southern Libya are trapped in a conflict that has cut them off from the outside world. Supplies and aid are almost non-existent, the hospital barely functions and the wounded often die of their injuries before they can get the assistance they need. Karim al-Misry sits in one […]

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Aug
26

Election: Burkina Faso excludes Campaore allies

Burkina Faso’s constitutional council has declared more than 40 people linked to former President Blaise Compaore’s ruling alliance ineligible for an October legislative election. The West African country, currently ruled by a transitional government, will also choose on Oct. 11 a successor for Compaore who was toppled by street protests as he sought to modify […]

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Aug
24

Pro USA is now Yes, Inc.

Thanks to a youth-led rebranding effort, Pro USA has a new name and a new youth success coaching program. This summer Yes, Inc. (formerly Pro USA) is rolling out its new identity, along with a new youth success-coaching program. Yes, Inc.’s startup Success Plan program pairs underrepresented youth with volunteer coaches to realize each youth’s vision […]

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Aug
21

Young Liberians hold summit in US

A summit of youthful Liberians is convening in the US to discuss important issues affecting Liberia. During the Young Liberians Summit in Sacramento, California put together by the Young E’nnovative Leaders of Liberia (YELL), topics like Liberia’s education system, poverty reduction, self-renewing behavior and encouraging innovation will be on the table. A number of young Liberian speakers are lined […]

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Aug
20

No end to Mali conflict

More than eight weeks after a landmark peace accord between Mali’s Bamako government and a Tuareg-led rebel coalition brought hope of an end to years of unrest, little has been done to end the fighting and militancy is once again on the rise. In recent months, Mali has experienced some of the worst violence since […]

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