• 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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Aug
19

Dehkontee Artists plan European tour

We are planning to travel to Europe on a performance tour to promote the culture and history of our beloved country, Liberia. Also, we hope to raise much needed funds to help us provide much needed services to the people of Liberia in the realms of civic education to prepare the citizens for the forthcoming […]

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Aug
18

Liberian constitutional review completed

Liberia’s Constitution Review Committee (CRC) on Monday presented its final report on the National Constitution Conference (NCC). Presented to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the report also contains recommendations to amend the West African country’s constitution  as well as several CDs of the 1986 Liberian Constitution in the 16 local vernaculars.   Speaking during a formal presentation ceremony at […]

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Aug
18

Eritrea: Indian firm secures potash mining license

Essel Group Middle East (EGME) has acquired the Bada Potash Exploration License, located in Danakil Depression, Eritrea via its subsidiary Interu Mining and Trading. Earlier this year, EGME had also acquired oil reserves in the sub-Saharan region. Indian-based Essel Group is the promoter of Zee Entertainment, and is headed by Subhash Chandra Goel. The group’s primary […]

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Aug
16

African power companies eye bright future

Power utility companies and stakeholders across Africa anticipate a brighter and different outlook for the sector in the decade ahead, according to a new report from PwC. Fifty one senior power and utility sector executives from 15 African countries took part in PwC’s Africa power & utilities survey. The report contained concern about some of the […]

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Aug
15

Liberian senator wants free medicare discussed

Liberian senator Nyonblee Karngar-Lawrence is asking the country’s chief medical officer to explain how the free medical program of government is working across the country. A communication submitted Tuesday to plenary by the lawmaker, who represents Grand Bassa County, requested for Dr. Francis Kateh to appear before the body and also seeks the appearance of Health Minister Dr. Bernice Dahn […]

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Aug
13

12 African universities offer specialised masters course

Public policy practitioners and students in Africa now have a chance to study a specialised masters course offered in twelve universities, and uniquely designed to meet the continent’s needs, which was launched in Nairobi, Kenya today. The Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) has been developed over the last three years through collaboration between […]

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Aug
13

US-based Liberian ballet dancers in festival

The Twin Cities of Minnesota are expected to host this year’s annual Liberian National Cultural Ambassadors’ cultural festival for the first time; James Kokulo Fasuekoi writes. The festival, named, ECHOES OF LIBERIAN CULTURE is now in its third year and was first launched in Boston, MA 2013. Rhode Island hosted it in 2014. Now Minnesota […]

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Aug
11

Scandinavia: Nigerians to get BVN registration

Nigerians living in Scandinavia will be able to have their Bank Verification Number(BVN) registration done without traveling to Nigeria and when all is perfected, the details will be communicated across  to all Nigerians residing in Scandinavia, says Ayoola Lawal, the chairman/coordinator of All Progressives Congress Scandinavian Chapter. In a release to Nordic Africa News, Mr. Lawal […]

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Aug
10

It’s not over for Ebola survivors

West Africa’s Ebola outbreak might be winding down, but the struggles facing survivors in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are far from over. Beyond psycho-social problems related to stigma and post-traumatic stress disorder, more than half of survivors say they are suffering from debilitating joint pain, headaches, and fatigue. At least 25 percent have experienced […]

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Aug
8

Eritreans must rise to the challenges, says Gebreab

Eritrea faces a number of challenges that require Eritreans to focus their energies on building up the country’s human resources, an Eritrean government official has said.   Yemane Gebreab, head of political affairs of Eritrea’s ruling party, the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), made the comment to Nordic Africa News (NAN) last week during the Eritrean […]

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