• 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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Jul
12

Bestman honored for services to Liberia

The Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Dr. Joseph Mills Jones says Liberia will remain grateful to John G. Bestman after 11 years of services at to the bank. “His work and sacrifices offer to the banking sector and Liberia at large help significantly for the institution,” Dr. Jones said. Dr. Jones made […]

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Jul
12

Norwegian firm to build solar power plant in Mali

An historic agreement to build, own and operate West Africa’s first utility-scale solar power plant was signed on Friday by Norwegian company Scatec Solar and its partners, the Malian Ministry of Energy and Water and Electricité du Mali (EDM), the electricity utility of Mali. To be located near the ancient city of Segou in South-East Mali, 240 […]

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Jul
8

Liberian war crimes suspect remains in custody

There are reliable reports that Switzerland’s attorney general has extended, until September, the detention of Alieu Kosiah, a Liberian held on war crimes, because criminal proceedings against him are still continuing. Nathalie Guth of the attorney general’s office however told Nordic Africa News in a recent email that “We can confirm, at this stage, that the criminal proceedings are still ongoing with […]

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Jul
7

Ugandan kids born of war face huge challenges

Actual combat may have ended almost a decade ago in northern Uganda, but for many women abducted by the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army and the children they conceived in captivity, the war is far from over. Sexual exploitation, beatings, stigmatization and community rejection, lack of medical care and education, and deprivation of land rights are […]

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Jul
5

Swedish coastguard ship rescues refugees

A Swedish Coastguard ship today took onboard over 300 refugees, including 35 women and children, who were lost at sea, and brought them to Italy.               Word came that a refugee boat was lost at sea, and after some hours a Danish reconnaissance craft found it, and Poseidon was the closest ship, and able to reach […]

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Jul
4

US report criticizes Liberian media

The U.S Department of State has criticized the Liberian media for compromising professional ethics in their coverage and reportage of events in the country. In its 2014 Country Report on Human Rights in Liberia, the US State Department noted that newspaper publishers commonly accept fees to publish press releases or other favorable articles. The report indicated that […]

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Jul
4

Nigeria: Unholy alliance of Saraki and Dogora with PDP

Nigeria’s 8th Senate and Assembly is currently undergoing crises, due to what is attributed to as “civilian coup” orchestrated by Senator Bukola Saraki and Hon. Yakubu Dogora. The manner and scenario which led to the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki and Hon. Dogora as the Senate President and Speaker respectively, questions their loyalty to the All […]

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Jul
3

Good prospects for West African agriculture

West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). To be competitive with large global […]

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Jul
2

Kanvee Adams leads Liberia to Kora Music Awards

Liberia’s multiple-award winning Gospel musical star Ambassador Kanvee Gains Adams has finally achieved one of her dreams of pathing the way for her fellow Liberian artists to participate at an international award ceremony.  The all-time favorite Liberian Gospel music singer will lead her compatriots to this year’s KORA Awards, the first time ever in the […]

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Jul
2

Mobile technology promotes African business

With smartphone penetration ramping up across Africa, the continent’s businesses have an opportunity to use mobile technology to become more efficient, productive, and responsive in the way they do business. According to the Ericsson Mobility Report for 2015,  there were more than 910 million mobile subscriptions in Africa by the first quarter of 2015. A […]

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