• Artificial Intelligence center to open in Africa

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, Webb Fontaine has announced crucial investments into Africa with plans to open an Artificial Intelligence Research and Development (R&D) Center on the continent. The move aims to answer to an important demand by Governments globally, to implement AI-powered solution for Trade. The R&D Center was announced by Webb Fontaine founder and […]

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  • FIFA Secretary General talks at World Football Summit

    Monday, November 30, 2020

    FIFA’s Secretary General Fatma Samoura took part in the closing session of the World Football Summit Live today in a wide ranging discussion that covered disruption, wokeness and the impact of the FIFA Covid-19 Relief Plan on global football. In an interview led by South African broadcaster Carol Tshabalala, Fatma Samoura spoke about the effect the Covid-19 […]

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  • Sweden: Current measures to fight Covid-19

    Sunday, November 29, 2020

    This article is about the work of Sweden’s Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in response to the COVID-19 virus. It discusses the current measures in health and social care and health and social care staff. Maximum of eight participants should be normative for all of society The coming weeks are crucial to stop the […]

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  • Norway increases support for Ethiopian refugees

    Thursday, November 26, 2020

    “I am very concerned about the grave humanitarian consequences of the conflict in the Tigray region in Ethiopia. The civilian population has been severely affected, and thousands of people are being forced to flee every day,” says Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. She adds, “Norway will provide approximately NOK 27 million (about […]

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  • Trial of Liberian war crimes suspect partially postponed

    Monday, November 23, 2020

    Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court has announced that the trial of Liberian war crimes suspect Alieu Kosiah will be partially postponed until the beginning of next year – tentatively in February. The court has decided to only proceed with the preliminary questions and the hearing of the defendant from December 3 to December 11, 2020. The rest of the trial […]

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Apr
22

Coronavirus: fund launched to support rural farmers

With the COVID-19 pandemic and economic slowdown threatening the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Monday committed US$40 million, and launched an urgent appeal for additional funds, to support farmers and rural communities to continue growing and selling food. IFAD’s new multi-donor fund, […]

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Apr
20

Ecobank gives $3m to Africa coronavirus fight

Ecobank Group, the Pan African Bank, has contributed about US$3 million to the fight against COVID-19 across its footprint in Africa.  In line with its commitment to the continent, various contributions were made to support the efforts of governments, the World Health Organization as well as the private sector in alleviating the effect of the […]

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Apr
17

Coronavirus: President Weah leads Liberia into chaos

By Seltue Karweaye The coronavirus outbreak has refocused attention on Liberia, a country that has lurched from one crisis to another since independence in 1847. Many Liberians are openly angry at the government of President George Weah, who won the 2017 presidential election through the popular votes. The coronavirus (COVID-19) in Liberia is, without doubt, […]

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Apr
16

Recommendations to help global tourism sector

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of recommendations calling for urgent and strong support to help the global tourism sector not only recover from the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 (coronavirus) but to ‘grow back better’. The recommendations are the first output of the Global Tourism Crisis Committee, established by UNWTO with high-level […]

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Apr
15

Generation Africa launches 2nd annual prize

The $100,000 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition 2020 is back for its second year. The competition aims to inspire young people throughout the African continent to launch and grow innovative or technology-driven businesses in the agrifood sector, from “seed to fork” and beyond. The 2020 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition will acknowledge two innovative ventures, one led […]

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Apr
13

Restart Liberia and build a new foundation

By Ansu Opa Dualu Statehood never truly materializes, unless the fundamentals of nation-building are intentionally designed and developed from the onset. Liberia’s original intent was not statehood, but rather a temporary outpost that had no solidifying ambition! How can a nation be built on such foundation? The continued attempt to build something permanent on provisional […]

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Apr
12

Facebook opens coronavirus info centers across Africa

Facebook is expanding its Coronavirus Information Center to 17 more countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The center has already launched in South Africa, it will now be expanded Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire and Ethiopia. Others are Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Togo. […]

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Apr
11

Norway eases entry restrictions for foreigners

The Norwegian Government has decided to change the regulations on rejecting foreign nationals without a residence permit at the border, thus enabling a greater number of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals who are to work in Norway to enter the country. ‘Under the regulatory changes that we have now made, more EEA nationals who are […]

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Apr
10

Sierra Leone imposes curfew

After considering the report of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone directs the following enhanced measures that are intended to prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease and, forensically track and isolate suspected cases while protecting livelihoods. These measures shall come into force from midnight […]

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Apr
10

Benin on digital offensive against coronavirus

After the first case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) was announced in Benin on March 16, within four days, the West African nation had set up a range of digital platforms to help combat both the spread of the disease and what the World Health Organization (WHO) has called “infodemic” of misinformation around it.  Spearheaded by Wilfried […]

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