• Soreide: Norway is a trusted partner of Africa

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    Excellencies, It is a pleasure to be invited to address the African Group today. I really appreciate that you are all taking the time, in what I know is a busy period in the UN calendar. Thank you especially to the Permanent Observer of the AU to the UN, Ambassador Mohammed, and Ambassador Baati of […]

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  • Liberian President Weah attends Paris peace forum

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah is in France to attend the Paris Peace Forum which begins formally on Tuesday. President Weah is also expected to hold bilateral discussions with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Monday. The meeting between the two leaders will take place on the back of a dinner at the l’Elysee […]

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  • Major African investment forum begins in South Africa

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    The 2019 Africa Investment Forum opened on Monday in Johannesburg, South Africa living up to its promise to move from commitment to action. A $500 million equity deal presented by the Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund last year, to speed up investments in agriculture, and a $175 million equity transaction from the Africa Guarantee Fund for […]

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  • Commonwealth ministers to remove barriers to justice

    Sunday, November 10, 2019

    Commonwealth law ministers have unanimously resolved to remove barriers to access to justice in their respective countries, and to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions by 2030. The biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting concluded on Thursday with a set of proposed actions to be taken at the national and Commonwealth […]

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  • Dangote Group, Togo sign $2 billion business deal

    Friday, November 8, 2019

    Dangote Industries and the Government of Togo have concluded an agreement to develop and transform Togolese phosphate into phosphate fertilizers for the West African sub-region in a bid to improve consumption of the product in Africa. With over two billion tonnes of phosphate reserves, Togo is one of the leading phosphate producers in Africa. By partnering […]

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Apr
14

Nigeria becomes Africa’s biggest economy

Nigeria has “rebased” its gross domestic product (GDP) data, which has pushed it above South Africa as the continent’s biggest economy. Nigerian GDP now includes previously uncounted industries like telecoms, information technology, music, online sales, airlines, and film production. GDP for 2013 totalled 80.3 trillion naira (£307.6bn: $509.9bn), the Nigerian statistics office said. That compares […]

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Apr
13

Lawyers display seized weapons in court

Liberian government lawyers last week presented a consignment of weapons in open court as evidence in their case against 18 Liberians on trial for cross-border attacks into neighboring Ivory Coast in 2011 and 2012. Of the 18 weapons presented in court, the lawyers said five belonged to the seven dead UN peacekeepers, killed as a result of those attacks […]

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Apr
12

Africans keep on scoring goals in Sweden

The second round of the Swedish premiership (the Allsvenskan) last weekend saw African players continue their scoring form. Midfielder Rene Makondele Muzola hit the consolation in the 83rd minute as his side, BK Hacken went down 2-1 to Elfborg in a pulsating affair. This was the Congolese first strike in the new season. Atvidaberg’s Ghananian striker Mohammed Abubakari […]

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Apr
11

The magic of Sweden’s personal ID number

  When I first moved to Sweden, I wondered how I’d ever survive the cold. But I knew little of the real struggle ahead – life in Sweden without a personnummer. Deepti Vashisht explains how a ten-digit number unlocks endless possibilities. Imagine my surprise when I got to Sweden, eager to take those ever-important first […]

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Apr
10

Water is essential for growth- President Sirleaf

  Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says  water is an essential source for growth and development and called for sustained partnership to ensure access to clean water globally. She told a gathering of over six hundred participants at the 2014 Global Water Awards Ceremony in Paris, France that governments and investors need a dialogue that will […]

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Apr
9

Nigerian finance minister bags Rockefeller award

Nigeria’s Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister for the Economy Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was on Tuesday in New York, USA honored with the prestigious David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award alongside Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever and Simao Jatene, governor of the State of Para, Brazil in New York. Okonjo-Iweala and the two others joined a list of high profile personalities such […]

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Apr
9

Central bank governor defends loan scheme

The executive governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Dr. Joseph Mills Jones says he holds no apologies for helping Liberians through the CBL’s  loan scheme. The scheme, he said, is meant to buttress the fight of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf‘s administration against poverty in the country. “What we are trying to do is to provide means whereby […]

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Apr
8

Africa’s growth to reach 5.2 percent this year

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) continues to rise from 4.7 percent in 2013 to a forecasted 5.2 percent in 2014. This performance is boosted by rising investment in natural resources and infrastructure, and strong household spending, according to the World Bank’s new Africa’s Pulse, a twice-yearly analysis of the issues shaping Africa’s economic prospects. […]

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Apr
7

Liberia files protest against Gambia

Liberia filed a protest against Gambia on Sunday after losing 1-0 at home in the first leg of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) U-20 Championship. Liberia Football Association secretary general  Alphonso Armah said the complaint was against five of the Gambian players who Liberia insists are not eligible to play in the competition because […]

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Apr
5

Nordic, African foreign ministers discuss growth

Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Martin Lidegaard on Tuesday hosted a Nordic African foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium together with Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, to discuss green and inclusive growth in Africa. The meeting focused on new growth opportunities in Africa, including a growing middle class, fast […]

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