• 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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Jun
11

Nigerian tax authorities adopt tougher line

  A growing focus on promoting sound corporate governance and enforcing regulatory compliance from the Nigerian government, paired with growing foreign investor interest in the country, is driving interest in enterprise business applications in Nigeria. That’s according to Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director for Sage West Africa, who says that Nigeria’s government and tax authorities are […]

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Jun
9

Ngafuan: Elect nationalist, goal-getter in 2017

Liberia’s Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan says in the 2017 elections Liberians should elect a leader who is a goal-getter and nationalist, someone with a solid record of performance. Speaking recently in London, the UK at the induction ceremony of new leaders of the Union of Liberian Organizations in the United Kingdom (ULO – UK), Minister […]

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Jun
8

Partnership to promote African entrepreneurship

Hilde Schwab, Co-Founder and Chairperson of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, and Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Co-Founder and Deputy Chairman of the Motsepe Foundation, announced a three-year, 1 million Swiss franc partnership at a press conference on the opening day of the World Economic Forum on Africa recently. The objectives of the partnership are to advance […]

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Jun
8

Liberian Legends host football tourney in US

After spending their youthful days flying the colors of the Liberian national football team, a number of former football stars now called the Liberian Legends still have their nation at heart and are hosting a tournament this Saturday in Columbia, Maryland to raise funds to support the game in the West African country. Eight teams from four American […]

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Jun
7

Boost investment in Africa’s energy

African governments, investors, and international financial institutions must significantly scale up investment in energy to unlock Africa’s potential as a global low-carbon superpower. That is the main message of a new report from Kofi Annan’s Africa Progress Panel, Power, People, Planet: Seizing Africa’s Energy and Climate Opportunities. The report, issued recently, calls for a ten-fold increase […]

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Jun
6

World leader in sexual liberation and … rape

  Reportage rate could be as low as 10 percent while the annual number could be as high as 5,000.Denmark is often singled out for praise when it comes to achievements of gender equality and sexual liberation. Championed as a liberal paradise, issues of rape and sexual violence rarely reach the forefront of political debate. […]

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Jun
4

Consulate creates problems for Liberians

If you are a Liberian residing in the United States, and in need of Liberian travel documents to fly out of the country at a short notice, the Liberian consulate at 866 United Nations Plaza, New York City, isn’t the place to go. That’s because, operation at the consulate is marred by red-tape bureaucratic procedures […]

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Jun
3

African infrastructure network launched

Top global and African Chief Executive Officers Tuesday launched a Continental Business Network (CBN) to fast-track high-level private sector investment into Africa’s regional infrastructure. The launch of the CBN on the side-lines of the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, is the mandated follow-up and implementation of recommendations emanating from the Dakar […]

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Jun
2

Liberian government submits $604m budget

Liberia’s Finance and Development Planning Ministry on Tuesday presented the 2015/2016 Draft National Budget in the tune of US$604 million to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, J. Alex Tyler. Presenting the budget, Deputy Finance Minister for Fiscal Affairs Dr. James Kollie, expressed the hope that the legislators will peruse it, make their input and subsequently pass […]

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Jun
1

South Sudan food crisis deepens

Through 17 months of conflict, tens of thousands of people have been killed in South Sudan and two million more displaced. Schools, health centres and markets have been looted and destroyed. It took a $1.8 billion humanitarian response last year for the country to avoid a famine. And it’s about to get even worse. At […]

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