• 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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Mar
18

Protect elderly women from gender-based violence

Many older women in Africa continue to be victims of gender-based violence despite the gains made by the international community to protect the rights of women and improve their socioeconomic and political conditions, says  Sam Slewion,  a social justice activist and Representative for Liberia for the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse(INPEA).  Mr. […]

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Mar
18

Congolese airline expands to West Africa

Within the scope of expanding its network, Sunday, 22 March 2015 will see ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines (http://www.flyecair.com), the national airline of the Republic of the Congo, inaugurate its new Brazzaville-Dakar via Bamako route. Bamako (Republic of Mali) and Dakar (Republic of Senegal) are two major West African capital cities. This route, which will run […]

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Mar
17

‘Let’s finish the job’ – UN Ebola envoy

At the height of the Ebola outbreak in September, the United Nations appointed public health expert Dr. David Nabarro as its Special Envoy on Ebola. He was tasked with working with local and international partners and governments to better coordinate and implement Ebola response measures. Six months into his term, Nabarro spoke to IRIN from […]

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Mar
16

Liberia opens passport center in Belgium

The Liberian Biometric ECOWAS Passports Application Center (PAC) in the Schengen zone of Europe was officially opened on Saturday at the Liberian Embassy in Brussels, Belgium. Speaking at the program, Isaac W. Nyenabo II, Liberia’s Ambassador to Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg and the European Union, said the center will ease the hardships, frustration and financial cost of Liberians living in […]

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Mar
14

FAO: Agrocorridors drive economy

Economic “agrocorridors” can be a strategic tool to draw private capital and large-scale investment to projects that benefit smallholder farmers and boost food security in lower-income countries, according to a new FAO report that provides guidance on how development planners can avoid pitfalls. These corridors, according to the report, are development programmes that foster promising […]

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Mar
12

US-based journalists praise Liberian press union

The interim leadership of the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) says the recent suspension of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) Vice President, Jallah Grayfield by the union’s executive committee is a significant step aimed at curtailing ethical transgressions in the Liberian media. It says it supports the PUL for the corrective action […]

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Mar
11

EU-Africa business forum in May

The EU-Africa Chamber of Commerce is expected to host the first edition of its EU-Africa B2B Forum on 06–08 May 2015 in Mons, Belgium.  This high level Business-to-Business (B2B) event aims to bring together business professionals to discuss mutual opportunities, expectations and needs. Over five hundred (500) participants are expected for each day. The EU-Africa B2B Forum will […]

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Mar
10

Polar Music Prize announces winners

Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie and US country star Emmylou Harris are the winners of this year’s Polar Music Prize, it was announced today. Glennie, who is deaf, is one of the leading instrumentalists in her field and has released 30 albums and worked together with such luminaries as previous Polar Prize winner Björk, as well […]

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Mar
10

Gothenburg fights violent extremism

The Swedish city of Gothenburg is taking new steps to fight violent extremism by hiring two coordinators to oversee city-wide efforts to prevent young people from joining terrorist groups like IS. One of those positions was filled Monday, with Zan Jankovski taking up the job. In a statement, he said: “This question is becoming ever […]

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Mar
10

Somalia: a dangerous place for journalists

The dangers and pressures journalists face in Somalia undermine coverage of not only sensitive political stories but also important humanitarian issues.  Somalia is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a journalist, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.  Fifty-six have been killed there since 1992, five of them in 2014.  […]

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