• Adesina: Use resources on Africa’s young people

    Saturday, May 27, 2023

    Delegates attending the 2023 African Development Bank Group’s  Annual Meetings in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, celebrated Africa Day on Thursday amid hopes for better prospects for the continent and its youth. The commemoration, which marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the African Union, allowed for retrospection by member countries on how the continent can […]

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  • De Vries wins BCA book award

    Monday, May 22, 2023

    The Business Council of Africa (BCA) recently concluded its highly anticipated inaugural ceremony of the BCA African Business Book of the Year Awards, honoring exceptional contributions to business literature in Africa. The event which took place on May 19 brought together authors, industry leaders, Africa watchers and literary enthusiasts to celebrate the winners of this […]

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  • African basketball league enters playoffs

    Thursday, May 18, 2023

    The 2023 Basketball Africa League (BAL) Playoffs will tip off on Saturday, May 20 at BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda and will culminate with the third BAL Finals on Saturday, May 27.  The top eight teams from the league’s Sahara and Nile Conference group phases in Dakar, Senegal and Cairo, Egypt, respectively, will compete in […]

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  • African women must play a larger role in peace building

    Sunday, May 14, 2023

    Women’s proven role in conflict resolution makes the unique position of First Ladies even more important as agents for resolving conflicts in Africa. “Men make wars, women make peace. Women must therefore be included in peace making, peace building, conflict resolution, and reconstruction efforts,” African Development Bank (AfDB) president told guests at the inauguration of […]

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  • Zimbabwe hosts Transform Africa Summit

    Wednesday, May 10, 2023

    The 6th edition of the Transform Africa Summit held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe has come to an end. Notable among the things that transpired during the summit is new memberships in the Smart Africa Alliance, namely The Kingdom of Eswatini which became the 37th member state of the alliance which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. The Republics […]

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Apr
16

Sandy: Politician’s Ramadan message a deflection

A recent call by Liberian presidential hopeful Dr. Daniel Cassell for the global Muslim community to pray for Liberians during Ramadan is a ploy to deflect US felony charges he faces, a US-based Liberian journalist has averred. Journalist Moses D. Sandy said Dr. Cassell and the People Liberation Party (PLP) he heads are being dismissive […]

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Apr
14

Ecobank sponsors African fintech events

The Africa Fintech Summit has announced that Ecobank Group, one of Africa’s pioneering Fintech enabler banks, is Gold Sponsor for this year’s Africa Fintech Summits (AFTS), slated for April 21 in Washington, D.C., the US and in November in Cape Town, South Africa. Established in 1985 and headquartered in Lomé, Togo with a founding vision […]

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Apr
9

Liberian vice president promotes gender equality

Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has addressed the 2022 Generation Equality Conference organized by the Government of Malawi in coordination with The Joyce Banda Foundation and some international  Non Governmental Organizations(NGOs). The 3-day conference held in Lilongwe, Malawi according to a dispatch from the Office Of the Vice President, discussed issues of gender equality with […]

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Apr
6

ECOWAS discusses free trade in Africa

The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission continued its consultations with State and Non-State Actors on the formulation of the ECOWAS Regional Implementation Strategy for the Agreement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 22 March. With a view to ensuring that that the AfCFTA outcomes are consistent with regional advancements […]

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Apr
3

Ukraine war leads to rise in food prices worldwide

As the war continues to rage in Ukraine, impacts of rising food prices and shortages of staple crops are already being felt in the Near East and North Africa region and spreading to the world’s most vulnerable countries, including in the Horn of Africa, with poorest people at greatest risk, warned the UN’s International Fund […]

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Mar
31

Global tourism enjoys strong start to 2022

Based on the latest available data, global international tourist arrivals more than doubled (+130%) in January 2022 compared to 2021 – the 18 million more visitors recorded worldwide in the first month of this year equals the total increase for the whole of 2021. While these figures confirm the positive trend already underway last year, the pace of […]

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Mar
28

Orange’s Social Venture Prize seeks submissions

March 28 marked the opening of the 12th Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East (POESAM). Candidates can submit their applications until May 27. POESAM was launched in 2011. Over 11 previous editions, it has awarded around €555,000 to African business projects with positive social and environmental impacts in various sectors: health, education, e-commerce […]

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Mar
24

Ecobank in big win at Global Finance Awards

Ecobank, the leading Pan-African Banking Group, has won five prestigious awards at the Global Finance Treasury & Cash Management Awards 2022, including Africa’s Best Bank for Cash Management and Africa’s Best Provider of Short-Term Investments/Money Market Funds. In addition, Ecobank Cameroon, Ecobank Côte d’Ivoire and Ecobank Kenya were all named Best Treasury & Cash Management […]

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Mar
21

Kuwaiti company to provide services at Liberian airport

The Liberia Airport Authority has awarded an exclusive ten-year ground handling management contract to Kuwait-based National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets. Under the terms of the cooperation, NAS will provide comprehensive ground handling services at the Roberts International Airport (ROB) airport in Liberia. This includes passenger handling, […]

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Mar
17

Africa: New payment service launched in 19 countries

United Bank for Africa (UBA) and leading Pan-African payments company Cellulant have announced a partnership that will extend payment services for merchants and consumers across 19 key African countries in which UBA operates. These countries include  Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Republic of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, the Democratic Republic […]

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