• Africa: New empowerment project launched

    Tuesday, December 6, 2022

    The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) Secretariat has launched a scheme to support mechanisms for climate adaptation finance for women entrepreneurs and youth. The scheme, “YouthADAPT: Empowering Women and Youth for Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in Climate Adaptation and Resilience,” will develop innovative, transformative climate-resilient bankable projects aligned with African countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions. YouthADAPT […]

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  • African diaspora sent $95.6 billion home last year

    Saturday, December 3, 2022

    Hundreds of academics and leaders of international institutions from around the world came together recently in Abidjan, Ivory Coast for an African Development Bank Forum on ways to harness the skills, wealth and dynamism of Africa’s 160-million-strong diaspora to its growth and development. The hybrid event took place against the difficult geopolitical backdrop of high […]

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  • Alibaba trains 86 African entrepreneurs

    Thursday, December 1, 2022

    Alibaba Global Initiatives (AGI) today announced the graduation of 86 African entrepreneurs from the latest edition of the Alibaba Netpreneur Training (ANT) Program. Held from mid-October to mid-November, the Africa-specific edition was rolled out with support from the Africa’s Business Heroes prize competition, a philanthropic initiative that aims to support and inspire the next generation of African […]

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  • Sweden to criminalize virginity tests

    Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    The Swedish Government is stepping up its efforts to combat honor-related violence and oppression, and has therefore commissioned an ongoing inquiry to draft proposals for legislation to criminalize virginity testing, virginity certification and hymen reconstruction surgery. In both health care and private settings, some girls and women are subjected to virginity tests and issued virginity […]

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  • Liberia hosts big tourism festival

    Sunday, November 27, 2022

    On Saturday, December 10, Liberia tourism sector will come alive as the country hosts LIBFEST, the first annual and national all-inclusive tourism festival celebrating Liberia’s amazing beauty, sites, resources, events, and discoveries. LIBFEST2022 will kick off at 7:00 a.m. in a carnival parade of dancing, music, attractions and celebration from the Monrovia City Hall to […]

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Oct
20

Young African entrepreneurs for Anzisha Fellowships

The Anzisha Prize has revealed their top 26 entrepreneurs for 2021. The entrepreneurs, who are between the ages of 18 and 22, will each receive more than US$5,000 in funding and more than US$15,000 worth of venture building support services over three years, which are aligned with the prestigious fellowship’s new structure of enabling young […]

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Oct
17

The birth defects of Liberia’s opposition collaboration

By Abdoulaye Dukule Every living organ contains the germs of its own destruction. Liberia’s Collaboration of Political Party (CPP) is no exception, with the difference that it may have more than one such germs. The greatest impediment faced by CPP was the mistrust that characterized the relationship between the leaders of the parties. That mistrust […]

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Oct
16

Film festival for small-scale farmers

Farmers across Africa and South America recently exhibited their fields, harvests, and agricultural knowledge through a film festival organized by the Collaborative Crop Research Programme (CCRP). The festival, “Films for agroecology by those in agroecology,” showcased short films shot by small-scale farmers. CCRP encourages farmers to tell their own stories, focusing on the plants and places with […]

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Oct
14

Weah lauds Supreme Court’s decision on dual citizenship

President George M. Weah has described as momentous the decision of the Supreme Court of Liberia to nullify a section of the Alien and Nationality Law that automatically takes away the citizenship of any Liberian who acquires another nationality. The court’s decision is a fulfillment of the long-held desire of the president to ensure Liberians […]

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Oct
11

Private investment in Africa exceeds expectations

Despite widespread decline felt by most economies across the globe, private equity fundraising in Africa has already managed to reach US$1.3bn for the first half of 2021, when including final and interim closes. Mirroring the gradual stabilization of Africa’s macroeconomic environment is the African private equity (PE) industry, which continues to prove itself and is […]

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Oct
7

Global tourism focuses on inclusive growth

Global tourism has reaffirmed its commitment to making the sector a pillar of inclusive growth. At the official World Tourism Day 2021 celebrations in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, political and business leaders united behind a common message of solidarity and determination to ‘leave nobody behind’ as tourism restarts and grows back. Ivorian Prime Minister Patrick Achi […]

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Oct
6

African free trade agreement scales up in Nigeria

Implemented on January 1, 2021, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is considered the foundation for enhanced cross-continental trade in Africa. Signed by 54 countries, the agreement comprises the reduction of tariff and non-tariff barriers, the simplification of custom procedures, and the elimination of red tape with the aim of creating a single market […]

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Oct
2

Africa: Germany commits €100m for renewable energy

The German government will contribute €100 million to the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), affirming its commitment to efforts to tap Africa’s renewable energy potential and drive its transition to clean energy sources. The announcement came during the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy, held in New York on 24 […]

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Sep
29

Next TungaThon scheduled for October

African-Dutch outsourcing software development company Tunga announces the next edition of the TungaThon, a hackathon where teams of two to four African software developers collaborate online to submit a proposal to the jury. The proposal for this edition should provide an MVP that contributes to economic recovery from Covid-19. The TungaThon is planned for the […]

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Sep
27

Donors give US$138.1m to Education Cannot Wait

On the sidelines of this year’s United Nations General Assembly, public, private and philanthropic donors announced a total of US$138.1 million in new contributions to Education Cannot Wait (ECW). The new contributions come from: Germany (€50 million; approx. US$58.6 million); United States of America (US$37 million); European Union/European Commission (€25 million; approx. US$29.3 million); The […]

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