• Trudeau to address Canada-Africa business summit

    Sunday, October 24, 2021

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address the opening of a three-day virtual business summit organized by the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business which begins on October 26. ‘’The Prime Minister’s message will focus on Canadian efforts at home and on the African continent for the restart of African economies,’’ said Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, Chair of the […]

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  • Roopnarine: Making a difference from Canada

    Saturday, October 23, 2021

    By Draper C. Tolborh Sr. As the saying goes one person can make the difference, a native of Chase Village in Trinidad and Tobago, Krish Roopnarine is one of those individuals. He continues to leave an indelible mark by working in his garage every day in Brampton, Canada repairing walkers, wheelchairs, for shipment etc, to […]

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  • Young African entrepreneurs for Anzisha Fellowships

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    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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  • The birth defects of Liberia’s opposition collaboration

    Sunday, October 17, 2021

    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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  • Film festival for small-scale farmers

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

    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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News

Mar
6

Struggle against Boko Haram entering new phase?

A week and a half before Nigeria’s presidential election was scheduled, the military declared in a letter to the chairman of the electoral commission that they would not be able to assist with security measures for another for six weeks due to a major offensive to be concluded in the north-east. As a result, the […]

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Mar
4

Oil company responds to malpratice allegations

The attention of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) has been drawn to misleading allegations made by Global Witness and carried by FrontPage Africa newspaper  aimed at discrediting the bid round conducted by the Government of Liberia (GoL) and NOCAL, and misrepresenting the otherwise diligent process undertaken by NOCAL and the GoL to put […]

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Mar
3

Pan African fish project launched

A new pan-African project has been launched in Nairobi, Kenya to strengthen the continent’s great potential for increased trade in fish. Africa, a continent that is endowed with plentiful fish resources in oceans, rivers, lakes, floodplains and fish farms accounts for just 4.9% of global fish trade. More efficient trade could significantly improve income and […]

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Mar
2

ArcelorMittal to cut 270 jobs in Liberia

ArcelorMittal Liberia with regret informed the local union today of its intention to reduce its workforce by about 20%, as a result of unfavourable market conditions. This may have an impact on 270 jobs related to the mine support infrastructure, as well as some indirect contractor jobs associated with the mine. ArcelorMittal senior executives have […]

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Mar
1

Sealink for West/Central Africa

The efforts of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM Bank) (http://neximbank.com.ng) to facilitate the establishment of a regional maritime company, The Sealink Project, has received a fresh boost with the signing of a financial grant with the African Development Bank (AfDB) for US$302, 000 under the aegis of the Nigerian Technical Cooperation Fund (NTCF). The objective […]

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Feb
28

Swiss extend detention of war crimes suspect

Alieu Kosiah, the Liberian war crime suspect held by Switzerland, is expected to remain in preventive detention for another three months.   A source told Nordic Africa News that the decision to extend was made after a hearing recently.   When contacted the spokeswoman of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland Jeannette Balmer said  “We […]

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Feb
25

Report shows Indicators of success in African markets

For brands eager to tap into the growing African markets and the region’s estimated 350 million middle class consumers, relying solely on macro-economic data such as GDP growth, population trends and regulatory governance data to identify opportunities and predict success can lead to costly missteps, according to a new report from Nielsen (http://www.nielsen.com/ssa). The findings, which […]

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Feb
23

Samsung introduces new products in Africa

Samsung Electronics is introducing a range of products to the African market at the sixth annual Africa Forum in Antalya, Turkey, as the company continues to contribute to the continent’s ongoing transformation in the consumer electronics space. Showcasing its commitment to the African market, Samsung will be presenting its latest flagship products to delegates over the […]

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Feb
23

Ecobank manager ends duty in Liberia

The management of Ecobank-Liberia on the evening of Monday, February 16 honored its outgoing Managing Director Kola Adeleke for his contributions to the growth and development of the bank. Mr. Adeleke served in that capacity at the bank from February 2010 to February 2015. In his farewell speech at the Monrovia City Hall, Mr. Adeleke said he […]

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Feb
22

Sweden’s first ambassador for global women’s issues

On 1 January 2015, Annika Molin Hellgren took up her post as Sweden’s first Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues and the Coordinator of Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy. She has previously held positions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MFA) Africa Department, the Delegation of Sweden to the OECD in Paris, the Permanent Mission of Sweden […]

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