• Bank launches $3 billion coronavirus fight in Africa

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.   The Fight Covid-19 Social bond, with a three-year maturity, garnered interest from central banks and official institutions, bank treasuries, and […]

    Read More
  • US-Africa Business Summit postponed

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    Given the evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) and the Government of Morocco have jointly decided to postpone the 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit previously scheduled to take place from June 9-12 in Marrakech, Morocco. “Our priority at CCA in response to COVID-19 is to help ensure the health […]

    Read More
  • Ivory Coast engages in gas monetization drive

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Ivory Coast is establishing a new energy leadership in West Africa following several initiatives taken to monetize natural gas across power generation and public transport. In a region rich in natural gas, such initiatives are driving Ivory Coast’s energy transition and paving the way for more industrialization and jobs creation. Since January 2020, the country […]

    Read More
  • Raising funds to send medical supplies to Liberia

    Monday, March 23, 2020

    Two Liberian diaspora organizations have launched a go fund me campaign to raise $10,000 to purchase and transport medical supplies to help Liberia in its fight against the coronavirus. So far, the West African nation has reported three cases of the virus. US-based Women Innovative Global Services (WINGS) and the Liberia Emergency and Disaster Relief Fund (LEADER Fund) are […]

    Read More
  • Africa should harmonize its coronavirus fight

    Monday, March 23, 2020

    The African Telecommunications Union (ATU), a specialised agency of the African Union in the field of telecommunications, has put together a set of guidelines to assist in combating the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, that every Member State should consider. Africa has so far recorded relatively few coronavirus cases compared to the rest of the world. […]

    Read More

News

Feb
17

Sweden Prosecutes Seven After Neo-Nazi Attack

At least seven people will be prosecuted following the attack by neo-Nazi groups on an anti-racist demonstration in the Stockholm suburb of Kärrtorp in December, tabloid Expressen reports. It started off as a demonstration in a Stockholm suburb against racist graffiti on a local school. On the small square in Kärrtorp were a group of […]

Read More
Feb
16

Pakistani teen allowed to stay in Sweden

The deportation of a teenage girl from Sweden back to her homeland has been blocked at the 11th hour by the Swedish Migration Board after the threat of genital mutilation and arranged marriage was factored into her case. Kainat Syeda, 16, faced being sent back to Pakistan on February 15th with her mother. She has lived in […]

Read More
Feb
16

Namibia best place for Journalists in Africa

Namibia is the best place in Africa for journalists, says France-based Reporters Without Borders. Sitting at spot 22 on the organization’s global measurement, Namibia counts as the top African nation in its 2014 World Press Freedom Index and is closely followed by Cape Verde at number 24. Ghana is in third place  at 27.  All three […]

Read More
Feb
16

Dulee Johnson In Romanian Deal

Liberian midfielder Dulee Johnson has joined Romanian club Sageata Navodari on a six month contract with an option of a one year extension. The footballer signed up with the Romanian first division newcomers after parting ways with Swedish side IK Brage through mutual consent after the player said he wanted to move on following Brage’s dismal […]

Read More
Feb
13

Swedish Foreign Minister Visits Mali

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is expected to visit Mali on 14-16 February. This will be the first-ever visit by a Swedish foreign minister to the country. The visit aims to emphasise Sweden’s continued and enhanced support to Mali’s development and its long-term peace efforts, and to efforts by the EU, the UN, the African Union and the […]

Read More
Feb
13

Churches Concern About Conflicts

Strong concerns were expressed by the World Council of Churches (WCC) Executive Committee over the increasing number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and the on-going conflict in South Sudan in statements adopted by the committee on 12 February, during its meeting in Bossey, Switzerland. A statement by the WCC Executive Committee notes an alarming trend […]

Read More
Feb
12

Denmark: Immigration outpaces new births

According to newly-released numbers from Statistics Denmark, the national birth rate is at a 27-year low. The 55,873 children born in Denmark last year is the lowest number since 1986. But despite the drop in birth rate, the Danish population grew in 2013 thanks to a lower number of deaths and a record high net […]

Read More
Feb
11

Four Liberian Accountants Certified By Local Body

The professional qualification program of the Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (LICPA) has produced four qualified professional Liberians accountants, Zeze Evan Ballah reports. A  LICPA release issued in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, Monday said this achievement is the very first in Liberia under the institute’s professional credentialing programs. The executive director of LICPA, James Dorbor […]

Read More
Feb
10

Great Opportunity For African Students

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, is inviting African students to take part in the Go Green in the City global business case challenge focusing on innovative energy solutions for the city and open to students from across the globe. A total of 725 African students, representing 24 countries, have already signed up […]

Read More
Feb
10

Helping Africa’s urban poor gain from modernization

Plans to reshape and modernize African cities, in part driven by investment, architecture and construction companies seeking new markets, could deepen existing social inequalities, according to recent research. But these development plans could also benefit the poor if governments are responsive to the needs of their citizens, argue analysts. The implementation of these development plans […]

Read More