• Bank pledges $10b to end hunger in Africa

    Friday, January 27, 2023

    The African Development Bank Group will commit $10 billion over the next five years to boost Africa’s efforts to end hunger and become a primary food provider for itself and the rest of the world. Bank Group President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, announced Wednesday at the Dakar 2 Africa Food Summit in Diamniadio, east of the Senegalese capital […]

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  • Portugal to host major Afrobeats festival

    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    After a year of highs and countless mind-blowing moments, the World’s biggest Afrobeats festival returns to Portugal’s Portimão’ sun-kissed coast this summer. Taking place between 28-30th June, Afro Nation Portugal announces the first wave of names.  Among an ever-impressive array of artists, are found the first three headline acts, including global giant Burna Boy, US hip hop royalty 50 […]

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  • Africa’s economic growth to outpace global forecast

    Friday, January 20, 2023

    Africa is set to outperform the rest of the world in economic growth over the next two years, with real gross domestic product (GDP) averaging around 4% in 2023 and 2024. This is higher than projected global averages of 2.7% and 3.2%, the African Development Bank Group said in Africa’s Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook report […]

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  • Are there Liberian war criminals in Sweden?

    Thursday, January 19, 2023

    In recent years, war crimes charges have been brought in Europe against former fighters of warring factions that took part in the civil war in Liberia. There have been trials and convictions in Switzerland and France.  Liberian war crimes court advocates and their foreign partners are committed to bringing war criminals to justice. Now there are reports […]

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  • African food summit in Senegal

    Wednesday, January 18, 2023

    African heads of state and government together with development partners will gather in Senegal to strategically map plans to unlock Africa’s food-producing potential and position the continent to become a breadbasket to the world. President Macky Sall of Senegal, and Chairperson of the African Union, will host the three-day Dakar II Food summit from 25 […]

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Nov
18

Sweden: proof of vaccination to attend public events

The Swedish Government intends to proceed with the proposal to allow the use of vaccination certificates at public gatherings and public functions from December 1. The aim is to limit the spread of the Corona virus among unvaccinated people in particular by preventing them from gathering in large groups, while public gatherings and public functions […]

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Nov
15

Liberia: LAC dedicates new radio studio, school bus

By Draper C. Tolborh Sr The Liberian Agricultural Company (LAC) late last month dedicated a new 1000-watt FM transmitter and a refurbished studio for its radio station, LACSA Radio. A new school bus was also dedicated during the program held at the company’s premises in Grand Bassa County. The event commenced with an invocation by […]

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Nov
14

Global tourism unites behind climate declaration

The ‘Glasgow Declaration for Climate Action in Tourism’ was launched earlier this month at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Scotland. Some of tourism’s biggest businesses joined governments and destinations in committing to cut emissions in half by 2030 and achieve Net Zero by 2050 at the latest. The Glasgow Declaration recognizes the urgent […]

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Nov
11

Ecobank announces five finalists in Fintech Challenge

Ecobank Group has announced the finalists of the 2021 Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The challenge, in its fourth edition, is designed to help Fintechs with Africa focused products join forces with the leading pan-African Group to provide Africans with groundbreaking financial services. This year’s final saw five finalists selected from various African countries. The finalists, who […]

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Nov
7

Liberia: Cash for tips to solve murders

The Liberian Government has announced a total of $15, 000 cash reward for any useful and factual information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of recent high profile murders in Monrovia, the capital. $5, 000 is set aside for actionable information on each of the persons of interest. Last week the Ministry […]

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Nov
4

24 female finalists listed for AWIEF Awards

Twenty-four outstanding women founders and entrepreneurs were selected by an independent panel of judges as top finalists for the 2021 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards across eight different categories. The 24 finalists represent women-owned businesses operating in 11 African countries: Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. The AWIEF […]

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Nov
4

Sweden: Continued control at internal borders

The Swedish Government today decided on continued border control at the internal border for six months. Border control will continue until 11 May 2022. The decision was taken in accordance with common EU legislation and is based on the government’s assessment that there is still a serious threat to public policy and internal security in […]

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Oct
31

Partnership formed to stimulate African industry

African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina said on Friday that the bank will integrate the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) into its country and regional integration strategies. Receiving AfCTA Secretary-General Wamkele Mene, in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast, Adesina said “the implementation of the free trade area will become […]

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Oct
31

Liberia: Nigerians explore investment opportunities

A Nigerian trade delegation headed by the president and founder of the African Children’s Talent Discovery Foundation, Dr. Noah Dallaji, has ended a two-day working visit to Liberia. The delegation, comprising entrepreneurs, university lecturers, politicians and famous musical artists, was in the country at the invitation of Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor. Dr. Dallaji explained […]

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Oct
30

IPT Africa: shaping the future of African payments

IPT Africa launched at the recent Africa Fintech Festival (AFF) as it seeks to position itself as the platform for Frictionless African payments, delivering a continent -wide, multi-channel payment platform tailored to the needs of global corporations doing business on the African continent. The AFF was held as a hybrid event in Mauritius from 13-15 […]

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