• COP 28: Africa urges spotlight on climate finance

    Wednesday, November 29, 2023

     The African Development Bank (AfDB) will mobilize financing for climate action at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference, COP28, and amplify Africa’s calls for robust commitments by wealthy countries to meet the continent’s urgent needs in addressing climate change. The bank group, led by its President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, will launch and cement several climate […]

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  • Africa’s Business Heroes Prize announces winners

    Sunday, November 26, 2023

    The Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) Prize Competition, a philanthropic initiative sponsored by the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Philanthropy, has named the winners of this year’s competition. The announcement took place during an AR-enabled Grand Finale held in Kigali, Rwanda, which also captivated a global audience through a live broadcast. The top three Africa’s Business […]

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  • African economies face gaps in macroeconomic modeling

    Thursday, November 23, 2023

    African countries still face significant capacity gaps in macroeconomic modeling, despite the huge strides they have made in terms of forecasting, analysis, and effective policy management, a new African Development Bank Group study has found. The report, Benchmark Macroeconomic Models for Effective Policy Management in Africa, was launched in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa by the Bank […]

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  • Sweden scales up support to civilians in Sudan

    Tuesday, November 21, 2023

    Through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Sweden is providing an additional SEK 149 million to the civilian population in Sudan. This support will help meet growing humanitarian needs resulting from the armed conflict that broke out in April this year. Parts of the support will also go towards food security and protection of […]

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  • A delicate balance of Liberian political ballet

    Sunday, November 19, 2023

    By Alexander Redd, Th.D The recent presidential runoff race between the incumbent President George M. Weah and formidable contender Joseph N. Boakai has indelibly influenced the nation’s political fabric and psyche. The presidential race was full of strategic tactics, betrayals and a touch of dishonesty, creating uncertainty around the country’s future. However, the peaceful environment […]

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News

Nov
5

African tourism bounces back

Tourism leaders from across Africa have come together to rethink the sector and its central role in driving growth and opportunity across the continent. The recent 65th meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa brought together around 25 ministers of tourism and high-level representatives from 35 countries as well as leaders from the private sector. Taking […]

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Nov
3

Liberian gets life sentence for war crimes

A French court, composed of three judges and six jurors, on Wednesday rendered a guilty verdict against Kunti Kamara, of Liberian and Dutch nationality, for complicity in crimes against humanity, and commission of simple and aggravated acts of torture and barbarism. The court in Paris sentenced Mr. Kamara to life imprisonment. He has 10 days to […]

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Oct
31

Sweden: Gloomy forecast for economy

The Swedish economy is expected to enter into recession in 2023 amid rising unemployment, according to the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic forecast. Minister for Finance Elisabeth Svantesson presented the forecast today. Households and businesses are under pressure from high inflation and rising interest rates. The Swedish economy is expected to enter into recession in […]

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Oct
31

Africans help Hacken lift Swedish title for first time

Four African players are part of the BK Hacken side that won the Sweden’s top football championship for the first time in its 82-year history. Ghanaian striker Ibrahim Sadiq scored seven times this season for the team which also includes Nigerian defender Franklin Tebo Uchenna, Ivorian midfielder Akoua Romeo Amane and his compatriot Benie Adama […]

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Oct
30

Mali: Diaspora gets support to invest in agriculture

Malian diaspora is keen to invest in the development of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), especially to develop the agriculture sector, if they can access the right training, information and financial products, according to a new report. The report was funded by the European Union, commissioned by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development […]

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Oct
27

Africa: Ghana is first in access to financial inclusion

Ghana has been recognized as the only country in Africa to achieve 100% access to financial inclusion on the continent. The honor was contained in this year’s State of Inclusive Instant Payment in Africa Report put together by AfricaNenda and launched at the ongoing Mobile World Congress Africa 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda. This feat was […]

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Oct
27

A Liberian school seeks help

The Mother Saykon Y. Kekulah Foundation School is working hard to ensure that its impact is felt in the poor Liberian community where it is located. The school opened its door about three years ago in Johnsonville, a community situated just outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital, and has become a godsend for parents with very […]

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Oct
25

Liberia: Weah launches major development program

Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah on Monday officially launched a new community development initiative aimed at bringing development and growth to rural and urban poor. The Accelerated Community Development Program (ACDP) will be implemented as a partnership between the Government of Liberia, the United Nations, the World Bank, and other development partners President Weah […]

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Oct
24

Rwanda to host AWIEF conference next year

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced Kigali, Rwanda, as the host city for its 2023 conference and awards. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Rwanda Convention Bureau during the AWIEF2022 event recently held in Cairo, Egypt on 26 and 27 September. The AWIEF2023 conference venue has been confirmed as […]

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Oct
22

Eritrean women meet in Sweden

The National Union of Eritrean Women organized meeting in Uppsala on 15 and 16 October with representatives of the union from various cities of Sweden. The meeting was attended by representatives of union from the Swedish cities of Stockholm, Uppsala, Orebro, Guttenberg, Skara/Linkoping, Jonkoping, Lund, Hassleholm, Smaland, Motala, Umea, Flen, Sundsvall as well as executive […]

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