• Africa: Report on COVID-19 impact on trade finance

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

    African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership (MFW4A) released on 15 April the African Trade Finance Survey Report which provides a better understanding of the trade finance landscape across Africa and how it has evolved […]

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  • AU meets to push African vaccine development

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

    African leaders last Monday assembled at a global meeting to discuss the status of local pharmaceutical manufacturing on the continent, underscored the need to increase local production of vaccines and therapeutics to achieve greater public-health security. “The production of vaccines and access to vaccines is an absolute priority,” Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, said […]

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  • Norway: More funds to climate change fight

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    “Food production is becoming increasingly difficult, and more people are going hungry. We must focus more strongly on adaptation to climate change. The Government’s new strategy on climate change, hunger and vulnerability will play a part in this,” says Norway’s Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein. 2020 was one of the three warmest years ever […]

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  • Upswing for resilient Swedish economy in 2021

    Monday, April 12, 2021

    Resilience in the Swedish economy is strong and the recovery will gather strength in the second half of 2021. As activity increases, the labor market will also gain strength. Despite this, the situation remains serious, especially for those whose position in the labor market is weak. This is clear from the county’s finance ministry’s most […]

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  • Amadaiya Rennie: Liberian forward joins Swedish club

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

    Liberian forward Amadaiya Rennie has joined Swedish second division side IFK Eskilstuna in a short term deal. Rennie, who signed a contract that runs until July 15, joins from the Egyptian club Haras El Hoodod, according to the website of the club. In 2009, the player moved to Sweden as a 19-year-old to feature for […]

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Sep
14

Sweden goes to the polls

Sweden is expected to vote the Social Democrats back into power in general elections Sunday,according to the latest polls, while the anti-immigration nationalist right is likely to make historic gains. Stefan Löfven, the stocky leader of the Social Democrats, looks set to become the next prime minister for the nearly 10 million Swedes, probably in a […]

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Sep
13

Liberian Ebola burial teams stressed, traumatized

As the Ebola death toll mounts in Liberia, burial teams are having to contend with physical risk and trauma as they take charge of safely burying the dead, often in the face of local anger. Ebola has killed 1,224 Liberians as of 6 September, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), with 68 percent of […]

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Sep
9

African Union wants travel restrictions lifted

The African Union has called on all its member states to urgently lift all travel bans imposed on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak in Africa. The AU has also called on member states to respect the principles of free movement and urge that any travel-related measures should be in line with World Health Organization […]

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Sep
9

London-based charity gives to Liberia’s Ebola effort

The international charity, HIS Church, based in Lincolnshire, the United Kingdom has dispatched three- 40 foot containers to Liberia containing food and non-food items to assist indigent communities throughout the country in the wake of the untold sufferings caused by the Ebola virus outbreak. The items, estimated at $1.4m, are in response to a special […]

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Sep
8

Swedish park withdraws ‘racist’ curtains

The Astrid Lindgren’s World theme park in Sweden has withdrawn curtains it was selling in its gift shop after visitors complained the merchandise depicted scenes of slavery and racism. The curtains (pictured above) featured a seated Pippi Longstocking, Lindgren’s celebrated children’s book character, dressed in a grass skirt and wearing a crown. Standing along side her […]

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Sep
7

Friends of Urey launch Ebola fund drive in US

In a bid to help contain the spread of the Ebola virus, which is raging havoc on the West African country of Liberia, a political action group, Friends of Benoni Urey (FOBU) in the United States, is launching a fund drive to help raise money to assist the Liberian people in the fight against the […]

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Sep
3

Investors, developers to gather in South Africa

As Africa’s demand for power generation continues to outstrip supply, the question of how to finance the future of Africa’s power sector looms large. Prospective investors must fully understand the latest developments in Africa’s finance sector in order to launch successful projects and build long term relationships with local government. Private equity investments into Africa […]

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Sep
1

Kenya Red Cross: Send troops to end clan clashes

Frustrated by a resurgence of intercommunal conflict, Kenya’s top humanitarian official has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to make good on a threat to deploy the army in perennially restive areas in the country’s northeast. “The head of state is fully aware of this situation,” Abbas Gullet, secretary-general of the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), […]

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Sep
1

President Sirleaf calls for anti-Ebola ambassadors

  Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on community leaders in Montserrado County to serve as anti-Ebola ambassadors as a way of eradicating the virus. Most of the cases of Ebola in Liberia have been found in Montserrado, the country’s biggest county where the capital Monrovia is situated. President Sirleaf said as community leaders, […]

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Aug
31

Finance statistics program for 5 African countries

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the East African Community (EAC) last week launched a collaborative program to improve the compilation and dissemination of Government Finance Statistics (GFS) for Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. The inaugural workshop was held in Arusha, Tanzania, from August 25-29, 2014. The workshop provided an opportunity for statisticians and economists […]

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