• 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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Oct
26

Top 25 movers and shakers in Africa’s energy industry

The African Energy Chamber (AEC) recently announced the launch of the highly anticipated ‘State of African Energy 2022’ outlook. Comprising an outline for Africa’s energy sector, the report provides reliable and actional information on Africa’s energy industry, emphasizing challenges and opportunities, and paving the way for an influx of investment in the continent’s lucrative energy […]

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Oct
24

Trudeau to address Canada-Africa business summit

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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Oct
23

Roopnarine: Making a difference from Canada

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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Oct
20

Young African entrepreneurs for Anzisha Fellowships

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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Oct
17

The birth defects of Liberia’s opposition collaboration

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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Oct
16

Film festival for small-scale farmers

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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Oct
14

Weah lauds Supreme Court’s decision on dual citizenship

President George M. Weah has described as momentous the decision of the Supreme Court of Liberia to nullify a section of the Alien and Nationality Law that automatically takes away the citizenship of any Liberian who acquires another nationality. The court’s decision is a fulfillment of the long-held desire of the president to ensure Liberians […]

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Oct
11

Private investment in Africa exceeds expectations

Despite widespread decline felt by most economies across the globe, private equity fundraising in Africa has already managed to reach US$1.3bn for the first half of 2021, when including final and interim closes. Mirroring the gradual stabilization of Africa’s macroeconomic environment is the African private equity (PE) industry, which continues to prove itself and is […]

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Oct
7

Global tourism focuses on inclusive growth

Global tourism has reaffirmed its commitment to making the sector a pillar of inclusive growth. At the official World Tourism Day 2021 celebrations in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, political and business leaders united behind a common message of solidarity and determination to ‘leave nobody behind’ as tourism restarts and grows back. Ivorian Prime Minister Patrick Achi […]

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Oct
6

African free trade agreement scales up in Nigeria

Implemented on January 1, 2021, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is considered the foundation for enhanced cross-continental trade in Africa. Signed by 54 countries, the agreement comprises the reduction of tariff and non-tariff barriers, the simplification of custom procedures, and the elimination of red tape with the aim of creating a single market […]

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