• Basketball Africa League hosts social impact events

    Wednesday, May 22, 2024

    The Basketball Africa League (BAL) on Tuesday announced a series of youth development and social impact events in conjunction with the 2024 BAL Playoffs and Finals, which will take place from Friday, May 24 to Saturday, June 1 at BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda.   Below is an overview of the events, which will be […]

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  • AFC gets top honor at 2024 CEO Forum Awards

    Tuesday, May 21, 2024

    Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the continent’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, has been bestowed the Panafrican Champion award at the just concluded 2024 Africa CEO Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. This accolade recognizes AFC’s outstanding contribution to the instrumental development and integration of infrastructure and industrial value chains across the African continent, reinforcing its role as a […]

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  • Cote d’Ivoire joins Arab-Africa trade program

    Wednesday, May 15, 2024

    The Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB) General Secretariat has announced the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire ( Ivory Coast) as a new member of the program. This strategic addition marks a significant step towards enhancing trade, economic cooperation, and regional integration between Africa and the Arab world. The AATB program has been very active in […]

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  • Harnessing gas to boost economic development

    Sunday, May 12, 2024

    Many African countries are harnessing gas and other cleaner and greener energies to drive their industrialization journey. African countries including Ghana and Nigeria are investing in gas infrastructure and promoting its utilization, and by extension are addressing energy poverty and environmental challenges. The Minister of Energy for Ghana Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who recently confirmed […]

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  • AWIEF celebrates decade of women’s entrepreneurship

    Monday, May 6, 2024

    Celebrating a decade of impact, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces the AWIEF2024 Conference and Awards. This milestone event is scheduled for the 28th and 29th of November at South Africa’s Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), under the theme “Future for All: Collaborate for Growth. Solve Inequity. Act on Climate”. The AWIEF2024 conference will […]

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Feb
13

Basketball Africa League’s 2023 season opens in March

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced the top 12 club teams from 12 African countries that will compete in the 2023 BAL season, which will tip off on Saturday, March 11 at the Dakar Arena in Dakar, Senegal, and will once again feature a total of 38 games in Dakar; Cairo, Egypt and Kigali, […]

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Feb
9

OPEC loans Africa $50m to build infrastructure

The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) and Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) have signed a US$50 million loan agreement to finance the development of infrastructure critical to economic growth and job creation across the continent. The proceeds of the 10-year loan will be used to improve connectivity, transport, logistics, trade and to boost […]

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Feb
7

Liberian Independence day to be celebrated in Holland

The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA), in collaboration with the Liberian Association in the Netherlands (LAN), proudly announces the joint 176th Liberian European Diaspora Independence Day celebrations in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Holland). According to EFLA Secretary General Francis Mensah, the three-day celebration will be held from Friday, July 28 to Sunday, July 30, 2023. The […]

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Feb
5

Senegal wins African title

Algeria’s hopes of winning the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) on home soil were crushed in heartbreaking fashion as they lost 5-4 on penalties to Senegal in the final on Saturday. The Local Teranga Lions edged hosts in a very tense final at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers in front of 39,120 football fans […]

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Feb
5

Sri Lanka hopes to expand business ties with Africa

The First Sri Lanka-Africa Business Forum was held on Friday in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The meeting was attended by 17 visiting Heads of Mission from the African region and CEOs and business leaders from Sri Lanka. Discussions focused on how Sri Lankan businesses could leverage their comparative advantage to enter the African regional markets. The […]

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Feb
4

How Liberia lost $23.5m on illegal debt cancellation

By S. Karweaye Liberia has abundant natural resources. For many years the country was among the largest producers of iron ore in Africa, and in 2020, Liberia exported $322m in iron ore, spurred by growth in demand for metals in Europe and Asia making Liberia the 19th largest exporter of Iron Ore in the world. […]

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Jan
31

Global: Children call for universal education

Through an innovative, children-led campaign delivered by the UN’s global fund for education in emergencies, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), crisis-impacted girls and boys worldwide are sharing “Postcards from the Edge” to call on world leaders and public and private sector donors to make good on promises to ensure education for all by 2030 as outlined […]

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Jan
27

Bank pledges $10b to end hunger in Africa

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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Jan
24

Portugal to host major Afrobeats festival

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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Jan
20

Africa’s economic growth to outpace global forecast

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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