• UK investors to visit Liberia in April

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    A three-day high-level trade and investment mission from the United Kingdom (UK) is scheduled for April 1-3 in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. The trade and investment event targets investors and showcases opportunities in Liberia to survey the country’s economy and identify ownership of enterprises to invest in the growing market economy. Supported by both the […]

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  • Barcelona to host Africa Energy Forum

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    The opening sessions of The 2020 Africa Energy Forum (AEF) on June 30 in Spain will be officiated by Chairwoman Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy, it has been announced. Mrs. Ogunbiyi said: “Africa is a region full of promise and economic opportunity. […]

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  • ECW starts huge programs in Ethiopia, Chad

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    In just one week, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), with the Governments of Ethiopia and Chad and implementing partners, launched two new multi-year resilience programs in Chad (7 February) and Ethiopia (14 February) with US$48 million in seed funding over three years to roll out crucial program activities and catalyse additional resources. The budgets for these […]

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  • Sweden’s foreign policy statement for 2020

    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Line presented the government’s Statement of Foreign Policy for 2020 to the parliament, the Riksdag on Wednesday. Below is the statement in full. Mr/Madam Speaker, Honourable Members, Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen, Sweden’s foreign policy is conducted with the aim of creating security in our country and around […]

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  • Liberia: Make early childhood education compulsory

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    A US-based social work professional has called for early childhood education to be made compulsory in the West African nation of Liberia. Massa Dopoh’s call was contained in the pages of a book, she authored recently, which looks at early childhood education in the country.  Early Childhood Education (ECE)  as a compulsory education, she notes, will […]

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Jul
24

New director for Nordic Africa Institute

The Swedish Government has appointed a new director of the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI). Therése Sjömander Magnusson, who has a PhD in international water issues, was appointed last week to replace Iina Soiri, who has served in the position for the last six years. She takes office on October 1. Magnusson has many years of experience […]

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Jul
23

Ghanaian club wins Gothia Puma Trophy in Sweden

Two fan favourites took to the field to clash in the final of the Boys’ Gothia Puma Trophy where Ghana’s Right to Dream and Nigeria’s TikiTaka Academy played each other for the first time since the final two years ago where Right to Dream became victorious. “Words can’t describe how I feel right now”, says […]

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Jul
22

Norway continues to assist DR Congo ebola victims

“The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is serious. We are therefore sending equipment and a team of experts to the country,” Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Soreide has said. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a global health emergency. The outbreak […]

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Jul
22

UK praises Liberia’s press freedom law

The minister for development at the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has praised Liberia for passing a law decriminalizing free speech and expression. In the opening address at a panel on “Press Freedom, Development and Democracy in Africa” as part of the Global Media Conference held recently in London, Harriett Baldwin reminded the delegates about the […]

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Jul
19

OPEC fund to focus on low income countries

The highest policy-making body of the OPEC Fund for International (OFID), the Ministerial Council, held its 40th Annual Session in Vienna, Austria, and approved the general principles of OFID’s new Strategic Framework. The new strategy affirms OFID’s commitment to providing support to developing countries – especially low-income countries – in an increasingly complex and challenging […]

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Jul
17

Ghanaian team favorite to win Gothia Puma Trophy

  Right to Dream from Ghana is back, playing for another gold medal in Gothia Puma Trophy in Sweden. And after the second day the future of the tournament looks bright, with two wins out of two for the boys from Ghana. Right to Dream is pleasing the crowd with their quick moving and cooperative […]

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Jul
16

President Weah says Liberia is open for business

“Liberia is hospitable and open for sincere business,” the country’s president has assured investors. President George Weah added that  “We are going to work with you sincerely and honestly”. Observing the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of Liberia and the joint Corporation of Fortescue Metals Group and Al Maktoum Company […]

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Jul
15

USA Convention: Bong Miners renew Philips’ mandate

During the recently-ended national convention, members of the Association of Bong Miners (ABM) in the diaspora decided to renew their confidence in the leadership of incumbent Benedict Philips, giving him a new two-year mandate. At an election held on Saturday, July 6 in Laurel, Maryland convention delegates handed Philips a landslide win over challenger Joshua […]

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Jul
11

A new website with key insights on African markets

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) has announced the launch of a new website that delivers key insights into the burgeoning markets of Africa. Titled ‘Africa Gateway,’ the online portal acts as a rich knowledge resource designed to equip users with essential information on the most promising countries in the continent to do […]

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Jul
11

Important Europe-Africa forum held in Portugal

For the second year, Portugal was the stage of the EurAfrican Forum 2019, that gathered 450 participants from Europe and Africa on July 4-5, with the theme “Partnership of Equals: Sharing Values, Sharing Prosperity” – a new approach and paradigm for the relationship between Europe and Africa, changing the narrative for both continents to create an accountable, prosperous […]

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