• Ethiopian, Eritrean airspace opens after 20 years

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) on Friday, July 13 partially opened the Ethio-Eritrean airspace that has been closed for any air transport for the past 20 years. When the Ethio-Eritrean border war broke out in May 1998 the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) closed the Ethio-Eritrean airspace upon the request of ECAA. Ethiopian Airlines […]

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  • President Weah speaks on state of Liberian economy

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    My Fellow Citizens, Our International Partners, Ladies and Gentlemen. Nearly six months ago, I was sworn in as President of the Republic of Liberia, following an historic election in which the majority of Liberians demanded change for hope. One week after my Inauguration, I was required to fulfill a constitutional mandate to report to the […]

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  • African e-commerce platform launched in Nigeria

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    Pan-Africa’s pioneer Business to Business (B2B) e-commerce platform for made in Africa products, AFRIMART, has officially taken off today, offering prospects of catapulting the otherwise less exploited intra-Africa trade to higher heights of growth. Afrimart is a one-stop-shop for all things African; the first Pan-African B2B-focused marketplace whose central aim is to create an infrastructure […]

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  • Prof. Gray: Africa cannot develop in isolation

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    China’s robust economic growth in the past decades of the country’s opening up based on principles and shared values, which has lifted hundreds of million of people out of extreme poverty, offers lessons for other regions, especially Africa to pay keen attention. China and Africa “have always belonged to a community of shared values and […]

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  • Sweden speaks on peace and security in Africa

    Saturday, July 14, 2018

    National statement delivered by Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot Wallström on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Briefing on Peace and Security in Africa, 10 July 2018, New York. Ladies and gentlemen, Yesterday morning, the Deputy Secretary-General, the African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, and I arrived […]

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Jul
5

World-wide competition for new tourism companies

The tourism sector has taken a giant step into the future. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in partnership with Globalia, the leading tourism group in Spain and Latin America, announced the launch of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition. It is the world’s first and largest initiative devoted to identifying new companies that will lead […]

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Jul
2

Unstable situation as Malians go to vote

As Mali prepares for a presidential election on 29 July, a research professor at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Morten Bøås, predicts a voting process “with clear limitations” and says that in parts of the restive north and some central delta areas, people will probably not be able to vote at all. Mali descended […]

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Jun
30

Open Liberia says President Weah permits corruption

Open Liberia, a pro-democracy group, says Liberian President George Weah is glaringly sanctioning corruption with the placement of US$13m in the 2018/2019 fiscal budget as well as an additional US$26m in projection for the next two fiscal years for the same project.   Open Liberia says it is utterly shocked and bereft that the president, […]

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Jun
26

Tanzania: Seminar on drug and migration crime

A seminar on drugs and maritime crime off the East African coast will be held on July 2 in Dar es Salaam. Tanzania. East Africa plays an increasing role in the global illicit drug trade, particularly as a corridor for the trafficking of heroin and cocaine. This three-part seminar will explore different dimensions of this […]

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Jun
26

EU leaders meet in Brussels on migration

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and 15 other heads of state and government of the European Union met Sunday in Brussels, Belgium in a special meeting on migration called by Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission.  The purpose of the summit held in Brussels, Belgium, was to discuss migration issues. “It was good to […]

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Jun
24

African tourism ministers stress importance of stats

“Tourism Statistics: A Catalyst for Development”, was the theme of this year’s seminar in the context of the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa in Abuja, Nigeria earlier this month (4-6 June).  The meeting included a ministerial dialogue on the importance of tourism statistics under the topic “Better measure, better manage”. The Commission […]

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Jun
22

Swedish NGO runs education projects in Liberia

Education is the foundation for stability, economic development and good health for any nation, says Peter Henning, a founder and board member of a Sweden-based non-governmental organization which runs education projects in Liberia. Speaking recently to Nordic Africa News, Mr. Henning said the Swedish Education Fund for Liberia (SEFL) believes that though it is a […]

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Jun
21

Reflections from Stockholm forum on gender equality

The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality was held on 15–17 April 2018 and gathered more than 700 participants from over 100 countries and a multitude of sectors and functions. The discussions covered a broad range of areas and focused on concrete methods and tools to enhance gender equality and the full enjoyment of rights, representation […]

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Jun
20

UK: Liberian businesswoman gets international award

Local Liberian business entrepreneurship has taken off in recent years. In an economy previously dominated by foreign businesses, local Liberians can now be seen engaging in small business initiatives from peddling small goods on street corners to restaurants and entertainment centers.   The new Liberian renaissance of taking their destiny into their own hands through turnover […]

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Jun
19

Norway names 10 African development partners

Ten African countries are among the 16 chosen by Norway as development partners, according to a white paper released recently by the Norwegian government. Norway divides its development partnership into two categories.  Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana and Mali are placed in the first category for long-term development cooperation. Non African nations in the group […]

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