• 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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Mar
27

A school for a rural Liberian community

Residents of Zondo, a district in Liberia’s Grand Bassa County, are to soon benefit from a modern elementary school through the Soltiamon Christian School System (SCSS). During the ground breaking ceremony recently in Zondo Town, SCSS founder and superintendent, Pastor Solomon Juah said being a son of Zondo, and considering that his education commenced in […]

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Mar
24

Sweden extends COVID entry ban

The Swedish Government decided today to extend the general entry ban, and that the requirement of a negative COVID-19 test will remain in effect for entry from all countries. At the same time, the separate entry restrictions on travel from Denmark and Norway will be lifted. The entry ban has been extended until 31 May. […]

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Mar
21

Liberia takes steps to improve agriculture

Sixty power tillers and 60 single ridges have arrived in Liberia as the government, through the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), moves the country from subsistence to mechanized farming to increase agricultural productivity. Sixty motorized water pumps meant to supply water for vegetable farming also arrived.  More so, 300 crates meant to stack vegetables fitted with […]

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Mar
20

Another level of growth for Cape Town Carnival

The enormously popular Cape Town Carnival in South Africa has been forced to contend with unprecedented challenges in how to remain viable in an era of social distancing, limited crowd capacities and, depending on the level of lockdown restrictions of the day, a banning of public events altogether. Yet despite these extremely trying circumstances, the […]

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Mar
18

New CAF president on road ahead of African football

The newly- elected president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has told delegates at the 43rd CAF General Assembly that they should set their eyes on making African football not only competitive but a dominant player in global sport. Dr Patrice Motsepe spoke passionately at the event held recently in Rabat, Morocco’s capital about the […]

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Mar
16

New Swedish measures to reduce spread of Covid-19

On March 4 the Swedish Government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden announced further measures to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. The government’s previous call to municipalities and regions is extended. Services that are not essential and that the public has access to, and that are not regulated under the […]

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Mar
13

FIFA President praises African ‘team spirit’

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has stressed the importance of “team spirit” to project African football to the top of the world in his address to the 43rd Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ordinary and Elective General Assembly that took place Friday in Rabat, Morocco. “We know the values of football, but the most important value […]

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Mar
11

Global increase in female lawmakers

The representation of women in the world has increased from 11 to 25% in parliaments over the last 25 years, according to a review made by the Swedish Gender Equality Authority. But men still hold 75 percent of the seats in parliament, and in the highest positions men dominate even more. Sweden was the first […]

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Mar
8

Gender equality good for post-Covid recovery

This year is a special International Women’s Day. Not only is it exactly 110 years since the first International Women’s Day, when more than a million women and men joined forces and raised their voices for equal rights. We are also at an important turning point this year on this March 8. Over the past […]

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Mar
6

World leaders talk global issues at Rally of Hope

Millions of viewers from 150 countries joined the live online broadcast of the 5th Rally of Hope sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) on Saturday, February 27. The virtual event featured world-class entertainment and globally renowned leaders including Cape Verde President Jorge Carlos Fonseca, Guyana Prime Minister Mark Phillips and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (2017–2021). Others included United Nations World […]

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