• German pressure on other former colonial rulers

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    By Johan Sävström Long ignored, colonial crimes are now in the spotlight. Germany is leading the way in admitting its guilt but it remains unfinished business, according to Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) researcher Henning Melber. The new book Kritik des deutschen Kolonialismus (‘Critique of German Colonialism’) deals with Germany´s colonial history. Co-editor Henning Melber is […]

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  • Africa, China conference focuses on trade and security

    Monday, November 29, 2021

    The 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) opened on Sunday in Senegal’s capital, Dakar with trade and security being the main topics on the agenda. Senegal’s Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall told the opening session that China’s help toward bringing peace to the Sahel region is welcome. “We would like China’s influence […]

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  • Recurrent expenditure tops Liberia’s $785m 2022 budget

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    By Seltue Karweaye Sr. The importance of sensible and prudent budgetary allocations cannot be overemphasized as the budget itself is an expression of public policy. It is the major economic policy instrument that indicates a government’s priority and is also a tool to correct anomalies and inequities within the society. An efficient budgetary system is […]

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  • From 2021 to 2022: Africa’s cybersecurity outlook

    Monday, November 22, 2021

    There are several trends that have dominated the African cybersecurity landscape in 2021. The continent remains a point of investment interest as connectivity and mobility continue to grow – with only 38% of the population connected, there is massive opportunity compared with developed markets. This situation has seen a subsequent surge in investor attention, particularly […]

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  • Brussels Airlines keeps focus on Africa

    Saturday, November 20, 2021

    As a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis, Brussels Airlines accelerated and intensified in 2020 its transformation plan Reboot Plus, in order to pave the way for a future-proof company that is able to face the competition, with a sound and healthy cost structure.    After the restructuring, the company started the second phase of its Reboot Plus plan: the […]

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News

Nov
7

Liberia: Cash for tips to solve murders

The Liberian Government has announced a total of $15, 000 cash reward for any useful and factual information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of recent high profile murders in Monrovia, the capital. $5, 000 is set aside for actionable information on each of the persons of interest. Last week the Ministry […]

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Nov
4

24 female finalists listed for AWIEF Awards

Twenty-four outstanding women founders and entrepreneurs were selected by an independent panel of judges as top finalists for the 2021 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards across eight different categories. The 24 finalists represent women-owned businesses operating in 11 African countries: Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. The AWIEF […]

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Nov
4

Sweden: Continued control at internal borders

The Swedish Government today decided on continued border control at the internal border for six months. Border control will continue until 11 May 2022. The decision was taken in accordance with common EU legislation and is based on the government’s assessment that there is still a serious threat to public policy and internal security in […]

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Oct
31

Partnership formed to stimulate African industry

African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina said on Friday that the bank will integrate the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) into its country and regional integration strategies. Receiving AfCTA Secretary-General Wamkele Mene, in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast, Adesina said “the implementation of the free trade area will become […]

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Oct
31

Liberia: Nigerians explore investment opportunities

A Nigerian trade delegation headed by the president and founder of the African Children’s Talent Discovery Foundation, Dr. Noah Dallaji, has ended a two-day working visit to Liberia. The delegation, comprising entrepreneurs, university lecturers, politicians and famous musical artists, was in the country at the invitation of Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor. Dr. Dallaji explained […]

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Oct
30

IPT Africa: shaping the future of African payments

IPT Africa launched at the recent Africa Fintech Festival (AFF) as it seeks to position itself as the platform for Frictionless African payments, delivering a continent -wide, multi-channel payment platform tailored to the needs of global corporations doing business on the African continent. The AFF was held as a hybrid event in Mauritius from 13-15 […]

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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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