• Winners of 2022 AWIEF Awards announced in Cairo

    Sunday, October 2, 2022

    The winners of the 2022 AWIEF Awards were announced on Tuesday at a glittering ceremony on the rooftop of The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, Egypt. The AWIEF Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner capped the two-day AWIEF2022 Conference, which was held in North Africa for the first time. The prestigious annual AWIEF Awards recognize, honor and celebrate women […]

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  • BCA: Using education to reduce poverty in Liberia

    Saturday, October 1, 2022

    Of all of Liberia’s post-conflict challenges, education, because of lack of resources, seems to be the heaviest. This is not to say that there is a lack of schools. A cursory look around Monrovia, the West African nation’s capital, reveals a lot of schools. Some communities have an excess of them. While there are many […]

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  • G20 focuses on importance of tourism

    Tuesday, September 27, 2022

    The travel and tourism private sector was invited to the G20 Tourism Ministers’ meeting Monday when the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) addressed the Group of Twenty in Bali, Indonesia. During her speech at the critical meeting, Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO said that while travel and tourism is recovering following more than […]

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  • Cummings, Cassell cannot contest Liberian presidency

    Sunday, September 25, 2022

    By Seltue Karweaye As Liberia prepares for the October 2023 election, the ten years’ residency clause qualification of candidates contesting the office of the president and vice president have generated endless controversies. The dominant school of thought has asserted loudly and clearly over the years that a person is not eligible to contest election to […]

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  • Digitalisation addresses global challenges

    Friday, September 23, 2022

    “Many countries are unable to keep up with the global technological revolution. Norway is leading the way in the collaborative effort to develop and share digital solutions,” said Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre at a meeting in New York in the United States on building resilience through safe, trusted, and inclusive digital public infrastructure. […]

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Aug
2

US: Bong Miners raise funds for medical center in Liberia

The Association of Bong Miners (ABM) Diaspora tops the list of Liberian diaspora organizations giving back to their communities back home in post-war Liberia, especially during this time of need Giving back to Bong Mines is a top priority of the association as evidenced by the numerous assistance it has made since the rebuilding process […]

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Jul
30

Africa Free Trade Area gets $11M support

The African Development Bank Group and the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) have signed a Protocol of Agreement for an $11.24 million support package to enhance the Secretariat’s effective implementation. The signing took place on July 25 on the margins of the ninth meeting of the AfCFTA Council of Ministers responsible […]

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Jul
25

Africa, US hold business summit

The President of the African Development Bank Group Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has given strong assurance to U.S. investors that Africa is a secure, competitive and profitable market for investment. Adesina was speaking on Wednesday at the U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Marrakech, Morocco where he told American investors to see Africa as a logical investment destination […]

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Jul
20

African countries top list of most female business owners

The 2021 Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE) has, for the third consecutive year, ranked Botswana (38.5%), Uganda (38.4%) and Ghana (37.2%) as the countries with the most women business owners globally. The Index’s benchmark indicator is calculated as a percentage of total business owners. This is the fifth edition of the MIWE, which puts […]

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Jul
17

Liberia, Ireland to promote trade and democracy

Liberia and Ireland have rekindled their commitment to deepen bilateral cooperation, emphasizing trade and investment as well as driving democratic governance and human rights. Speaking in Dublin, at Aras an Uachtarai ( the official residence and workplace of the Irish president) where she presented her Letter of Credence to Irish President Michael Higgins at a colorful ceremony, […]

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Jul
13

Cape Town becomes global digital nomad destination

Already renowned as a global tourism and investment destination, Cape Town is also becoming one of the best cities in the world for digital nomads. In July 2021 the South African city placed 16th on a list of 71 countries identified by global housing rental platform Nestpick as a mecca for globe-trotting remote workers, besting New […]

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Jul
9

Digital transformation on Africa’s business agenda

Connectivity is an essential part of doing business in the twenty-first century. It touches every aspect of life – and yet, in 2022, approximately only 40% of the African population has access to the internet (Statista). If business in Africa is to compete with the rest of the world, it must urgently address this gap […]

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Jul
5

Youth to play important role in global tourism

The first Global Youth Tourism Summit concluded on July3 in Sorrento, Italy with the launch of the Sorrento Call to Action, a bold and ground-breaking vision for young people to be active participants in tourism’s restart and growth as a pillar of sustainable and inclusive development. The Sorrento Call to Action was adopted on the […]

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Jul
1

Platform to empower African pharmacies

mPharma, a pan-African healthcare technology company, has launched a new customer-centric product, Facility Insights, on its proprietary data management and pharmacy transformation tool, Bloom. This product empowers pharmacy owners with tailored data-driven pharmacy insights to solve operational problems and make more informed pharmacy management decisions. Facility Insights is now launched in more than 300 pharmacies across Ghana, Nigeria, […]

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Jun
28

Guinea eases cross-border trade

As part of the United Nations Multi-Partner Migration Trust Fund (MPTF), the International Trade Centre (ITC) inaugurated in May the very first Trade Information and Border Assistance Office in Guéckédou, Guinea at the border with Sierra Leone and Liberia. The office responds to the concerns of the border community on border formalities: a support direly needed due […]

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