• Cote d’Ivoire joins Arab-Africa trade program

    Wednesday, May 15, 2024

    The Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB) General Secretariat has announced the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire ( Ivory Coast) as a new member of the program. This strategic addition marks a significant step towards enhancing trade, economic cooperation, and regional integration between Africa and the Arab world. The AATB program has been very active in […]

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  • Harnessing gas to boost economic development

    Sunday, May 12, 2024

    Many African countries are harnessing gas and other cleaner and greener energies to drive their industrialization journey. African countries including Ghana and Nigeria are investing in gas infrastructure and promoting its utilization, and by extension are addressing energy poverty and environmental challenges. The Minister of Energy for Ghana Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who recently confirmed […]

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  • AWIEF celebrates decade of women’s entrepreneurship

    Monday, May 6, 2024

    Celebrating a decade of impact, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces the AWIEF2024 Conference and Awards. This milestone event is scheduled for the 28th and 29th of November at South Africa’s Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), under the theme “Future for All: Collaborate for Growth. Solve Inequity. Act on Climate”. The AWIEF2024 conference will […]

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  • Liberia: Joseph Boakai, a president in need of help

    Sunday, May 5, 2024

    By Seltue Karweaye  Liberian President Joseph Nyumah Boakai has clocked 100 days in office. He took the oath of office on January 22. Commentators, analysts, political observers and politicians have busied themselves dissecting the president’s performance in office, particularly his major decisions and policy options. Many have also commented on the achievements recorded and the […]

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  • Adesina talks Sustainable Development Goals

    Monday, April 29, 2024

    African Development Bank Group President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina has emphasized the critical need for significantly increased financing to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Speaking at the Islamic Development Bank’s 50th anniversary celebrations in Riyadh, he highlighted a growing annual financial shortfall of $4 trillion, a gap that threatens to derail efforts to achieve the […]

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Dec
22

Sweden moves to withdraw residence, work permits

The Swedish Government on Monday decided that the Swedish Migration Agency will take measures to strengthen work on residence and work permit with­drawal. The aim is to ensure that the system of regulated immigration is not abused. Minister for Migration Maria Malmer Stenergard notes “For the sake of the system’s legitimacy, it’s important that it […]

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Dec
20

Gongloe vows to sweep corruption out of Liberia

Liberian presidential hopeful Cllr. Tiawan Saye Gongloe says the country’s Presidential and Legislative elections next year present the opportunity for Liberians to strengthen the rule of law, sweep corruption out of the country and expand economic activities for sustained peace, progress, and prosperity. He said the dream for the declaration of Liberia’s independence in Africa […]

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Dec
17

Innovative solutions needed to fight climate change

The 17th African Economic Conference ended recently with a charge to the development community and governments to take decisive actions to address climate change. The African Development Bank, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and United Nations Development Programme, the conference hosts, called on participants to walk the talk by producing concrete solutions for climate-smart […]

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Dec
17

President Weah speaks at US-Africa Forum

I bring you warm greetings and best wishes from the friendlypeople of the Republic of Liberia. It is indeed an honor to join my colleagues from Africa to participate in this year’s US-Africa Leaders’ Summit. On behalf of the Government and People of Liberia, and in myown name, I would like to extend heartfelt appreciation […]

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Dec
15

Africa to manufacture malaria medicines

Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), focused on strengthening African manufacturing of malaria medicines on the margins of the 2nd International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2022), taking place in Kigali, Rwanda. The objective of the MoU […]

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Dec
12

Eradicating hunger in Africa is possible

Eradicating hunger in Africa by 2030 is possible, said global agriculture leaders in Rome. Meeting ahead of the African Food Summit (Dakar 2) to be hosted by President Macky Sall in Dakar, Senegal, from 25-27 January 2023, President of the African Development Bank Group Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) President Alvaro Lario […]

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Dec
10

ICC President speaks on Human Rights Day

Today, the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”) joins the rest of the world in marking Human Rights Day and commemorating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on this day in 1948. International criminal justice is inseparably connected to the global movement to promote respect for universally recognised human rights, starting […]

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Dec
8

Ubongo receives $27.8m for early childhood development

Africa’s leading creator and producer of children’s educational media, Ubongo, has announced that it has been chosen as one of the five recipients of the Lego Foundation’s global Build a World of Play Challenge to fund bold, innovative and impactful solutions focused on early childhood. The LEGO Foundation is awarding a total of DKK 900 […]

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Dec
6

Africa: New empowerment project launched

The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) Secretariat has launched a scheme to support mechanisms for climate adaptation finance for women entrepreneurs and youth. The scheme, “YouthADAPT: Empowering Women and Youth for Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in Climate Adaptation and Resilience,” will develop innovative, transformative climate-resilient bankable projects aligned with African countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions. YouthADAPT […]

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Dec
3

African diaspora sent $95.6 billion home last year

Hundreds of academics and leaders of international institutions from around the world came together recently in Abidjan, Ivory Coast for an African Development Bank Forum on ways to harness the skills, wealth and dynamism of Africa’s 160-million-strong diaspora to its growth and development. The hybrid event took place against the difficult geopolitical backdrop of high […]

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