• Africa: New empowerment project launched

    Tuesday, December 6, 2022

    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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  • African diaspora sent $95.6 billion home last year

    Saturday, December 3, 2022

    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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  • Alibaba trains 86 African entrepreneurs

    Thursday, December 1, 2022

    Alibaba Global Initiatives (AGI) today announced the graduation of 86 African entrepreneurs from the latest edition of the Alibaba Netpreneur Training (ANT) Program. Held from mid-October to mid-November, the Africa-specific edition was rolled out with support from the Africa’s Business Heroes prize competition, a philanthropic initiative that aims to support and inspire the next generation of African […]

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  • Sweden to criminalize virginity tests

    Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    The Swedish Government is stepping up its efforts to combat honor-related violence and oppression, and has therefore commissioned an ongoing inquiry to draft proposals for legislation to criminalize virginity testing, virginity certification and hymen reconstruction surgery. In both health care and private settings, some girls and women are subjected to virginity tests and issued virginity […]

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  • Liberia hosts big tourism festival

    Sunday, November 27, 2022

    On Saturday, December 10, Liberia tourism sector will come alive as the country hosts LIBFEST, the first annual and national all-inclusive tourism festival celebrating Liberia’s amazing beauty, sites, resources, events, and discoveries. LIBFEST2022 will kick off at 7:00 a.m. in a carnival parade of dancing, music, attractions and celebration from the Monrovia City Hall to […]

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May
11

Sweden: Five-year-old girl dead after Rosengård fire

  A five year girl has died in hospital following a serious fire at a tower block in Rosengård, Malmö. Nine people, including six other children, were rushed to hospital as a result of the blaze. Both the girl and her mother were found on the sixth floor of the building in an apartment and […]

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May
10

ANC wins fifth successive South African election

  Pretoria, South Africa – The ruling African National Congress party (ANC) has won South Africa’s fifth democratic election by a significant albeit reduced majority, debunking speculation that the party would be punished over high unemployment and political controversy. Early on Saturday, and with 100 percent of the provisional count tallied, the ANC had managed […]

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May
10

Politicians considering new passport scanners

  A significant rise in passport fraud at Copenhagen Airport has led to politicians calling for more control in order to prohibit foreigners from entering Denmark using false documentation. Peter Skaarup, the Dansk Folkeparti spokesperson on judicial matters, has contended that new passport scanners are required – an opinion that is shared by Trine Bramsen […]

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May
8

Liberian cultural troupe rocks Egypt

The Liberian National Cultural Troupe, headed by Louise McMillian, assistant minister for culture at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, put up splendid performances during the International Festival for Drums and Traditional Arts under the theme, ‘Drums Dialogue for Peace’ held in Egypt late last month. The Liberians performed at several locations including the historic Salah […]

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May
5

Africa needs to protect its poor children

Africa needs to do more to translate its commitments to social protection into practical programmes that reach the poorest and most marginalized children, participants said today at the conclusion of the African Union Expert Consultation Meeting on Children and Social Protection. Social protection is widely considered a critical investment for children, particularly in helping families […]

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May
5

Nigeria group threatens to sell kidnapped girls

  LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s Islamic extremist leader is threatening to sell the nearly 300 teenage schoolgirls abducted from a school in the remote northeast three weeks ago, in a new videotape received Monday.Abubakar Shekau for the first time also claimed responsibility for the April 15 mass abduction, warning that his group plans to […]

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May
4

EFLA appointed to National Symbols Project

The Government of Liberia through the Governance Commission has appointed the European Federation of Liberia Associations (EFLA) to the National Symbols Review Project. A letter to the president of EFLA John Nimly Brownell stated that EFLA has been selected to appoint a representative that will serve as a member of the project’s advisory board. “We […]

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May
4

Swedes skeptical of nuclear power

Swedes are becoming increasingly skeptical of nuclear power with a new survey showing 50 percent of respondents want the controversial power source phased out. The report from the SOM Institute at the University of Gothenburg found support falling for nuclear power since a meltdown at Japanese power plant. With other European nations moveing away from […]

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May
3

LiRovia TV to promote Liberian films

Over the years Liberians, whether at home or abroad, have come to see the big splash the Nigerian and Ghanaian movies and music have made and continue to make in the world with awe as many are developing a sense of cultural nationalism. Many Liberians are eager to see Liberian entertainment, especially Liberian movies, to […]

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May
1

African Progress Report to be released

On Thursday, May 8th, the Africa Progress Panel will release its annual Africa Progress Report – Grain, Fish, Money – Financing Africa’s Green and Blue revolutions, at the World Economic Forum on Africa held in Abuja, Nigeria. Chaired by former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, last year’s report Equity in Extractives – Stewarding Africa’s Natural Resources […]

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