• Africa: Debt managers initiative launched

    Saturday, June 15, 2024

    The African Development Bank’s African Development Institute on Thursday launched the African Debt Managers Initiative Network (ADMIN), a new program to provide home-grown solutions to Africa’s debt challenges. The inauguration and first peer learning event took place in Addis Ababa under the theme: Developing and Deepening Domestic Debt Markets in Africa. African Development Bank Director Coulibaly […]

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  • African broadcasters meet in Botswana

    Monday, June 10, 2024

    The African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) will hold its 15th General Assembly from September 3 to 5 in Gaborone, capital of the Republic of Botswana, under the theme: “The future of African media facing the challenges of new technologies and changes climate”. This high-level meeting will bring together chief executives of the media and broadcasting industry, […]

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  • Ecobank launches fintech challenge

    Saturday, June 8, 2024

    Ecobank, the pan-African financial services Group, has officially opened call for applications to the 7th edition of its Fintech Challenge. This annual competition invites early-stage and mature fintech startups to partner with Ecobank, offering a grand prize of US$50,000 and a chance to scale their solutions across Ecobank’s extensive network spanning 35 African countries. Despite […]

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  • Africa: Expanding access to education

    Tuesday, June 4, 2024

    Coursera, a leading online learning platform, has partnered with the African Leadership University (ALU), the institution dedicated to shaping Africa’s future leaders with ethics, entrepreneurship, and solutions for the continent’s challenges, to enable learners from across Africa to access world-class education and equip them with the necessary skills to thrive in a digital economy. Education […]

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  • Digital transformation: a top priority for banks

    Saturday, June 1, 2024

    The African Banking Digital Transformation Report, a collaboration between pan-African publication African Banker and Backbase, creators of The Engagement Banking Platform, is a cornerstone in Africa’s financial news landscape, offering in-depth insight into the digital revolution being undertaken by the banking sector across the continent. A growing African population – forecast to be 2.49 billion by 2050 […]

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News

Nov
20

Terrorists killed 18,000 last year

The number of lives lost to terrorist attacks increased by 61% in a single year, according to the second edition of the Global Terrorism Index (GTI), rising from 11,133 in 2012 to 17,958 in 2013. The index also recorded a 44% increase in the number of terrorist incidents, rising from 6,825 in 2012 to 9,814 […]

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Nov
19

President’s son threats appalling, says journalist

  A Liberian journalist says he is appalled by recent remarks by the son of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf posted on Facebook on November 13, in which he “threatened to deal” with anybody who protests his candidacy for a senatorial seat. Jackson T. S. Seton,  formerly news editor of the Inquirer Newspaper, now a US resident, […]

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Nov
17

Liberia under economy dictatorship

  Having followed the Liberian presidency of Madam Ellen Johnson for almost a decade, it has become apparent that she is an economy dictator. Unlike a noble leader, whose actions are intended to advance national interest by managing resources responsibly in order for nearly all citizens to benefit, an economy dictator cunningly protects cronies and rewards […]

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Nov
17

Top football stars unite against Ebola

The world’s top football players, including Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Neymar Jr., Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm, are joining forces with global health experts to help raise global awareness in the fight against Ebola. In a new campaign “11 Against Ebola”, players from some of Europe’s biggest clubs come together to […]

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Nov
16

School lessons by radio in Sierra Leone, Liberia

With the nationwide closure of schools in Liberia and Sierra Leone due to the Ebola outbreak, and with no immediate prospect of them reopening, a growing number of students are receiving their lessons via radio. “Right now, in the midst of Ebola, the Ministry of Education has embarked on this program – Teaching by Radio […]

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Nov
13

World Bank approves $30m credit, grant for Liberia

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors Wednesday approved a total of US$30 million in credit and grant to support Liberia’s medium-term strategy to strengthen its transparency and accountability mechanisms’ The money will also be used to expand the economy, increase access to quality education and improve health services that are critical to fighting the […]

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Nov
11

Include migration in post-2015 agenda

As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire at the end of 2015, campaigners are calling for the inclusion of migrant worker protections in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), noting that migrants contribute billions to reducing poverty – often at great cost to their personal safety and well-being. The world’s estimated 232 million international migrants […]

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Nov
9

Liberia to stop cremating Ebola victims

The Liberian government is currently searching for a suitable site to be used for the burial of dead Ebola victims. James Dorbor Jallah, the head for logistics of the Incidence Management System at the county’s health ministry disclosed on Wednesday at a press conference that many families of Ebola victims are still not pleased with the cremation […]

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Nov
6

IFC to spur private sector in Ebola-affected countries

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, on Wednesday announced a package of at least $450 million in commercial financing that will enable trade, investment, and employment in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The private sector initiative will include $250 million in rapid response projects, and at least $200 million in […]

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Nov
5

Norway to invest millions in African energy

The Norwegian government has pledged NOK 300 million ( about $44m ) to stimulate private investment in clean energy in Africa. ‘More than 700 million people in Africa lack electricity, and the continent is in urgent need of investment in renewable energy. Norway will therefore contribute NOK 300 million to Green Africa Power, which is intended to […]

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