• 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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Aug
11

$5 billion to boost electricity in Africa

Six African countries are expected to benefit from a US$5 billion new technical and financial support for energy projects under the auspices of the World Bank Group. The countries are Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania, which have partnered with U.S. President Barack Obama’s Power Africa Initiative, according to a World Bank media release. Making the […]

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Aug
9

Ngafuan: Liberia’s health care system collapsing

T The health care system in Liberia is collapsing, hospitals closing down and medical workers fleeing from the Ebola epidemic, which is poised to worsen, Liberia’s foreign minister said on Thursday. “People are dying from common diseases because the health care system is collapsing,” Minister of Foreign Affairs Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan said in an interview […]

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Aug
8

Sweden worst in EU at getting foreigners jobs

    Swedish citizens are the most likely to be employed in the EU, but Sweden is among the very worst when it comes to getting non-EU citizens into work. With an employment rate for non-EU citizens of just 50.2 percent, Sweden ranks among the very worst in the EU. Indeed, only Belgium at 39.9 […]

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Aug
4

Entries sought for Africa’s innovation prize

  The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is calling on all African innovators to submit their entries for the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) competition. The IPA is presented annually enabling and encouraging African pioneers to develop creative ideas and techniques to overcome some of the challenges faced by the continent and […]

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Aug
2

Gbowee Foundation donates $5,000 to Ebola fight

  As Liberia is now consumed by the talk of Ebola with schools closed, some government employees on compulsory leave and slowdown in economic activities with efforts to tackle the deadly disease, several institutions and individuals have been making contributions to the fight against the virus. For some, the donations have been directed towards the […]

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Jul
31

Airline suspends flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone

Police officers deployed to Liberia’s international airport to ensure passengers are screened for Ebola symptoms as a major regional airline announced Tuesday it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people. A 40-year-old American man of Liberian descent who worked for the West African nation’s […]

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Jul
29

APC Scandinavia condemns attack on Buhari

The All Progessives Congress (APC) in Scandinavia has strongly condemned as a senseless and lunatic act the recent attempt on the life of notable Nigerian politician and ex-military leader retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari. In a release issued recently, Lawal Ayoola, coordinator of APC Scandinavia said “The attempted assassinations on our leaders, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari  […]

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Jul
28

President Sirleaf highlights Ebola threat

    Sunday, July 27, 2014: During my remarks on Saturday, at our Independence Day Celebration, I announced that we now face a National Emergency as a result of the deadly Ebola menace. I also announced the establishment of a National Task Force which I would chair along with the Minister of Internal Affairs in […]

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Jul
24

Ugandan sex education campaign under fire

A new Ugandan sex-education campaign to reduce teen pregnancy, maternal mortality among young women and girls, and the cost of post-abortion medical care, is generating heated debate. The one year campaign “Let Girls Be Girls” was officially launched on 13 July by the Health Ministry and UN Population Fund (UNFPA). It aims to address the […]

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Jul
23

Nobel Laureate Gbowee wants education reform

Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee has frowned on the poor quality of the Liberian education system and called for a reform in order to tackle the current challenges facing it. Gbowee who heads the Gbowee Foundation, a peace building and advocacy initiative providing several scholarships to deserving students both at home and abroad, stated that it was disheartening to […]

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