• Liberia: Nutrition project to be scaled up

    Sunday, June 23, 2024

    The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved an additional $10 million from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) to implement activities and scale up the impact of the Smallholder Agriculture Development for Food and Nutrition Security project in Liberia. The project aims to improve food and nutrition security and […]

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  • US$2 billion to manufacture pharmaceutical products

    Thursday, June 20, 2024

    African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Africa Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) have renewed their partnership with a new cooperation agreement announced today on the sidelines of the Global Forum for Vaccine Sovereignty and Innovation in Paris, France. Through this collaboration, Afreximbank has committed a US$ 2 billion facility to the “Africa Health […]

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  • 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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News

Jul
7

Illiteracy puts Liberia at risk, says Ngafuan

Liberia’s Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has warned that if Liberia does not put an end to illiteracy, it will be illiteracy that will put an end to the country. Foreign Minister Ngafuan, who cautioned the nation about the risk of illiteracy, spoke over the weekend when he delivered the commencement convocation speech during the 15th graduation […]

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Jul
6

Ngoma Africa Band to rock German Festival

The popular Ngoma Africa band will be among many acts expected to thrill fans at the 5th International African Festival in Tübingen, Germany. The extravanganza will take place from July 17-20. Ngoma Africa, based in Germany, founded 1993 by bandleader Ebrahim Makunja also known as Kamanda Ras Makunja, is home to a number of talented musicians, including soloist Christian Bakotessa aka […]

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Jul
6

Swedes spend millions on beauty

  Business is booming for the Swedish beauty industry. The revenue from the country’s beauty salons has increased by half a billion kronor since 2008, new statistics show. Swedes spend an increasing amount of money on beauty treatments, such as skin care, hair care, manicures and pedicures. “There’s been an incredible develepment in this industry compared to […]

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Jul
5

Liberia to ratify Kampala convention

Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has reiterated the Liberian Government’s commitment to tackle the situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) through the ratification of the Kampala Convention. The Kampala Convention is the instrument adopted by the African Union to protect and assist internally displaced persons in Africa. The convention, which was signed by African […]

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Jul
2

World Bank support grows

World Bank Group support to developing countries rose sharply to $61 billion in fiscal year 2014 as the organization prepared for transition to a new operating model, up from $52.6 billion in FY13. “This tremendous ramp-up in demand for our services comes at a time when the Bank has been undergoing the most fundamental change […]

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Jul
1

Climate Change: The race to adapt

In 2015 global policymakers aim to take decisions which may affect the futures of people like Momina. The outcome of the December 2015 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Paris, new development goals, and the successor to the Hyogo framework on natural hazards will be key. The climate deal will only be […]

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Jun
29

African tourism is backbone for the future

Despite South Africa’s economy facing headwinds, the hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years in the wake of a number of inbound travellers into the African continent, according to a report issued by PwC recently (http://www.pwc.com). Nikki Forster, PwC Leader of Hospitality and Gaming, says: “Although South Africa’s economy has […]

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Jun
26

Dr. Jones: Liberians should think big

The executive governor of the Central Bank of Liberia Dr. Joseph Mills Jones has urged his fellow compatriots to change old habits by working hard and thinking big for growth of the country. “Liberians should roll up their sleeves and work hard by getting to the farms, building factories that will produce. Engage in small business. This will  […]

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Jun
25

Suarez can stop biting

Brazil – Luis Suarez can learn to stop biting opponents but it will not be a quick or easy process, senior psychologists have said after the Uruguay striker bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder at the World Cup. Suarez, twice previously banned for biting, is under investigation by FIFA for the incident late […]

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Jun
23

Last memory of a lost brother

His name is Lawubah Pewee Wealeh but some from his hometown Yeala, Lofa County, called him by his childhood name which is “Pewee.” Personally, I used to call him “Pewu” (just like most Yeala folks do), while he called me “Labay,” a popular name affectionately given me by peers from childhood. But Wealeh passed away […]

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