• Exploring Angola’s natural gas success

    Sunday, May 26, 2024

    With proven oil reserves of 9 billion barrels and gas reserves of 11 trillion cubic feet (tcf), Angola has established itself as a significant player in the global energy market. Recent milestones in Mozambique, such as its first successful shipment of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) to Europe in 2022, highlight the country’s emergence as a […]

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  • Top concerns of South African voters

    Friday, May 24, 2024

    The most urgent problems that South Africans want their government to address are unemployment, unreliable electricity supply, and corruption, according to a new Afrobarometer telephone survey ahead of general elections on 29 May. Citizens also cite economic issues including inflation, poverty, and management of the economy. As citizens prepare to go to the polls, a […]

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  • Basketball Africa League hosts social impact events

    Wednesday, May 22, 2024

    The Basketball Africa League (BAL) on Tuesday announced a series of youth development and social impact events in conjunction with the 2024 BAL Playoffs and Finals, which will take place from Friday, May 24 to Saturday, June 1 at BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda.   Below is an overview of the events, which will be […]

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  • AFC gets top honor at 2024 CEO Forum Awards

    Tuesday, May 21, 2024

    Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the continent’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, has been bestowed the Panafrican Champion award at the just concluded 2024 Africa CEO Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. This accolade recognizes AFC’s outstanding contribution to the instrumental development and integration of infrastructure and industrial value chains across the African continent, reinforcing its role as a […]

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  • 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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News

Feb
5

EU says Danish voting rules too strict

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding criticised Denmark and a handful of other European countries that take away a person’s right to vote in their country of origin if they move to another country inside the EU. Danes living outside of Denmark lose their voting rights after two years. “The right to vote is a basic […]

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Feb
4

Tough Choices Face President Sirleaf In 2014

  According to a recent World Bank report, Liberia is nation of over 3 million people without electricity with 0.58% of those living in the country having access to it, far below the regional average of 28.5% and possibly the lowest rate of access to public electricity in the world. In Monrovia, the country’s capital, electricity […]

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Feb
3

Kenya To Host African Institute for Remittances

The African Union (AU) Executive Council has selected the Republic of Kenya to host the African Institute for Remittances (AIR). The Council asked the African Union Commission to conclude the Host Agreement with the Republic of Kenya so as to ensure the formal take-off of the Institute this year. It also asked the World Bank […]

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Feb
2

Finland, Tanzania agree on form of future cooperation

Finland and Tanzania agreed on the form of their future cooperation on 30 January, in connection with the visit of Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen and Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto. According to Minister Haavisto, Tanzania has progressed a considerable way. “Due to its extensive natural resources, excellent geographic position and favourable climate, the country […]

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Feb
1

Sustainable peace requires democratic setting

Dr. Aisha L. Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs on 28 January 2014 briefed the press at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the different achievements by her department. She started by acknowledging the importance of the media as useful partners of the AU Commission in raising awareness on the activities of the Union. […]

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Feb
1

Malmö Somalis suffer integration ‘black hole’

Somali immigrants in Malmö are “stuck in a trap” due to a dire local job market, creating overcrowding and low self-confidence, a new report said on Friday. Researchers urged city hall, and pensioners, to address the problem. The Open Society Foundation published the report as part of a broader look at the Somali diaspora in […]

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Jan
30

Outgoing AU Chairman Speaks of 2013 Success

Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia officially opened the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on January 30. He did this in his capacity as outgoing Chairperson of the Union before handing […]

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Jan
29

Iceland: More Than A Thousand Hired For Life

The Icelandic State currently employs, 21,102 people and 1,186 have a secured job for life with the State. Most of them, 181, hold tenure at the University of Iceland and 108 are employees of the Reykjavík Police. Before July 1 1996, everyone hired by State had thereby secured employment for life, but following the implementation […]

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Jan
29

Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Edward Snowden has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian lawmakers, who say the NSA whistleblower contributed to “transparency and global stability” by revealing the depth and sophistication of the global surveillance apparatus. Snorre Valen and Baard Vegar Solhjell, parliamentarians from Norway’s Socialist Left Party, announced the nomination on Facebook on Wednesday. […]

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Jan
29

Counterfeit Drugs: a headache for Liberia

    Liberia’s Ministry of Health is launching a major crackdown on counterfeit drug sellers throughout the country, but Liberians say they have no choice but to buy such drugs, given their low cost and availability even in rural areas. In late 2013, the health ministry and the Pharmaceutical Board of Liberia intensified a campaign […]

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