• 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

Jan
21

Abuses Lead to calls for accountability in South Sudan

The UN warned this month that acts committed by both sides in the South Sudan crisis could amount to crimes against humanity, and urged parties engaged in peace talks to establish mechanisms to ensure accountability for the violence. “What I saw was a horror,” said Ivan Šimonovic, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, at a […]

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Jan
21

How welcome are Africans in the UK?

The Oboh family believes there are many opportunities in the UK Nigerian nurse who has built a successful career in the UK, 57-year-old Sophie Oboh, has mixed views about the tighter immigration laws that the government is implementing. Ms Oboh says she understands the reason for the crackdown but she is also concerned that it […]

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Jan
20

Sweden To Enact Law Against Forced Marriages

Sweden’s Justice Minister Beatrice Ask has proposed a new law against forced marriages that could come into effect this summer, news agency TT reports.”This law will make a difference” The new law would make it illegal for parents and other relatives to force a young person to marry. It would also make it punishable to […]

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Jan
20

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe appears in public, ending death rumours

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe newvision HARARE – Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe appeared in public for the first time in several weeks on Monday to mourn the death of his sister, ending speculation that he may be bed-ridden, in declining health or even dead. The health of Mugabe, who is 89 and has ruled since the […]

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Jan
19

UN To Implement 2nd Phase Transition In Liberia

  The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) is working with the Liberian Government to implement the second phase of the security transition, which will mark the departure of the PAKBATT 19 contingent in UNIMIL. The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Coordinator of the UN Operations  in Liberia, Madam  Karin Landgren,  said […]

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Jan
19

Miami Heat: LeBron James

Lebron James of the Miami Heat     CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft (first overall) by the Cleveland Cavaliers…signed a contract extension with the Cavaliers on July 18, 2006…traded by the Cavaliers to the HEAT for a pair of first-round draft picks and a pair of second-round draft […]

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Jan
18

Sweden Ratifies EU-South Korea Trade Agreement

Sweden has decided to ratify the free trade agreement between the European Union and South Korea, a the country’s foreign ministry said on Thursday. The decision means that Sweden has formally acceded to the EU’s first trade agreement with an Asian country. The agreement with South Korea is the first in a series of free […]

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Jan
16

Liberia: Senator Rejects Foreigner As Head of Public Corporation

The Chairman of the Liberian Senate’s Statutory Committee on Lands, Mines, Energy and Environment, Cletus Wotorson has described as “unconstitutional” the appointment of a foreign national to head the management team of the Liberia Electricity Company (LEC). Senator Wotorson also described the act as counter-productive to the Liberalization policy. He explained that the Act creating […]

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Jan
15

Skin cancer on the rise in Sweden

  Over 57,000 malignant cases of cancer were reported to the Cancer Register in 2012, according to the latest data from the National Health And Welfare. And it is skin cancer in particular that is on the rise, Swedish Radio News reports. The biggest cancer groups are however prostate cancer among men and breast cancer […]

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Jan
15

Global Leaders To Participate In Build Africa Forum

The BUILD Africa Forum is pleased to announce the participation of global leaders during the two day forum on infrastructure in Africa, to be held under the High Patronage of Denis Sassou N’Guesso, President of the Republic of the Congo, on February 5-7, 2014, in Brazzaville, Congo. 500 leading policy-makers, investors, developers, and infrastructure operators will […]

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