• Summit examines impact of media and storytelling

    Tuesday, February 27, 2024

    The Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS) on Tuesday featured panel discussions on Media Representation, Marketing and Storytelling and Nurturing Future Leaders – Empowering Black Youth for Excellence. The sessions provided insight into the role media and education play in advancing inclusivity worldwide. During the media panel, speakers explored the impact representation has on perceptions of […]

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  • The legacy of President Hage Geingob, a true African giant

    Friday, February 23, 2024

    By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber On Monday morning, February 4, many of us woke to the news of the tragic passing of Namibian President Hage Geingob. The death of this great man and remarkable leader is a tremendous loss. The African Energy Chamber extends our deepest sympathies, both to President Geingob’s family […]

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  • Exploring diversity in innovation

    Wednesday, February 21, 2024

    Diversity in innovation is not just a catchphrase – it’s a catalyst for progress. Embracing diverse perspectives propels industries forward by fostering creativity and pushing boundaries. According to global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, companies in the top quartile for both gender and ethnic diversity among their executive teams demonstrate, on average, a 9% higher […]

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  • Africa dominates list of fastest-growing economies

    Sunday, February 18, 2024

    Africa will account for eleven of the world’s 20 fastest-growing economies in 2024, the African Development Bank Group said in its latest Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook (MEO) of the continent released on Friday. Overall, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the continent is expected to average 3.8% and 4.2% in 2024 and 2025, respectively. […]

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  • Strategic partnerships to boost Africa’s mining sector

    Sunday, February 18, 2024

    Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the continent’s leading instrumental infrastructure solutions provider, has announced several strategic partnerships on the sidelines of the recently concluded 2024 Mining Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa to boost Africa’s mining sector, ushering the continent into a new era of growth and prosperity. Since 2014, AFC has invested over US$1billion […]

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News

Jul
1

Platform to empower African pharmacies

mPharma, a pan-African healthcare technology company, has launched a new customer-centric product, Facility Insights, on its proprietary data management and pharmacy transformation tool, Bloom. This product empowers pharmacy owners with tailored data-driven pharmacy insights to solve operational problems and make more informed pharmacy management decisions. Facility Insights is now launched in more than 300 pharmacies across Ghana, Nigeria, […]

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Jun
28

Guinea eases cross-border trade

As part of the United Nations Multi-Partner Migration Trust Fund (MPTF), the International Trade Centre (ITC) inaugurated in May the very first Trade Information and Border Assistance Office in Guéckédou, Guinea at the border with Sierra Leone and Liberia. The office responds to the concerns of the border community on border formalities: a support direly needed due […]

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Jun
25

Tough times ahead for Swedish economy

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has driven up energy and food prices globally and in Sweden. High inflation and rising interest rates are expected to slow growth in the coming years, says Minister for Finance Mikael Damberg. High inflation and rising interest rates impact household purchasing power and thus private consumption will slow substantially both this […]

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Jun
23

UK: Liberians to host independence celebrations

The Union of Liberian Associations in UK (ULOUK), the umbrella organisation of all Liberian Organisations and associations in the UK, in conjunction with the Liberian Embassy and the Liberian Organisation of Sheffield (LOS) will next month host the celebrations of Liberia’s 175th Independence and the bicentennial of the resettlement of freed slaves. This celebration will […]

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Jun
20

Swedish club fined for fault in Amoo transfer deal

Sweden’s National Sports Board on Friday upheld a fine imposed on premiership club Hammarby for breaking the rules when it signed Nigerian youngster Akinkunmi Amoo from Nigerian club Sidos FC. In March the Swedish Football Federation (SFF) slapped Hammarby with a 350,000 kronor (about $35,000) fine for paying commission to agent Patrick Mork during the transfer.  The SFF noted […]

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Jun
16

Liberian education plan being validated

Liberian education officials are in Paris, France at UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Program (IIEP-UNESCO) to finalize the validation of Liberia’s Education Sector Plan (ESP) for the 2022-2026 period. The validation workshop runs from June 10-17. The Liberian delegation is headed by Deputy Minister for Planning, Research and Development Alton Kesselly and includes Assistant Minister […]

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Jun
14

Ecobank, Mastercard empower African farmers

Ecobank Group and Mastercard have partnered to connect millions of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to Mastercard’s Farm Pass – a digital platform that makes it safer and easier for farmers to sell their produce at a fair price. Under the partnership, Ecobank will extend the reach and impact of the Mastercard Farm Pass platform […]

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Jun
10

Somali president has to walk a tightrope

By Johan Sävström After winning elections in Somalia on 15 May, Hassan Sheik Mohamud is back in the presidential driver’s seat. More or less the same challenges remain as when he left power in 2017. “President Mohamud will need to perform a delicate balancing act trying to appease various actors”, Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) researcher […]

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Jun
8

Driving Africa’s tourism recovery and growth

Africa’s Travel Indaba took place from early last month, with a call for the continent to work collaboratively to drive tourism growth, so as to accelerate the sector’s recovery. Hundreds of buyers took their place at the continent’s premier travel trade show, as it opened its doors after a three-year hiatus. South Africa’s Minister of […]

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Jun
4

Project to examine ethical role of lawyers

The UK-based International Bar Association (IBA) has announced that it has embarked on a project to examine the professional role of lawyers as ethical gatekeepers within wider society and to help clarify the ethical responsibilities and obligations of lawyers when providing legal services. The new project is designed to be a proactive effort, seeking ways to engage […]

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