• Businessman nabbed for Sierra Leonean war crimes

    Sunday, July 7, 2024

    A Spanish businessman living in Brazil, was on July 2 arrested in Málaga, Spain for his alleged participation in the illegal trade of so-called blood diamonds and for his alleged complicity in crimes committed during the civil war that ravaged Sierra Leone between 1991 and 2002. The Audiencia Nacional, the Spanish High Court that has jurisdiction over international crimes, sought the arrest […]

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  • Liberia’s legislative projects: The plunder continues?

    Monday, July 1, 2024

    By Seltue Karweaye The people of Liberia have been severely impacted by lawmakers’ excessive greed. The country’s legislative budget has swelled from US$9.4 million in 2006 to an alarming US$67.9 million in 2023. Shockingly, the approved 2024 budget is not accessible to the public, leaving us in the dark about the allocations to the national […]

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  • 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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News

Nov
9

Partnership to empower African women

The Ecobank Foundation and UN Women’s Regional Office for West and Central Africa on Monday signed a partnership agreement to strengthen their respective agendas for promoting women’s empowerment in Africa. For the first time, these two key actors in the development of the continent have established a framework for cooperation to achieve their common goals and […]

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Nov
7

Hungary approves $50m for investment in Liberia

Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah has acknowledged with gratitude the approval of US$50m by the Government of Hungary, not only for undertaking investment ventures in Liberia but also for scholarships intended for the young people of Liberia. On the margins of the MEDays International Peace Forum in Tangier, Morocco the Foreign Minister of Hungary […]

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Nov
5

African tourism bounces back

Tourism leaders from across Africa have come together to rethink the sector and its central role in driving growth and opportunity across the continent. The recent 65th meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa brought together around 25 ministers of tourism and high-level representatives from 35 countries as well as leaders from the private sector. Taking […]

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Nov
3

Liberian gets life sentence for war crimes

A French court, composed of three judges and six jurors, on Wednesday rendered a guilty verdict against Kunti Kamara, of Liberian and Dutch nationality, for complicity in crimes against humanity, and commission of simple and aggravated acts of torture and barbarism. The court in Paris sentenced Mr. Kamara to life imprisonment. He has 10 days to […]

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Oct
31

Sweden: Gloomy forecast for economy

The Swedish economy is expected to enter into recession in 2023 amid rising unemployment, according to the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic forecast. Minister for Finance Elisabeth Svantesson presented the forecast today. Households and businesses are under pressure from high inflation and rising interest rates. The Swedish economy is expected to enter into recession in […]

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Oct
31

Africans help Hacken lift Swedish title for first time

Four African players are part of the BK Hacken side that won the Sweden’s top football championship for the first time in its 82-year history. Ghanaian striker Ibrahim Sadiq scored seven times this season for the team which also includes Nigerian defender Franklin Tebo Uchenna, Ivorian midfielder Akoua Romeo Amane and his compatriot Benie Adama […]

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Oct
30

Mali: Diaspora gets support to invest in agriculture

Malian diaspora is keen to invest in the development of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), especially to develop the agriculture sector, if they can access the right training, information and financial products, according to a new report. The report was funded by the European Union, commissioned by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development […]

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Oct
27

Africa: Ghana is first in access to financial inclusion

Ghana has been recognized as the only country in Africa to achieve 100% access to financial inclusion on the continent. The honor was contained in this year’s State of Inclusive Instant Payment in Africa Report put together by AfricaNenda and launched at the ongoing Mobile World Congress Africa 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda. This feat was […]

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Oct
27

A Liberian school seeks help

The Mother Saykon Y. Kekulah Foundation School is working hard to ensure that its impact is felt in the poor Liberian community where it is located. The school opened its door about three years ago in Johnsonville, a community situated just outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital, and has become a godsend for parents with very […]

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Oct
25

Liberia: Weah launches major development program

Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah on Monday officially launched a new community development initiative aimed at bringing development and growth to rural and urban poor. The Accelerated Community Development Program (ACDP) will be implemented as a partnership between the Government of Liberia, the United Nations, the World Bank, and other development partners President Weah […]

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