• 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

Oct
24

Rwanda to host AWIEF conference next year

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced Kigali, Rwanda, as the host city for its 2023 conference and awards. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Rwanda Convention Bureau during the AWIEF2022 event recently held in Cairo, Egypt on 26 and 27 September. The AWIEF2023 conference venue has been confirmed as […]

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Oct
22

Eritrean women meet in Sweden

The National Union of Eritrean Women organized meeting in Uppsala on 15 and 16 October with representatives of the union from various cities of Sweden. The meeting was attended by representatives of union from the Swedish cities of Stockholm, Uppsala, Orebro, Guttenberg, Skara/Linkoping, Jonkoping, Lund, Hassleholm, Smaland, Motala, Umea, Flen, Sundsvall as well as executive […]

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Oct
22

Comoros gets nearly €6m to boost food production

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a €5.76 million grant to the Comoros to increase food production and enhance the resilience of its food system.  The move comes as the country has experienced rising food prices due to the war in Ukraine. The grant funds will come from the […]

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Oct
20

Liberian opposition group establishes US branch

Liberian opposition grouping, the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) established a branch in the United States of America during a nationwide zoom conference held last month under the leadership of the CPP Chairman Musa Hassan Bility. CPP USA brings together supporters of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) and Liberty Party (LP) as well as Liberians who […]

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Oct
18

Young Activists Summit announces 2022 laureates

On 2 December at the United Nations in Geneva (Switzerland), the 2022 Young Activists Summit will honor six outstanding young people for their achievements on the ground. This edition focuses on inclusivity, solidarity and equity. The fourth Young Activists Summit (#YAS22) will showcase six individuals aged between 19 and 26 and the remarkable impact they […]

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Oct
15

Modest economic growth projected for Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to grow by 3.6 percent in 2022 – more than one percentage point slower than 2021 mainly due to a worldwide slowdown, tighter financial conditions and volatile commodity prices. Rising food and energy prices are striking at the region’s most vulnerable, and public debt and inflation are at levels not seen […]

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Oct
12

Zimbabwe’s vision 2030 requires more productivity

To achieve the ambitious goal of becoming an upper-middle income country (UMIC) by 2030, Zimbabwe will need to sharply accelerate productivity growth and ensure quality jobs, according to the World Bank’s Zimbabwe Country Economic Memorandum (CEM) launched today. This is the first CEM since 1985 and its release proposes pathways that the country can undertake to […]

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Oct
11

Ghanaian oil company sponsors Africa Energy Week

State-owned Ghanaian oil and gas marketing parastatal, Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL), will be attending and participating as a bronze sponsor at this year’s edition of the African Energy Week (AEW) conference and exhibition – Africa’s premier event for the oil and gas industry – which will take place from October 18 – 21 in […]

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Oct
10

Africa hospitality investment conference next month

The Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) has revealed an impressive speaker line-up for its 2022 conference, scheduled for November 2 – 4 in Morocco The programme features several government ministers, the Chair of Morocco’s tourism development agency, the Chair & CEO of Royal Air Maroc and a battery of Africa’s most influential hotel industry executives […]

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Oct
5

Teachers have the power to transform lives

Teachers have the power to transform lives. In the chaotic and challenging contexts of emergencies and protracted crises, teachers tend to carry the brunt and heaviest burden. They have the responsibility to nurture and empower their students, all while managing their own losses and fears. Indeed, teachers are our frontline heroes. The responsibility of Education […]

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