• Bahamas hosts AfriCaribbean trade forum

    Friday, April 12, 2024

    Bahamas and African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) today signed the Agreement for The Bahamas to host the 31st Afreximbank Annual Meetings (AAM) and the third edition of the AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum (ACTIF). The AAM will be held in Nassau, The Bahamas, from June 12-14. Professor Benedict Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, […]

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  • Africa: Major expansion of projects and investment

    Monday, April 8, 2024

    Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Africa’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, has announced its most impactful year to date, with unprecedented expansion of projects and investments spanning energy, transportation, mining, food, textiles and climate resilience. Underpinning robust growth in earnings and total assets, AFC successfully navigating the global geopolitical, inflationary and debt distress challenges of 2023 to […]

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  • Rugby’s pathway to Africa’s future

    Friday, April 5, 2024

    By President of Rugby Africa, Herbert Mensah Saturday April 6 marks International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. As we reflect on this day, it is crucial to explore the potential impact of sport in Africa. The African Development Bank projects that Africa is set to grow to 2.4 billion people by 2050. Therefore, […]

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  • GABI plans flagship event in New York

    Tuesday, April 2, 2024

    Building on the resounding success of its flagship event, Unstoppable Africa in 2022 and 2023, the Global Africa Business Initiative (GABI) plans to convene leaders from business, government and the United Nations in 2024. Unstoppable Africa will return to Cipriani’s in New York on September 25 and 26 on the sidelines of the 79th session of the UN […]

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  • Ruto urges Kenyan private sector to sponsor Safari Rally

    Monday, April 1, 2024

    Kenyan President William Ruto has called on Kenya’s private sector to play a greater role in hosting the World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari Rally. Saying the global event presents huge untapped opportunities for business people, President Ruto asked them to participate and take advantage of the benefits the rally provides. President Ruto pointed out that […]

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News

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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Jun
1

Africa frowns on unethical breast-milk substitutes

A growing number of African countries are fighting back against the unethical marketing of breast-milk substitutes by tightening laws to protect the health of mothers and children from misleading marketing practices, the 2022 report on the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes finds. Over the past two years, six African countries have adopted or […]

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May
28

Building a vibrant ecosystem of partners and judges

The Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) prize competition has expanded its ecosystem of partners and judges for its 4th edition. With a more robust partner and judge network in place, the ABH program will be able to better fulfill its mission of spotlighting and supporting entrepreneurs from all industries across the continent.   Entrepreneurs and small business […]

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May
24

LSA President’s message to members

The president of the Liberia Swedish Association (LSA) has underscored the importance of members’ active participation in the activities of the association. David Ford made the comment after a recent social media discussion among LSA members about Liberia’s pending 175th independence day celebrations in Stockholm, the Swedish capital. This gala is being staged in collaboration […]

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May
21

Diadora FC rallies support ahead of next football season

The US-based president of Diadora FC, a Liberian football club, says the goal of the team is to play in the top league in the West African country. “We are going for the top, we want to see the team go for the top league,” Anthony Tokpa said recently in celebration of his team’s conquest […]

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May
18

Good news for African basketball fans

NBA Africa and KFC Africa On Tuesday announced a marketing partnership to collaborate on a number of promotions for basketball fans across eight countries on the continent: Botswana, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania. Through the partnership, KFC Africa and NBA Africa will launch co-branded product campaigns, limited-edition merchandise giveaways, and limited-edition KFC […]

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