• 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

May
16

Egypt to host AWIEF in September

Egypt will host the 8th edition of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) conference and awards on September 26 – 27 in Cairo, the country’s Minister for International Cooperation Dr. Rania Al-Mashat has announced. The minister made the announcement on last Tuesday at a joint press conference held by the International Cooperation Ministry, AWIEF […]

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May
14

Tourism: Africa to create 14 million new jobs

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s latest Economic Impact Report (EIR) reveals the African Travel & Tourism sector is expected to create almost 14 million new jobs over the next decade. The positive forecast from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which shows an average of 1.4 million new jobs every year, also reveals […]

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May
12

Sweeping corruption with a broom: The Gongloe effect

By Seltue Karweaye When the  Charles Taylor regime in Liberia  (1997-2003) was facing collapse, the Liberia elite, backed and advised by local and international forces, prepared the ground for a transition to a democratic regime. The various presidents, from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to George Weah today, have run corrupt regimes, doing nothing to alleviate the […]

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May
7

Africa’s fastest growing video streaming platform

In a little over a year since its launch, Africa’s fastest-growing video on-demand streaming platform has passed the one million plus paid subscriptions and 300,000 plus customer milestone. The online streaming platform has grown quickly in recent months with more content and distribution partnerships and more titles being added to its library resulting in major […]

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May
6

Liberia to re-join global maritime organization

Liberia is set to be readmitted into the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA). This is because the Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) has made significant strides as the world’s second largest ships registry. Lenn Eugene Nagbe, head of the LMA, speaking recently to executives of IALA, emphasized the West African nation’s […]

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May
4

Africa: AWIEF Awards now accepting nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2022 edition of the prestigious AWIEF Awards. The awards recognize, honor and celebrate women entrepreneurs and business owners in Africa and across various industry sectors for their achievements and contribution to the continent’s inclusive economic growth and social development. AWIEF (the Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum) is an award-winning […]

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May
1

Equal opportunities for West African businesswomen

The ECOWAS Commission has combined efforts with the International Trade Centre (ITC) SheTrades Initiative to launch the ECOWAS – ITC SheTrades project. Jointly organized by ECOWAS, ITC and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the event was attended by representatives from ECOWAS, ITC, the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) and the Federation […]

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Apr
30

Sierra Leonean acquitted of Liberian war crimes charges

A district court in Finland on Friday dismissed all war crimes charges against a former Sierra Leonean rebel commander. Pirkanmaa District Court District Court found that there was reasonable doubt that Gibril Massaquoi, a former commander and spokesman of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) committed the offences he was charged with.   Massaquoi was charged […]

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Apr
28

Ghana: Kwame Nkrumah to be reburied

Ghana’s opposition political party, The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has announced plans to rebury the country’s first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. CPP General Secretary Nana Yaa Jantua said that the freedom fighter was not given a befitting burial hence the decision for the reburial which has been planned for November this year. The CPP believes […]

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Apr
25

Liberian veep says rule of law essential for peace

Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor says the rule of law is the panacea to sustainable peace in any given society. Howard-Taylor said that there can be no sustainable development without sustained peace, adding that “the Weah-led government remains committed to sustaining the peace through an independent and professional justice system.” According to a press release, […]

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