• OPEC participates in African energy forum

    Thursday, April 18, 2024

    The director of research of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Ayed S. Al-Qahtani will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming Invest in African Energy (IAE) 2024 forum in Paris, France affirming the importance of African oil supplies in global affairs.   Home to six OPEC member countries, the African continent is playing a […]

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  • 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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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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Apr
22

An imperative for long-term mining in Africa

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperatives have taken a prominent role in decision-making across the African mining sector, with intensified awareness from all stakeholders. The 2022 Investing in African Mining Indaba slated for May in South Africa will explore what ESG means in practice for Africa’s mining operators, communities and jurisdictions. As economies emerge from […]

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Apr
19

Mobile diversity: the security of mobility

Remote, gig, hybrid – these ways of working have become normalized during the pandemic and are now defining how organisations interact with employees across multiple skillsets, locations and countries. Anna Collard SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist at KnowBe4 AFRICA, believes people must be made more aware of the threats of the oncoming rollout of 5G […]

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Apr
16

Sandy: Politician’s Ramadan message a deflection

A recent call by Liberian presidential hopeful Dr. Daniel Cassell for the global Muslim community to pray for Liberians during Ramadan is a ploy to deflect US felony charges he faces, a US-based Liberian journalist has averred. Journalist Moses D. Sandy said Dr. Cassell and the People Liberation Party (PLP) he heads are being dismissive […]

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Apr
14

Ecobank sponsors African fintech events

The Africa Fintech Summit has announced that Ecobank Group, one of Africa’s pioneering Fintech enabler banks, is Gold Sponsor for this year’s Africa Fintech Summits (AFTS), slated for April 21 in Washington, D.C., the US and in November in Cape Town, South Africa. Established in 1985 and headquartered in Lomé, Togo with a founding vision […]

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Apr
9

Liberian vice president promotes gender equality

Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has addressed the 2022 Generation Equality Conference organized by the Government of Malawi in coordination with The Joyce Banda Foundation and some international  Non Governmental Organizations(NGOs). The 3-day conference held in Lilongwe, Malawi according to a dispatch from the Office Of the Vice President, discussed issues of gender equality with […]

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Apr
6

ECOWAS discusses free trade in Africa

The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission continued its consultations with State and Non-State Actors on the formulation of the ECOWAS Regional Implementation Strategy for the Agreement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 22 March. With a view to ensuring that that the AfCFTA outcomes are consistent with regional advancements […]

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Apr
3

Ukraine war leads to rise in food prices worldwide

As the war continues to rage in Ukraine, impacts of rising food prices and shortages of staple crops are already being felt in the Near East and North Africa region and spreading to the world’s most vulnerable countries, including in the Horn of Africa, with poorest people at greatest risk, warned the UN’s International Fund […]

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Mar
31

Global tourism enjoys strong start to 2022

Based on the latest available data, global international tourist arrivals more than doubled (+130%) in January 2022 compared to 2021 – the 18 million more visitors recorded worldwide in the first month of this year equals the total increase for the whole of 2021. While these figures confirm the positive trend already underway last year, the pace of […]

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Mar
28

Orange’s Social Venture Prize seeks submissions

March 28 marked the opening of the 12th Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East (POESAM). Candidates can submit their applications until May 27. POESAM was launched in 2011. Over 11 previous editions, it has awarded around €555,000 to African business projects with positive social and environmental impacts in various sectors: health, education, e-commerce […]

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