• Winners of 2022 AWIEF Awards announced in Cairo

    Sunday, October 2, 2022

    The winners of the 2022 AWIEF Awards were announced on Tuesday at a glittering ceremony on the rooftop of The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, Egypt. The AWIEF Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner capped the two-day AWIEF2022 Conference, which was held in North Africa for the first time. The prestigious annual AWIEF Awards recognize, honor and celebrate women […]

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  • BCA: Using education to reduce poverty in Liberia

    Saturday, October 1, 2022

    Of all of Liberia’s post-conflict challenges, education, because of lack of resources, seems to be the heaviest. This is not to say that there is a lack of schools. A cursory look around Monrovia, the West African nation’s capital, reveals a lot of schools. Some communities have an excess of them. While there are many […]

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  • G20 focuses on importance of tourism

    Tuesday, September 27, 2022

    The travel and tourism private sector was invited to the G20 Tourism Ministers’ meeting Monday when the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) addressed the Group of Twenty in Bali, Indonesia. During her speech at the critical meeting, Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO said that while travel and tourism is recovering following more than […]

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  • Cummings, Cassell cannot contest Liberian presidency

    Sunday, September 25, 2022

    By Seltue Karweaye As Liberia prepares for the October 2023 election, the ten years’ residency clause qualification of candidates contesting the office of the president and vice president have generated endless controversies. The dominant school of thought has asserted loudly and clearly over the years that a person is not eligible to contest election to […]

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  • Digitalisation addresses global challenges

    Friday, September 23, 2022

    “Many countries are unable to keep up with the global technological revolution. Norway is leading the way in the collaborative effort to develop and share digital solutions,” said Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre at a meeting in New York in the United States on building resilience through safe, trusted, and inclusive digital public infrastructure. […]

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News

Jun
25

Tough times ahead for Swedish economy

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has driven up energy and food prices globally and in Sweden. High inflation and rising interest rates are expected to slow growth in the coming years, says Minister for Finance Mikael Damberg. High inflation and rising interest rates impact household purchasing power and thus private consumption will slow substantially both this […]

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Jun
23

UK: Liberians to host independence celebrations

The Union of Liberian Associations in UK (ULOUK), the umbrella organisation of all Liberian Organisations and associations in the UK, in conjunction with the Liberian Embassy and the Liberian Organisation of Sheffield (LOS) will next month host the celebrations of Liberia’s 175th Independence and the bicentennial of the resettlement of freed slaves. This celebration will […]

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Jun
20

Swedish club fined for fault in Amoo transfer deal

Sweden’s National Sports Board on Friday upheld a fine imposed on premiership club Hammarby for breaking the rules when it signed Nigerian youngster Akinkunmi Amoo from Nigerian club Sidos FC. In March the Swedish Football Federation (SFF) slapped Hammarby with a 350,000 kronor (about $35,000) fine for paying commission to agent Patrick Mork during the transfer.  The SFF noted […]

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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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