• $2 million donation to battle coronavirus in Africa

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Tuesday approved  $2 million in emergency assistance for the World Health Organization (WHO) to reinforce its capacity to help African countries contain the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its impacts. The grant, which is in response to an international appeal by the WHO, will be […]

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  • Sierra Leone reports first case of coronavirus

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of the Republic of Sierra Leone has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19 or coronavirus. Samples tested at the Military 34 Hospital, and two other accredited laboratories to detect the virus, in the capital Freetown turned out positive on the evening of 30 March 2020. The patient, a […]

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  • Swedish package for jobs and transition

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    The Swedish Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party are now presenting further measures to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on jobs and the economy in Sweden. The ongoing virus outbreak is having a major impact on the Swedish economy and many people have become, or risk becoming, unemployed. To alleviate the […]

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  • EFLA wants Liberians to heed advice of health workers

    Monday, March 30, 2020

    The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has called on Liberians at home and abroad, specifically Liberians in Europe, to heed the advice of health practitioners so as to prevent the Coronavirus from wreaking havoc in Liberia and other parts of the world. In a March 30 release, signed by Secretary General Francis Monnoh Mensah […]

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  • Bank launches $3 billion coronavirus fight in Africa

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.   The Fight Covid-19 Social bond, with a three-year maturity, garnered interest from central banks and official institutions, bank treasuries, and […]

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News

Mar
6

WHO, UN Volunteers launch African women initiative

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa and the United Nations Volunteers have launched the Africa Young Women Health Champions, an initiative to recruit early to middle career women professionals across 47 countries in the African region.  The institutions will jointly hire around 100 young African women as national and international UN Volunteers. The recruitment will […]

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Mar
5

Dangote gives money to Nigeria’s coronavirus fight

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) on Monday pledged a whooping sum of N200million (about $547,000) to support current effort of the Nigerian government towards curbing the spread of Corona Virus or Covid-19 in the country. ADF’s intervention is considered the largest single donation by a corporate organization in the country to contain the spread of […]

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Mar
4

Coronavirus: Basketball Africa League postponed

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today postponed the league’s inaugural season, which had been scheduled to start on Friday, March 13 in Dakar, Senegal.  BAL President Amadou Gallo Fall said “Following the recommendation of the Senegalese government regarding the escalating health concerns related to the coronavirus, the BAL’s inaugural season will be postponed. I am disappointed […]

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Mar
4

Ghana to host World Tourism Conference

The Africa Tourism Association, in partnership with the Ghana Tourism Authority, will host the 2020 World Tourism Conference (WTC) in Accra, Ghana. The event, scheduled for October 12-16, will highlight the emerging business and investment opportunities across Africa’s tourism sector. It will show how tourism can be utilized as an engine for economic growth and job […]

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Mar
3

Two African hat-tricks in Swedish Cup

Nigerian Jordan Kadiri and Ghanaian Mamudo Moro scored three goals apiece for their clubs in the second round of the Swedish Cup last weekend. Kadiri, who now tops the scorers’ chart with four goals after two rounds, grabbed a hat-trick as Ostersund walloped Gais 4-0. The Nigerian struck twice in the first half before adding […]

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Mar
2

British parliament members visit Liberia

A high-level delegation from the British Parliament is expected to begin a week-long visit to Liberia on Monday, March 2. The delegation is made of Greg Hands, Kate Osamor, Lord McConnell and Lord Hannay. The delegation will hold discussions with their counterparts at the Liberian Legislature on strengthening democracy through parliamentary engagements. The visitors, who will be in Liberia until March […]

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Mar
2

We must not jeopardize Africa’s future

Pressure is building to phase out fossil fuels in Africa to fight climate change, NJ Ayuk writes. Organizations ranging from the World Bank to the European Investment Bank (EIB) have dropped support for African fossil fuel production in hopes of encouraging a transition from oil, gas and coal to sustainable energy sources like wind and […]

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Feb
27

Liberian ambassador woos Greek investment

Liberia’s ambassador to Greece Geraldine Bass-Golokeh presented her letters of Credence to the Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on February 11. According to a dispatch from the Liberian Consulate in Athens, Ambassador Bass-Golokeh conveyed sentiments from Liberian President George Manneh Weah to his Greek counterpart during the ceremony. Senior Greek officials at the presentation included Minister […]

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Feb
27

Climate crisis is global human rights challenge

The Commonwealth of 54 countries, 32 of which are small, are facing a climate change emergency that is costing lives and presenting an “undeniable human rights challenge” to the world. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on Wednesday addressed the High Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council’s 43rd Regular Session in Geneva. She said: “The stark […]

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Feb
26

Swedish Prime Minister Löfven to visit South Africa

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will visit South Africa on 8–10 March. Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs Anna Hallberg and a Swedish business delegation will also take part in the visit. During the visit, Mr Löfven will meet South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa for bilateral talks. The two leaders will take part in […]

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