• German pressure on other former colonial rulers

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    By Johan Sävström Long ignored, colonial crimes are now in the spotlight. Germany is leading the way in admitting its guilt but it remains unfinished business, according to Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) researcher Henning Melber. The new book Kritik des deutschen Kolonialismus (‘Critique of German Colonialism’) deals with Germany´s colonial history. Co-editor Henning Melber is […]

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  • Africa, China conference focuses on trade and security

    Monday, November 29, 2021

    The 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) opened on Sunday in Senegal’s capital, Dakar with trade and security being the main topics on the agenda. Senegal’s Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall told the opening session that China’s help toward bringing peace to the Sahel region is welcome. “We would like China’s influence […]

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  • Recurrent expenditure tops Liberia’s $785m 2022 budget

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    By Seltue Karweaye Sr. The importance of sensible and prudent budgetary allocations cannot be overemphasized as the budget itself is an expression of public policy. It is the major economic policy instrument that indicates a government’s priority and is also a tool to correct anomalies and inequities within the society. An efficient budgetary system is […]

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  • From 2021 to 2022: Africa’s cybersecurity outlook

    Monday, November 22, 2021

    There are several trends that have dominated the African cybersecurity landscape in 2021. The continent remains a point of investment interest as connectivity and mobility continue to grow – with only 38% of the population connected, there is massive opportunity compared with developed markets. This situation has seen a subsequent surge in investor attention, particularly […]

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  • Brussels Airlines keeps focus on Africa

    Saturday, November 20, 2021

    As a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis, Brussels Airlines accelerated and intensified in 2020 its transformation plan Reboot Plus, in order to pave the way for a future-proof company that is able to face the competition, with a sound and healthy cost structure.    After the restructuring, the company started the second phase of its Reboot Plus plan: the […]

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Oct
17

The birth defects of Liberia’s opposition collaboration

By Abdoulaye Dukule Every living organ contains the germs of its own destruction. Liberia’s Collaboration of Political Party (CPP) is no exception, with the difference that it may have more than one such germs. The greatest impediment faced by CPP was the mistrust that characterized the relationship between the leaders of the parties. That mistrust […]

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Oct
16

Film festival for small-scale farmers

Farmers across Africa and South America recently exhibited their fields, harvests, and agricultural knowledge through a film festival organized by the Collaborative Crop Research Programme (CCRP). The festival, “Films for agroecology by those in agroecology,” showcased short films shot by small-scale farmers. CCRP encourages farmers to tell their own stories, focusing on the plants and places with […]

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Oct
14

Weah lauds Supreme Court’s decision on dual citizenship

President George M. Weah has described as momentous the decision of the Supreme Court of Liberia to nullify a section of the Alien and Nationality Law that automatically takes away the citizenship of any Liberian who acquires another nationality. The court’s decision is a fulfillment of the long-held desire of the president to ensure Liberians […]

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Oct
11

Private investment in Africa exceeds expectations

Despite widespread decline felt by most economies across the globe, private equity fundraising in Africa has already managed to reach US$1.3bn for the first half of 2021, when including final and interim closes. Mirroring the gradual stabilization of Africa’s macroeconomic environment is the African private equity (PE) industry, which continues to prove itself and is […]

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Oct
7

Global tourism focuses on inclusive growth

Global tourism has reaffirmed its commitment to making the sector a pillar of inclusive growth. At the official World Tourism Day 2021 celebrations in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, political and business leaders united behind a common message of solidarity and determination to ‘leave nobody behind’ as tourism restarts and grows back. Ivorian Prime Minister Patrick Achi […]

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Oct
6

African free trade agreement scales up in Nigeria

Implemented on January 1, 2021, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is considered the foundation for enhanced cross-continental trade in Africa. Signed by 54 countries, the agreement comprises the reduction of tariff and non-tariff barriers, the simplification of custom procedures, and the elimination of red tape with the aim of creating a single market […]

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Oct
2

Africa: Germany commits €100m for renewable energy

The German government will contribute €100 million to the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), affirming its commitment to efforts to tap Africa’s renewable energy potential and drive its transition to clean energy sources. The announcement came during the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy, held in New York on 24 […]

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Sep
29

Next TungaThon scheduled for October

African-Dutch outsourcing software development company Tunga announces the next edition of the TungaThon, a hackathon where teams of two to four African software developers collaborate online to submit a proposal to the jury. The proposal for this edition should provide an MVP that contributes to economic recovery from Covid-19. The TungaThon is planned for the […]

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Sep
27

Donors give US$138.1m to Education Cannot Wait

On the sidelines of this year’s United Nations General Assembly, public, private and philanthropic donors announced a total of US$138.1 million in new contributions to Education Cannot Wait (ECW). The new contributions come from: Germany (€50 million; approx. US$58.6 million); United States of America (US$37 million); European Union/European Commission (€25 million; approx. US$29.3 million); The […]

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Sep
22

African Data Centres’ new office in South Africa

Africa Data Centres, the only pan-African network of interconnected, carrier-and cloud-neutral data centres on the continent, has completed its new Johannesburg data centre, based in its Midrand Campus which is one of the largest in Africa.  This state-of-the-art facility, designed with the latest global standards is the ideal location for technology companies and enterprises to […]

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