• Cote d’Ivoire joins Arab-Africa trade program

    Wednesday, May 15, 2024

    The Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB) General Secretariat has announced the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire ( Ivory Coast) as a new member of the program. This strategic addition marks a significant step towards enhancing trade, economic cooperation, and regional integration between Africa and the Arab world. The AATB program has been very active in […]

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  • Harnessing gas to boost economic development

    Sunday, May 12, 2024

    Many African countries are harnessing gas and other cleaner and greener energies to drive their industrialization journey. African countries including Ghana and Nigeria are investing in gas infrastructure and promoting its utilization, and by extension are addressing energy poverty and environmental challenges. The Minister of Energy for Ghana Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who recently confirmed […]

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  • AWIEF celebrates decade of women’s entrepreneurship

    Monday, May 6, 2024

    Celebrating a decade of impact, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces the AWIEF2024 Conference and Awards. This milestone event is scheduled for the 28th and 29th of November at South Africa’s Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), under the theme “Future for All: Collaborate for Growth. Solve Inequity. Act on Climate”. The AWIEF2024 conference will […]

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  • Liberia: Joseph Boakai, a president in need of help

    Sunday, May 5, 2024

    By Seltue Karweaye  Liberian President Joseph Nyumah Boakai has clocked 100 days in office. He took the oath of office on January 22. Commentators, analysts, political observers and politicians have busied themselves dissecting the president’s performance in office, particularly his major decisions and policy options. Many have also commented on the achievements recorded and the […]

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  • Adesina talks Sustainable Development Goals

    Monday, April 29, 2024

    African Development Bank Group President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina has emphasized the critical need for significantly increased financing to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Speaking at the Islamic Development Bank’s 50th anniversary celebrations in Riyadh, he highlighted a growing annual financial shortfall of $4 trillion, a gap that threatens to derail efforts to achieve the […]

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Feb
15

Why Africa needs to develop its own financing structures

Africa’s vast oil and natural gas resources represent a critical solution to the continent’s energy crisis and its unprecedented degree of energy poverty. With a population of over 600 million living without access to reliable electricity, and as global pressures increase to transition to cleaner energy sources, fossil fuel financing restrictions hinder the development of […]

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Feb
13

UN Report: Tourism vital for economic recovery this year

The important role that tourism will play in the recovery of national economies and global trade has been highlighted in the 2022 edition of the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report by the United Nations. Drawing on data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), WESP underlines the sector’s importance for the world economy and […]

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Feb
11

12 teams for Basketball Africa League this season

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) on Tuesday announced the top 12 club teams from 12 African countries that will compete in the 2022 BAL season, which will tip off Saturday, March 5 at the Dakar Arena in Dakar, Senegal, and will include stops in Cairo, Egypt and Kigali, Rwanda.  In the season opener, Senegal’s Dakar Université Club […]

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Feb
7

Sweden lifts ban on entry from EU/EEA countries

The Swedish Government decided on Monday to lift the entry ban to Sweden from the Nordic countries and other European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries. The decision, which comes into effect on Wednesday, February 9, was made at an extraordinary government meeting. As part of the continuing work to phase out the […]

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Feb
5

Africa Business Forum slated for Monday in Ethiopia

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will host, along with its partners, the flagship initiative, the Africa Business Forum (ABF), on Monday, February 7 on the margins of African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Bringing together heads of state with CEOs and other stakeholders, the focus of the Forum this year will be Transport – a sector […]

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Jan
31

Tourism increased in 2021

Global tourism experienced a four percent upturn in 2021, compared to 2020 (415 million versus 400 million). However, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) were still 72% below the pre-pandemic year of 2019, according to preliminary estimates by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). This follows on from 2020, the worst year on record for tourism, when […]

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Jan
27

Africa meets to discuss culture

The Regional Consultation on Cultural Policies for the African region will be held on January 31 and February 1. For two days, 47 ministers of culture are invited to meet online, with international and non-governmental organizations, with all the key actors of the Arts and Culture sector to discuss and present the voice of the […]

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Jan
25

Why is energy production waning in Africa?

The final frontier for oil and gas exploration, a range of untapped resources awaiting exploitation, and opportunities across the entire energy value chain all represent key components of Africa’s hydrocarbon market. For years, resource rich nations have been capitalizing on their resources, driving exploration and production alongside global players. Now, producing markets across the continent […]

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Jan
22

Gongloe is talking about food insecurity in Liberia

By Seltue Karweaye In a speech delivered in Nimba County during the launching of an agriculture project by the World Foundation International (WFI), Presidential candidate Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe stressed the significance of revamping the agriculture sector of Liberia with an emphasis on rice production to solve Liberia’s collective food insecurity problems. He appealed for Liberians […]

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Jan
20

Sweden amends Covid travel requirements

The Swedish Government on Tuesday decided to revert to the entry restrictions that applied prior to December 28 last year. This means that the specific requirement for a negative COVID-19 result from a test conducted within 48 hours of arrival no longer applies. This decision is based on a request from the Public Health Agency of […]

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