• Sierra Leonean in court for Liberian war crimes

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    The trial of Sierra Leonean Gibril Massaquoi will begin on February 1 before the Pirkanmaa District Court in Finland and is expected to last for several months. This follows Monday’s indictment of Massaquoi by the Office of the Prosecutor on charges of aggravated war crimes, aggravated crimes against humanity and murders – which he allegedly […]

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  • Liberia: Crucial meeting on regional electricity

    Monday, January 25, 2021

    A senior level team headed by the general manager of TRANSCO CLSG will spearhead a crucial meeting in Monrovia, Liberia this week with contractors implementing the electricity project in Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG). The bi-annual meeting is within the framework of the implementation of the project as TRANSCO CLSG prepares to […]

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  • Putting Africa at the front of the Biden Administration

    Friday, January 22, 2021

    On Wednesday, U.S. President Joe Biden was sworn into office, ushering in a new administration, new foreign policy and a new approach to U.S. trade and investment in Africa. For its part, the Trump administration had not been short on growing U.S. private sector involvement in Africa, specifically under its trademark initiative, Prosper Africa. Designed […]

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  • Support for businesses affected by Covid closure

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    Businesses that are unable to operate as a result of a closure decision under Sweden’s new Pandemic Act will be able to receive financial support to cover their fixed costs during the closure. Up to 100 per cent of the costs will be reimbursed. The proposal is based on an agreement between the government, the […]

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  • Global March launches poll for women’s rights

    Monday, January 18, 2021

    Women’s March Global on Friday announced details of its fifth anniversary event as it takes it’s global mobilisation online due to continued concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic. On 21 January, the day women globally would normally march, Women’s March Global will open the ‘Global Count’, one of the largest global mapping polls ever conducted to […]

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News

Nov
13

Global commitment to strengthen gender equality

Under the theme “Development Banks as Actors for Change towards Gender Equality,” the African Development Bank’s Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society Vanessa Moungar joined high-level representatives from global financial institutions, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and UN Women in signing a joint declaration on gender equality to strengthen their commitment at all levels.The declaration […]

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Nov
10

COVID-19: Sweden extends measures for businesses

The Swedish government has announced that several measures taken to support Swedish jobs and businesses through the COVID-19 crisis will be extended. These include short-term lay-offs, deferral of tax payments, reorientation support and turnover-based support to sole traders. The proposals are based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal […]

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Nov
7

20 finalists for African businesswomen awards

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), a leading pan-African entrepreneurship and innovation non-profit, has announced the top finalists for the 2020 edition of its AWIEF Awards. The annual AWIEF Awards, through a nomination process, identifies and celebrates the best female entrepreneurs across multiple industries in Africa. Promoting and supporting excellence in entrepreneurship and […]

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Nov
5

Sweden reintroduces border controls

The Swedish government has decided to reintroduce controls at Sweden’s internal borders. Border controls will be imposed between November 12 until May 11 next year. Border controls will contribute to national security and help detect threats from potential perpetrators and prevent terrorist attacks. The government assesses that other measures are insufficient against the background of, among other […]

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Nov
4

Foreign investment vital to Africa’s economic growth

By NJ Ayuk Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, not all of the economic news in Africa has been negative. We continue to see promising developments. Look at Uganda’s oil and gas industry. Following multiple petroleum discoveries in Uganda’s Albertine Graben, foreign investments there have reached nearly $20 billion. The resulting projects include a refinery being built […]

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Nov
1

A Liberian school that really needs help

Gbanquelleh Town is a settlement in Bong County in central Liberia. It has a huge problem. And is begging for help. With more than 400 residents, Gbanquelleh has a school, if it can really be called that, with 78 students and just one teacher. The school also serves pupils from five neighboring towns in the […]

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Nov
1

Banding together is only way Africa will beat COVID-19

By Dr. John Nkengasong and African Union Commissioner Amira Elfadil Mohammed Elfadil) Everyone knows by now that due to a combination of leadership, environment, social ecology, demographics and as yet unknown biological and other factors, Africa has been spared the worst of the havoc that COVID-19 has wreaked on other parts of the globe and […]

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Oct
28

Egyptian entrepreneur wins Africa’s Anzisha Prize

With a pool of talented finalists from more than 15 African countries, the 2020 Anzisha Prize – the premier award for Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs – goes to Alaa Moatamed, a  young female entrepreneur whose venture provides business owners with an affordable and convenient delivery service for customers. EdTech entrepreneur Matina Razafimahefa, 22, from Madagascar emerged as […]

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Oct
26

Ghana gets $785 million in foreign investment

Ghana has recorded total investments of US$869.47 million, with total foreign direct investment (FDI) value amounting to US$785.62 million between January to June 2020 as FDI inflow showed rare strength in the final moments of the second quarter of the year, undeterred by the Covid-19 pandemic. The total FDI of US$785.62 million represents investment recorded […]

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Oct
24

Project to develop surf tourism in Liberia

One of the main attractions of Liberia is its coastal tourism product. In recent years, several initiatives have been undertaken to develop and diversify Liberia’s tourism product, based on the country’s natural and cultural heritage. In particular, surf tourism has been identified as a niche market that has a high growth potential in the country, […]

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