• Diadora FC rallies support ahead of next football season

    Saturday, May 21, 2022

    The US-based president of Diadora FC, a Liberian football club, says the goal of the team is to play in the top league in the West African country. “We are going for the top, we want to see the team go for the top league,” Anthony Tokpa said recently in celebration of his team’s conquest […]

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  • Good news for African basketball fans

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022

    NBA Africa and KFC Africa On Tuesday announced a marketing partnership to collaborate on a number of promotions for basketball fans across eight countries on the continent: Botswana, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania. Through the partnership, KFC Africa and NBA Africa will launch co-branded product campaigns, limited-edition merchandise giveaways, and limited-edition KFC […]

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  • Egypt to host AWIEF in September

    Monday, May 16, 2022

    Egypt will host the 8th edition of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) conference and awards on September 26 – 27 in Cairo, the country’s Minister for International Cooperation Dr. Rania Al-Mashat has announced. The minister made the announcement on last Tuesday at a joint press conference held by the International Cooperation Ministry, AWIEF […]

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  • Tourism: Africa to create 14 million new jobs

    Saturday, May 14, 2022

    The World Travel & Tourism Council’s latest Economic Impact Report (EIR) reveals the African Travel & Tourism sector is expected to create almost 14 million new jobs over the next decade. The positive forecast from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which shows an average of 1.4 million new jobs every year, also reveals […]

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  • Sweeping corruption with a broom: The Gongloe effect

    Thursday, May 12, 2022

    By Seltue Karweaye When the  Charles Taylor regime in Liberia  (1997-2003) was facing collapse, the Liberia elite, backed and advised by local and international forces, prepared the ground for a transition to a democratic regime. The various presidents, from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to George Weah today, have run corrupt regimes, doing nothing to alleviate the […]

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Feb
27

African amusement industry to gain from DEAL 2022

African family entertainment centers, theme parks and waterparks operators will stand to gain from the upcoming DEAL 2022 as it will showcase some of the most innovative and creative entertainment concepts. The 28th edition of the show is scheduled to take place at the prestigious Dubai World Trade Center from March 28 to 30. Sharif […]

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Feb
25

IFAD: A call for solutions to address rural poverty

World leaders recently called for urgent and innovative investments to help rural communities in the world’s poorest countries adapt to climate change. Speaking in Rome, Italy at the opening of the annual Governing Council meeting attended by 177 Member States of the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), leaders specifically highlighted the vulnerability of […]

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Feb
21

Agreement to promote free movement of goods in Africa

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was last week signed between the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat and the World Customs Organisation (WCO), aimed at operationalizing the tariff schedules and ensuring additional free and efficient movement of goods in Africa. The MoU was signed in Brussels, Belgium by Wamkele Mene, Secretary-General of the AfCFTA […]

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Feb
18

Sweden: Foreign policy statement for 2022

Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde on Wednesday, February 16 presented the country’s 2022 Statement of Foreign Policy in the parliament, Riksdag. Below is the full text: Mr Speaker, Our security situation is serious. Russia’s increasingly confrontational rhetoric and military activities, both visible and covert, are unacceptable. The heightened Russian military presence at Ukraine’s […]

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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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