• Ecobank welcomes entries for fintech challenge

    Saturday, February 22, 2020

    Ecobank Group, the pan-African banking group, is inviting African fintech entrepreneurs to enter the 3rd edition of  the Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The Fintech Challenge  gives African start-ups the opportunity to promote their fintech solutions, and potentially  partner with Ecobank to roll-out  their solutions across Ecobank’s 33 markets in Africa as well as France. Ecobank welcomes […]

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  • UK investors to visit Liberia in April

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    A three-day high-level trade and investment mission from the United Kingdom (UK) is scheduled for April 1-3 in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. The trade and investment event targets investors and showcases opportunities in Liberia to survey the country’s economy and identify ownership of enterprises to invest in the growing market economy. Supported by both the […]

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  • Barcelona to host Africa Energy Forum

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    The opening sessions of The 2020 Africa Energy Forum (AEF) on June 30 in Spain will be officiated by Chairwoman Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy, it has been announced. Mrs. Ogunbiyi said: “Africa is a region full of promise and economic opportunity. […]

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  • ECW starts huge programs in Ethiopia, Chad

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    In just one week, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), with the Governments of Ethiopia and Chad and implementing partners, launched two new multi-year resilience programs in Chad (7 February) and Ethiopia (14 February) with US$48 million in seed funding over three years to roll out crucial program activities and catalyse additional resources. The budgets for these […]

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  • Sweden’s foreign policy statement for 2020

    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Line presented the government’s Statement of Foreign Policy for 2020 to the parliament, the Riksdag on Wednesday. Below is the statement in full. Mr/Madam Speaker, Honourable Members, Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen, Sweden’s foreign policy is conducted with the aim of creating security in our country and around […]

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Jan
12

Margaret Award: African businesswomen can apply

The Digital Women’s Day (DWD) launches the call for applications for the Margaret Award, dedicated to business acceleration for women who change the world. Women entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs from Europe and Africa can apply up to February the 2nd. Created in 2013 by DWD and supported by Margaret Hamilton, the Margaret Award highlights big ideas and innovations from […]

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Jan
9

Liberia to put oil blocks on sale

The Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority has announced the launch of its next offshore licensing round, expected to commence in April 2020. Nine blocks will be on offer in the Harper basin, one of the last unexplored and undrilled regions offshore West Africa. Geophysical company TGS holds a range of multi-client data across this acreage to […]

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Jan
9

Boon for small and medium-sized African businesses

Africa’s leading Guarantee Institution, African Guarantee Fund (AGF) has received an additional USD 33M financing from German lender KfW Development Bank , in a move that will catapult AGF’s efforts to enable African small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to play their critical role in driving Africa’s economy. This new financing comes at a time […]

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Jan
7

EFLA outlines goals for 2020

The president of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has noted that the organization has lined up a set of goals that it hopes to meet in 2020. Mayango C. Arku, in a communication, named the goals as strengthening EFLA financially through dues payments from individual Liberians in the European Diaspora and member associations/ […]

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Jan
6

Essay contest for African college students

The African Organization for Standardization (ARSO), in partnership with AMC Group Africa, is hosting its Continental Essay Competition 2019/2020.  College students are invited to submit an essay to this contest. The competition’s theme is the “The role of standardization in resolving and addressing the socio-economic issues for the refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons and creating durable solutions […]

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Jan
3

Dangote got $4.3 billion richer last year

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, became $4.3 billion richer in 2019 as his fortune continued to grow on the back of investments in cement, flour and sugar. The 62-year-old Nigerian businessman and Africa’s most prominent industrialist ended the decade with a net worth of almost $15 billion, making him the 96th wealthiest man in the […]

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Jan
2

The Liberian Swedish Association in 2019

2019 was a successful year for the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) says its president David Ford. Below, Mr. Ford reflects on the year in a conversation with Nordic Africa News. What were the goals of the administration in your first year? Upon taking over the leadership of the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) on December 1, […]

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Jan
1

2019: The big year of tech investment in Africa

2019 was the year that dealmaking on the continent got serious. Very serious. In November alone, indeed one specific seven day period in November, investors announced over $400m for various fintechs on the continent, without a doubt the wildest week the sector has ever seen. And no, it wasn’t a flurry of announcements for modest rounds, but […]

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Dec
29

Liberia needs a heart transplant

By Alexander Redd INTRODUCTION We are witnessing a unique fractured time in our nation’s history. It is not our worst, but far from our best. Only together in oneness of spirit and heart that we will rebuild the trust we seem to have lost in each other. Our affection for the rule of law conflates […]

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Dec
29

Sweden: Violence among young couples

More needs to be done in Sweden to counter violence in young couples’ relationships. This is evidenced by a new report prepared by the Swedish Gender Equality Agency. The agency also notes that Sweden lacks sufficient knowledge of methods to prevent violence among children and young people, not least when it comes to boys and […]

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