• SGI Dubai 2019: Driving digital signage in Africa

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

      With the advancement in display technologies, the evolution of LCD, LED, OLED, and super AMOLED, Africa’s digital signage industry is set to grow leaps and bounds.  Several countries in Africa are looking at expanding their retail infrastructure, the healthcare and also the hospitality industries, which in turn will require the latest in digital signage. […]

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  • Bambwa: an African investment opportunity

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    Sweden-based Bambwa Group, a firm that “invests and supports Nordic and African growth companies to scale across West and East Africa”, is opening up to new investors. According to info released on Facebook, Bambwa Group is staging presentations in Stockholm, the Swedish capital on December 13 and 17.  The one-hour event will begin at 4pm […]

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  • YAS!: A platform for young African entrepreneurs

    Saturday, December 8, 2018

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Accenture announced the launch of YAS! (Youth for Africa and Sustainable Development Goals), a pan-African entrepreneurship portal-platform with a two-day program in Lagos, Nigeria. The portal-platform addresses four main pillars of the entrepreneurship ecosystem: Information, Mentorship, Funding and Network. “Africa’s entrepreneurial space is advancing rapidly – however, success […]

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  • Liberia, UK sign maritime agreement

    Friday, December 7, 2018

    The Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) have signed an agreement that, among others, strengthens Liberia’s role as a leading and competitive maritime nation. The Agreement for Cooperation was finalised by the two institutions on the margins of the recent 121st session of the World Maritime Organization (WMO) in London. […]

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  • Kipoche, Ibarguen are IAAF Athletes of the Year

    Thursday, December 6, 2018

    Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian long jumper Caterine Ibarguen were named International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Male and Female Athlete of the Year at the federation’s end of year award ceremony here on Tuesday. Kipchoge won the Berlin Marathon in 2:01:39 in September, improving the previous world record by 1 minute and […]

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News

Nov
5

African jobs confab focuses on young entrepreneurs

Due to Africa’s growing population, every year a high number of young jobseekers enter a labour market which cannot provide a workplace for all. To create jobs for youth and foster a prosperous Africa, skills development and youth entrepreneurship are key. In order to address youth unemployment, more than 160 representatives of youth, business, investment, […]

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Nov
5

Human rights key to Norway’s foreign policy

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide’s opening address at a seminar on freedom of speech and freedom of the press – a collaboration between Fritt Ord, The Norwegian Union of Journalists, Article 19 and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ladies and gentlemen, On this day in 2013, the French journalists Ghislaine Verlon and […]

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Nov
3

China’s Alibaba launches trade platform in Rwanda

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma on Saturday witnessed the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between the Rwandan Government and Alibaba establishing an eWTP (electronic world trade platform) hub in Rwanda. The agreements are intended to strengthen cooperation in support of Rwanda’s economic development by promoting policy innovation, […]

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Nov
2

Africa: Kuwait announces $1m annual Al-Sumait Prize

The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah announced an initiative to the third African Arab Summit hosted by the State of Kuwait. This initiative described an annual award by Kuwait for the advancement of economic, social, human resources and infrastructure development in the African continent titled the “Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait Prize”, after a […]

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Nov
2

Quotas not enough to create gender equality

Gender quotas serve a purpose, but they are not enough to break down stereotypical gender roles. Real gender equality requires political will to achieve a general change of attitude in society, according to Heidi Hudson, guest professor at the Nordic Africa Institute in Sweden. Hudson’s research also casts a critical eye on success stories, such […]

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Oct
31

Speech: Mr. President, Liberians cannot wait

It is an honor and I am grateful for the opportunity we were given to speak to you on this special occasion. I am humbled by your preferment to serve as your keynote speaker tonight. I stand before you today, not only as a proud citizen of Lofa county; but also, a grandson of a […]

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Oct
30

Somalia’s security situation discussed at US roundtable

During the tenure of President Mohammed Farmajo, Somalia has developed a comprehensive transition plan for its security, undertaken reforms of the Somali National Army, and strengthened ties with regional and international security partners. This has been accompanied by a decline in Al Shabaab violence against citizens and the reopening of the Mogadishu Stadium to sporting […]

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Oct
29

RCCG holds Europe Prayer Summit in Sweden

The Redeemed Christian Church of God’s Europe Mainland Region 3 (EMR3) will host a Europe Prayer Summit on November 30 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Under the theme, Let The Rivers Flow, the event, which promises a night of prayers, praises and wonders, will be held at the Kortedala Forum in the Kortedala district of the city […]

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Oct
29

African football players win titles in Finland, Sweden

Four African players are proud winners of the Finnish football premiership, helping HJK Helsinki defend its title. HJK Helsinki crushed TPS 4-0 away on Saturday to retain the title with 78 points from 33 matches, 12 points above runner-up side RoPS. Ghanaian international midfielder Anthony Annan, his compatriot, attacker Evans Mensah and Nigerians, defender Faith […]

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Oct
27

US promotes Ghanaian trade and economic growth

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), on Wednesday, through the Trade Africa Learning Event, provided an opportunity for stakeholders to learn about the new tools, manuals and on-line portals that are boosting the exports of Ghanaian products, generating more income for citizens, and helping Ghana diversify its export base […]

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