• $2 million donation to battle coronavirus in Africa

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Tuesday approved  $2 million in emergency assistance for the World Health Organization (WHO) to reinforce its capacity to help African countries contain the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its impacts. The grant, which is in response to an international appeal by the WHO, will be […]

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  • Sierra Leone reports first case of coronavirus

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of the Republic of Sierra Leone has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19 or coronavirus. Samples tested at the Military 34 Hospital, and two other accredited laboratories to detect the virus, in the capital Freetown turned out positive on the evening of 30 March 2020. The patient, a […]

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  • Swedish package for jobs and transition

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    The Swedish Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party are now presenting further measures to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on jobs and the economy in Sweden. The ongoing virus outbreak is having a major impact on the Swedish economy and many people have become, or risk becoming, unemployed. To alleviate the […]

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  • EFLA wants Liberians to heed advice of health workers

    Monday, March 30, 2020

    The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has called on Liberians at home and abroad, specifically Liberians in Europe, to heed the advice of health practitioners so as to prevent the Coronavirus from wreaking havoc in Liberia and other parts of the world. In a March 30 release, signed by Secretary General Francis Monnoh Mensah […]

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  • Bank launches $3 billion coronavirus fight in Africa

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.   The Fight Covid-19 Social bond, with a three-year maturity, garnered interest from central banks and official institutions, bank treasuries, and […]

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News

Feb
25

African scorers in opening round of Swedish Cup

There was a number of African goalscorers in the opening round of the Swedish Cup over the weekend. Guinean Kerfala Cissoko scored for Dalkurd in a 3-2 loss to Djurgarden while Nigeria’s Dudu Omagbemi grabbed a 77th minute consolation for Oskarshamn in a 4-1 drubbing by Orebro. Goals from Ghanaian Ebenezer Ofori and Eritrean Henok […]

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Feb
23

Zambian midfielder joins Swedish champions

Zambian international Emmanuel Banda has joined Swedish football champions Djurgarden on a three-year contract. Banda lastly featured for Belgian club KV Oostende. On its website, the Swedish side noted that it has had the 22-year-old midfielder in its sights for a while and was satisfied with his trial with the club on a trip to […]

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Feb
22

Ecobank welcomes entries for fintech challenge

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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Feb
20

UK investors to visit Liberia in April

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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Feb
18

Barcelona to host Africa Energy Forum

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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Feb
17

ECW starts huge programs in Ethiopia, Chad

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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Feb
13

Sweden’s foreign policy statement for 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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Feb
12

Liberia: Make early childhood education compulsory

A US-based social work professional has called for early childhood education to be made compulsory in the West African nation of Liberia. Massa Dopoh’s call was contained in the pages of a book, she authored recently, which looks at early childhood education in the country.  Early Childhood Education (ECE)  as a compulsory education, she notes, will […]

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Feb
12

Children fight wildlife crime, stand up for girls’ rights

100,000 children – a whole generation– in and around the national parks Gonarezhou in Zimbabwe and Limpopo in Mozambique are being educated through the Peace & Changemaker Generation project, as changemakers who can take a stand against wildlife crime, and for girls’ rights in their communities. The project is a partnership between the World’s Children’s […]

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Feb
10

African leaders want to end malnutrition by 2025

African countries have made progress toward eradicating malnutrition and stunting but need to do more to hit United Nations malnutrition targets by 2025. This was the main message of a meeting that took place during the 33rd African Union Summit. Speakers at a meeting of the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) included the heads of […]

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