• Donors give US$138.1m to Education Cannot Wait

    Monday, September 27, 2021

    On the sidelines of this year’s United Nations General Assembly, public, private and philanthropic donors announced a total of US$138.1 million in new contributions to Education Cannot Wait (ECW). The new contributions come from: Germany (€50 million; approx. US$58.6 million); United States of America (US$37 million); European Union/European Commission (€25 million; approx. US$29.3 million); The […]

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  • African Data Centres’ new office in South Africa

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    Africa Data Centres, the only pan-African network of interconnected, carrier-and cloud-neutral data centres on the continent, has completed its new Johannesburg data centre, based in its Midrand Campus which is one of the largest in Africa.  This state-of-the-art facility, designed with the latest global standards is the ideal location for technology companies and enterprises to […]

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  • Liberia: Plenty for the few, hunger for the majority

    Sunday, September 19, 2021

    By Seltue Karweaye A good proportion of young people today were taught from primary school that agriculture is the mainstay of the Liberian economy. Agricultural Science as a subject is part of our educational curriculum and therefore taught at all levels of education. Despite the constant emphasis on agriculture as a core aspect of the […]

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  • US: Bong Miners hold convention this weekend

    Friday, September 17, 2021

    Members of the US-based Association of Bong Miners in the Diaspora have gathered in Minnesota, Minneapolis to hold a national convention this weekend at which, among others, a new leadership will be elected. Festivities begin on Friday with arrivals and a meet and greet of convention attendees. Saturday will be much busier with a business […]

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  • Africa: Call to apply to Youth Adaptation Challenge

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have launched a call for applications for the first edition of the African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthAdapt) Challenge. The call encourages young entrepreneurs, innovators from micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and other youth-led and youth-owned enterprises in Africa, to implement solutions for […]

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Jun
12

USA: Bong Miners to hold elections in September

The Association of Bong Miners in the Diaspora will elect a new team of executives on Saturday, September 18 during its national convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the USA. the convention will be held from September 17 to 19. In a recent public message, the US-based Liberian organization’s national president Benedict Philips said “pursuant to our […]

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Jun
11

UK-Africa Forum to examine future of trade

Leading African policy makers and business leaders from the UK and Africa will convene on June 15 for Invest Africa’s digital UK-Africa Forum on trade, policy, and reform Invest Africa, a Pan-African business and investment platform, aims to build constructive dialogue between policy makers and business leaders from the UK and Africa during the forum. […]

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Jun
5

Essay competition for Swedish students

Students at Swedish colleges and universities can submit essays to the Gender Equality Authority and compete for SEK 25,000.  The competition runs until 31 August.  Essays must be written in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or English and in any discipline, and must have a clear connection to Sweden’s gender equality policy. “One of our basic assignments […]

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Jun
1

Uganda: Tunga hub for Kampala coding community

African-Dutch ICT company Tunga opened on May 27 her brand-new office in Kampala, Uganda. Tunga, founded in 2015, helps European and US companies meet their IT-needs through outsourcing and remote development by cooperating with Africa’s talent network.  The company is growing and so is the talent pool. The opening act of the Tunga Hub was performed by the Dutch Ambassador in Uganda H.E. […]

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May
30

Experts, others discuss climate change in Africa

Climate scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and leading African research institutions met virtually on May 26 and 27 to discuss climate change in Africa. The conference was held under the theme, The Work, Activities and Findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) —Significance and Implications for Africa. Scientists, academics, […]

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May
25

Sweden to host UN environmental conference

Sweden and Kenya today jointly presented a resolution for adoption by the UN General Assembly that lays the foundation for the international UN conference, ‘Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity’. Sweden will host Stockholm+50, to be held in its capital city, Stockholm on June 2–3 next year. […]

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May
24

Apply for 2021 Africa’s Business Heroes Competition

The “Africa’s Business Heroes” (ABH) prize competition will close applications for its third annual edition on June 7. Thousands of entrepreneurs from across Africa have already submitted their applications and are vying for a chance to become one of Africa’s Business Heroes. At a time when many businesses are reeling from the impact of Covid-19, […]

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May
18

Swiss court to give verdict in Liberian war crimes trial

The Swiss Federal Criminal Court announced today that the verdict in the war crimes trial of Liberian suspect Alieu Kosiah will be rendered on June 18.  Kosiah pleaded not guilty, and the federal prosecutor requested a 20-year prison sentence.  Kosiah, former ULIMO commander, stood trial in Bellinzona, Switzerland, for four weeks in December 2020 and […]

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May
17

Jump-starting Africa’s economic transformation

The African energy sector continues to solidify partnerships with German investors and technology with the aim of leading energy businesses from Germany, Europe and across the African continent. From upstream to downstream, Africa’s energy sector must accelerate its transition to net-zero, continue to adopt new technologies and start to embrace digitization and decentralization over the […]

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May
13

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize calls for nominations

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development in January called for nominations for its 2021 award in the Health category. Nominations for the US $1 million prize must be received by Al-Sumait’s Prize Office no later than June 30. Al-Sumait Prize, health category, is open to individuals and organizations delivering pioneering and high-impact contributions to solving […]

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