• Soreide: Norway is a trusted partner of Africa

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    Excellencies, It is a pleasure to be invited to address the African Group today. I really appreciate that you are all taking the time, in what I know is a busy period in the UN calendar. Thank you especially to the Permanent Observer of the AU to the UN, Ambassador Mohammed, and Ambassador Baati of […]

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  • Liberian President Weah attends Paris peace forum

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah is in France to attend the Paris Peace Forum which begins formally on Tuesday. President Weah is also expected to hold bilateral discussions with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Monday. The meeting between the two leaders will take place on the back of a dinner at the l’Elysee […]

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  • Major African investment forum begins in South Africa

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    The 2019 Africa Investment Forum opened on Monday in Johannesburg, South Africa living up to its promise to move from commitment to action. A $500 million equity deal presented by the Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund last year, to speed up investments in agriculture, and a $175 million equity transaction from the Africa Guarantee Fund for […]

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  • Commonwealth ministers to remove barriers to justice

    Sunday, November 10, 2019

    Commonwealth law ministers have unanimously resolved to remove barriers to access to justice in their respective countries, and to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions by 2030. The biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting concluded on Thursday with a set of proposed actions to be taken at the national and Commonwealth […]

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  • Dangote Group, Togo sign $2 billion business deal

    Friday, November 8, 2019

    Dangote Industries and the Government of Togo have concluded an agreement to develop and transform Togolese phosphate into phosphate fertilizers for the West African sub-region in a bid to improve consumption of the product in Africa. With over two billion tonnes of phosphate reserves, Togo is one of the leading phosphate producers in Africa. By partnering […]

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News

Sep
24

Sweden to make it easier for foreign students to stay

The Swedish government will soon present a bill to the country’s parliament, Riksdag, containing proposals for new rules on residence permit for research and higher education studies. The proposals will implement the European Union’s ‘Students and Researchers Directive’. An important aim of the proposals is to attract more students, researchers and other highly qualified people […]

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Sep
24

Niger President to address global conference in Greece

Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou will serve as a keynote speaker of this year’s Rhodes Forum, the flagship global affairs conference of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC). The 17th Rhodes Forum – titled “Global (dis)order: Towards dialogue-based worldviews” – takes place on 11-12 October in Rhodes, Greece. President Issoufou will share an African perspective […]

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Sep
20

Sweden: More money to promote gender equality

The Swedish government has previously planned SEK 290 million ($ 29.8m) for the implementation of gender equality policy in 2020, of which the majority will go to measures to prevent and combat men’s violence against women and honour-related violence and oppression.  The government is now proposing an extra SEK 155 million ($15.9m). The investment is […]

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Sep
18

Norway funds school meals in Mali

Funding from Norway will be used to provide nutritious school meals to some 55 000 children in conflict-torn Mali. ‘Malnourished children have problems learning, no matter how good the teaching is. If children are given school meals, their parents are more likely to send them to school. This in turn helps to promote stability in […]

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Sep
17

Chapter backs members contesting ALJA elections

The Midwest Chapter of the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has agreed to support three of its active members who have all declared their intention to vie for various positions in the forthcoming ALJA general and presidential elections. Elections are expected take place on October 5 in the US. Those vying for […]

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Sep
16

Anzisha Prize names top 20 finalists

  After months of searching the African continent, The Anzisha Prize has unveiled its top twenty finalists for 2019. The winner will be announced at the ninth Anzisha Prize Forum on 22 October in Johannesburg, South Africa.   The Anzisha Prize, an African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation partnership, is dedicated to identifying, supporting and […]

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Sep
15

New report addresses issue of African jobs

Innovative thinking about Africa’s conventional employment issues is what marks the African Development Bank’s new policy research document “Creating Decent Jobs: Strategies, Policies, and Instruments,” participants heard at the report launch, held on September 12 in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast. The report elicited strong presentations and a lively debate during the event which took place […]

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Sep
12

Brenda Brewer Moore: Literacy is freedom

Please permit me to stand on the existing protocol in expressing how honored, and humbled I am by the invitation to speak on the occasion of the celebration of International Literacy Day. I will limit my remarks to three points drawn from the theme: Rethinking Literacy Development Through Multilingualism. The first point is that being […]

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Sep
11

UK agrees trade continuity with six African nations

The United Kingdom (UK) on Tuesday initialed an Economic Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique (SACU+M) that will allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit. This marks the end of formal trade discussions and the UK-SACU+M Economic Partnership Agreement will be subject to final checks before it is formally signed. The […]

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Sep
9

France: Liberian war crimes suspect released

A Liberian war crimes suspect known as Kunti K., who was in pre-trial detention in Paris, France on suspicion of crimes against humanity and torture, was released at the end of last week due to a procedural error. Kunti K., a former rebel commander, is subject to conditions of release, including being prohibited from leaving […]

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