• A new Africa-Europe alliance

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    On 12 September, on the occasion of his State of the Union Address, European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “Africa does not need charity, it needs true and fair partnership. And we, Europeans need this partnership just as much.” He added that “Today, we are proposing a new Alliance for Sustainable Investment and […]

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  • Top South African auction house to hold October sale

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Leading South African auction house, Aspire Art Auctions’ next sale on October 28 includes an important work by top contemporary artist William Kentridge – famous son of a famous father, Sidney Kentridge who defended Nelson Mandela in the infamous Treason Trial, thus saving his life. This moody drawing from the film, Stereoscope – Double Page, […]

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  • Zambia Rugby reaches out to females

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    The growth of rugby on the Africa continent has come as no surprise to many rugby followers across the continent due to the many programs being undertaken by various unions. Get Into Rugby Zambia Project Manager Tom Chaloba said that Zambia was not to be left behind in the race to increase the number of […]

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  • Gambian diaspora investment forum in Norway

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    The first edition of the Nordic Gambian Diaspora Investment Forum is expected to take place on October 7 at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. Ndey Jobarteh, chairperson of Gambia House, the event’s organizer, notes that the forum will bring together “our compatriots within the Nordic Countries to start a conversation […]

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  • Liberians should not cry for secularism

    Sunday, September 16, 2018

    It is bad enough that secularism is a growing problem in the Liberian culture. Given the rebellious spirit that is prevalent in our homeland, it frightens me when some of my friends downplay the relevance of religion in all strata of society. They debate that our country must entrust discussions of national interest to secularism; […]

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News

Jul
20

Global luxury house competition opens

millionairemansion.co.uk are opening their competition to win a 2.3 million pound UK mansion to participants around the world making it the first global luxury house competition. The country mansion is in Devon, England, two hours drive from London and only 25 minutes from the beautiful and historic Devonshire coast. The mansion comes with all the […]

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Jul
18

Ethiopian, Eritrean airspace opens after 20 years

The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) on Friday, July 13 partially opened the Ethio-Eritrean airspace that has been closed for any air transport for the past 20 years. When the Ethio-Eritrean border war broke out in May 1998 the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) closed the Ethio-Eritrean airspace upon the request of ECAA. Ethiopian Airlines […]

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Jul
17

President Weah speaks on state of Liberian economy

My Fellow Citizens, Our International Partners, Ladies and Gentlemen. Nearly six months ago, I was sworn in as President of the Republic of Liberia, following an historic election in which the majority of Liberians demanded change for hope. One week after my Inauguration, I was required to fulfill a constitutional mandate to report to the […]

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Jul
17

African e-commerce platform launched in Nigeria

Pan-Africa’s pioneer Business to Business (B2B) e-commerce platform for made in Africa products, AFRIMART, has officially taken off today, offering prospects of catapulting the otherwise less exploited intra-Africa trade to higher heights of growth. Afrimart is a one-stop-shop for all things African; the first Pan-African B2B-focused marketplace whose central aim is to create an infrastructure […]

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Jul
16

Prof. Gray: Africa cannot develop in isolation

China’s robust economic growth in the past decades of the country’s opening up based on principles and shared values, which has lifted hundreds of million of people out of extreme poverty, offers lessons for other regions, especially Africa to pay keen attention. China and Africa “have always belonged to a community of shared values and […]

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Jul
14

Sweden speaks on peace and security in Africa

National statement delivered by Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot Wallström on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Briefing on Peace and Security in Africa, 10 July 2018, New York. Ladies and gentlemen, Yesterday morning, the Deputy Secretary-General, the African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, and I arrived […]

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Jul
13

Not educating girls costs trillions of dollars

Limited educational opportunities for girls and barriers to completing 12 years of education cost countries between $15 trillion and $30 trillion in lost lifetime productivity and earnings, says a new World Bank report launched ahead of the July 12 United Nations Malala Day. According to Missed Opportunities: The High Cost of Not Educating Girls, less […]

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Jul
11

South Africa to host major oil conference

Africa Oil Week (AOW) has announced its program for the 25th Africa Oil Week conference, 5-9 November in Cape Town, South Africa. The event is spread across five days and promises to present a content and networking-rich summit programme featuring over 150 speakers from across the international oil and gas sector including industry leaders, 11 […]

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Jul
9

Sweden gives millions to global education fund

Children in war and conflict areas often miss all or part of their schooling, and without education, they risk exploitation in dangerous and low-paid jobs and to remain in poverty. Sida (Swedish International Development Coopration Agency) now initiates a collaboration with Education Cannot Wait, a fund focusing on education for children in war and conflict […]

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Jul
8

76 groups seek justice for war crimes in Liberia

The Liberian government should undertake fair and credible prosecutions of international crimes committed during its two civil wars, 76 Liberian, African, and international nongovernmental organizations said in a submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee released on July 5. The submission was made ahead of Liberia’s appearance before the committee, which monitors implementation of […]

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