• OPEC fund to focus on low income countries

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    The highest policy-making body of the OPEC Fund for International (OFID), the Ministerial Council, held its 40th Annual Session in Vienna, Austria, and approved the general principles of OFID’s new Strategic Framework. The new strategy affirms OFID’s commitment to providing support to developing countries – especially low-income countries – in an increasingly complex and challenging […]

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  • Ghanaian team favorite to win Gothia Puma Trophy

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019

      Right to Dream from Ghana is back, playing for another gold medal in Gothia Puma Trophy in Sweden. And after the second day the future of the tournament looks bright, with two wins out of two for the boys from Ghana. Right to Dream is pleasing the crowd with their quick moving and cooperative […]

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  • President Weah says Liberia is open for business

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    “Liberia is hospitable and open for sincere business,” the country’s president has assured investors. President George Weah added that  “We are going to work with you sincerely and honestly”. Observing the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of Liberia and the joint Corporation of Fortescue Metals Group and Al Maktoum Company […]

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  • USA Convention: Bong Miners renew Philips’ mandate

    Monday, July 15, 2019

    During the recently-ended national convention, members of the Association of Bong Miners (ABM) in the diaspora decided to renew their confidence in the leadership of incumbent Benedict Philips, giving him a new two-year mandate. At an election held on Saturday, July 6 in Laurel, Maryland convention delegates handed Philips a landslide win over challenger Joshua […]

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  • A new website with key insights on African markets

    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) has announced the launch of a new website that delivers key insights into the burgeoning markets of Africa. Titled ‘Africa Gateway,’ the online portal acts as a rich knowledge resource designed to equip users with essential information on the most promising countries in the continent to do […]

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May
12

Book review: The Story of Nandi and Kadija

  Reviewed by Nvasekie N. Konneh Growing up as a young boy in Liberia, storytelling or listening to others telling stories was my favorite pastime. I looked forward to it under the moonlight or around the bright kerosene lamp in open space. One story that has stuck in my memory from those days is about […]

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May
8

Sweden: Buya Turay banging in goals for Djurgarden

Sierra Leonean international Mohammed Buya Turay has started the Swedish football premiership, Allsvenskan with a bang. The Djurgarden forward has scored five times in the last seven matches and is the championship’s second top scorer behind Sundsvall’s Linus Hallenius, who scored a goal more. Buya hit his 5th goal of the season over the weekend when he opened the […]

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May
8

Focus on rights of Africans with mental health problems

The events surrounding the Life Esidimeni tragedy, where 91 mental health patients died in the Gauteng province of South Africa while under government care, is a shocking reminder of the gap between the lawful rights and harsh realities of mental disorder sufferers in South Africa.   According to the WHO, nearly 14% of the global burden […]

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May
4

Liberia signs on to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Liberia is among the latest countries that have now signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).  Over 150 countries ( 37 from Africa) and international organizations have so far joined the Initiative. The BRI, previously the Silk […]

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May
3

Norway supports ebola response in DR Congo

Norway is providing NOK 7.8 million (about $896,000) to the efforts to tackle the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Norway has once again sent a team of specialist health personnel and three isolation units developed in Norway for the transport of patients with highly infectious diseases. Some 970 deaths have been […]

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May
3

Ethiopian PM wins Houphouet-Boigny Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has been named as laureate of the 2019 Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize for his actions and, in particular, for having been the instigator of a peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea. The jury also recognized Ali’s worthiness for the reforms undertaken to consolidate democracy and social cohesion. Finally, the jury considered […]

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May
2

African players keep scoring in Swedish football leagues

After a rather goal-shy 5th round in which there was just a single African goal (Senegalese Pape Diouf’s 65th minute goal for Kalmar in 1-1 draw against Gothenburg) in the Swedish premiership, Allsvenskan, African strikers improved their marks in the 6th round over the weekend. Nigerian forward John Igbarumah  and Ivorian Abdul Razak scored for […]

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May
2

President Weah commits to dialogue for peace, stability

Liberian President George Manneh Weah has said that he will continue to ensure regular dialogue and consultation with every Liberian, irrespective of political and ethnic affiliations. In a meeting with the country’s former Vice President Joseph Boakai on Wednesday, President Weah noted that this approach would be the hallmark of his administration towards moving the country […]

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Apr
30

Norwegian business delegation visits Benin

The managing director of the Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) has hailed the creation of new business relations with Benin. “With a 25-person strong delegation new business relations was created in Benin, says Eivind Fjeldstad. An audience with Benin’s President Patrice Talon kick-started the business mission that took place from April 2-5. NABA-member Jacobsen Elektro Group […]

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Apr
30

Green energy central to sustainable development

For many African governments facing numerous challenges, green energy solutions may not be at the top of their priority list. However, without a focus on clean energy the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals will be difficult to achieve in African countries, according to Sweden-based Nordic Africa Institute guest researcher Opeyemi Esther Akinyemi.   Many sub-Saharan African countries […]

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