• Diadora FC rallies support ahead of next football season

    Saturday, May 21, 2022

    The US-based president of Diadora FC, a Liberian football club, says the goal of the team is to play in the top league in the West African country. “We are going for the top, we want to see the team go for the top league,” Anthony Tokpa said recently in celebration of his team’s conquest […]

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  • Good news for African basketball fans

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022

    NBA Africa and KFC Africa On Tuesday announced a marketing partnership to collaborate on a number of promotions for basketball fans across eight countries on the continent: Botswana, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania. Through the partnership, KFC Africa and NBA Africa will launch co-branded product campaigns, limited-edition merchandise giveaways, and limited-edition KFC […]

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  • Egypt to host AWIEF in September

    Monday, May 16, 2022

    Egypt will host the 8th edition of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) conference and awards on September 26 – 27 in Cairo, the country’s Minister for International Cooperation Dr. Rania Al-Mashat has announced. The minister made the announcement on last Tuesday at a joint press conference held by the International Cooperation Ministry, AWIEF […]

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  • Tourism: Africa to create 14 million new jobs

    Saturday, May 14, 2022

    The World Travel & Tourism Council’s latest Economic Impact Report (EIR) reveals the African Travel & Tourism sector is expected to create almost 14 million new jobs over the next decade. The positive forecast from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which shows an average of 1.4 million new jobs every year, also reveals […]

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  • Sweeping corruption with a broom: The Gongloe effect

    Thursday, May 12, 2022

    By Seltue Karweaye When the  Charles Taylor regime in Liberia  (1997-2003) was facing collapse, the Liberia elite, backed and advised by local and international forces, prepared the ground for a transition to a democratic regime. The various presidents, from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to George Weah today, have run corrupt regimes, doing nothing to alleviate the […]

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Jan
4

FIFA 2021 awards coming up

FIFA has announced the finalists for the FIFA Puskás Award. The prize is given to the player judged to have scored the most aesthetically pleasing goal, regardless of the competition in which it took place and the player’s gender or nationality. Who will succeed 2020 recipient Son Heung-min in claiming the coveted crown? The voting process for […]

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Jan
1

Funding opportunity for African businesses

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading philanthropy empowering young African entrepreneurs across all 54 African countries, has opened applications for the 2022 TEF Entrepreneurship Program on TEFConnect.  African entrepreneurs with business ideas or existing businesses under five years are encouraged to apply now for $5000 seed capital, mentorship, business management training and more on the […]

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Dec
30

Finland increases support to ICC fund for victims

Finland has increased its support to victims of the most serious crimes of international concern. The Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court (ICC) assists victims of the most serious crimes of international concern and human rights violations, including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, Finland’s support will be targeted at providing […]

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Dec
26

UNWTO points to greener tourism

Innovation, youth empowerment and tourism and rural development took center stage during the last day of the recent general assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid, Spain. With the opening days of the most important meeting in global tourism focused on UNWTO’s response to the impacts of the pandemic and uniting Members […]

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Dec
23

Sweden: More measures to stop Covid transmission

On December 23 more infection control measures were introduced by the Swedish Government. This is due to the increased community transmission of COVID-19 and the increased burden on health and medical care services. Measures being introduced on December 23 Indoor public gatherings and events with more than 20 participants may only have a seated audience […]

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Dec
20

Money transfer platforms increase business in Africa

International cash payments platform Pipit Global and pan-African payments company Cellulant have extended their partnership agreement to now include eighteen countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The partnership will see the companies providing both Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) payments services to existing and emergent financial institutions, eCommerce merchants, billers and billing platforms, […]

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Dec
16

TUNGA highlights salaries of African software developers

Developer salaries are a hot topic worldwide. That said: hardly any attention is paid to the salaries on the African market. With the continent as its natural habitat, Tunga decided to set the record straight. This Dutch IT staff augmentation provider is on a mission to unleash Africa’s tech talent. With a fast-growing developer pool […]

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Dec
16

Sweden introduces more Covid control measures

The Swedish government has introduced further COVID-19 infection control measures due to increased transmission rates and somewhat growing pressure on health care services. The government also wants to reintroduce further support and compensation to reduce community transmission. Furthermore, the government is presenting a plan for business support that may be reintroduced if stricter social restrictions […]

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Dec
12

Gongloe is best suited for Liberian presidency

By Seltue Karweaye Liberia is a nation-state cursed with bad leadership. The bulk of the problems the country is facing today can be tied to its crop of leaders. The criticism and activism of some notable Liberian activists and critics have not translated into a sense to lead for change or a need to rise […]

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Dec
11

UNWTO speaks against Covid travel restrictions

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) of the United Nations calls out against the introduction of blanket restrictions on travel, as witnessed in recent days. This call echoes the concerns raised by UNWTO Members during the 24th UNWTO General Assembly (30 November–3 December). Countries from all global regions expressed their solidarity with Southern African states, calling for […]

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