• Ethiopian, Eritrean airspace opens after 20 years

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    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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  • President Weah speaks on state of Liberian economy

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    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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  • African e-commerce platform launched in Nigeria

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    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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  • Prof. Gray: Africa cannot develop in isolation

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    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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  • Sweden speaks on peace and security in Africa

    Saturday, July 14, 2018

    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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May
1

Big African festival in Gothenburg this Saturday

The inaugural edition of the Afro-Svensk (or Afro-Swedish) Festival will be held this Saturday at the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city. A project of Skanafrik, an organization working to promote Africans in the country,  the festival, which begins at 1 pm, has lined up a full program intended, among others, […]

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Apr
30

Norway to ban child marriage

The Norwegian Government recently proposed to introduce an absolute minimum marriage age of 18 years. “We want to send a clear message, nationally as well as internationally, that we do not accept people under the age of 18 years getting married in Norway,” says Minister of Children and Equality, Linda Hofstad Helleland. The marriage age […]

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Apr
30

Tourists spent more in 2017

Virtually all source markets reported higher tourism spending in 2017, reflecting continued strong demand for international tourism across all world regions. Both emerging and advanced economies fuelled growth, led by the United States which spent US$ 12 billion more on travel abroad. China spent US$ 8 billion more, consolidating its leadership as the biggest spender […]

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Apr
26

Gambia’s road to democratic reform

Since the inauguration of Adama Barrow after 22 years of authoritarian rule, Gambia’s democratic reforms have benefited from political will, national ownership, and international backing. However, the country’s dark legacy continues to pose risks to the process. Little-known candidate Adama Barrow was sworn in as Gambia’s president in January 2017 after winning the presidential election […]

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Apr
24

Africans keep scoring in Swedish, Danish leagues

Sweden’s top football league, the Allsvenskan, is gradually picking up steam with African players banging in the goals in the 4th round. Maic Sema of DR Congo ancestry scored the only goal in the second half as Sundsvall collected a 1-0 win over Trelleborg on April 17 while Zimbabwean hitman Tino Kadewere blasted twice as […]

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Apr
23

Bong Miners to hold annual convention in US

The US-based Association of Bong Miners (ABM) will hold its annual convention in July in Charlotte, North Carolina. The three-day affair which will be staged from July 6th to the 8th is expected to bring together scores of Liberians residing in the US and elsewhere who formerly lived in the Liberian community of Bong Mines. […]

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Apr
23

George Weah writes: Don’t forget about Liberia

I grew up in the Gibraltar area of Clara Town, a slum in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Sport was my passport out of poverty. A combination of luck and hard work enabled me to make my improbable journey from the dusty football fields of Clara Town to glamorous stadiums in Europe. I played professional […]

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Apr
22

New platform opens for West African entrepreneurs

SuguLab, a complementary entrepreneurial service that will be offered to start-ups and Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) operating in West Africa, particularly Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Sénégal, has officially been launched. SuguLab will assist companies that are legally registered, that have a minimum of 2 years of existence and have an innovative business model with […]

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Apr
20

Liberian warlord gets 30 years in US prison

Mohammed Jabbateh, the Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah”, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison, culminating a landmark case in the United States and marking a long-overdue milestone for justice in Liberia. Thirty years is the maximum sentence he could have received and one of the longest prison sentences for immigration fraud in […]

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Apr
19

Minister Wallström’s speech at global gender forum

Excellencies, ministers, parliamentarians, activists, ladies and gentlemen, friends,  I stand on the sacrifices Of a million women before me Thinking What can I do to make this mountain taller So the women after me can see farther… These are the words of Indian-Canadian poet Rupi Kaur, a young woman with millions of followers. I thought […]

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