• Sheroes active in Liberia during pandemic lockdown

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    By Nvasekie Konneh Kim Poole is a true believer in Pan Africanism. Though born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, she travels more frequently to countries in Africa, planting the seeds for the SHEROES Sisterhood. Poole founded SHEROES Sisterhood in 2016 and officially launched the organization in Liberia on July 26, 2018 in collaboration with […]

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  • Strategic vision and results transforming Africa

    Sunday, May 31, 2020

    For the past ten years, Africa has recorded some of the world’s strongest rates of economic growth. At the same time, many African economies continue to function at well below their full potential. Structural transformation is needed to create more jobs, reduce poverty and accomplish sustainable development objectives. The African Development Bank’s High 5 priority […]

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  • Declining trends in global peace operations

    Friday, May 29, 2020

    While the number of United Nations and non-UN multilateral peace operations increased slightly in 2019, the number of personnel deployed in them decreased, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Although sub-Saharan Africa maintained the highest number of operations and personnel, two new operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) […]

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  • Liberia: State of emergency and freedom of expression

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    By Atty. Urias Teh Pour The surge of the global COVID-19 pandemic has provided compelling reason for states to impose restrictive measures, some in the form of health protocols to beat back the spread of the deadly disease. These measures have provoked debate, essentially around the nature and scope of these restrictions vis a vis […]

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  • Integration is relevant for African economies

    Sunday, May 24, 2020

    The second Africa Regional Integration Index (APII 2019) was launched Friday by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC), with a call to action to African economies to deepen their integration. The 2019 Index, which builds on the first edition published in 2016, provides up-to-date data […]

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News

Mar
15

Norway closes border to foreign nationals

The Norwegian Government has announced the closure of Norway’s border to foreign nationals who lack a residence permit in Norway. They will be turned away at the border under provisions of a Norwegian law relating to the control of communicable diseases. Temporary entry and exit controls will also be introduced at the internal Schengen border. […]

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Mar
13

Coronavirus: Sweden bans public gatherings, events

On 11 March, the Swedish Government adopted an ordinance on a prohibition against holding public gatherings and events. What does this decision mean? The Government is making use of the possibility in the Public Order Act (Chapter 2, Section 15) to prohibit public gatherings and events if this is necessary to combat an epidemic. The […]

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Mar
11

Sierra Leonean arrested on Liberian war crime charges

A Sierra Leonean national, Gibril Massaquoi, was arrested on Tuesday in Tampere, Finland, by the Finnish police who suspect that he committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in Liberia between 1999 and 2003. The crimes he allegedly committed include homicide, sexual violence, and the recruitment and use of child soldiers. Gibril Massaquoi was in the […]

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Mar
10

Facebook program open to African community leaders

Facebook has announced the launch of its Community Accelerator program which will be available in the following countries across South Saharan Africa: South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.   An evolution of the Facebook Community Leadership Program (FCLP), this six-month accelerator program provides training, mentorship and funding to help community leaders grow their communities. Up to $3 […]

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Mar
8

Sweden promotes long-term gender economic equality

The Swedish Government has appointed a commission for gender-equal lifetime earnings. The commission has been instructed to present proposals that aim to increase economic equality between women and men in Sweden in the long term. Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen said “Historically, Sweden has made major progress with regard to economic equality. “Despite this, […]

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Mar
6

WHO, UN Volunteers launch African women initiative

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa and the United Nations Volunteers have launched the Africa Young Women Health Champions, an initiative to recruit early to middle career women professionals across 47 countries in the African region.  The institutions will jointly hire around 100 young African women as national and international UN Volunteers. The recruitment will […]

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Mar
5

Dangote gives money to Nigeria’s coronavirus fight

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) on Monday pledged a whooping sum of N200million (about $547,000) to support current effort of the Nigerian government towards curbing the spread of Corona Virus or Covid-19 in the country. ADF’s intervention is considered the largest single donation by a corporate organization in the country to contain the spread of […]

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Mar
4

Coronavirus: Basketball Africa League postponed

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today postponed the league’s inaugural season, which had been scheduled to start on Friday, March 13 in Dakar, Senegal.  BAL President Amadou Gallo Fall said “Following the recommendation of the Senegalese government regarding the escalating health concerns related to the coronavirus, the BAL’s inaugural season will be postponed. I am disappointed […]

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Mar
4

Ghana to host World Tourism Conference

The Africa Tourism Association, in partnership with the Ghana Tourism Authority, will host the 2020 World Tourism Conference (WTC) in Accra, Ghana. The event, scheduled for October 12-16, will highlight the emerging business and investment opportunities across Africa’s tourism sector. It will show how tourism can be utilized as an engine for economic growth and job […]

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Mar
3

Two African hat-tricks in Swedish Cup

Nigerian Jordan Kadiri and Ghanaian Mamudo Moro scored three goals apiece for their clubs in the second round of the Swedish Cup last weekend. Kadiri, who now tops the scorers’ chart with four goals after two rounds, grabbed a hat-trick as Ostersund walloped Gais 4-0. The Nigerian struck twice in the first half before adding […]

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