• Norway names 10 African development partners

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Ten African countries are among the 16 chosen by Norway as development partners, according to a white paper released recently by the Norwegian government. Norway divides its development partnership into two categories.  Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana and Mali are placed in the first category for long-term development cooperation. Non African nations in the group […]

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  • Police chiefs join forces to fight organized crime

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    A groundbreaking agreement was adopted by the police chiefs of Central and West Africa in Kintélé, Brazzaville, on 14 June, boosting efforts to fight transnational threats across these regions. In the first agreement of its kind in Africa, the Central African Police Chiefs Committee (CAPCCO) and West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO) including Mauritania, signed […]

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  • Six nations compete in Rugby Africa Gold Cup

    Sunday, June 17, 2018

    The 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which doubles as a Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification tournament, began on Saturday as the top six teams in Africa, aside from South Africa, battle it out for a place at the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The Rugby Africa Gold Cup will be played in a round-robin […]

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  • This is what Weah must do to be a true ‘country giant’

    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    The US-based Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is urging Liberian President George Weah to create an Equal Fighting Chance Opportunity or EFCO scholarship fund in the amount of US $20 million by an act of legislation.   EMOL said the local scholarship project will motivate all children in all the 134 administrative districts, 73 electoral […]

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  • Africa needs a reliable maritime governance system

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    The African continent needs to work together on a country and regional level to put in place and, more crucially, implement a sustainable maritime governance system that will benefit the whole continent, concluded delegates at the first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF). ABEF 2018 took place in London on 8 June, to coincide with World […]

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Mar
20

South Africa to host major hotel conference in June

Across Africa, hotel investment is soaring with international brands making the continent their key focus for growth. But what does this mean for the industry? The Hospitality Leadership Forum brings together top international speakers and experts to consider the future. With hotel investment volumes across sub-Saharan Africa forecast to grow year on year between 10 […]

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Mar
19

Norway: Sam Johnson scores again for new club

Liberian attacker Sam Johnson has made a bright start in Norway, scoring twice in Valerenga’s first two matches in the country’s top football league. Johnson, who joined the Norwegian outfit from China’s Wuhan Zall in January, scored a 65th minute winner for Valerenga in a 2-1 victory over Odd on Sunday.  The 24-year-old Liberian international […]

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Mar
18

Africa meets to create single market

“I am once again honoured to address the Permanent Representatives’ Committee, the linchpin of the African Union, on the occasion of preparations for the Extraordinary Session of the AU Assembly convened for the purpose of executing the decision taken by our Heads of State and Government to lend a strong impetus to the implementation of […]

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Mar
16

Foreign Minister Wallström’s speech at Wikigap

Wikipedia is the world’s largest encyclopaedia. It is the website we automatically go to when we need information on virtually any topic. But there’s a problem. Like the rest of the world, Wikipedia is far from gender equal. There are four times more articles about men than there are about women. Four times. Nine out […]

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Mar
14

Electricity is crucial for socio-economic development

Renewable energy is not necessarily sustainable, if it fails to contribute to poverty reduction, quality education and better health, says Josephine Kaviti Musango, who conducts research on sustainable energy in African cities. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) guest researcher Josephine Kaviti Musango, is an associate professor in resource economics and system dynamics at Stellenbosch University in […]

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Mar
13

Sweden wants more voters for September elections

The Swedish government, through its Agency for Youth and Civil Society, has provided grants to 20 organizations for the sake of getting more people to vote during national elections scheduled for September. The money, a total of SEK 8.5m ($1.1m), will be spent on activities and information campaigns in areas, mostly with people of immigrant […]

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Mar
13

African ministers agree on tourism agenda

An African ministerial working meeting conveyed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during this year’s Berlin International Tourism Fair ITB (8 March) agreed to move ahead with a new ten-point UNWTO Agenda for Africa. The final document will be adopted at the UNWTO Commission meeting for Africa in Nigeria in June this year. Against the […]

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Mar
12

Entries sought for African Entrepreneurship Award

BMCE Bank of Africa is proud to announce the March 1st opening of the 4th edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award. The Award was announced by the bank’s President Othman Benjelloun in 2014 at the Marrakech Global Entrepreneurship Summit and illustrates BMCE Bank of Africa’s ambition to encourage entrepreneurship across borders in Africa by rewarding talent […]

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Mar
10

Liberian artists exhibit work in Paris

Two Liberian artists were selected among several others to represent Africa at International Women’s Day programs held Thursday at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. Sidibe A. Musa and Ellen Vaibah Zeze presented their paintings and drawings at the program showcasing artistic works that portray the activities and social and economic programs of women globally. […]

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Mar
8

UN Secretary General’s message for women’s day

We are at a pivotal moment for women’s rights. The historical and structural inequalities that have allowed oppression and discrimination to flourish are being exposed like never before. From Latin America to Europe to Asia, on social media, on film sets, on the factory floor and in the streets, women are calling for lasting change […]

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