• COVID-19: Sweden extends temporary entry ban

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

    To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19, a temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force. The Swedish Government today decided to extend the entry ban until 22 December 2020. The COVID-19 virus is a matter of international concern that requires cross-border cooperation and coordinated measures. Today’s decision is […]

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  • More investment needed to end rural hunger, poverty

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    Ten African Heads of State have issued a strong call to other world leaders to increase their funding to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) or risk jeopardizing Sustainable Development Goal targets for eradicating poverty and hunger, particularly in Africa. “We share IFAD’s vision of vibrant rural communities where people live free from poverty […]

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  • Women group ends anti-rape campaign in central Liberia

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

    Women Empowerment Forum Liberia ended its anti-rape awareness campaign recently with a program in the central part of the West African country. Under the theme, Knowing The Danger of Rape, the program was held in Gbanquelleh Town located in the Sanoyea district of Bong County and was attended by people from the town and other […]

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  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

    Today, 17 October 2020 – On the International day for the eradication of poverty the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) expresses solidarity with hundreds of millions of people suffering under the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that 500 million more people will further slide into poverty due to the economic lockdowns imposed to contain the spread of […]

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  • Online tool to promote trade between African countries

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

    An online tool designed to help businessmen and businesswomen in Africa understand how best to trade between African countries came a step closer to becoming fully operational in August 2020 as a demonstration version came onstream. The African Trade Observatory (ATO) – a mechanism being implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC) to help the […]

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Jul
26

Leadership curse: A review of the Liberian legislature

By Seltue Karweaye For any society to prosper, it needs to have a government to run its affairs. The government helps to sustain the social contract that binds every member of the state. Thus, the price that is paid for a state to be prosperous is for it to have an established government that enforces […]

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Jul
25

Sahel: $20m to curb impact of COVID-19 on refugees

Public health, the well-being of refugees and the host communities in the Sahel are at the heart of the latest tripartite agreement between the African Development Bank (AfDB), UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the G5 Sahel signed Thursday. The agreement enables a critical $20 million COVID-19 response across the five countries of the Sahel […]

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Jul
23

God is Liberia’s hope for genuine recovery

By Alexander Redd Inherently, framers of the Liberian Constitution wholeheartedly proclaimed the birth and survival of the Republic of Liberia solely on the gracious reliance and guidance of the one and true Divine God (not many gods). For Christians, the Constitution’s Preamble that acknowledges and proclaims this reality, is the manifestation of fundamental principles and […]

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Jul
21

Webinar on German, African business relations

While Covid-19 has hit world markets very hard, African economies are showing more resilience than others. Out of the 37 countries escaping recession this year, 22 are Africans according to the IMF’s latest forecasts. Post Covid-19, Africa will remain the fastest growing region in the world, and one where a new world also means new […]

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Jul
19

Liberian orphans call for help

The proprietor of a Liberian orphanage is calling on philanthropist organizations to come to its aid. William Garblah who runs the Williams and Garblah Orphanage Home in Charlie Town in Grand Bassa County said as the number of coronavirus cases continue to go up in Liberia, he is finding it very challenging to meet the […]

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Jul
18

UN passes resolution on business and human rights

On 17 July, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution by consensus that will increase focus on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Norway headed the negotiation process leading up to the resolution. ʽWith this resolution, the Human Rights Council is sending a clear message to states […]

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Jul
16

Infrastructure is so much more than bricks and mortar

By Carl Manlan and Michael Mapstone Often when people speak about the need for infrastructure development in Africa, they are discussing bricks and mortar, improved physical structures such as transportation links, hospitals and schools. But creating a world in which the African continent can truly flourish and provide long term stability and growth for millions of people […]

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Jul
14

A chance for businesswomen in Nigeria, Malawi

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has launched a new initiative “Enterprise Development for Women-Owned Ventures in Green Energy” and is pleased to announce the call for applications for a Startup Incubator in Malawi and Nigeria. The 12-month program is funded by the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) and will support 70 women involved in […]

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Jul
12

Sweden: African film festival in October

The annual CinemAfrica film festival held in Sweden will be a wholly online affair to be staged in October. CinemAfrica film festival 2020 is a new and exciting concept, which is due to Covid-1. The organizers, Sweden-based CinemAfrica, will also collaborate with the online streaming platform Festivalscope to keep the film festival going through on […]

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Jul
10

Africa could experience economic growth next year

Africa’s economic growth could rebound in 2021, provided that governments manage the COVID-19 infection rate well, according to updated forecasts from the African Development Bank, released on Tuesday. In a comprehensive socio-economic assessment of the pandemic’s impact, the bank said growth was now projected to rebound to 3% in 2021 from -3.4% in the worst-case […]

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