• Africa is the key to global food security

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the president of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said during his Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered on World Food Day. The laureate also called for land tax for unused agricultural land […]

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  • The Swedish government’s climate initiatives

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Sweden is to become one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare nations, and the Government is now implementing the largest initiatives on climate and the environment in modern times. Three years into the Government’s electoral period, its initiatives have resulted in the introduction of a climate policy framework, a changeover in the transport sector from […]

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  • Africa: Hotel sector presents new opportunities

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    The hotel sector in Sub-Saharan Africa has evolved during the past decade due to high demand growth, entrance of new global brands and increasing supply in major markets. This is the overview presented by Xander Nijnens, Executive Vice-President, Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL Sub-Saharan Africa at the the 2017 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in […]

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  • Global forum on economic development this week

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    The City of Praia (Cape Verde) will host the 4th World Forum on Local Economic Development (LED), from October 17-20. Over 1,500 participants from 120 countries are expected to attend the meeting organized by UNDP (United Nations Development Program); UCLG (United Cities and Local Government); ILO (International Labor Organization); FAMSI (The Andalusian Fund of Municipalities […]

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  • World Bank: Crisis in global education

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Millions of young students in low and middle-income countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to educate them to succeed in life. Warning of ‘a learning crisis’ in global education, a new Bank report said schooling without learning was not just […]

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News

Jun
21

Liberia needs new generation of visionary leaders

The legendary United States leader, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was correct when he wrote: “It is time for a new generation of leadership to cope with new problems and new opportunities.” Edmund Zar-Zar Bargblor writes. His words still ring true today in contemporary times. Liberia’s new generation of leaders need to address the issues and problems […]

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Jun
19

Sweden, Botswana leaders hold talks in Stockholm

  Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Botswana President Ian Khama held bilateral talks on Monday in the Swedish capital, Stockholm. The talks were characterised by the good relations that have existed between the two countries since Botswana gained its independence fifty years ago.                                  Botswana and Sweden share many values with respect to democracy and human […]

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Jun
16

Swedish Parliament passes climate framework policy

Sweden’s parliament, the Riksdag, has passed a climate policy framework for the country. The Climate Act and new climate goals will give Sweden an ambitious, long-term and stable climate policy. The Climate Act will enter into force on 1 January 2018. On 14 March, the Swedish Government presented a bill on a climate policy framework. […]

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Jun
13

World unites to save the oceans

The Ocean Conference, co-chaired by Sweden and Fiji, concluded after an intensive week at the United Nations in New York. On 9 June, the countries of the world agreed on the Call for Action, confirming the political momentum that has been established to save the oceans.   “For the first time, the full range of ocean […]

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Jun
11

Cllr. Brumskine’s speech at Liberty Party convention

  Yesterday I greeted the news with humility and a deep and abiding sense of joy, that you have once again placed my name in nomination as the Standard Bearer of our great party, and for the presidency of the Republic of Liberia. Today I stand before God and within the hearing of our entire […]

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Jun
8

Canada is new safe haven for stolen African money

An investigation by African Arguments has found that politically-exposed African nationals hold Canadian real estate worth several millions of dollars. The study, conducted in partnership with the Journal de Montréal and Le Monde Afrique, reveals over a dozen individuals who have invested nearly $26 million in Canadian real estate, often without a mortgage. The source […]

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Jun
6

Next Einstein Forum launches 1st ever Africa Science Week

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, today, June 6 announces the launch of NEF Africa Science Week in 13 African countries throughout June 2017. NEF Ambassadors, local science and technology champions, together with support of local academic, public and private sector […]

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Jun
6

Chawinga: A Malawian goal machine in Sweden

    Malawian female striker Tabitha Chawinga is the hottest player in Sweden’s topmost female football league, the Damallsvenskan.   After eight rounds of the current championship, the 21-year-old, who plays for Kvarnsveden IK, tops the scoring chart with 12 goals, three short of her tally last season. Chawinga has reached this far in style scoring seven […]

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Jun
4

Climate action and economic growth are linked

A few days ago, US President Donald Trump followed through on his threat to leave the Paris Agreement. A total of 147 countries have ratified the Agreement, which states that a global temperature rise will remain well below two degrees Celsius, and efforts will be made to limit it even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. […]

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May
31

Most countries not prepared for a pandemic

Despite progress made since the Zika and Ebola crises, a report released today by the International Working Group on Financing Preparedness (IWG), established by the World Bank, shows that most countries are not adequately prepared for a pandemic, and the world is still doing too little to finance recommended actions to strengthen pandemic preparedness.   […]

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