• Language lessons of the 2014 Ebola epidemic

    Friday, August 17, 2018

    August 2014 was a scary time in West Africa. Ebola was spreading rapidly and the international community was waking up to a disaster that ultimately killed more than 11,000 people, writes Aimee Ansari. In the midst of the epidemic, UNICEF and Catholic Relief Services published ominous survey results: In Sierra Leone, one of the hardest-hit […]

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  • African players on target in Swedish football league

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    African players were on the scoring cards in the 17th round of the Swedish football premiership, Allsvenskan. Nigerian Moses Ogbu scored in the 65th minute to level for Sirius in a 3-2 victory over IFK Gothenburg while Kenyan Eric Omondi provided the lone goal for relegation-threatened Brommapojkarna in a 1-0 win over Orebro. Hacken collected […]

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  • Djibouti faces dark days ahead

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Djibouti has been landlocked Ethiopia’s only access to the sea and depends on port taxes paid by Ethiopia for most of its income and with the Eritrean ports of Massawa and Assab on the Red Sea about to open finds itself faced with losing most of the Ethiopian trade it has enjoyed a monopoly on […]

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  • Nestlé offers opportunities to African youth

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    The power of youth, their resourcefulness and ingenuity are strong contributing factors to the development of economies around the world. However, the majority of young people lack economic opportunities, which unfortunately leads to high levels of youth unemployment, underutilized talents and skills. A publication by the African Development Bank on Jobs for Youth in Africa […]

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  • ADV: A new Pan-African news agency is born

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    The African Daily Voice Group announced on Monday the launch of a new continental news agency: ADV (AfricanDailyVoice.com/en). Based in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, the multinational company specialized in content, and the media, has a newsroom in Casablanca (Morocco) and offers multilingual services (French, English, Arabic). “Information networks remain dominated in our countries by Western media. […]

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May
27

Liberia: Is that Emmanuel Shaw, again?

Is that Emmanuel Shaw, again? That was my reaction to a picture in which the French President Emmanuel Macron and Emmanuel Shaw were standing side by side and smiling. Both appeared as if they were former schoolmates meeting at a class reunion gathering. But this was not at a class reunion gathering. It was at […]

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May
26

Working to revive Gambia’s debt-crippled economy

Since taking office and discovering government coffers were largely empty, Adama Barrow’s administration has been sourcing for funds and working to resuscitate the debt-crippled economy of the Gambia. To support the new government, major international organisations have pledged 1.45 billion euros ($1.7 billion) to plug the financing deficit in the new government’s National Development Plan (NDP). The […]

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May
23

Nordic countries keen on 5G development

The Nordic countries have entered into new deepened cooperation on 5G. A declaration of intent was presented today laying out the Nordic countries’ vision. “The Nordic region is one of the most innovative regions in the world. The development of 5G is progressing quickly and the Nordic region will be at the fore of this […]

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May
22

Ecobank wins international award

Ecobank, a Pan-African financial institution, won the Best Digital Strategy Award at the Retail Banker International’s prestigious awards ceremony held at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London on May 10. Ecobank’s digital strategy leverages digitalisation for scale and ubiquity and is the key plank in its ambition to be the top consumer financial services franchise […]

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May
21

Nordic prime ministers meet this week

Nordic cooperation, current foreign and security policy issues and 5G are on the agenda as the Nordic prime ministers meet in Örnsköldsvik on 22–23 May. The informal prime ministers meeting is held annually as part of the extensive Nordic cooperation. Sweden is currently chair of Nordic cooperation and is hosting the meeting in Örnsköldsvik on […]

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May
17

Shaping change in a time of disruption

Before 1800, nearly everyone on the planet was poor. Royalty and large landowners were a small minority, and wealth was tied to land – those who controlled land, controlled much of the world’s wealth. Nearly everyone else lived in poverty. This was what society looked like for virtually the entire recorded history of humanity: Jim […]

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May
16

Liberian government accused of violating constitution

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) says President George Weah and his Coalition of Democratic Change (CDC) led government’s failure to provide adequate funding for the holding of the recently suspended senatorial by-elections in Montserrado and Bong Counties’ violates the Liberian Constitution and it undermines the country’s fledgling democracy. Liberia’s National Election […]

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May
15

Another victory for democracy in West Africa

Sierra Leone is the latest example of democracy taking root in West Africa, according to Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) head of research Victor Adetula, who calls recent elections in the region a success story. Sierra Leone has a new president. Opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People’s Party won a narrow victory […]

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May
12

ECOWAS seeks gender equality in peace processes

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), a Swedish agency for peace, security and development have, taken further steps to ensure gender equality in the region as well as increase the involvement of women in peace and security processes as stipulated by the United Nations […]

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May
7

Liberian legislators visit UK

  A seven-member delegation from Liberia’s House of Representatives will begin a week-long engagement with the British Parliament, key education and policy institutions beginning Monday, May 7.    The Liberian legislative delegation will hold discussions with their counterparts at the British Parliament in Westminster. Members of the delegation include Johnson Gwaikolo, Muna E. Pelham Youngblood […]

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