• Cote d’Ivoire joins Arab-Africa trade program

    Wednesday, May 15, 2024

    The Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB) General Secretariat has announced the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire ( Ivory Coast) as a new member of the program. This strategic addition marks a significant step towards enhancing trade, economic cooperation, and regional integration between Africa and the Arab world. The AATB program has been very active in […]

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  • Harnessing gas to boost economic development

    Sunday, May 12, 2024

    Many African countries are harnessing gas and other cleaner and greener energies to drive their industrialization journey. African countries including Ghana and Nigeria are investing in gas infrastructure and promoting its utilization, and by extension are addressing energy poverty and environmental challenges. The Minister of Energy for Ghana Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who recently confirmed […]

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  • AWIEF celebrates decade of women’s entrepreneurship

    Monday, May 6, 2024

    Celebrating a decade of impact, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces the AWIEF2024 Conference and Awards. This milestone event is scheduled for the 28th and 29th of November at South Africa’s Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), under the theme “Future for All: Collaborate for Growth. Solve Inequity. Act on Climate”. The AWIEF2024 conference will […]

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  • Liberia: Joseph Boakai, a president in need of help

    Sunday, May 5, 2024

    By Seltue Karweaye  Liberian President Joseph Nyumah Boakai has clocked 100 days in office. He took the oath of office on January 22. Commentators, analysts, political observers and politicians have busied themselves dissecting the president’s performance in office, particularly his major decisions and policy options. Many have also commented on the achievements recorded and the […]

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  • Adesina talks Sustainable Development Goals

    Monday, April 29, 2024

    African Development Bank Group President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina has emphasized the critical need for significantly increased financing to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Speaking at the Islamic Development Bank’s 50th anniversary celebrations in Riyadh, he highlighted a growing annual financial shortfall of $4 trillion, a gap that threatens to derail efforts to achieve the […]

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News

Nov
21

Sweden scales up support to civilians in Sudan

Through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Sweden is providing an additional SEK 149 million to the civilian population in Sudan. This support will help meet growing humanitarian needs resulting from the armed conflict that broke out in April this year. Parts of the support will also go towards food security and protection of […]

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Nov
19

A delicate balance of Liberian political ballet

By Alexander Redd, Th.D The recent presidential runoff race between the incumbent President George M. Weah and formidable contender Joseph N. Boakai has indelibly influenced the nation’s political fabric and psyche. The presidential race was full of strategic tactics, betrayals and a touch of dishonesty, creating uncertainty around the country’s future. However, the peaceful environment […]

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Nov
17

Africa: Political will needed to industrialize

African countries need to show stronger political will to advance industrialization, including the adoption of new policies to promote improved productivity and harness the potential of a growing youth population, delegates attending the 2023 African Economic Conference heard. The three-day conference opened in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Wednesday under the theme “Imperatives for […]

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Nov
15

Sweden re-introduces internal border control

Sweden has re-introduced border control at its internal borders from November 12 to May 11 next year. The decision is based on the Swedish Government’s assessment that there is a serious threat to public order and internal security. Sweden is facing a deteriorating security situation with several simultaneous threats to internal security. In August 2023, […]

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Nov
15

BAL, Afreximbank team up on capacity building

Basketball Africa League (BAL) and African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) yesterday celebrated their collaboration during a ceremonial signing event in conjunction with the third Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) in Cairo, Egypt. BAL and African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will work together on the implementation of capacity building initiatives as well as investment promotion activities for the advancement of sports and related […]

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Nov
13

Book review: Cultivating Liberia’s national pride

By Alexander L. Redd Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be genuinely proud of your country? Have you ever felt a deep sense of patriotism? Let me take you on a thrilling journey to the heart of Liberia, a country filled with struggles, victories, and a strong desire for freedom. Welcome to […]

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Nov
13

Popay recognized for its work on payroll solutions

Popay, a leading Pan-African payroll solution provider, has been recognized as a Global Aspirant in the Everest Peak Group Matrix Assessment Report 2023 for Multi-Country Payroll Solutions. The report assesses the capabilities and performance of payroll solution providers on a global scale and positions them as Leaders, Major Contenders, and Aspirants based on their performance.  […]

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Nov
8

Africa highlights food and nutrition security

African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN), a platform for high-level political engagement to advance nutrition in Africa, has joined two crucial forums for advancing policy dialogue on agriculture and nutrition in Africa. ALN representatives attended the commemoration of the 14th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS) and 19th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) Partnership Platform (PP). These platforms […]

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Nov
8

Nigeria joins Africa-Arab trade program

The general secretariat of The Arab-Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program, a multi-donor, Inter-regional program, announces the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s official membership in the AATB Program. This pivotal development marks a significant step towards advancing trade and to strengthen economic ties among Arab and African countries.  An essential element of the AATB Program is to […]

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Nov
4

Africa: Tourism could create 18 million jobs

At its global summit in Kigali this week, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in collaboration with VFS Global, revealed that the African travel & tourism sector could add US$168b to the continent’s economy and create over 18 million new jobs. According to the report, ‘Unlocking Opportunities for Travel & Tourism Growth in Africa’, […]

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