• Ecobank welcomes entries for fintech challenge

    Saturday, February 22, 2020

    Ecobank Group, the pan-African banking group, is inviting African fintech entrepreneurs to enter the 3rd edition of  the Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The Fintech Challenge  gives African start-ups the opportunity to promote their fintech solutions, and potentially  partner with Ecobank to roll-out  their solutions across Ecobank’s 33 markets in Africa as well as France. Ecobank welcomes […]

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  • UK investors to visit Liberia in April

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    A three-day high-level trade and investment mission from the United Kingdom (UK) is scheduled for April 1-3 in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. The trade and investment event targets investors and showcases opportunities in Liberia to survey the country’s economy and identify ownership of enterprises to invest in the growing market economy. Supported by both the […]

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  • Barcelona to host Africa Energy Forum

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    The opening sessions of The 2020 Africa Energy Forum (AEF) on June 30 in Spain will be officiated by Chairwoman Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy, it has been announced. Mrs. Ogunbiyi said: “Africa is a region full of promise and economic opportunity. […]

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  • ECW starts huge programs in Ethiopia, Chad

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    In just one week, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), with the Governments of Ethiopia and Chad and implementing partners, launched two new multi-year resilience programs in Chad (7 February) and Ethiopia (14 February) with US$48 million in seed funding over three years to roll out crucial program activities and catalyse additional resources. The budgets for these […]

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  • Sweden’s foreign policy statement for 2020

    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Line presented the government’s Statement of Foreign Policy for 2020 to the parliament, the Riksdag on Wednesday. Below is the statement in full. Mr/Madam Speaker, Honourable Members, Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen, Sweden’s foreign policy is conducted with the aim of creating security in our country and around […]

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News

Dec
6

Africa focuses on making its oceans healthier

Around the world, ocean-impact accelerators are emerging as societies start to realise the importance of focusing efforts and investments towards healthier oceans. The vibrant city of Cape Town is well positioned to lead this exciting revolution on the African continent for a number of reasons: it is strategically situated, virtually at the crossroads of three […]

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Dec
5

Liberian disapora conference this weekend in US

A major Liberian diaspora conference is slated for this weekend in the United States. The All Liberian Diaspora Conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Silverspring, Maryland. It will bring together several Liberian diaspora organizations to discuss issues like immigration protection, Liberia’s economic future, women and children, dual citizenship, war crimes in Liberia and the welfare […]

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Dec
5

Sweden appoints new UN ambassador

Sweden today appointed Ambassador Anna Karin Eneström as new Head of the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations (UN) in New York. Ms Eneström is currently Deputy Head of the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations. She has previously held the position of Director-General for Political Affairs at the Swedish Ministry […]

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Dec
4

Online sale of luxury brands to Africa

Lux Afrique Boutique (LAB)  is the first luxury online shopping platform that offers its VIP clients an opportunity to purchase and take delivery of luxury goods anywhere in Africa. Strong ambitions Historically, luxury brands have traditionally been associated with developed nations, as a result of this, it became common practice for both Ultra High Net […]

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Dec
3

Cummings will not back unlawful removal of Weah

A Liberian opposition politician has vowed that he “will never support a coup” or the “unconstitutional removal of a sitting president.” Alexander Cummings, political leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) said in a release that the clarification was not done out of ‘fear of arrest’ but to state that any allegation about a coup […]

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Dec
2

Delivering a safe, efficient African transport system

Hosted by Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Knowledge Forum of the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP, an international partnership) ended on November 29 after a week-long deep dive into what it will take to deliver safe, sustainable and efficient transport to the people of Africa. Held […]

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Dec
1

Sweden works against female genital mutilation

In December, the Swedish Gender Equality Agency is organizing a week-long gathering to inspire preventive work against genital mutilation of girls and women in Sweden. On December 6, professionals in the field will be invited to an open conference. About 40 national actors from civil society, public institutions and schools are expected to gather in Gothenburg, […]

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Nov
29

Liberian Ambassador: Government can’t do it alone

Liberia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom (UK) Gurly Teta Gibson–Schwarz has reminded Liberians residing in the UK that the Government of President George Manneh Weah cannot carry out national infrastructural and economic development agenda all alone. She said the government solicits Liberian communities worldwide to assist in efforts to improve the lives of Liberians at home. The […]

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Nov
28

Africa to double natural gas production by 2040

The African continent is set to increase its presence in the global energy sphere, more than doubling its natural gas production by 2040 and altering the global energy supply mix in the process. Africa will contribute as much as 9.2% to global natural gas production by 2040, resulting in an expansion from 255 billion cubic […]

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Nov
27

Calls to raise support to African businesswomen

Leaders from multilateral development banks, financial institutions and the private sector called on peers to dispel myths about women being too “high risk” for financing – and to offer more financial services for women in business to close the gender finance gap. “We know that women are a good bet. We know they pay back. […]

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