• 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

Nov
26

A reason for Liberia’s tough economic situation

In the not-so-distant past, seemingly every other vehicle on Liberia’s roads was a white 4×4 with “UN” emblazoned in large black letters on its side. First deployed in 2003, the United Nations Mission in Liberia maintained a highly visible presence in the country for 15 years as it reeled from back-to-back civil wars that were […]

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Nov
24

Norway fights deadly non-communicable diseases

The Norwegian Government on Friday launched a milestone “Better Health, Better Lives” strategy to combat deadly non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as part of its international development assistance. NCDs cause some 70% of deaths worldwide and are now a major, growing cause of illness and premature death in low- and middle income countries. “We cannot eradicate poverty […]

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Nov
23

Liberian business forum in London on December 5

Key British and Liberian private and public sectors’ actors are expected to meet in London, the United Kingdom (UK) on December 5 to identify areas and prospects towards expanding the reach of British businesses in Liberia. The UK-Liberia High-Level Business Forum is a product of sustained efforts that seeks to advance trade and international development […]

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Nov
22

African youth must drive the change they desire

Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has declared that youth are the only drivers for the transformational changes needed to change the status quo. Speaking on Thursday at the 2019 SDGs Global Youth Summit Held in Accra, Ghana, Howard-Taylor opined that instead of just talking about changing the status quo, the youth are an indispensable part of what […]

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Nov
22

AWIEF: Include women in African free trade process

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Conference made history when it called for the economic empowerment of women to be linked to the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). The call was made at its annual gathering of leading women politicians, businesswomen and entrepreneurs on the continent in October at the Cape Town […]

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Nov
21

Gambian diaspora holds investment forum in Norway

The second edition of the Gambian Diaspora Investment Forum will be held this Sunday in Oslo, Norway. Information provided by the organizers, Norway-based Gambian House, notes that prominent Gambians from home and the diaspora, including entrepreneurs and public officials, will participate in the event,   The forum will climax with the launch of the Nordic Gambian Diaspora […]

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Nov
20

African entrepreneurs please note

France is inviting 1,000 African entrepreneurs to the city of Bordeaux to present their solutions at The City of Solutions, a show dedicated to projects and solutions for sustainable cities and territories to be held during the 28th edition of the Africa-France Summit in June next year.  Applications are open until January 31.  The selection […]

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Nov
19

Poor Ethiopian families to benefit from $451m project

Half a million of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable families are set to benefit from a new US$451 million project to increase their resilience to climate shocks in the country’s poorest regions. For more than two decades, climate change has placed a major stress on the Ethiopian economy and on people’s livelihoods. Most of the population of […]

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Nov
19

Liberia: Vice President speaks at ECOWAS nutrition forum

I am grateful to the Almighty God, for journey mercies which allowed all delegates to arrive here safely in Monrovia for this FORUM; and for granting the opportunity and atmosphere of peace under which we sit today. To HIM alone belongs all GLORY. It is a pleasing duty today, on behalf of the President, H. […]

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Nov
18

Africa has all ingredients for a new era of success

By NJ Ayuk If you follow news about Africa, it’s easy to find disheartening headlines about the continent’s struggles. But those stories do not paint a complete picture. Every day, I read encouraging news about African entrepreneurs and business leaders who are making a positive impact.  A few examples: Kola Karim’s Shoreline Natural Resources has […]

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