• 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

May
29

Sub-Saharan Africa makes strides in Education

The outlook for schooling in sub-Saharan Africa is more positive than it’s ever been, with the region having experienced a dramatic increase in access to all levels of education. According to Caerus Capital’s report, Business of education in Africa, sub-Saharan Africa has the best record of improvement of any region since the Millennium Development Goals […]

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May
28

Jämtin named head of Swedish development agency

The Swedish government has appointed Carin Jämtin as director general of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency(Sida). Jämtin has an extensive experience in development cooperation and served as Minister for International Development Cooperation from 2003 to 2006. Born in 1964, Jämtin has a long and solid experience in Swedish development cooperation, not least in the […]

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May
26

DR Congo ebola outbreak could spread

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo could spread to the neighbouring Central African Republic, where militia violence has forced thousands of people to flee across the border, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Two cases of the virus have been confirmed by the WHO in Congo’s remote northeastern Bas-Uele province […]

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May
25

Sweden: Saidi, Kasim push Norrby forward

  Nigerian striker Salisu Abdullahi Gero scored a 40-minute opener as Ostersund improved its position in Sweden’s premiership football championship (Allsvenskan) with a 2-1 victory over lowly-placed Kalmar in the 10th round.   Ostersund’s 4th win takes it to the 7th position with 15 points, six behind league leaders and defending champs Malmo.   Another African on the score sheet […]

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May
25

Transnational organized crime in Africa

The distinction between legitimate business and illicit activity is fluid in Africa due to the significant size of informal and unregulated trade on the continent. The rapid pace of globalization has allowed organized criminal groups to link up with international networks, expanding markets, access to new technologies, and improved methods of communication. According to the […]

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May
22

Liberian men meet to discuss gender equality

About 500 Liberian men, including lawmakers, policymakers, professionals, traditional and religious leaders, among others, are expected to attend an All Men Conference slated for Wednesday in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia. Under the theme: “Liberian Men; Stepping It Up for Gender Equality”, the conference is organised by the country’s Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in collaboration with the […]

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May
21

‘Fearless’ Ugandan lawyer awarded German Africa Prize

  Ugandan human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo has won the 2017 German Africa Prize.   In a statement, the German Africa Foundation which has awarded the prize since 1993, said Opiyo had been honored for his role in protecting peace, democracy, and human rights in the east African country. Opiyo, founder of the human rights […]

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May
17

Language of peace hard to find in Cameroon

A middle-aged man stands in front of a freshly covered grave, a flag tied around his neck. The flag has blue and white stripes and a white dove in its top left quadrant, but these are not the colours of any country recognised by the United Nations; Mbom Situs writes. That is something this man […]

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May
15

Konneh speaks at Mandingo Agenda Conference

  Speech delivered by Richmond Mohamed Konneh at the 2017 All Liberian Mandingo Agenda Conference in Philadelphia, USA April 28, 2017   What are the problems affecting the Mandingos of Liberia? Are our grievances different from the concerns of the vast majority of Liberians? What exactly is a Mandingo agenda? What are the path to […]

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May
14

Africa, China trade increases in 1st quarter of 2017

China’s trade with African countries in the first quarter of 2017 climbed by nearly a fifth from a year earlier, while its direct investment in the continent soared 64 percent, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday. Trade cooperation between China and Africa is “off to a flying start” in 2017, thanks to policy benefits […]

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