• 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
17

Computers to rural schools in Cameroon, Tanzania

Economic, social and political life in the 21st century will be increasingly digital, and those without information and communication technologies will be increasingly excluded. The gap between “developed” and “developing” countries have, in modern history, mostly been understood as an economic one. Another gap has emerged in recent years, a gap of technological character. The […]

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Nov
16

Liberia, Sierra Leone to collaborate on education

  Liberia’s education minister Professor D. Ansu Sonii and his Sierra Leonean counterpart Professor Aiah Gbakima have expressed the need for the West African neighbors to collaborate to promote education programs.    The collaboration, discussed on the sidelines of the UNESCO conference in France, will be in the areas of Technical and Vocation Education (TVET)  […]

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Nov
15

How the church can change Liberia

  By Alexander Redd, Th.D   As events unfold in Liberia over the years, we are witnessing the devolution of a nation. It doesn’t matter which side of the political aisle you rest, Liberia is increasingly becoming a divided nation as signs of disunity and conflicts abound. From family breakdowns, violence, economic meltdowns to the […]

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Nov
14

Sweden re-introduces internal border controls

The Swedish Government has decided to reintroduce border controls at internal borders for six months. The controls will continue until 12 May 2020. The decision is based on the government’s assessment that there is still a serious threat to public policy and internal security in Sweden. The decision was taken in accordance with common EU legislation […]

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Nov
14

Over $40 billion in deals secured in Africa

The 2019 Africa Investment Forum ended on a high note Wednesday in the South African city of Johannesburg with 52 deals worth $40.1 billion in secured investor interest. Fifty-six boardroom deals valued at $67.6 billion were tabled during the forum which began on Monday – a 44% increase from last year. During the 2018 edition of […]

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Nov
12

Soreide: Norway is a trusted partner of Africa

Excellencies, It is a pleasure to be invited to address the African Group today. I really appreciate that you are all taking the time, in what I know is a busy period in the UN calendar. Thank you especially to the Permanent Observer of the AU to the UN, Ambassador Mohammed, and Ambassador Baati of […]

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Nov
11

Liberian President Weah attends Paris peace forum

Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah is in France to attend the Paris Peace Forum which begins formally on Tuesday. President Weah is also expected to hold bilateral discussions with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Monday. The meeting between the two leaders will take place on the back of a dinner at the l’Elysee […]

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Nov
11

Major African investment forum begins in South Africa

The 2019 Africa Investment Forum opened on Monday in Johannesburg, South Africa living up to its promise to move from commitment to action. A $500 million equity deal presented by the Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund last year, to speed up investments in agriculture, and a $175 million equity transaction from the Africa Guarantee Fund for […]

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Nov
10

Commonwealth ministers to remove barriers to justice

Commonwealth law ministers have unanimously resolved to remove barriers to access to justice in their respective countries, and to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions by 2030. The biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting concluded on Thursday with a set of proposed actions to be taken at the national and Commonwealth […]

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Nov
8

Dangote Group, Togo sign $2 billion business deal

Dangote Industries and the Government of Togo have concluded an agreement to develop and transform Togolese phosphate into phosphate fertilizers for the West African sub-region in a bid to improve consumption of the product in Africa. With over two billion tonnes of phosphate reserves, Togo is one of the leading phosphate producers in Africa. By partnering […]

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