• New coach for Liberia national football team

    Saturday, August 24, 2019

    The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has officially confirmed the appointment of Peter James Butler as the new head coach of the Liberia national team after agreeing a one-year deal, reports Joseph M. Vincent. The Englishman replaces Thomas Kojo, who was sacked after he failed to qualify the Lone Star for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations […]

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  • Promoting Chinese investment in African energy

    Saturday, August 24, 2019

    To support growing energy cooperation and investment between China and Africa, the African Energy Chamber is organizing a working visit to Beijing next week. Led by Executive Chairman Nj Ayuk, the delegation from the Chamber will be meeting with CEOs and Chairmen from China’s state-owned energy companies and the private sector, along with key industry […]

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  • President Weah promises to uphold gender equality

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Liberian President George Manneh Weah has once again reiterated his commitment to the promotion and protection of women and girls against sexual gender-based violence and gender inequality. President Weah made the pledge at his office when he received a petition from women who reportedly represented ten civil society organizations. The women through their designated speaker, […]

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  • Dubai Chamber holds mentorship program

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Eight prominent business leaders have been selected to mentor high-potential startups from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Africa participating in Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Global Business Forum (GBF) Mentorship Program. Four UAE-based mentors and four Africa-based mentors have joined the first-of-its-kind program which aims to foster cross-border cooperation between the two startup […]

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  • Liberia: Jah Kamara named best coach in Gardnersville

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Jah Kamara, the enterprising coach of third division club Kallon FC,  has been named coach of the season of the Gardnersville sub-committee league, a part of the Liberia Football Association, reports Joseph M. Vincent. The 39 year-old coach, who guided the Chocolate City-based club to the big three- stage of the just ended sub-committee’s league […]

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News

May
2

African players keep scoring in Swedish football leagues

After a rather goal-shy 5th round in which there was just a single African goal (Senegalese Pape Diouf’s 65th minute goal for Kalmar in 1-1 draw against Gothenburg) in the Swedish premiership, Allsvenskan, African strikers improved their marks in the 6th round over the weekend. Nigerian forward John Igbarumah  and Ivorian Abdul Razak scored for […]

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May
2

President Weah commits to dialogue for peace, stability

Liberian President George Manneh Weah has said that he will continue to ensure regular dialogue and consultation with every Liberian, irrespective of political and ethnic affiliations. In a meeting with the country’s former Vice President Joseph Boakai on Wednesday, President Weah noted that this approach would be the hallmark of his administration towards moving the country […]

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Apr
30

Norwegian business delegation visits Benin

The managing director of the Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) has hailed the creation of new business relations with Benin. “With a 25-person strong delegation new business relations was created in Benin, says Eivind Fjeldstad. An audience with Benin’s President Patrice Talon kick-started the business mission that took place from April 2-5. NABA-member Jacobsen Elektro Group […]

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Apr
30

Green energy central to sustainable development

For many African governments facing numerous challenges, green energy solutions may not be at the top of their priority list. However, without a focus on clean energy the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals will be difficult to achieve in African countries, according to Sweden-based Nordic Africa Institute guest researcher Opeyemi Esther Akinyemi.   Many sub-Saharan African countries […]

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Apr
29

Global military spending grows to $1.8 trillion

Total global military spending rose for the second consecutive year in 2018, to the highest level since 1988—the first year for which consistent global data is available. World spending is now 76 per cent higher than the post-cold war low in 1998. World military spending in 2018 represented 2.1 per cent of global gross domestic product […]

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Apr
28

Football tourney to raise funds for cyclone victims

The ‘Africa Challenge Cup’ football tournament will be a major networking event for all participants of the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) taking place on 10th June at the Os Belenenses, Estádio do Restelo in Lisbon, Portugal, to raise funds for victims of Cyclone Idai, one of the worst storms on record to ever hit the African continent […]

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Apr
26

Nominees sought for African women business awards

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced the hosting of the 3rd edition of the AWIEF Awards. The annual AWIEF Awards is Africa’s most prestigious awards event designed to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs and business leaders who contribute to the transformation and development of Africa’s economy, creating jobs and […]

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Apr
26

Liberia: President Weah’s tough choices

By Seltue R. Karweaye (s.karweaye1668@student.tsu.edu) Liberia is a nation of over 4.7 million people with one of the lowest electricity access rates in the world (at approximately 12%, USAID). Ethnic, religious and political issues have skyrocketed to an all-time high. Infant and maternal mortality are among the highest in the world. Education and health systems […]

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Apr
23

Tough Easter weekend for African strikers in Sweden

Liberian-born striker Peter Wilson was the only African to hit the net in the 4th round of the Swedish football championship, the Allsvenskan, during the Easter weekend. Wilson provided the consolation when his club Sundsvall lost to Kalmar 2-1.  Two other Africans were involved in the making of goals. Eritrean forward and AIK captain Henok […]

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Apr
22

African First Ladies, Merck discuss women empowerment

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, staged the Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI) Summit in Bujumbura, Burundi from March 30 to April 1.  The event was attended by 15 African First Ladies to discuss the strategy to break the stigma of infertility and empower women and girls in education. Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg Haverkamp, Chairman of […]

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