Basketball Africa League begins on May 16 in Rwanda

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) on Monday announced that the league’s historic inaugural season will tip off Sunday, May 16 at the Kigali Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, with 12 teams from across Africa competing in the new professional league.  The BAL, a partnership between the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), […]

Free trade bloc can be a game changer for Africa

Exploring strategies to deepen private sector participation in the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was the highlight of a panel session during the 2021 WTO Aid-for-Trade Stocktaking meeting. The African Development Bank, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Trade Centre (ITC) organized the session held on Wednesday, March 24. […]

A school for a rural Liberian community

Residents of Zondo, a district in Liberia’s Grand Bassa County, are to soon benefit from a modern elementary school through the Soltiamon Christian School System (SCSS). During the ground breaking ceremony recently in Zondo Town, SCSS founder and superintendent, Pastor Solomon Juah said being a son of Zondo, and considering that his education commenced in […]

Sweden extends COVID entry ban

The Swedish Government decided today to extend the general entry ban, and that the requirement of a negative COVID-19 test will remain in effect for entry from all countries. At the same time, the separate entry restrictions on travel from Denmark and Norway will be lifted. The entry ban has been extended until 31 May. […]

Liberia takes steps to improve agriculture

Sixty power tillers and 60 single ridges have arrived in Liberia as the government, through the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), moves the country from subsistence to mechanized farming to increase agricultural productivity. Sixty motorized water pumps meant to supply water for vegetable farming also arrived.  More so, 300 crates meant to stack vegetables fitted with […]

Another level of growth for Cape Town Carnival

The enormously popular Cape Town Carnival in South Africa has been forced to contend with unprecedented challenges in how to remain viable in an era of social distancing, limited crowd capacities and, depending on the level of lockdown restrictions of the day, a banning of public events altogether. Yet despite these extremely trying circumstances, the […]

New CAF president on road ahead of African football

The newly- elected president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has told delegates at the 43rd CAF General Assembly that they should set their eyes on making African football not only competitive but a dominant player in global sport. Dr Patrice Motsepe spoke passionately at the event held recently in Rabat, Morocco’s capital about the […]

New Swedish measures to reduce spread of Covid-19

On March 4 the Swedish Government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden announced further measures to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. The government’s previous call to municipalities and regions is extended. Services that are not essential and that the public has access to, and that are not regulated under the […]

FIFA President praises African ‘team spirit’

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has stressed the importance of “team spirit” to project African football to the top of the world in his address to the 43rd Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ordinary and Elective General Assembly that took place Friday in Rabat, Morocco. “We know the values of football, but the most important value […]

Global increase in female lawmakers

The representation of women in the world has increased from 11 to 25% in parliaments over the last 25 years, according to a review made by the Swedish Gender Equality Authority. But men still hold 75 percent of the seats in parliament, and in the highest positions men dominate even more. Sweden was the first […]