Africa: Political will needed to industrialize

African countries need to show stronger political will to advance industrialization, including the adoption of new policies to promote improved productivity and harness the potential of a growing youth population, delegates attending the 2023 African Economic Conference heard. The three-day conference opened in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Wednesday under the theme “Imperatives for […]

Sweden re-introduces internal border control

Sweden has re-introduced border control at its internal borders from November 12 to May 11 next year. The decision is based on the Swedish Government’s assessment that there is a serious threat to public order and internal security. Sweden is facing a deteriorating security situation with several simultaneous threats to internal security. In August 2023, […]

BAL, Afreximbank team up on capacity building

Basketball Africa League (BAL) and African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) yesterday celebrated their collaboration during a ceremonial signing event in conjunction with the third Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) in Cairo, Egypt. BAL and African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will work together on the implementation of capacity building initiatives as well as investment promotion activities for the advancement of sports and related […]

Book review: Cultivating Liberia’s national pride

By Alexander L. Redd Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be genuinely proud of your country? Have you ever felt a deep sense of patriotism? Let me take you on a thrilling journey to the heart of Liberia, a country filled with struggles, victories, and a strong desire for freedom. Welcome to […]

Popay recognized for its work on payroll solutions

Popay, a leading Pan-African payroll solution provider, has been recognized as a Global Aspirant in the Everest Peak Group Matrix Assessment Report 2023 for Multi-Country Payroll Solutions. The report assesses the capabilities and performance of payroll solution providers on a global scale and positions them as Leaders, Major Contenders, and Aspirants based on their performance.  […]

Africa highlights food and nutrition security

African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN), a platform for high-level political engagement to advance nutrition in Africa, has joined two crucial forums for advancing policy dialogue on agriculture and nutrition in Africa. ALN representatives attended the commemoration of the 14th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS) and 19th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) Partnership Platform (PP). These platforms […]

Nigeria joins Africa-Arab trade program

The general secretariat of The Arab-Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program, a multi-donor, Inter-regional program, announces the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s official membership in the AATB Program. This pivotal development marks a significant step towards advancing trade and to strengthen economic ties among Arab and African countries.  An essential element of the AATB Program is to […]

Africa: Tourism could create 18 million jobs

At its global summit in Kigali this week, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in collaboration with VFS Global, revealed that the African travel & tourism sector could add US$168b to the continent’s economy and create over 18 million new jobs. According to the report, ‘Unlocking Opportunities for Travel & Tourism Growth in Africa’, […]

FIFA scribe to receive AWIEF Lifetime Leadership Award

FIFA’s first female and non-European Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural AWIEF Lifetime Leadership Award. Samoura will be presented with the AWIEF Lifetime Leadership Award at the 9th edition of the annual AWIEF Conference and Awards slated for November 9 and 10 at the Kigali Convention Center in Kigali, […]

ECOWAS sets new strategies for business success

The ECOWAS Commission, in partnership with the Nigeria Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), successfully organized the ECOWAS SME Partnership Conference and Exhibition. This extraordinary gathering, meticulously organized within the context of the implementation of the ECOWAS MSME Charter 2021-2030 and Private Sector Development Strategy, served as a pivotal platform for SME and SMI […]