A delicate balance of Liberian political ballet

By Alexander Redd, Th.D The recent presidential runoff race between the incumbent President George M. Weah and formidable contender Joseph N. Boakai has indelibly influenced the nation’s political fabric and psyche. The presidential race was full of strategic tactics, betrayals and a touch of dishonesty, creating uncertainty around the country’s future. However, the peaceful environment […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nordic, Irish entrepreneurs urge to invest in Africa

The African Development Bank Group’s chief economist Prof Kevin Chika Urama has urged entrepreneurs in Nordic countries and Ireland to make Africa their business and investment destination. Prof Urama, on an official visit to Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway and Sweden between 25-29 September, said Africa’s population boom – projected to make it the world’s most […]

ECOWAS’ campaign for cross-border traders

The ECOWAS Commission, through its Directorates of Trade, Customs Union & Taxation, and Free Movement of Persons & Migration, along with the ECOWAS Gender Development Centre, on Monday, October 9 officially launched an awareness raising campaign on Small Scale Cross Border Trade (SSCBT) for traders, particularly women in the Ghanaian city of Tema. This launch […]

AfDB, Ecowas Bank enhance regional food security

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) have signed an agreement for a dual currency line of credit comprising $50 million and €50 million to support local agricultural businesses in West Africa. Dr. George Agyekum Donkor, president and chairman of the board of directors of EBID, and […]

Ruto calls for partnership at US-Africa forum

On the margins of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Invest Africa, a leading pan-African trade and investment platform, hosted a US-Africa Investment Forum at which Kenyan President William Ruto underscored the urgency of addressing climate change as well as Africa’s potential to lead the energy transition. This year, African leaders at UNGA united to […]

Africa: Free trade area to create many opportunities

“It Is time for Africa to take her destiny in her own hands and to determine her own developmental agenda. However, doing so will not be easy. It will require commitment, courage, and deliberate action. Traders need to seek out new market opportunities rather than the conventional route of turning to markets abroad”. Rallying words […]

Africa: Shaping a future of prosperity and innovation

Unstoppable Africa 2023 has concluded, leaving a profound mark on the African continent. The two-day Global Africa Business Initiative (GABI) event aims to boost Africa’s standing in the global economy and establish the continent as the foremost destination for business, trade, and investment. This transformative gathering on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly has not […]