Germany backs Kenyan access to European markets

Germany will support Kenya in its attempt to better penetrate the European Union market. Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz said Kenya is a true friend and stable country in Africa whose economy must be helped to thrive. “The better access to Europe will help Kenyan firms to produce and sell more. This will accelerate employment […]

Sweden, Egypt discuss trade relations

Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell on Tuesday received Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmed Samir Saleh in Stockholm. During the visit, the ministers participated in a Swedish-Egyptian business forum together with business representatives. The ministers discussed matters such as how Swedish companies’ innovation capacity can contribute to the […]

Liberia: Clar Weah’s budget undeserved

By Benedict Nyankun Wisseh Madam Clar Weah, with all due respect Madam first lady, I love you and that is why I stood as the “BESTMAN” in your wedding, but there is something that does not add up. How is it possible that the budget of the first lady office exceeds the allotment in the […]

Sierra Leone, UK sign trade agreement

Sierra Leonean President Dr Julius Maada Bio recently met United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Secretary James Cleverly after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UK government to improve trade relations between the two countries. Appointed Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on 6 September last year, the former Conservative MP was […]

President Weah launches $40m investment project

Liberian President George Manneh Weah on Tuesday launched a US$40 million finance and trade project geared towards improving Liberia’s investment climate. The project, which is being implemented by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, is also crucial for jobs creation as well as the economic empowerment of the Liberian people. One of Liberia’s outstanding partners, […]

Liberia’s 2022 Census: A recipe for vote rigging

By S.Karweaye The National Population and Housing Census (NPHC) is important for national development. It is useful in sectoral planning and should influence the direction of government priorities. A youthful population like Liberia requires accurate information or data on characteristics like the age and sex of the population and how they are distributed spatially. This […]

A forum on resilient food systems in Africa

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) in collaboration with the African Development Bank and the Wangari Mathai Institute recently concluded a three-day regional forum on the future of resilient food systems in Africa. The forum in Nairobi, Kenya, called the Future of Resilient Food Systems in Africa – AAAP Digital Solutions for a Changing Climate provided training […]

President Ruto: Kenya is open for business

Kenyan President William Ruto has told the international community that Kenya is ready for business. He said the country is undergoing radical transformation that guarantees investors a return on their money. Kenya, he added, offers a robust and conducive environment to trade and investment. “We have a robust environment with an open, liberal and business-friendly […]

Africa’s macro-economic performance report is out

African leaders have pledged to take immediate action to integrate the recommendations from the newly released Africa’s Macro-Economic Performance and Outlook report into their national development plans. Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema said the study, conducted by the African Development Bank Group, provided an impetus for the continent’s leaders to forge ahead with needed reforms. His remarks were […]

African leaders want more funds for projects

African leaders urged development finance institutions and international partners to increase support and funding for infrastructure project preparation initiatives, including providing more grant resources to the NEPAD-Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) hosted by the African Development Bank. In a communiqué released after the close of the Second Infrastructure Financing Summit in Dakar, African presidents also […]