• Cote d’Ivoire joins Arab-Africa trade program

    Wednesday, May 15, 2024

    The Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB) General Secretariat has announced the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire ( Ivory Coast) as a new member of the program. This strategic addition marks a significant step towards enhancing trade, economic cooperation, and regional integration between Africa and the Arab world. The AATB program has been very active in […]

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  • Harnessing gas to boost economic development

    Sunday, May 12, 2024

    Many African countries are harnessing gas and other cleaner and greener energies to drive their industrialization journey. African countries including Ghana and Nigeria are investing in gas infrastructure and promoting its utilization, and by extension are addressing energy poverty and environmental challenges. The Minister of Energy for Ghana Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who recently confirmed […]

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  • AWIEF celebrates decade of women’s entrepreneurship

    Monday, May 6, 2024

    Celebrating a decade of impact, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces the AWIEF2024 Conference and Awards. This milestone event is scheduled for the 28th and 29th of November at South Africa’s Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), under the theme “Future for All: Collaborate for Growth. Solve Inequity. Act on Climate”. The AWIEF2024 conference will […]

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  • Liberia: Joseph Boakai, a president in need of help

    Sunday, May 5, 2024

    By Seltue Karweaye  Liberian President Joseph Nyumah Boakai has clocked 100 days in office. He took the oath of office on January 22. Commentators, analysts, political observers and politicians have busied themselves dissecting the president’s performance in office, particularly his major decisions and policy options. Many have also commented on the achievements recorded and the […]

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  • Adesina talks Sustainable Development Goals

    Monday, April 29, 2024

    African Development Bank Group President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina has emphasized the critical need for significantly increased financing to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Speaking at the Islamic Development Bank’s 50th anniversary celebrations in Riyadh, he highlighted a growing annual financial shortfall of $4 trillion, a gap that threatens to derail efforts to achieve the […]

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Sep
17

Liberia: Diaspora group to light up Bong Mines hospital

A contract worth more than $60, 000.00 to purchase and install a 24-kilowatt solar system for the Bong Mines Hospital was signed last month in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. The agreement to re-electrify the hospital, located in Bong County, central Liberia, was reached between the Association of Bong Miners (ABM) and Solar Technology Liberia. Henry J. Carr, […]

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Sep
15

Nigeria: Dambe warriors energize an ancient sport

The Africa Fighters League (AFL) is set to energize the ancient martial art of Dambe through the inception of Dambe Warriors League (DWL) in Nigeria, a groundbreaking collaboration intended to showcase the sport within the country and beyond. Following their purchase of a majority stake in Lost Child Media, a Dambe sports promotion company founded […]

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Sep
14

Korea, Africa pool resources for energy access

The 7th Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Ministerial Conference opened in Korea’s second-largest city, Busan, on Wednesday with a strong call for additional resources to help African countries achieve universal access to energy and transform the continent into the breadbasket of the world. The conference is taking place at a time when Africa is facing a plethora […]

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Sep
13

Major African event slated for New York

The Global Africa Business Initiative (GABI), the leading platform for promoting business, trade, and investment across the continent, is pleased to announce the lineup for its flagship event ‘Unstoppable Africa’ on 21-22 September. The two-day event, to be co-convened by the African Union on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, […]

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Sep
6

$1 billion to Africa’s youths for climate finance

African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina has announced a new $1 billion fund to accelerate climate financing for Africa’s youth businesses. The additional financing will boost YouthAdapt, a joint initiative between the Bank and the Global Centre on Adaptation. It invites young entrepreneurs and micro, small, and medium enterprises in Africa to submit innovative […]

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Sep
2

UN: Financial support needed to save lives in Niger

The Regional United Nations (UN) agencies are concerned that millions of people are at severe risk unless humanitarian aid and increased funding support, is provided in Niger and Central Sahel. In Niger, over 3.3 million women, men, and children (13 per cent of the total population) are severely food insecure. Maternal mortality rates are high, […]

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Sep
2

African children bear brunt of climate change impacts

Children in Africa are among the most at risk from climate change impacts but are being woefully deprived of the financing necessary to help them adapt, survive and respond to the crisis, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a new report on Friday.  It was released as leaders prepare to meet for the African Climate […]

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Aug
28

Africa: Tech competition receiving applications

MEST Africa, in partnership with Absa Bank, has announced the opening of applications for the highly anticipated MEST Africa Challenge Startup Pitch Competition. Early-stage technology startups operational in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, and South Africa are invited to participate in this prestigious competition to showcase their innovative businesses and entrepreneurial prowess. The application period begins […]

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Aug
23

Africa: Ministers pledge action on environment

The 19th ordinary session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN-19) concluded with a commitment to collective action and collaboration in addressing Africa’s environmental challenges. The conference, held from 14 to 18 August in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, brought together delegates from 51 African countries, as well as international partners and stakeholders, to strategize […]

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Aug
22

More young Africans attain secondary education

Young Africans are forging ahead of their predecessors, with 66% attaining secondary school education, according to a study unveiled on last week during a youth-led webinar hosted by Afrobarometer and in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation. This achievement, however, stands in stark contrast to the reality that the youth still grapple with unemployment. Themed “Understanding […]

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