• 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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News

Mar
11

Basketball Africa League begins 4th season

The 2024 Basketball Africa League (BAL) season tipped off this weekend with a sold-out crowd on Saturday at the SunBet Arena in Pretoria, South Africa. In the Kalahari Conference group phase opener, first time participant Morocco’s FUS Rabat beat Angola’s Petro de Luanda 82-73 two-time BAL finalist, with four FUS players scoring in double figures. In […]

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Mar
10

To tackle poverty, Africa needs welfarist policies

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has appealed to leaders in Nigeria and across Africa to make poverty history as he outlined a compelling case for welfarist policies and people-centered development. “Given the high levels of poverty in Africa, and Nigeria, what is needed are welfarist policies that exponentially expand opportunities […]

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Mar
5

Reassuring investor confidence in CEMAC region

In a bid to safeguard foreign exchange reserves in the region, the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) imposed stricter rules on currency transfers and payments in January 2022 – a move it has been unwilling to reverse despite opposition by energy stakeholders and leaders. Recent regulation significantly impacts dollar-dominated industries – such as the […]

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Feb
27

Summit examines impact of media and storytelling

The Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS) on Tuesday featured panel discussions on Media Representation, Marketing and Storytelling and Nurturing Future Leaders – Empowering Black Youth for Excellence. The sessions provided insight into the role media and education play in advancing inclusivity worldwide. During the media panel, speakers explored the impact representation has on perceptions of […]

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Feb
23

The legacy of President Hage Geingob, a true African giant

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber On Monday morning, February 4, many of us woke to the news of the tragic passing of Namibian President Hage Geingob. The death of this great man and remarkable leader is a tremendous loss. The African Energy Chamber extends our deepest sympathies, both to President Geingob’s family […]

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Feb
21

Exploring diversity in innovation

Diversity in innovation is not just a catchphrase – it’s a catalyst for progress. Embracing diverse perspectives propels industries forward by fostering creativity and pushing boundaries. According to global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, companies in the top quartile for both gender and ethnic diversity among their executive teams demonstrate, on average, a 9% higher […]

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Feb
18

Africa dominates list of fastest-growing economies

Africa will account for eleven of the world’s 20 fastest-growing economies in 2024, the African Development Bank Group said in its latest Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook (MEO) of the continent released on Friday. Overall, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the continent is expected to average 3.8% and 4.2% in 2024 and 2025, respectively. […]

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Feb
18

Strategic partnerships to boost Africa’s mining sector

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the continent’s leading instrumental infrastructure solutions provider, has announced several strategic partnerships on the sidelines of the recently concluded 2024 Mining Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa to boost Africa’s mining sector, ushering the continent into a new era of growth and prosperity. Since 2014, AFC has invested over US$1billion […]

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Feb
17

Sierra Leone to promote oil potentials at energy forum

Foday B. L. Mansaray, Director General of the Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone (PDSL), will promote the country’s upstream opportunities and available blocks at the upcoming Invest in African Energy (IAE) forum in Paris, France on May 14-15. Though considered a frontier exploration market, Sierra Leone features a working petroleum system with four significant discoveries […]

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Feb
15

Five new teams to compete in Basketball Africa League

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced that five new teams and three new countries are among the 12 teams from 12 African countries that will compete in the 2024 BAL season, which will tip off on Saturday, March 9 at SunBet Arena in Pretoria, South Africa.  The 4th BAL season will feature a record […]

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