• 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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Oct
2

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 […]

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Oct
1

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 […]

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Sep
28

Two African finalists aim for Earthshot Prize

The Earthshot Prize has announced the 15 Finalists for this year’s Prize at the second Earthshot Innovation Summit. The summit is an event held alongside the UN General Assembly, in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, to celebrate and champion innovators focused on solving our most pressing global climate challenges. Out of over 1,100 nominations, the 15 […]

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Sep
25

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 […]

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Sep
24

CDC-Europe has confidence in President Weah

The Coalition of Democracy Change in Europe (CDC-Europe) has expressed complete confidence in the leadership of Liberian President George Weah and endorsed a second term for him. This position was made when the group on September 16 inaugurated its leaders in Antwerp, Belgium after elections during a national convention in August in Paris, France. President […]

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Sep
23

ECOWAS must rethink its military decision on Niger

By Benedict Nyankun Wisseh Recently, in July, the military in Niger staged a successful coup that deposed President Mohamed Bazoum. In its prompt reaction to the coup, leaders of the Economic Community of West African States, the regional bloc also known by the acronym ECOWAS, met in Abuja, Nigeria. After few days of deliberations, they […]

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Sep
21

Cultural heritage as catalyst for economic growth

Cultural heritage stands as a testament to the rich tapestry of human history, offering a window into the stories, traditions, and identities that shape our societies. Beyond its intrinsic value, cultural heritage has emerged as a dynamic force propelling economic growth, fostering community pride, and nurturing identity. There is economic potential inherent in preserving and […]

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Sep
20

24 finalists for AWIEF Awards

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced 24 finalists for its 2023 AWIEF Awards. Launched in 2017, the prestigious annual AWIEF Awards is an initiative to recognize, honor and celebrate women entrepreneurs and business owners in Africa across various industry sectors for their achievements and contribution to the continent’s inclusive economic growth […]

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Sep
18

Liberian in French court for crimes against humanity

A former commander of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), only identified as Saturday T., was charged in France on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity committed during the First Liberian Civil War (1989-1996). The NPFL, led by Charles Taylor during the First Liberian Civil War, was responsible for at least 63,800 […]

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Sep
18

Egypt’s Al Ahly represents Africa in FIBA Cup

2023 Basketball Africa League (BAL) champion Al Ahly of Egypt will participate in the 2023 FIBA Intercontinental Cup (ICC) at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore from Sept. 21-24. Al Ahly will compete in Group A alongside Brazil’s Sesi Franca (BCLA champion) and NBA G League Ignite (NBA G League).   Group B consists of China’s Zhejiang Golden […]

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