Source: Africa Oil Week |

Increased production sees Ghana raise its hydrocarbon profile

Ghana’s oil and gas industry continues to attract key global industry players on the back of sustained investor interest

When you think of the top oil and gas nations in Africa, Ghana is not one that traditionally comes to mind, but it is one of the rising stars. In the past, Ghana has been one of the smaller oil and gas producers on the continent but that production is…

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Bold vision promises new dawn for Nigeria’s ailing petrochemical industry

Nigeria is the second biggest oil-rich country in Africa, after Libya

Estimated to hold 37 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, Nigeria is the second biggest oil-rich country in Africa, after Libya. The exploitation of these resources has been in the hands of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that was established in 1977 as a merger of the Nigerian National…

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New Permanent Representative of Liberia presents credentials

Ms. Telewoda is a member of the Board of Directors of the Angie Brooks International Centre for Women Empowerment and Leadership

The new Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations (Vienna), Youngor Sevelee Telewoda, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During her career, Ms. Telewoda, who is also Ambassador to Germany, has served in various capacities, among them: Ambassador…

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United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 2019: Hands off our girls! African first ladies take campaign against rape, early child marriage, to UN General Assembly

The High-Level meeting follows a First Ladies Meeting on Combatting Child Marriage and Promoting Education of Girls in West Africa

Africa’s first ladies, led by Sierra Leone Fatima Maada Bio brought their campaign to ban early child marriage and sexual violence against women and girls before a global stage in a passionate appeal for the world to support their “Hands Off Our Girls! Campaign. In a no-holds barred conversation organized…

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African Leaders converge in Accra for maiden edition of Kofi Annan Peace and Security (KAPS) Forum

The forum was also organized to honour the sterling achievements of H.E. the late Kofi Annan and to immortalize his memory

The Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) (https://www.KAIPTC.org/) has organized the maiden edition of the Kofi Annan Peace and Security (KAPS) Forum in Accra, Ghana, to facilitate discussions on evolving trends in peace and security in Africa. The forum was also organized to honour the sterling achievements of…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

Liberia: Farm to market road rehabilitation activity

The activity is implementing the rehabilitation of Feed the Future (FtF) farm-to-market roads to support FtF goals of poverty alleviation and hunger reduction

June 2018 - June 2020 I Implementer: 21st Century, SSF, Westwood, Solid Rock, B& Sons, Atlantic Engineering, Cardno Emerging Market, CDM International Under the Farm to Market Road Rehabilitation (F2MRR) activity, USAID works to provide sustainable cost-effective feeder roads network in Liberia. The activity mainly focuses on Bong and Grand…

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Erasmus+: EU boosts participation of African students and staff in 2019

The results of the 2019 Erasmus+ call bring the total number of exchanges between Africa and Europe to 26,247 since the beginning of the programme in 2014

The EU has invested an additional €17.6 million to support over 8,500 newly selected African students and staff to participate in Erasmus+ in 2019. This increase in Erasmus+ funding is one more step towards the commitment announced by President Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the Union speech in September 2018 to have supported…

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U.S. Ambassador-at-Large John Richmond Visits Liberia to Discuss Liberian Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Ambassador Richmond met on September 9 with President George M. Weah, along with key members of his cabinet and heads of civilian security agencies

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking-in-Persons (TIP) John Cotton Richmond visited Liberia from September 9-10 to meet with diverse stakeholders in the country’s fight against human trafficking and discuss the country’s efforts to address this universal human rights violation, also known as modern day slavery, in Liberia. Ambassador Richmond…

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DHL expands Africa eShop online shopping application to 34 countries across Sub Saharan Africa

Growth of online retail driving DHL Africa eShop’s rapid success

Platform introduced to an additional 14 countries across Sub Saharan Africa; Growth of online retail driving DHL Africa eShop’s rapid success. Download document link: http://bit.ly/2mcc7Pp Since its initial introduction in April of this year, the DHL Africa eShop (https://www.Africa-eShop.DHL/) app has seen its user base grow rapidly, and within the first…