Author: Edward Blamo

“The center of gravity of global economic development is shifting to Asia. With the rapid rise of Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia, Asia has now become the most dynamic and vital region in the world, and China through the ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative and other projects, cooperation with neighboring countries, is playing an increasingly important role in Asia and even on the international stage,” said John Gong, a professor at the University of International Business and Economics (UIIBE) and VP-Research and Strategy at the UIBE-Israel at CGTN show Global South Voices. Echoed with the theme “Asia and…

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By Edward Blamo On Tuesday, March 13, 2024, about 19 media focal points from the 19 member states of the Regional Offgrid Electricity Access Project (ROGEAP) converged in Lome, Togo for an information and awareness workshop. The project amongst other things seeks to increase electricity access to households, businesses, and public institutions using modern stand-alone solar technology through a harmonized regional approach. ROGEAP covers 19 countries including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d’ Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Cameroun, Central Africa Republic, Chad, and Mauritania with funding from the…

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By Edward Blamo On Tuesday, March 13, 2024, about 19 media focal points from the 19 member states of the Regional Offgrid Electricity Access Project (ROGEAP) converged in Lome, Togo for an information and awareness workshop. The project amongst other things seeks to increase electricity access to households, businesses, and public institutions using modern stand-alone solar technology through a harmonized regional approach. ROGEAP covers 19 countries including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d’ Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Cameroun, Central Africa Republic, Chad, and Mauritania with funding from the…

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ECOWAS Banjul, The Gambia 27TH November 2023 – A four-day regional meeting begun in Banjul organized by the ECOWAS Gender Development Centre (EGDC) to inaugurate two regional committees with the responsibility to examine and select projects submitted by ECOWAS member States for the implementation of the flagship programs of the EGDC, which is based in Dakar, Senegal. The meeting is scheduled to hold from 27th November to 1st December 2023. The meeting brings together representatives from the ECOWAS Commission, ECOWAS Institutions and Agencies, ECOWAS National Offices in The Gambia and Senegal, Civil Society Organizations working on education and entrepreneurship, and…

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Accra, Ghana – 13 November 2023 – To accelerate the expansion of its carrier-neutral, open-access broadband infrastructure, CSquared today announces new equity investment from both new and existing shareholders to finance its ambitious growth objectives. CSquared Link Holdings (Mauritius) Limited (“CSquared” or the “Company”) is a pan-African technology company committed to digitally connecting Africa by making impactful investments in telecommunications infrastructure throughout the region. The Company is said to have successfully raised US$25 million in new equity from CPDIF, IFC – International Finance Corporation, and the International Development Association’s (IDA) Private Sector Window Blended Finance Facility. This is the first…

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For the most part, the Liberian society has been largely patriarchal. Men are assigned roles that allow them to become domineering leaving their women with little or no decision-making power. But the Girls for Change Organization (GFC), a women-led nongovernmental organization through its “Enough Project” is determined to change this negative gender norm. “Before, I would never allow my wife to bring income to our home. I believed that allowing her to do so would make her ‘measure arms’ (compete) with me”, said Emmanuel Togar Ajavi, a resident of Gbengbar Town, in Montserrado County. Emmanuel eventually backpedaled on his initial…

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EMTECH’s Beyond Cash or (BYDC) is a CBDC Simulator built on Hedera layer 1 protocol with pre-built APIs that simplify the integration of digital cash in fintech products across various use cases EMTECH, an award-winning software company and first-of-its-kind Modern Central Banking Infrastructure provider, today announced the public release of its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Innovation Kit for fintechs and financial service providers looking to test new fintech solutions and business models with Central Bank Digital Currency. With over 10 trillion of paper cash in circulation and over 93percent of central banks exploring and piloting CBDCs introducing a digital…

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Joseph Dennis, 53, has fished sharks all his life. Based in West Point, a seaside township near Liberia’s capital of Monrovia, he works with ten crew using a large canoe rigged with an outboard engine. “I stayed three days on the high seas and came back with only three small sharks,” explains Dennis. “This has been the story for us for over a year now.” In another fishing community, Robertsport, about 90 kilometres from Monrovia, Princess Brown has been a fishmonger for over a decade. Until a year ago, business was booming, but times have changed. “Sharks are scarce. It is difficult to even get 500…

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By Saywhar N. Gbaa Being an active member of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), has placed Liberia amongst Countries whose flagged fishing vessels and transshipment vessels now have unhindered access to their ports and sea to promote economic growth and trade. Recently, Liberia qualified for its flagged vessels to operate within the Indian Ocean space. The Indian Ocean is home to major sea routes connecting the Middle East, Africa and East Asia with Europe and the Americas. These vital sea routes, facilitate maritime trade in the Indian Ocean region carrying more than half of the world’s sea-borne oil, and…

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