• The late Harry Greaves served as managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company 
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    Liberia: Was Harry Greaves murdered?

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    As the United Nation mission draws down in Liberia, the safety and security of individual citizens should be a cause of grave concern to law enforcement authorities. Over the last eight years, several eminent individuals in Liberia have either been murdered, or died under unusual circumstances. Given the sparse occurrences of these tragic incidences, most […]

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  • Neku Atawodi, founder and CEO OF Malaik: this is an opportunity for start-ups

    A funding opportunity for African businesses

    Monday, February 8, 2016

    Access to finance is a challenge for entrepreneurs across the world. In Africa, entrepreneurship and innovation are said to be the key to development. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) are the primary job creation engine in Africa, accounting for over 95% of firms and 60%-70% of employment. However, SME’s on the continent report access to […]

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  • Dr. Jones and Senator Jewel Howard Taylor at the dedication program

    Liberia: Central bank opens rural financial center

    Sunday, February 7, 2016

    The executive governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Dr. J. Mills Jones, has admonished Liberians to stand up for what they believe can lift and rescue them from the scourge of poverty. He wants Liberians to realistically reflect on their current situation and design a way that will take them to where they want to […]

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  • (From left) Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation.

Photo: Kristian Pohl/ Regeringskansliet

    Sweden gives more to Syrian aid effort

    Saturday, February 6, 2016

    The war in Syria will soon enter its fifth year. There are alarming reports about how winter is hitting the refugees in Syria, who do not have enough warm clothes and shoes, and images of emaciated people bear witness to how starvation is being used as a strategy of war. More than 400 000 people […]

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  • The demonstrators chanted slogans like "Refugees welcome"(Photo: iStock)

    Danes protest against new asylum rules

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    Yesterday’s rain was not enough to dampen the spirits of the 1,500-strong crowd of protesters who gathered in the Danish capital to demonstrate against the government’s new asylum rules. Not in my name Though the rain and wind made it almost impossible to hear the chants of the protesters who marched their way from Nørreport […]

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The late Harry Greaves served as managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company 
Photo. liberianlistener.com
Feb
9

Liberia: Was Harry Greaves murdered?

As the United Nation mission draws down in Liberia, the safety and security of individual citizens should be a cause of grave concern to law enforcement authorities. Over the last eight years, several eminent individuals in Liberia have either been murdered, or died under unusual circumstances. Given the sparse occurrences of these tragic incidences, most […]

Read More
Neku Atawodi, founder and CEO OF Malaik: this is an opportunity for start-ups
Feb
8

A funding opportunity for African businesses

Access to finance is a challenge for entrepreneurs across the world. In Africa, entrepreneurship and innovation are said to be the key to development. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) are the primary job creation engine in Africa, accounting for over 95% of firms and 60%-70% of employment. However, SME’s on the continent report access to […]

Read More
Dr. Jones and Senator Jewel Howard Taylor at the dedication program
Feb
7

Liberia: Central bank opens rural financial center

The executive governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Dr. J. Mills Jones, has admonished Liberians to stand up for what they believe can lift and rescue them from the scourge of poverty. He wants Liberians to realistically reflect on their current situation and design a way that will take them to where they want to […]

Read More
(From left) Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation.

Photo: Kristian Pohl/ Regeringskansliet
Feb
6

Sweden gives more to Syrian aid effort

The war in Syria will soon enter its fifth year. There are alarming reports about how winter is hitting the refugees in Syria, who do not have enough warm clothes and shoes, and images of emaciated people bear witness to how starvation is being used as a strategy of war. More than 400 000 people […]

Read More
The demonstrators chanted slogans like "Refugees welcome"(Photo: iStock)
Feb
3

Danes protest against new asylum rules

Yesterday’s rain was not enough to dampen the spirits of the 1,500-strong crowd of protesters who gathered in the Danish capital to demonstrate against the government’s new asylum rules. Not in my name Though the rain and wind made it almost impossible to hear the chants of the protesters who marched their way from Nørreport […]

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Feb
3

Sweden praised for global development assistance

Sweden has been described as a global leader in development issues in a mid-term review by the  Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development. The review states that Sweden is increasing its role as a leader in the work to help people who are suffering due to war, conflicts or […]

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Gbowee talks about plans to construct an all-girl high school
Feb
2

Gbowee foundation to build high school for girls

Liberia’s Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee has disclosed that her foundation will shortly embark on the construction of a technical high school for girls in Liberia value at US$380,000. Gbowee made the disclosure last Friday at programs marking the 3rd anniversary and fundraising gala of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA). She said when constructed the school will be […]

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Nordic Africa Institute researcher Victor Adetula
Photo: Mattias Skold
Jan
31

Nigeria: One man’s war on corruption

It seems as if the campaign promises made during last year’s election were not just cheap talk. President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has during his first year in office launched serious initiatives to fight corruption. Although there have to date been few convictions, several cases involving billions and billions of embezzled state finances have been […]

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Dr. Sawyer (left) was accompanied to the summit by Ambassador Conteh
Jan
28

Liberia: Dr. Sawyer calls for political summit

Liberia’s former interim president Dr. Amos Sawyer is strongly recommending that Liberia holds a political summit before heading to elections in 2017. “It’s a very good idea, an idea I think we should also take a look at in Liberia. The idea is about bringing together the leaders of the political spectrum, civil society leaders and the […]

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Good old days - Chinese construction workers in Luanda
Photo: Lilian Liang/PlusNews
Jan
26

Oil crash exposes Angola’s era of excess

There’s never a good time for a drought, but this is a particularly bad period for Angola as it struggles to cope with shrinking revenues as a result of the global oil price crash. In the southern province of Cunene, 800,000 people – more than 70 percent of the population – are threatened with food […]

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