• A logo of ArcelorMittal steel group is seen at the Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyards in Saint Nazaire

    ArcelorMittal to cut 270 jobs in Liberia

    Monday, March 2, 2015

    ArcelorMittal Liberia with regret informed the local union today of its intention to reduce its workforce by about 20%, as a result of unfavourable market conditions. This may have an impact on 270 jobs related to the mine support infrastructure, as well as some indirect contractor jobs associated with the mine. ArcelorMittal senior executives have […]

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  • L -R: Mr. Suleiman Shuaibu, Acting D-G of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA); Mr. Ousmane Dore, Resident Representative, African Development Bank Group, Nigeria country office; and Mr Roberts Orya, MD/CEO Nigerian Export-Import at the signing of Nigerian Technical Cooperation Fund (NTCF) financial grant of US$302,000 to NEXIM Bank for the Sealink Project at the AfDB Offices in Abuja, February 26, 2015.

    Sealink for West/Central Africa

    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    The efforts of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM Bank) (http://neximbank.com.ng) to facilitate the establishment of a regional maritime company, The Sealink Project, has received a fresh boost with the signing of a financial grant with the African Development Bank (AfDB) for US$302, 000 under the aegis of the Nigerian Technical Cooperation Fund (NTCF). The objective […]

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  • Swiss authorities say Kosiah is still in preventive detention

    Swiss extend detention of war crimes suspect

    Saturday, February 28, 2015

    Alieu Kosiah, the Liberian war crime suspect held by Switzerland, is expected to remain in preventive detention for another three months.   A source told Nordic Africa News that the decision to extend was made after a hearing recently.   When contacted the spokeswoman of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland Jeannette Balmer said  “We […]

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  • Allen Burch, head of Africa for Nielsen

    Report shows Indicators of success in African markets

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    For brands eager to tap into the growing African markets and the region’s estimated 350 million middle class consumers, relying solely on macro-economic data such as GDP growth, population trends and regulatory governance data to identify opportunities and predict success can lead to costly missteps, according to a new report from Nielsen (http://www.nielsen.com/ssa). The findings, which […]

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    Samsung introduces new products in Africa

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    Samsung Electronics is introducing a range of products to the African market at the sixth annual Africa Forum in Antalya, Turkey, as the company continues to contribute to the continent’s ongoing transformation in the consumer electronics space. Showcasing its commitment to the African market, Samsung will be presenting its latest flagship products to delegates over the […]

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A logo of ArcelorMittal steel group is seen at the Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyards in Saint Nazaire
Mar
2

ArcelorMittal to cut 270 jobs in Liberia

ArcelorMittal Liberia with regret informed the local union today of its intention to reduce its workforce by about 20%, as a result of unfavourable market conditions. This may have an impact on 270 jobs related to the mine support infrastructure, as well as some indirect contractor jobs associated with the mine. ArcelorMittal senior executives have […]

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L -R: Mr. Suleiman Shuaibu, Acting D-G of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA); Mr. Ousmane Dore, Resident Representative, African Development Bank Group, Nigeria country office; and Mr Roberts Orya, MD/CEO Nigerian Export-Import at the signing of Nigerian Technical Cooperation Fund (NTCF) financial grant of US$302,000 to NEXIM Bank for the Sealink Project at the AfDB Offices in Abuja, February 26, 2015.
Mar
1

Sealink for West/Central Africa

The efforts of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM Bank) (http://neximbank.com.ng) to facilitate the establishment of a regional maritime company, The Sealink Project, has received a fresh boost with the signing of a financial grant with the African Development Bank (AfDB) for US$302, 000 under the aegis of the Nigerian Technical Cooperation Fund (NTCF). The objective […]

Read More
Swiss authorities say Kosiah is still in preventive detention
Feb
28

Swiss extend detention of war crimes suspect

Alieu Kosiah, the Liberian war crime suspect held by Switzerland, is expected to remain in preventive detention for another three months.   A source told Nordic Africa News that the decision to extend was made after a hearing recently.   When contacted the spokeswoman of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland Jeannette Balmer said  “We […]

Read More
Allen Burch, head of Africa for Nielsen
Feb
25

Report shows Indicators of success in African markets

For brands eager to tap into the growing African markets and the region’s estimated 350 million middle class consumers, relying solely on macro-economic data such as GDP growth, population trends and regulatory governance data to identify opportunities and predict success can lead to costly missteps, according to a new report from Nielsen (http://www.nielsen.com/ssa). The findings, which […]

Read More
samsung-1
Feb
23

Samsung introduces new products in Africa

Samsung Electronics is introducing a range of products to the African market at the sixth annual Africa Forum in Antalya, Turkey, as the company continues to contribute to the continent’s ongoing transformation in the consumer electronics space. Showcasing its commitment to the African market, Samsung will be presenting its latest flagship products to delegates over the […]

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Mr. Adeleke and some staff members share a joyous moments
Feb
23

Ecobank manager ends duty in Liberia

The management of Ecobank-Liberia on the evening of Monday, February 16 honored its outgoing Managing Director Kola Adeleke for his contributions to the growth and development of the bank. Mr. Adeleke served in that capacity at the bank from February 2010 to February 2015. In his farewell speech at the Monrovia City Hall, Mr. Adeleke said he […]

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annika
Feb
22

Sweden’s first ambassador for global women’s issues

On 1 January 2015, Annika Molin Hellgren took up her post as Sweden’s first Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues and the Coordinator of Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy. She has previously held positions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MFA) Africa Department, the Delegation of Sweden to the OECD in Paris, the Permanent Mission of Sweden […]

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Liberian President Sirleaf
Feb
21

Decentralization in Liberia: A giant leap into the future

On Wednesday, February 18, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf launched the National Policy on Decentralization and Local Governance. The policy is aimed at decentralizing governance in Liberia, and the launching is in response to the long yawning of the Liberian people to see tangible evidence of decentralization.  For all practical reasons, this is an expressed commitment of […]

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best
Feb
19

Togo hosts forum to improve African business environment

Lomé, the capital of Togo, will host the first Africa Best Practices Forum on 26 and 27 February 2015. Pan-African bank Ecobank, recruitment agency AfricSearch and company Ellipse Communication are working together, with the support of the World Bank and the West African Development Bank (BOAD), to organise this first forum, which is dedicated exclusively […]

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packing_3
Feb
17

Ebola: Relief shipment from Liberians in Germany

On February 13, 2015, Liberians in Germany and their friends, organized under the umbrella of the Liberian-German Association (ROOTS) e.V. completed the European phase of a relief project that they initiated late last year. This project is our quota in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus ravaging our homeland – Liberia. The project brought […]

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