• On screen: President Hollande speaks during the opening ceremony

    Hollande calls for greater openness in government

    Friday, December 9, 2016

    French President Francois Hollande has called for greater openness in government to serve as a countervailing force to rising authoritarianism and receding civic space in many parts of the world.  He made the call on Wednesday when he officially opened the  4th Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit on Wednesday, December 7, 2016  in Paris with over a […]

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  • President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf goes for a function during her UK trip
Photo: emansion.gov.lr

    Sirleaf says British partnership is strategic

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has described the continued partnership of the British Government in helping Liberia’s development as strategic. Speaking Friday in London, the UK, President Sirleaf  also made a critical critical push for the UK to absorb the $20 million funding gap in the proposed Ganta to Saclepae (Nimba County) stretch of the country’s […]

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  • How conflict diamonds from Central African Republic enter international markets through Cameroon
Source: Partnership Africa Canada  pacweb.org

    Cameroon a route for ‘conflict diamonds’

    Sunday, December 4, 2016

    Cameroon is allowing conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic to cross over its borders and into the legal supply chain due to poor controls, smuggling and corruption, Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) said in a report published today.The report, From Conflict to Illicit: Mapping the Diamond Trade from Central African Republic to Cameroon, investigates the failure […]

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  • Kyle Mandy, Tax Policy Leader for PwC South Africa
Photo: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)

    Africa is a difficult region for paying taxes – PwC

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Economies around the world continue to make progress in simplifying and reducing the burden of tax compliance on business, according to the latest edition of Paying Taxes 2017, a report by the World Bank Group and PwC (www.PWC.com). Released today, the report finds that the Total Tax rate decreased by 0.1 percentage points to 40.6 […]

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  • ALJA President Moses D. Sandy

    Liberia: ALJA congratulates new PUL leaders

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has applauded its sister organization, the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) on the election of its new corps of officers.  President-elect Charles Coffey and his corps of officers were elected on Saturday, November 19 in Ganta, Nimba County at the union’s 5th Annual Congress.  In a […]

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On screen: President Hollande speaks during the opening ceremony
Dec
9

Hollande calls for greater openness in government

French President Francois Hollande has called for greater openness in government to serve as a countervailing force to rising authoritarianism and receding civic space in many parts of the world.  He made the call on Wednesday when he officially opened the  4th Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit on Wednesday, December 7, 2016  in Paris with over a […]

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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf goes for a function during her UK trip
Photo: emansion.gov.lr
Dec
6

Sirleaf says British partnership is strategic

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has described the continued partnership of the British Government in helping Liberia’s development as strategic. Speaking Friday in London, the UK, President Sirleaf  also made a critical critical push for the UK to absorb the $20 million funding gap in the proposed Ganta to Saclepae (Nimba County) stretch of the country’s […]

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How conflict diamonds from Central African Republic enter international markets through Cameroon
Source: Partnership Africa Canada  pacweb.org
Dec
4

Cameroon a route for ‘conflict diamonds’

Cameroon is allowing conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic to cross over its borders and into the legal supply chain due to poor controls, smuggling and corruption, Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) said in a report published today.The report, From Conflict to Illicit: Mapping the Diamond Trade from Central African Republic to Cameroon, investigates the failure […]

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Kyle Mandy, Tax Policy Leader for PwC South Africa
Photo: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)
Dec
1

Africa is a difficult region for paying taxes – PwC

Economies around the world continue to make progress in simplifying and reducing the burden of tax compliance on business, according to the latest edition of Paying Taxes 2017, a report by the World Bank Group and PwC (www.PWC.com). Released today, the report finds that the Total Tax rate decreased by 0.1 percentage points to 40.6 […]

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ALJA President Moses D. Sandy
Dec
1

Liberia: ALJA congratulates new PUL leaders

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has applauded its sister organization, the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) on the election of its new corps of officers.  President-elect Charles Coffey and his corps of officers were elected on Saturday, November 19 in Ganta, Nimba County at the union’s 5th Annual Congress.  In a […]

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fiff
Nov
29

Report highlights labor conditions of footballers

The world-wide representative of professional football players, FIFPro, has for the first time issued a Global Employment Report analysing the labor conditions in professional football. The objective of the FIFPro Global Professional Football Players Survey, released on Monday, is to present the most comprehensive and far-reaching study to date of the labour conditions and experiences of […]

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Photo: Peter Lewenstein, BBC World Service
Nov
28

Worrying signs for Ghanaian democracy

Elections in Ghana are usually clean and peaceful affairs, characterised by reasoned political argument. Nevertheesless, events in the run-up to the elections on 7 December raise important questions. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) head of reasearch Victor Adetula discerns dark clouds in the sky. In 1957, Ghana became the first sub-Saharan African state to achieve independence from […]

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Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita says capital markets should not only be accessible to large companies.
photo: maroelamedia.co.za
Nov
26

Exchanges should focus on smaller businesses

The African growth story is no longer a fairy tale. Over the past decade multinational companies, private equity funds and infrastructure development programmes have channeled capital to the continent as they began to realise the true potential it holds, but like most emerging market regions, Africa is no longer the ‘flavour of the month’; Nonkululeko […]

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Pyramids in the Sudnese desert
photo: sudtourism.com
Nov
24

UNWTO backs development of tourism in Sudan

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai has expressed the commitment of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to support Sudan’s tourism development during his recent official visit to Sudan. The visit coincided with a three-day regional executive training on crisis communication in tourism organized by UNWTO and the UNWTO Themis Foundation (Khartoum, Sudan, 15-17 November, 2016).   Meeting […]

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Troubling appointments: Steve Bannon, Jeff Sessions, Michael Flynn. Photo: nymag.com
Nov
23

A critical look at Trump’s nominees

The announcement that Mr. Trump was considering Governor Nikki Haley for Secretary of State and Sen. Ted Cruz for Attorney General was the biggest joke of the century. These individuals mentioned above do not represent the alternative right ideology that President-elect Trump intends to pursue during his presidency. It would have been unprecedented for Trump […]

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