Switzerland arrests Liberian for war crimes

Swiss authorities have arrested a Liberian suspected of carrying out war crimes during the West African nation’s civil war.   The arrest of Alieu Kosiah, a former commander of the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO), a rebel group that fought against Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front for Liberia (NPFL) in Liberia’s first […]

Let election be start of a new day

Despite the Ebola crisis, our mother country, Liberia has held successful elections and avoided a potentially catastrophic constitutional crisis. . The crisis past, and elections complete, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our International Partners for their help with the Ebola epidemic with the hope of their continued support in successfully eradicating this […]

Boko Haram and Nigeria’s future

The terrible news keeps on coming from Nigeria’s embattled northeast. Two suspected child suicide bombers reportedly blew themselves up in a crowded market on Sunday – the second such attack in two days linked to Boko Haram in which young girls were strapped with explosives. Meanwhile, the Islamic extremist group has maintained the momentum of its more conventional […]

Supreme court releases jailed lawyers

The Supreme Court of Liberia last Friday ordered the immediate release of two lawyers imprisoned for 30 days by a judge for allegedly falsifying a document implicating her in a criminal transaction. The nation’s highest court, through justice in chamber Philip Banks, took the decision as a result of a Writ of Prohibition filed by Liberia’s former solicitor general Cllr. […]

Liberian President Sirleaf consoles France

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of condolence to the Government and People of the Republic of France following a horrendous shooting incidence on Wednesday, January 7 2015 at the Charlie Hebdo Satirical Journal office in Paris, killing at least twelve people including Journalists and Police Officers. In her massage to France’s […]

Developing countries could gain from low oil prices

Gains from low oil prices can be substantial for developing-country importers if supported by stronger global growth, says a World Bank Group analysis of the oil price decline, contained in the latest edition of Global Economic Prospects. The decline in oil prices reflects a confluence of factors, including several years of upward surprises in oil […]

Financial stimulus for Liberian loan, saving clubs

The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) recently announced stimulus package for financial institutions affected by the Ebola virus outbreak may seem to be a relief to several loans and village saving clubs. CBL Governor Dr. Joseph Mills Jones said all sectors of the economy have been affected due to the outbreak, adding that the CBL is […]

Ebola survivors share tips via mobile app

#ISurvivedEbola, the groundbreaking West African multimedia campaign, has launched a new, interactive mobile app that allows Ebola survivors to connect with each other, share public health advice, and update the world on the challenges they still face during their post-recovery lives. The innovative digital tool debuted in Guinea on January 5. It is being piloted […]

Swedish Prime Minister talks business in Brazil

Ladies and gentlemen It is a great pleasure to be here today at the Swedish-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce. Brazil carries a special meaning for me. My many trips to this fascinating country have enriched me both professionally and personally. Today, Brazil is one of the major emerging economies and a confident global player. Brazil is […]

New Year gift for Liberian orphans

Thirty orphans began their New Year’s Day with smiles when they became beneficiaries of a supply of assorted food and non-food items and cash from the United Liberia Association in Belgium (ULAB). The association, through its Coordinator Gertrude A. Kronyahn, on Thursday delivered the supplies that included several bags of rice, flour, sugar, and gallons of […]