Liberia: police ready to provide full security

Liberia’s acting police director has expressed confident that the country’s police is able to maintain peace and security. Col. William Mulbah’s comments made last Wednesday were intended to assuage fears that the drawdown of forces of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) would create a security vacuun. Several reports, including those of the US State […]

Struggle against Boko Haram entering new phase?

A week and a half before Nigeria’s presidential election was scheduled, the military declared in a letter to the chairman of the electoral commission that they would not be able to assist with security measures for another for six weeks due to a major offensive to be concluded in the north-east. As a result, the […]

Oil company responds to malpratice allegations

The attention of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) has been drawn to misleading allegations made by Global Witness and carried by FrontPage Africa newspaper  aimed at discrediting the bid round conducted by the Government of Liberia (GoL) and NOCAL, and misrepresenting the otherwise diligent process undertaken by NOCAL and the GoL to put […]

Pan African fish project launched

A new pan-African project has been launched in Nairobi, Kenya to strengthen the continent’s great potential for increased trade in fish. Africa, a continent that is endowed with plentiful fish resources in oceans, rivers, lakes, floodplains and fish farms accounts for just 4.9% of global fish trade. More efficient trade could significantly improve income and […]

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 […]

Sealink for West/Central Africa

The efforts of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM Bank) ( 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 […]