Burundi: To have a coup or not to have a coup

This seems to currently be the question in Bujumbura, where uncertainty governs at the moment. This coup/non coup led byMajor General Godefroid Niyombare is not coming out of nowhere but taking place after over two weeks of deadly protests that have shaken many neighbourhoods of the city and affected all its inhabitants in one way or the other. It’s been a difficult time. People look tired. The people taking […]

Moroccan innovator wins African prize

In a glittering ceremony hosted by the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) Moroccan researcher Adnane Remmal was announced winner of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 Grand Prize, scooping the US$100 000 cash prize in Skhirat, Morocco. Held in collaboration with Morocco’s Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy,  the May 12-13 event was a fitting tribute to an […]

Gbowee foundation welcomes win against Ebola

After 42 days with no recorded cases of Ebola, Liberia has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO). This happened on May 9. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Roberta Gbowee and the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) welcome this great news. But the head of the foundation has warned that since new cases of Ebola are […]

Africa is a potential market for tech companies

DHL, the world’s leading logistics service provider, held its 5th annual Global Technology conference in Dubai last month, featuring a number of key sessions on doing business in Africa. Under the theme of “Connecting Markets, Trends & People”, the conference hosted some 300 delegates, including many DHL customers from leading global technology companies, for a […]

Liberian midfielder eyes bright future

On May 6 Harnosand FF, fighting it out in the Swedish second division, took home a prestigous trophy after outshining Solleftao 2-1 in the District Championship Cup also known as the Super Cup.   This was an important victory for Liberian midfielder Abraham Lansana whose goal had kept Harnosand in the second division last year.  This victory encourages “me […]

Showcase for Africa’s female entrepreneurs

She Leads Africa has announced the launch of its second annual Entrepreneur Showcase for the most talented female entrepreneurs across Africa and the diaspora. This event is the premier platform for young female entrepreneurs looking to grow and scale their businesses across Africa. Participants in the competition will compete for $15,000 in cash prizes, media features […]

Amb. Nyenabo presents credentials to EU, Belgium

Liberia’s Ambassador to European Union (EU) Isaac W. Nyenabo today presented his Letters of Credence to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk. The ceremony was held at the President’s Salon at the Justus Lipsius Building, Rue de la Loi in Brussels, Belgium.   Ambassador Nyenabo extended, on behalf of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to the […]

Toward a new global climate change treaty: Liberia’s contributions and challenges

The threats and impacts of climate change on human existence are dire and have been increasing exponentially; writes Urias S. Goll. At the United Nations Conference on the Environment convened in 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden, the world first recognized the deleterious effects of changes in our global climate system and more interestingly, the massive changes […]

African aviation summit in Dubai

  A two-day event bringing together the world’s leading airlines and authorities to discuss Africa’s untapped aviation market is slated to be held in Dubai on May 10-11. Aviation Africa 2015  will underscore the immense potential of the African aviation market. The two-day event, held under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum, President of […]

Murdered US-Liberian kid’s last gift to mother

Majority of African teenagers who are lucky to make it to the US never bothered to call back home and greet parents left behind after the first few months. Never even mention kids as young as 5 year-old; they are just too young to keep a better memory of closed relatives, including their biological parents; […]