Nigerian telecom company invests $300m in region

MainOne, a leading telecommunications and data services company in West Africa, today celebrated five years of leadership in transforming the region’s Internet landscape. Speaking at a press conference organized to intimate the media on the company’s five year milestone, the Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Funke Opeke, discussed the evolution of the company, initially started as […]

Dutch business delegation to visit Ebola-hit countries

A Dutch business delegation is expected to visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea from July 6-9 with possible trade and investment opportunities. The Dutch business delegation will be led by Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. Ms. Ploumen will travel to Monrovia on July 6, and hold discussions with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, […]

World Bank loan for Liberia’s electricity

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on June 24 approved a new US$60 million International Development Association (IDA) credit for the Government of Liberia to help continue to expand affordable electricity services to businesses and households in order to spur economic growth, create jobs, and reduce poverty. The additional financing will support the ongoing Liberia […]

Ecobank names new group CEO

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of the Ecobank Group, the leading pan-African bank with operations in 36 countries across the continent, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ade Ayeyemi as its new Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO). His appointment is effective from 1 September 2015. Mr Ayeyemi, 52, will replace Albert Essien, who retires […]

High foreign direct investment in Africa

Although the number of foreign direct investments (FDI) fell by 8.4% in 2014, capital investment into Africa surged to US$128b, a year-on-year increase of 136%, according to the recently released EY 2015 Africa Attractiveness Survey and the average investment increased to US$174.5m per project, up from US$67.8m in 2013. Charles Brewer, Managing Director of DHL […]

New Arrivals Ministries celebrate 3rd anniversary in Sweden

New Arrivals Holiness Ministries, a church located in Gothenburg, Sweden will observe its third anniversary this weekend. According to information provided by the church, the event which is themed Power, Fire and Light Convention will be held from Friday to Sunday.  Pastor Kehinde Bamiji Isaac, General Overseer of the Covenant Keeping God Evangelical Ministries, will serve as guest […]

No serious side-effects in Liberia ebola vaccine trials

The 1,500 participants of the recent clinical trials of two vaccines to prevent the Ebola virus have since their inoculation reported no serious side effects, an official has disclosed. Dr. Mark Kieh, who is Site Physician of the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia (PREVAIL) at the Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, noted that the […]

Chinese goods popular in South Africa

“Chinese commodities are of high quality, and we like them very much. My boss asked us to buy the entire exhibition booth of Great Star Industrial and put it in the exhibition hall of our company, so as to recommend the Chinese brand to South African customers.” Jesson from ACDC of South Africa told our […]

Liberian bush meat trade on again despite ban

‘Liberia doesn’t have Ebola any more so we should be allowed to eat bush meat again.’ ‘We’ve been eating it without any problem for generations.’ These are common refrains in Liberian markets, where the trade in bush meat, a known source of the Ebola virus, has picked up once again. As Liberia approaches its two-month […]

Book Review: Liberia, The Violence of Democracy

In her book ”Liberia: The violence of Democracy”, the American anthropologist Mary Moran explores a phenomenon that has been widely discussed by several scholars of different areas of study; democracy. Moran puts democracy in a different shed of light as she challenge the popular western view of violence and democracy as two separate ontological states. […]