Ambassador Nyenabo: Liberia on path of growth

I wish to convey goodwill and deepest appreciations to the President and organizers of this summit on behalf of Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, the government and the people of Liberia for the warm reception accorded the Liberian delegation since our arrival in this beautiful country two days ago. As […]

Sweden acts to reduce passport abuse

On 15 April, a new act entered into force with the aim of reducing abuse of Swedish passports and the risk of valid passports falling into the wrong hands.    The act includes the following amendments: As a general rule, Swedish citizens may be granted a maximum of three regular passports during a five-year period. As […]

Liberia: Warning against illicit election campaign

The National Elections Commission (NEC) of Liberia has warned some political parties and individuals desiring to seek political offices during the 2017 general elections to stop pre-campaign activities. NEC, headed by Cllr. Jerome Korkoya, warned that engaging in pre-campaign activities is in violation of Chapter VI, Section 6 of the 2014 Guidelines Relating to the Registration of […]

Sweden is one of world’s top aid donors

Sweden is one of the countries in the world with the highest level of development aid as a percentage of gross national income (GNI), according to new figures from the Development Assistance Committee  (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for 2015. This applies whether costs for asylum reception are included or not. […]

Making Liberia a christian nation not way forward

Liberia’s ambassador accredited to the United States of America (USA) Jeremiah C. Sulunteh says christianizing Liberia now, as suggested by some members of the Christian community, is not the way forward politically as it will make no political or economic difference in the lives of the people. He said “Over the years Liberian Christians and other religious […]

Low commodity prices impede African growth

Economic activity in Sub-Saharan Africa slowed in 2015, with GDP growth averaging 3.0 percent, down from 4.5 percent in 2014. This means that the pace of expansion decelerated to the lows last seen in 2009. These figures are outlined in Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s twice-yearly analysis of economic trends and latest data for the […]

Liberian media houses should merge – ALJA prexy

The National President of the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA), Moses D. Sandy is proposing the merger of media institutions in Liberia with similar or identical editorial philosophies. Mr. Sandy said such endeavor would help minimize the extreme poverty which continues to stall the professional growth and development of the Liberian press. […]

Lawyers on demand service launched in Africa

The future of law is here. Imani, Africa’s first full-scale lawyers on demand service, has launched operations, based out of Johannesburg, South Africa. Imani will offer tailored legal solutions across the African continent and across economic sectors on a demand basis, tapping into a large pool of skilled and qualified lawyers with experience at big […]

Orange acquires Liberian mobile operator Cellcom

Orange announced today that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of Cellcom, Liberia’s leading mobile operator, through its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire. Less than three months after signing the agreement with Cellcom Telecommunications Limited for the acquisition of its Liberian subsidiary, Orange has obtained all the official approbations necessary to complete the transaction. Cellcom Liberia […]

APC diaspora supports war against corruption

The chairmen of the Diaspora chapters of Nigeria’s All progressives Congress (APC) last week held an e-conference to review the state of the party and the nation on the anniversary of the pivotal election that brought the party to power exactly one year ago.   Chairmen in attendance were Philip Idaewor, APC UK; Stephen Adeayo Tella, APC Spain; Ayoola R. Lawal, APC […]