Hollande calls for greater openness in government

French President Francois Hollande has called for greater openness in government to serve as a countervailing force to rising authoritarianism and receding civic space in many parts of the world.  He made the call on Wednesday when he officially opened the  4th Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit on Wednesday, December 7, 2016  in Paris with over a […]

Sirleaf says British partnership is strategic

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has described the continued partnership of the British Government in helping Liberia’s development as strategic. Speaking Friday in London, the UK, President Sirleaf  also made a critical critical push for the UK to absorb the $20 million funding gap in the proposed Ganta to Saclepae (Nimba County) stretch of the country’s […]

Cameroon a route for ‘conflict diamonds’

Cameroon is allowing conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic to cross over its borders and into the legal supply chain due to poor controls, smuggling and corruption, Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) said in a report published today.The report, From Conflict to Illicit: Mapping the Diamond Trade from Central African Republic to Cameroon, investigates the failure […]

Africa is a difficult region for paying taxes – PwC

Economies around the world continue to make progress in simplifying and reducing the burden of tax compliance on business, according to the latest edition of Paying Taxes 2017, a report by the World Bank Group and PwC (www.PWC.com). Released today, the report finds that the Total Tax rate decreased by 0.1 percentage points to 40.6 […]

Liberia: ALJA congratulates new PUL leaders

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has applauded its sister organization, the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) on the election of its new corps of officers.  President-elect Charles Coffey and his corps of officers were elected on Saturday, November 19 in Ganta, Nimba County at the union’s 5th Annual Congress.  In a […]