West African leaders adopt ECO as single currency

Beginning in January 2020, countries within the West African sub-region will be able to use a single currency called ECO. The currency was adopted by the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Saturday in Nigeria’s capital Abuja. ECOWAS is the Economic Community of West African States. The West African leaders endorsed the […]

Nobel laureate Gbowee gives $10,000 grant to youth group

Liberia’s Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Roberta Gbowee on Sunday gave a $10,000 grant to the Youth For Change Incorporated (YOC), the chief organizer of the Liberia National Debate Championship among high schools. Gbowee told officials of the group that she was impressed by their work and was therefore providing a two-year grant of US$5,000 a year […]

German initiative to create more digital jobs in Africa

German software company SAP and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) plan to jointly create 450 jobs for highly qualified personnel in the Information Technology (IT) sector in ten African countries.    The collaboration, which was presented in Berlin today by German Development Minister Gerd Müller and by Michael Kleinemeier, member […]

Celebrating a proud moment with a big party

On Friday June 14, Emmanuel Nyanfor took a giant step in his academic sojourn. The youngster successfully completed high school and graduated during a pomp ceremony held in the Swedish city of Linköping. Surrounded by his parents Clarence Smith and Lovety Bright, other family members and well-wishers, Emmanuel exuded the joy that represents such a momentous occasion.   He spoke […]

Exports from international tourism reach $1.7 trillion

Strong growth in outbound travel from many source markets around the world fueled revenues from international tourism to reach a total of $1.7 trillion. This accounts for 29% of global service exports and 7% of overall exports of goods and services. These figures consolidate international tourism among the top five economic sectors in the world, behind […]

African Development Bank approves $24.7m for S. Sudan

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Thursday approved a proposal to commit $24.7 million to finance the South Sudan Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project. The project will support the rehabilitation of approximately 50km of the Juba town distribution network and related works, including metering and public water collections outlets. It […]

Weah’s speech at launch of ‘She’s You’ movement

It gives me great pleasure to stand here today to launch the She’s You Movement, which is the flagship program of my dear wife, Her Excellency Ambassador Clar Marie Weah, First Lady of the Republic of Liberia, in her national advocacy campaign for the empowerment of women and girls in our beloved country.  But, before […]

UK to continue engagement with Liberia

The United Kingdom (UK) has recommitted its continued engagement with Liberia, emphasizing education, health and sustainable development. Speaking recently when she hosted Liberian Ambassador to the UK Gurly T. Gibson, Minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Harriet Baldwin outlined development aid and private sector financing that continue to shape the UK’s […]

Tourism: A global force for growth and development

With international tourist arrivals having grown by 4% over the first quarter of 2019, following on from 6% growth in 2018, the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism met in Azerbaijan for the 110th Session of its Executive Council on June 16-18. The council brings member states […]

Bong Miners in diaspora send help to Liberian hospital

The Association of Bong Miners (ABM) in the Diaspora is sending a 40-ft container filled with medical supplies and equipment, worth $250,000, to Liberia.   According to information provided by the association, the materials will be presented to the Bong Mines Hospital in Bong County.    This is the first time the ABM is sending […]