IMF approves $213 million for Liberia

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved a four-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Liberia in an amount equivalent to SDR 155 million (60 percent of quota or about US$ 213.6 million) to help the country restore macroeconomic stability, provide a foundation for sustainable growth, and addressing […]

Climate change: Sweden pushes for clear rules

On 2–13 December, the countries of the world are gathering for the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid under the Presidency of Chile. There the countries will negotiate and decide on future work under the Paris Agreement. In Paris in 2015, the countries of the world agreed on a new global and legally […]

Ghanaians fight against surge in data cost

As Ghana prepares for presidential elections in 2020, about 75 percent of the population access the internet via mobile phones. On October 1, when the government’s proposed increase in Communication Service Tax (CST) took effect, Ghanaians took to Twitter with the hashtag #SaveOurData to demonstrate their displeasure — directing their rage mostly toward Ghana’s telcos as well as the government. […]

Mueller’s speech at Liberian diaspora conference

Michael Mueller (first from left), Vice Chairman of the Board of the European Federation of Liberian Associations and Co-Chairman the All Liberian Conference for Dual-Citizenship, speaks at the conference in Silverspring, Maryland, USA, on December 7 Photo: Front Page Africa

Liberia, a country heavily depending on Foreign Direct Investment, remains a fragile, post-conflict country with weak capacity and limited physical and human capital accumulation. But first, let us together take a closer look at the critical element attracting FDI. One of the first key elements is: Political stability Political stability in connection with Foreign direct […]

Ecobank wins Bank of the Year

Ecobank Cameroon, Gambia and Rwanda won Bank of the Year at The Banker Awards on 28th November in London, the United Kingdom. This recognition came just before Ecobank Cabo Verde, Gambia, Liberia and Zimbabwe won Best Bank at the EMEA Finance African Banking Awards on 5th December. The Banker is the most prestigious global financial publication and […]

OECD: Norway’s economic growth is robust

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) today presented its biannual survey of the Norwegian economy with recommendations on how to meet challenges ahead. The survey emphasizes that economic growth is robust and economic policy appropriate. Yet, sustaining high levels of economic output and comprehensive public services for the future is a challenge. “The […]

Africa will attract more business next year

African markets will become increasingly attractive in 2020 at a time when wider global trends are more set against the interests of international businesses than they have been for many years.  Fractious geopolitics in a US election year, a rising tide of global activism and a new level of cyber warfare are among the Top […]

Liberia: Former VP speaks on planned protest

Fellow Liberians and Friends of LiberiaAt Home and Abroad: I have observed that recent events in our country seem to be taking on their own momentum. Liberia appears to have become a rudderless ship adrift on a turbulent sea hurtling towards disaster. Civil servants, teachers and other professional groups are demanding salary arrears or they […]

Africa focuses on making its oceans healthier

Around the world, ocean-impact accelerators are emerging as societies start to realise the importance of focusing efforts and investments towards healthier oceans. The vibrant city of Cape Town is well positioned to lead this exciting revolution on the African continent for a number of reasons: it is strategically situated, virtually at the crossroads of three […]

Liberian disapora conference this weekend in US

A major Liberian diaspora conference is slated for this weekend in the United States. The All Liberian Diaspora Conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Silverspring, Maryland. It will bring together several Liberian diaspora organizations to discuss issues like immigration protection, Liberia’s economic future, women and children, dual citizenship, war crimes in Liberia and the welfare […]