African tech firms to join UK-led growth project

Some of Africa’s most innovative start-ups are to take part in a global tech project to take their businesses and ideas to the next level. Go Global Africa, a scheme run by the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport through its International Tech Hub Network, aims to build links with the UK’s thriving […]

Separation of powers for functional governance

By Jarwinken Wiah Since Liberia’s independence on July 26, 1847, the question of separation of power has not been emphasized on governance. This has created a dysfunction governance system. This is also why majority of the Liberian population has little trust in governance, rule of law and the justice system in the country. Their livelihoods […]

Swedish economy slowed last year

Following a couple of years of high growth, the Swedish economy began to slow down last year. Trade conflicts have checked global trade, which is affecting exports of Swedish goods, and uncertainty in the world economy is reducing willingness to invest, both in Sweden and other countries. “The slowdown in the world economy that we […]

Nigeria’s entrepreneurs key to Africa’s prosperity

United States’ Consul General Claire Pierangelo on Tuesday reiterated the importance of Nigeria’s entrepreneurs to the continued growth of economies in the West African sub-region and the prosperity of the continent. Speaking at a one-day capacity-building seminar for the first cohort of US-sponsored Tony Elumelu Foundation alumni, Ms. Pierangelo noted that population trends in Africa’s […]

Liberian war crimes suspect re-arrested in France

A Liberian war crimes suspect was arrested again in France on Friday for violating the conditions placed on him after he was released from pre-trial detention. Kunti K., also a naturalized Dutch citizen, was arrested first in September 2018 and placed under pre-trial detention but was released one year later in September last year due […]

Margaret Award: African businesswomen can apply

The Digital Women’s Day (DWD) launches the call for applications for the Margaret Award, dedicated to business acceleration for women who change the world. Women entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs from Europe and Africa can apply up to February the 2nd. Created in 2013 by DWD and supported by Margaret Hamilton, the Margaret Award highlights big ideas and innovations from […]

Liberia to put oil blocks on sale

The Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority has announced the launch of its next offshore licensing round, expected to commence in April 2020. Nine blocks will be on offer in the Harper basin, one of the last unexplored and undrilled regions offshore West Africa. Geophysical company TGS holds a range of multi-client data across this acreage to […]

Boon for small and medium-sized African businesses

Africa’s leading Guarantee Institution, African Guarantee Fund (AGF) has received an additional USD 33M financing from German lender KfW Development Bank , in a move that will catapult AGF’s efforts to enable African small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to play their critical role in driving Africa’s economy. This new financing comes at a time […]

EFLA outlines goals for 2020

The president of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has noted that the organization has lined up a set of goals that it hopes to meet in 2020. Mayango C. Arku, in a communication, named the goals as strengthening EFLA financially through dues payments from individual Liberians in the European Diaspora and member associations/ […]

Essay contest for African college students

The African Organization for Standardization (ARSO), in partnership with AMC Group Africa, is hosting its Continental Essay Competition 2019/2020.  College students are invited to submit an essay to this contest. The competition’s theme is the “The role of standardization in resolving and addressing the socio-economic issues for the refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons and creating durable solutions […]