Recurrent expenditure tops Liberia’s $785m 2022 budget

By Seltue Karweaye Sr. The importance of sensible and prudent budgetary allocations cannot be overemphasized as the budget itself is an expression of public policy. It is the major economic policy instrument that indicates a government’s priority and is also a tool to correct anomalies and inequities within the society. An efficient budgetary system is […]

From 2021 to 2022: Africa’s cybersecurity outlook

There are several trends that have dominated the African cybersecurity landscape in 2021. The continent remains a point of investment interest as connectivity and mobility continue to grow – with only 38% of the population connected, there is massive opportunity compared with developed markets. This situation has seen a subsequent surge in investor attention, particularly […]

Brussels Airlines keeps focus on Africa

As a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis, Brussels Airlines accelerated and intensified in 2020 its transformation plan Reboot Plus, in order to pave the way for a future-proof company that is able to face the competition, with a sound and healthy cost structure.    After the restructuring, the company started the second phase of its Reboot Plus plan: the […]

William Nah: unknown fate of a brilliant Liberian keeper

By Benedict Nyankun Wisseh As if we are programmed, when conversations about football take place, our focus is placed on players who score goals for our teams. In this case, we celebrate forwards and midfielders, whose responsibility it is to score goals and ignore defenders and goalkeepers except for their mistakes that lead to the […]

Sweden: proof of vaccination to attend public events

The Swedish Government intends to proceed with the proposal to allow the use of vaccination certificates at public gatherings and public functions from December 1. The aim is to limit the spread of the Corona virus among unvaccinated people in particular by preventing them from gathering in large groups, while public gatherings and public functions […]

Liberia: LAC dedicates new radio studio, school bus

By Draper C. Tolborh Sr The Liberian Agricultural Company (LAC) late last month dedicated a new 1000-watt FM transmitter and a refurbished studio for its radio station, LACSA Radio. A new school bus was also dedicated during the program held at the company’s premises in Grand Bassa County. The event commenced with an invocation by […]

Global tourism unites behind climate declaration

The ‘Glasgow Declaration for Climate Action in Tourism’ was launched earlier this month at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Scotland. Some of tourism’s biggest businesses joined governments and destinations in committing to cut emissions in half by 2030 and achieve Net Zero by 2050 at the latest. The Glasgow Declaration recognizes the urgent […]

Ecobank announces five finalists in Fintech Challenge

Ecobank Group has announced the finalists of the 2021 Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The challenge, in its fourth edition, is designed to help Fintechs with Africa focused products join forces with the leading pan-African Group to provide Africans with groundbreaking financial services. This year’s final saw five finalists selected from various African countries. The finalists, who […]

Liberia: Cash for tips to solve murders

The Liberian Government has announced a total of $15, 000 cash reward for any useful and factual information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of recent high profile murders in Monrovia, the capital. $5, 000 is set aside for actionable information on each of the persons of interest. Last week the Ministry […]

24 female finalists listed for AWIEF Awards

Twenty-four outstanding women founders and entrepreneurs were selected by an independent panel of judges as top finalists for the 2021 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards across eight different categories. The 24 finalists represent women-owned businesses operating in 11 African countries: Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. The AWIEF […]