Winners of 2022 AWIEF Awards announced in Cairo

The winners of the 2022 AWIEF Awards were announced on Tuesday at a glittering ceremony on the rooftop of The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, Egypt. The AWIEF Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner capped the two-day AWIEF2022 Conference, which was held in North Africa for the first time. The prestigious annual AWIEF Awards recognize, honor and celebrate women […]

BCA: Using education to reduce poverty in Liberia

Of all of Liberia’s post-conflict challenges, education, because of lack of resources, seems to be the heaviest. This is not to say that there is a lack of schools. A cursory look around Monrovia, the West African nation’s capital, reveals a lot of schools. Some communities have an excess of them. While there are many […]

G20 focuses on importance of tourism

The travel and tourism private sector was invited to the G20 Tourism Ministers’ meeting Monday when the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) addressed the Group of Twenty in Bali, Indonesia. During her speech at the critical meeting, Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO said that while travel and tourism is recovering following more than […]

Cummings, Cassell cannot contest Liberian presidency

By Seltue Karweaye As Liberia prepares for the October 2023 election, the ten years’ residency clause qualification of candidates contesting the office of the president and vice president have generated endless controversies. The dominant school of thought has asserted loudly and clearly over the years that a person is not eligible to contest election to […]

Digitalisation addresses global challenges

“Many countries are unable to keep up with the global technological revolution. Norway is leading the way in the collaborative effort to develop and share digital solutions,” said Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre at a meeting in New York in the United States on building resilience through safe, trusted, and inclusive digital public infrastructure. […]

Convicted Liberian war criminal files appeal

The case of Alieu Kosiah, former United Liberation Movement of Liberia (ULIMO) sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for his role in the First Liberian civil war, will go in appeal in January next year. The appeal proceedings in front of the Swiss Federal Criminal Court (FCC) are expected to take place from January 11 to 17 […]

Major African business conference next month

More than 60 African and global thought leaders and industry experts across business, international development and government are set to share insights and thought leadership at the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum’s prestigious and benchmarking annual conference and awards taking place on September 26 and 27 on-site in Cairo, Egypt, and virtual. The conference theme this […]

Role of African youth in driving financial inclusion

The African Union defines ‘youth’ as someone between the ages of 15 and 35. With 70% of sub-Saharan Africa’s population under the age of 30, Africa has the youngest population in the world. With such a burgeoning young workforce, the continent’s economy has a chance to grow exponentially, but only if the next generations are […]

Taylor reveals issues facing African lawyers

Liberia’s Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor recently addressed this year’s Annual Conference of the African Bar Association (AFBA) in Lilongwe, Malawi emphasizing that the issue of transparency and accountable governance in Africa is more about the total disrespect and disregard of the social contract. She said the social contract which propels governments, organizations, and institutions into […]

Maximizing accounting platform investment

“It’s not the bottom line, but how the bottom line is calculated, that really counts.” This statement from McKinsey perhaps best sums up the invaluable contribution that a reliable accounting platform can deliver to the business. The company also underscores the value of the right accounting system and approach – it’s the key to really […]