First TungaThon sees winners all around

Kampala, September 2021 · The first ever Tunga hackathon – or TungaThon – is a fact. For a period of two weeks, 25 teams of two to four young African software developers collaborated online to submit a Minimum Viable Product to the jury. This hackathon is a new tool to strengthen the skill sets of […]

International tourism largely on hold

The biggest crisis in the history of tourism continues into a second year. Between January and May, international tourist arrivals were 85% below 2019 levels (or a 65% drop on 2020), UNWTO data shows. Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of COVID-19 variants and the continued imposition of restrictions are weighing on the […]

Liberian school prepares for new academic year

A teachers’ workshop, organized by the Mother Saykon Y. Kekulah Foundation School, with the aim to beef up the fundamentals of the profession, is in its concluding stages.    The month-long exercise, being conducted by an experienced teacher Emmanuel Flogar, is attended by six teachers and will end on September 3, said Samuel Kekulah, the school’s founder. […]

Covid: Sweden extends entry ban

The Swedish Government is extending the ban on entry to Sweden from countries outside and within the EU/EEA. The main rule remains that travelers from countries in the EU/EEA – apart from the Nordic countries – cannot enter Sweden without presenting a vaccine certificate, a negative COVID-19 test result or a certificate confirming recovery from […]

LAC donates medical supplies to Liberian hospital

The management of the Liberian Agricultural Company (LAC) On Thursday, August 19 donated an assortment of medical supply to the Liberia Government Hospital in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County. Making the presentation, Sustainability Coordinator Harriet Attoh said ‘’as part of the company’s social responsibility, the management of the Liberian Agricultural Company deems it necessary and […]

One Africa, One Voice at leadership summit

The devastation of COVID-19, the identification of new variants and the lack of vaccines have dampened the positive outlook we have all had for the Africa continent. These factors, coupled with unrest in countries such as South Africa and eSwatini, and with more than seven national presidential elections across the continent that seldom run peacefully, […]

Understanding the budgeting process in Liberia

By Seltue Karweaye Liberia’s attention has once again been captured by controversy over the budget formulation and implementation after an interview conducted by President George Weah in Kakata, Margibi County on August 16. During the interview, a journalist asked the President about the Liberia National Fire Service complaining about the agency low budgetary allotment. The […]

The first Tunga hackathon: the TungaThon

By Kees Kranendonk On 16 July 2021, Tunga reached a new milestone in its short history. Audiences worldwide could tune in for the presentations and award ceremony of the first Tunga hackathon. After two weeks of hard work, 25 teams of 2-4 developers proudly presented the fruits of their online collaborations. And at the end, […]

Liberia: President Weah, it’s half-time

By Seltue Karweaye The recent appearance of Liberia’s Minister of Finance and Development Planning Samuel Tweah at The Center for the Exchange of Intellectual Opinion (CEIO) on August 11, 2021 where he defended the Weah government’s fiscal policies as well as the  Pro–Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) has prompted me to write this article. At […]

Pathways to stronger US, Africa business partnership

From July 27 to 29, the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) hosted the 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit. It is CCA’s flagship event viewed as essential by those doing business in Africa.  The summit featured a stellar line up of African and U.S. government and private sector leaders as part of the program.  CCA was delighted to […]