Trust deficit: The case of Senator Darius Dillion

By Seltue Karweaye Trust is the glue that binds people together. Public trust entails demonstrating transparency, accountability, and competence. However, in Liberia, society’s confidence in transparency, accountability, fairness has plummeted. In short, there is a growing trust deficit between public officials in Liberia and many of the citizens.  We cannot trust public officials to always say […]

US-Africa Energy Forum holds virtual session

In a bid to drive U.S. investment in the African energy sector, the U.S.-Africa Energy Forum (USAEF) 2021 kicked off on Monday with a virtual session – organized by Energy Capital & Power – featuring petroleum ministers from Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea along with leading energy and finance industry leaders. Under the […]

Chances for private sector in Africa’s climate agenda

A recently published African Development Bank scoping study on implementing NDCs in Africa recommends that development financial institutions and other investors focus on high-impact, high-growth potential start-ups that can drive climate-related innovation. The study, NDC implementation in Africa through green investments by private sector – A Scoping Study, was produced in partnership with the Fund for African […]

COVID: Impact on tourism hits global economy hard

The crash in international tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic could cause a loss of more than $4 trillion to the global GDP for the years 2020 and 2021, according to an UNCTAD report published on 30 June. The estimated loss has been caused by the pandemic’s direct impact on tourism and its ripple effect […]

New digital banking service in West Africa

The Ecobank Group and Semoa, a Fintech based in Lomé, are enabling mobile money users  in Togo to carry out  banking faster and easier, across West African Economic and Monetary Union( WAEMU) through a new digital banking service via Whatsapp called “ Express cash by Semoa”. The Ecobank Group, whose network covers 35 countries across Africa, […]

Liberia: Providing education for the poor

Many parents in Liberia are not able to send their children to school because they cannot afford the costs. As a result, a lot of kids are not being given the education that they need to lead better lives in the future.  At the same time, there are Liberians who have clearly recognized the danger in this state of affairs and want to […]

Sweden eases COVID restrictions

The Swedish Government previously presented a plan for adapting and phasing out the restrictions put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At a press conference on Monday, June 28, it was announced that a number of restrictions will be lifted as of July 1, in line with stage 2 of the Government’s plan. […]

The story of Liberia’s first football victory over Ghana

By Benedict Nyankun Wisseh The passage of time has a unique way of undermining one’s ability to recall the facts of national history. As a result, the revisionist accounts, although constructed in distortions and supported by persistent repetitions, are eventually accepted to be true. Such is the claim by some Liberian football enthusiasts that Ghana’s […]

Standard Bank Group gets top African honor

Standard Bank Group was on Wednesday named African Bank of the Year by a leading publication in recognition of the banking giant’s achievements in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic and empowering women. African Banker magazine announced the winners of its 2021 Awards at a virtual ceremony held on the side-lines of the African Development Bank’s 2021 Annual […]

Sweden extends COVID travel ban

The Swedish Government has extended the entry ban on travel to Sweden from EU/EEA countries. The Swedish regulations are also being adapted to the EU regulation on a COVID certificate. This mainly entails an entry ban on travel to Sweden unless a vaccination certificate, a negative COVID-19 test result, a certificate confirming recovery from COVID-19 […]