Slow African growth this year, says World Bank

Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth will slow in 2015 to 4.0 percent from 4.5 percent in 2014, according to World Bank projections released Monday. This downturn largely reflects the fall in the prices of oil and other commodities, notes Africa’s Pulse, a twice-yearly World Bank Group analysis of the issues shaping Africa’s economic prospects released today at […]

US: Liberians mourn deaths of two brothers

At the Cross of Glory Lutheran Church located on Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, Minn., one of several Christian worship centers for African-Liberian Americans, words proved inadequate in describing the true personality of a youthful Liberian official, Lee Sonny Mason Sr., who died in the US about one month ago during a brief visit; writes James Kokulo Fasuekoi. Saturday, April […]

Swedish-South Africa links go back a long way

One of the proudest moments in modern Swedish history was when Nelson Mandela visited Sweden in 1990 – the first country outside of Africa – after his long imprisonment. Sweden’s relations with South Africa are unique. As far back as the 1960s, a country-wide Swedish anti-apartheid movement arose. In the early 1970s, we were the […]

Ebola exposed global insensitivity to Africa

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has exposed the global failure and insensitivity of the international community to health crisis in poor African countries, says Sam Slewion, a social justice activist and social work practitioner.  Mr. Slewion said while substantive progress is being made to contain the Ebola outbreak in the three affected West […]

Increased security for international trading

Globally, the increased concern around public safety has resulted in the intensification of security measures for transportation of goods internationally. Businesses which trade internationally need to be aware of the security measures in place to mitigate the risk to their operations and their people. This is according to Oliver Facey, Vice President of Operations for […]

Amb. Nyenabo challenges Liberian diaspora

Liberia’s Ambassador designate to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg and the European Union, Amb. Isaac W. Nyenabo, II has challenged Liberians in the diaspsora, especially those in the Benelux Zone to join the massive development and reconstruction taking place in their country. Ambassador Nyenabo told a group of members of the Liberian community […]

Defeating the power of incumbency

While the presidential election was anticipated to be close, there were still doubts that it would be possible to unseat an incumbent president in Nigeria. So when Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) was declared as winner of the election, Nigerian democracy has entered a new stage that will contribute to set the […]

Surviving climate disaster in Africa’s Sahel

For over 30 years the great Sahel Desert region in Africa has been a harbinger of the coming climate disaster our planet is facing and surviving such has become a national priority here in Eritrea on the eastern end of the Sahel; Thomas C. Mountain writes. Remember Michael Jackson and the great Ethiopian drought and […]

Liberians want reforms, says Pres. Sirleaf

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says Liberians, through a series of national consultations, have shown and made clear their strong desire to see adjustments made to Liberia’s 1986 Constitution. Highlighting some of the national consultations where these views resonated, she named Vision 2030, Land Reform and the Decentralization Initiative as a few of the many national consultations […]

Powering Zambia’s rapidly growing capital city

Zambia Electricity Supply Commission (ZESCO) has awarded Aurecon a contract to provide engineering, design and construction supervision services for the USD200 million World Bank funded Lusaka Transmission and Distribution Rehabilitation Project. Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, is regarded as the second fastest growing city in Africa. Its electricity demand has grown at 6% per annum over the previous […]