Swedish coastguard ship rescues refugees

A Swedish Coastguard ship today took onboard over 300 refugees, including 35 women and children, who were lost at sea, and brought them to Italy.               Word came that a refugee boat was lost at sea, and after some hours a Danish reconnaissance craft found it, and Poseidon was the closest ship, and able to reach […]

US report criticizes Liberian media

The U.S Department of State has criticized the Liberian media for compromising professional ethics in their coverage and reportage of events in the country. In its 2014 Country Report on Human Rights in Liberia, the US State Department noted that newspaper publishers commonly accept fees to publish press releases or other favorable articles. The report indicated that […]

Nigeria: Unholy alliance of Saraki and Dogora with PDP

Nigeria’s 8th Senate and Assembly is currently undergoing crises, due to what is attributed to as “civilian coup” orchestrated by Senator Bukola Saraki and Hon. Yakubu Dogora. The manner and scenario which led to the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki and Hon. Dogora as the Senate President and Speaker respectively, questions their loyalty to the All […]

Good prospects for West African agriculture

West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). To be competitive with large global […]

Kanvee Adams leads Liberia to Kora Music Awards

Liberia’s multiple-award winning Gospel musical star Ambassador Kanvee Gains Adams has finally achieved one of her dreams of pathing the way for her fellow Liberian artists to participate at an international award ceremony.  The all-time favorite Liberian Gospel music singer will lead her compatriots to this year’s KORA Awards, the first time ever in the […]

Mobile technology promotes African business

With smartphone penetration ramping up across Africa, the continent’s businesses have an opportunity to use mobile technology to become more efficient, productive, and responsive in the way they do business. According to the Ericsson Mobility Report for 2015,  there were more than 910 million mobile subscriptions in Africa by the first quarter of 2015. A […]

Swedish economy doing good, says finance minister

The Swedish economy is on the way up and, according to the forecast, growth will gradually strengthen in the coming years. However, the situation is uncertain, not least because of developments in Greece, says Sweden’s Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson, presenting the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic forecast at a weeklong political retreat on Tuesday.                         “Looking around […]

Nigerian telecom company invests $300m in region

MainOne, a leading telecommunications and data services company in West Africa, today celebrated five years of leadership in transforming the region’s Internet landscape. Speaking at a press conference organized to intimate the media on the company’s five year milestone, the Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Funke Opeke, discussed the evolution of the company, initially started as […]

Dutch business delegation to visit Ebola-hit countries

A Dutch business delegation is expected to visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea from July 6-9 with possible trade and investment opportunities. The Dutch business delegation will be led by Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. Ms. Ploumen will travel to Monrovia on July 6, and hold discussions with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, […]

World Bank loan for Liberia’s electricity

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on June 24 approved a new US$60 million International Development Association (IDA) credit for the Government of Liberia to help continue to expand affordable electricity services to businesses and households in order to spur economic growth, create jobs, and reduce poverty. The additional financing will support the ongoing Liberia […]