Afriwise launches consulting model

Two well-known lawyers on the African scene, Steven De Backer and Olivier Binyingo, recently launched Afriwise consult to offer clients a more holistic consulting approach and access to genuine on-the-ground expertise in Sub Saharan Africa, with procedures for quality assurance and a strong underlying ethical culture. Having worked together for a number of years, both as […]

Police chief warns against use of ‘deadly force’

After hell broke loose Wednesday between Liberian security forces and residents of West Point, a slum community in the capital, Monrovia, that led to five persons getting injured as a result of gun fire, Police Inspector General Chris Massaquoi has warned police officers not to use deadly force in their mission to enforce the quarantine ordered by […]

UK Liberia ebola task force appeals for donations

In the wake of the Ebola epidemic which has hit the Republic of Liberia, continues to spread leaving hundreds dead in the country, Liberians in the United Kingdom lead by the Union of Liberian Organizations in the UK (ULOUK) and the Liberian Embassy at the Court of St. James in London, have formed the UK/Liberia […]

Seven survive Ebola in Liberia

Liberia’s Ministry of Health says it has released from a treatment unit seven persons who were previously confirmed positive of the Ebola virus. It also said while there is still no known cure for the deadly Ebola disease, three Liberian doctors who were earlier treated with the unapproved drug ZMapp, are showing signs of improvement. Speaking […]

MoboFree: Africa’s largest social marketing platform

MoboFree.com, the leading African social marketplace, Monday announced that the total volume of items currently for sale in its marketplace is worth $526 million and is expected to reach $1.5 billion by 2015. With 3.3 million registered users, including 2 million in Nigeria and a strong footprint in Zimbabwe, Uganda and Ghana, MoboFree.com is among the […]

DR Congo sends doctors to help Liberia battle Ebola

The Democratic Republic of Congo has announced it is sending a five-man professional medical team to Liberia on Wednesday, August 20 to help the fight against the deadly Ebola Disease. The team will include two medical doctors and three para-medical professionals. The decision to send the medical team to aid Liberia in its Ebola fight was […]

Armed youth gangs terrorize Abidjan

Children and teenagers who were drawn into Ivory Coast’s 2010-2011 post-election conflict are joining armed gangs in the commercial capital Abidjan after being abandoned by politicians and others who exploited them at the time, according to local officials who blame the government for not taking action. Aged 10-20, the youngsters roam Abidjan districts, robbing residents and […]

UK Ahmadiyyas give £10, 000 to Liberia’s ebola fight

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in the United Kingdom has donated two checks totaling £10,000.00 to assist the Liberian Government in the fight against the spread of the deadly EBOLA virus in Liberia. The money is intended to purchase essential medical supplies and protective gears for medical practitioners who have dedicated their time and efforts in […]

Food security alarm for East, Central Africa

Some 20 million people are facing acute food insecurity in eastern and central Africa, with most of them being at “crisis” and “emergency” levels, according to aid agencies. This figure compares unfavorably with 15.8 million people in July 2013. The affected countries include Somalia, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Central Africa Republic (CAR), Sudan, Kenya, the […]

Two Liberians to be treated with Ebola drug

The Liberian Government has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (US-FDA) to use the experimental serum on two Liberian medical doctors who have contracted the deadly Ebola virus. According to the office of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Doctors Zukunis Ireland and Abraham Borbor, who contracted the disease while attending to patients, including […]