Building food security in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP), set up in 2005, aims to make fully food secure the millions of people still dependent on food aid, provide support to the vulnerable to prevent the depletion of livestock, and create productive assets at community level. But nearly a decade on and over US$3 billion spent, how successful […]

Ecobank Liberia woos Chinese business

  Ecobank Liberia Limited Friday hosted a Chinese Business Forum aimed at working with Chinese businesses operating in the country.  The forum, held in Monrovia, the Liberian capital and exclusively for the Chinese, comes amid growing Chinese presence in the country, and focused on attracting Chinese customers for the Bank.  Ecobank  Managing Director Kola Adeleke said the […]

Liberians turn to God to fight Ebola

Panicked and shocked Liberian health workers who have seen their colleagues die of Ebola, which has killed more than 500 people in West Africa since January, are abandoning their work stations, hoping to resume only when the disease subsides. Their frustrations have been compounded by the lack of adequate medical equipment. Those who remain at […]

Ambassador Allen praises French help to Liberia

Liberia’s ambassador to France Dr. C. William Allen has presented his letters of Credence to French President Francois Hollande. The présentation ceremony took place on Tuesday, July 8,  at the Elysee Palace, the seat of the French Presidency. Ambassador Allen said Liberia remains grateful to the people of France for their many support to Liberia during the period of […]

New deadline to register for EFLA elections

The deadline for the registration of candidates for elections of the new leadership of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has been extended to Saturday to allow for the registration of more candidates. The first deadline was June 30. The elections will be held in Finland on July 25. According to the chairman of […]

Illiteracy puts Liberia at risk, says Ngafuan

Liberia’s Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has warned that if Liberia does not put an end to illiteracy, it will be illiteracy that will put an end to the country. Foreign Minister Ngafuan, who cautioned the nation about the risk of illiteracy, spoke over the weekend when he delivered the commencement convocation speech during the 15th graduation […]

Ngoma Africa Band to rock German Festival

The popular Ngoma Africa band will be among many acts expected to thrill fans at the 5th International African Festival in Tübingen, Germany. The extravanganza will take place from July 17-20. Ngoma Africa, based in Germany, founded 1993 by bandleader Ebrahim Makunja also known as Kamanda Ras Makunja, is home to a number of talented musicians, including soloist Christian Bakotessa aka […]

Swedes spend millions on beauty

  Business is booming for the Swedish beauty industry. The revenue from the country’s beauty salons has increased by half a billion kronor since 2008, new statistics show. Swedes spend an increasing amount of money on beauty treatments, such as skin care, hair care, manicures and pedicures. “There’s been an incredible develepment in this industry compared to […]

Liberia to ratify Kampala convention

Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has reiterated the Liberian Government’s commitment to tackle the situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) through the ratification of the Kampala Convention. The Kampala Convention is the instrument adopted by the African Union to protect and assist internally displaced persons in Africa. The convention, which was signed by African […]

World Bank support grows

World Bank Group support to developing countries rose sharply to $61 billion in fiscal year 2014 as the organization prepared for transition to a new operating model, up from $52.6 billion in FY13. “This tremendous ramp-up in demand for our services comes at a time when the Bank has been undergoing the most fundamental change […]