Supreme court releases jailed lawyers

The Supreme Court of Liberia last Friday ordered the immediate release of two lawyers imprisoned for 30 days by a judge for allegedly falsifying a document implicating her in a criminal transaction. The nation’s highest court, through justice in chamber Philip Banks, took the decision as a result of a Writ of Prohibition filed by Liberia’s former solicitor general Cllr. […]

Liberian President Sirleaf consoles France

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of condolence to the Government and People of the Republic of France following a horrendous shooting incidence on Wednesday, January 7 2015 at the Charlie Hebdo Satirical Journal office in Paris, killing at least twelve people including Journalists and Police Officers. In her massage to France’s […]

Developing countries could gain from low oil prices

Gains from low oil prices can be substantial for developing-country importers if supported by stronger global growth, says a World Bank Group analysis of the oil price decline, contained in the latest edition of Global Economic Prospects. The decline in oil prices reflects a confluence of factors, including several years of upward surprises in oil […]

Financial stimulus for Liberian loan, saving clubs

The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) recently announced stimulus package for financial institutions affected by the Ebola virus outbreak may seem to be a relief to several loans and village saving clubs. CBL Governor Dr. Joseph Mills Jones said all sectors of the economy have been affected due to the outbreak, adding that the CBL is […]

Ebola survivors share tips via mobile app

#ISurvivedEbola, the groundbreaking West African multimedia campaign, has launched a new, interactive mobile app that allows Ebola survivors to connect with each other, share public health advice, and update the world on the challenges they still face during their post-recovery lives. The innovative digital tool debuted in Guinea on January 5. It is being piloted […]

Swedish Prime Minister talks business in Brazil

Ladies and gentlemen It is a great pleasure to be here today at the Swedish-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce. Brazil carries a special meaning for me. My many trips to this fascinating country have enriched me both professionally and personally. Today, Brazil is one of the major emerging economies and a confident global player. Brazil is […]

New Year gift for Liberian orphans

Thirty orphans began their New Year’s Day with smiles when they became beneficiaries of a supply of assorted food and non-food items and cash from the United Liberia Association in Belgium (ULAB). The association, through its Coordinator Gertrude A. Kronyahn, on Thursday delivered the supplies that included several bags of rice, flour, sugar, and gallons of […]

UK-based Liberian writer releases new book

‘Beyond the Palm Trees’ begins with the historic arrival of American Free Black Slaves in what was known as ‘Grain Coast’, now called ‘Liberia’, and further illustrates how the acquisition of land began in the country that paved the way to the establishment of the famous ‘Oil Palm Plantations Company’. ‘Beyond the Palm Trees’, written […]

Ebola: what next and where

West Africa’s Ebola epidemic has cruelly exposed the weaknesses of health systems in the countries where it struck. It was understandable that they were not prepared for Ebola, which has never been reported in the region before, but the director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan, says what they lacked was a robust […]

Gabon to host pan-African economic forum

The 4th edition of the New York Forum AFRICA, the only pan-African economic forum to be held in Africa in 2015, will bring together more than 1500 business and political leaders on May 29-31 2015 in Libreville, Gabon. The theme for NYFA 2015, organized under the high patronage of Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of the Gabonese […]