COVID: Impact on tourism hits global economy hard

The crash in international tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic could cause a loss of more than $4 trillion to the global GDP for the years 2020 and 2021, according to an UNCTAD report published on 30 June. The estimated loss has been caused by the pandemic’s direct impact on tourism and its ripple effect […]

New digital banking service in West Africa

The Ecobank Group and Semoa, a Fintech based in Lomé, are enabling mobile money users  in Togo to carry out  banking faster and easier, across West African Economic and Monetary Union( WAEMU) through a new digital banking service via Whatsapp called “ Express cash by Semoa”. The Ecobank Group, whose network covers 35 countries across Africa, […]

Liberia: Providing education for the poor

Many parents in Liberia are not able to send their children to school because they cannot afford the costs. As a result, a lot of kids are not being given the education that they need to lead better lives in the future.  At the same time, there are Liberians who have clearly recognized the danger in this state of affairs and want to […]

Sweden eases COVID restrictions

The Swedish Government previously presented a plan for adapting and phasing out the restrictions put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At a press conference on Monday, June 28, it was announced that a number of restrictions will be lifted as of July 1, in line with stage 2 of the Government’s plan. […]

The story of Liberia’s first football victory over Ghana

By Benedict Nyankun Wisseh The passage of time has a unique way of undermining one’s ability to recall the facts of national history. As a result, the revisionist accounts, although constructed in distortions and supported by persistent repetitions, are eventually accepted to be true. Such is the claim by some Liberian football enthusiasts that Ghana’s […]

Standard Bank Group gets top African honor

Standard Bank Group was on Wednesday named African Bank of the Year by a leading publication in recognition of the banking giant’s achievements in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic and empowering women. African Banker magazine announced the winners of its 2021 Awards at a virtual ceremony held on the side-lines of the African Development Bank’s 2021 Annual […]

Sweden extends COVID travel ban

The Swedish Government has extended the entry ban on travel to Sweden from EU/EEA countries. The Swedish regulations are also being adapted to the EU regulation on a COVID certificate. This mainly entails an entry ban on travel to Sweden unless a vaccination certificate, a negative COVID-19 test result, a certificate confirming recovery from COVID-19 […]

Liberian gets 20-year jail term for war crimes

The Swiss Federal Criminal Court today announced a guilty verdict and 20-year prison sentence for Alieu Kosiah, a former Liberian rebel commander, after a four-week trial held in December 2020 and February 2021, following years of investigation which started in 2014. The former Liberian battalion commander of the ULIMO (United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy) rebel […]

Experts discuss nutritious diets for all

During a panel discussion organized by Food Tank, the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), experts discuss strategies that enable the production of accessible and nutrient-dense diets. The event is part of a series of panels with themes inspired by Global Alliance’s Seven Calls to Action to transform […]

USA: Bong Miners to hold elections in September

The Association of Bong Miners in the Diaspora will elect a new team of executives on Saturday, September 18 during its national convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the USA. the convention will be held from September 17 to 19. In a recent public message, the US-based Liberian organization’s national president Benedict Philips said “pursuant to our […]