More young African women turn to Bitcoin

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained the global economy and put millions of people under financial stress. Understandably, people from all walks of life started looking for alternative income streams. In honor of Women’s Month this August, a global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful is shining a spotlight on women who have started successful side hustles powered by […]

Governance of education in Liberia

By: Mengistu Eddie Wolokolie Education forms the foundation of development in a country. It increases productivity and improves the quality of life of the citizens. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Liberia’s adult literacy rate is below average as it stands at 48.3%. The country faces significant challenges in terms […]

Liberian war crimes suspect trial to begin in November

The Federal Criminal Court in Switzerland on Friday announced that the trial of Liberian war crimes suspect Alieu Kosiah will now take place from November 16 to December 18 this year. The trial will be held in the city of Bellinzona, in the south of the country. The trial of Kosiah, a former commander of […]

African Development Bank honored by small businesses

The Green Cluster of SMEs in the Ivory Coast has awarded the African Development Bank a prize for the best technical and financial partner committed to promoting the green economy and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) toward a low-carbon transition. The prize was awarded on 30 July at the Green Awards, an initiative launched in […]

We can do better for Liberia

By Alexander Redd During many conversations with fellow compatriots concerning progress in our homeland, they usually paint a bleak picture. They see a country on path of steady decline – instead of gainful progress. They cite incompetent leadership across all functions of societal strata. Common among the list of impediments they often express toward national […]

Uganda seeks online answers to COVID-19 economic crisis

From banking, to food delivery, and taxi bookings, Uganda is rapidly becoming accustomed to many of the online tools that are commonplace in developed economies, and which don’t rely on face-to-face interactions. The UN is supporting this shift, as a way to help developing economies recover from the global economic crisis brought about by the […]

Liberia: Chocolate City tournament ends

A week of exciting football and kickball encounters ended on Sunday, August 9 in Chocolate City, a community just outside Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. The tourney was organized by a local group, Beacon All stars to honor Rep Thomas Fallah, who is a ruling party candidate in the December  elections. Liberia’s finance minister Samuel Tweh sponsored the event. Frankie […]

Meeting the education needs of children in crisis

‘Stronger collective efforts and collaboration are key to meeting the urgent education needs of children and youth affected by crises’: this is the unifying message from leaders and youth advocates brought together by Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and Devex in a high-level, Global Discussion held online on 12 August,  on the occasion of International Youth Day. Over 2,550 […]

Liberia’s vice president flown to hospital in Ghana

Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor was on Tuesday flown out of the country to seek additional medical care at a specialist hospital in Accra, Ghana. According to a Press Release from the Office of the Vice President, VP Howard-Taylor was earlier admitted at the Aspen Medical Facility in the Liberian capital, Monrovia on Friday due […]

Victor Williams named CEO of NBA Africa

The National Basketball Association (NBA) today named Victor Williams (pictured above) CEO of NBA Africa, effective Aug. 17, it was announced by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Williams, an accomplished investment banking executive with extensive experience growing businesses across the U.S. and Africa, will be based in the league’s Johannesburg (South Africa) office and report to […]