US-based Bong Miners to send COVID-19 aid to Liberia

When the roll call begins in Liberia to identify individuals and groups that are giving back to their communities, especially in times of need, the name – Association of Bong Miners (ABM) based in the United States, will be heard. ABM is expected to distribute rice, buckets, masks, and disinfectants products, such as Clorox, for […]

Sweden: Commission to evaluate Covid-19 response

The Swedish Government on Tuesday appointed a committee of inquiry to evaluate the measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The committee chair will be Mats Melin. He was a justice and president of the Supreme Administrative Court between 2011 and 2018. Prior to that he was chief parliamentary ombudsman between 2004 and […]

Agenda for recovery of tourism in Africa

United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) member states from across Africa have shared their priorities for tourism against the backdrop of COVID-19. As with every other global region, African destinations have been hit hard by the restrictions on travel introduced in response to the pandemic. The sudden and unexpected drop in tourist arrivals has placed […]

Coronavirus: Sweden extends entry ban

To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and reduce the outbreak, a temporary ban on entry to the European Union (EU) via Sweden is in force. The Swedish government today decided to extend the entry ban until 31 August 2020. At the same time, the government decided to ease the restrictions for […]

Liberia’s dual citizenship issue settled, says Mueller

A Switzerland-based Liberian says there is no need for Liberians in the diaspora to support a referendum on dual citizenship in Liberia as the country’s supreme court has settled the issue. Michael Muller in an open letter in May noted that “by the Grace of God, we have won the fight and there is no […]

Millions raised for COVID-19 education emergencies

Finland and Verizon, one of the world’s largest companies, announced new contributions to Education Cannot Wait, of €3 million and US$1 million respectively, joining others to highlight the importance of education in building resilience to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contributions were announced during the ‘Global Goal: Unite for our Future’ concert and summit events held […]

Liberians in Sweden aid coronavirus fight back home

Early this month, the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) donated 150 bags of rice to nurses at three major hospitals in Liberia to help in the fight against the coronavirus. John F. Kennedy Medical Center and Redemption Hospital, both in the nation’s capital Monrovia and the 14 Military Hospital in Margibi County each received 50 bags. […]

Corporate Council on Africa launches Leaders Forum

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) on Tuesday launched its inaugural Leaders Forum. It is a high level virtual forum to bring together heads of state, senior United States and African government officials, CEOs and private sector executives and leaders from multilateral institutions.  Under the theme “Resilient U.S.-Africa Business Engagement to Drive Post COVID-19 Recovery”, […]

Promoting financial literacy skills in Africa

Junior Achievement (JA) Africa and Ecobank Group on Wednesday announce their new partnership- “Banking on Africa’s Youth.” The partnership will undertake a campaign which will tap into JA’s vast online community, comprising over one million young social media followers spread across Africa. It will educate and mobilize over 600,000+ young people with financial literacy knowledge, […]

How Rwanda spurs women in technology

In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. It ranked in the top four in the Report’s political empowerment category, in recognition of the high proportion of Rwandese women lawmakers and ministers. The country therefore seemed a natural fit for a […]