ECOWAS happy with AfDB investments in region

The African Development Bank’s investments in West Africa are yielding remarkable results, the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, said in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, on Saturday. He was speaking at the bloc’s fifty-sixth ordinary session, attended by regional heads of state and government. Brou said the bank […]

Liberia can’t just run and print off scads of cash

By Seltue Karweaye In a communication dated December 15, 2019, Liberian President Weah stressed the increasing liquidity needs of the economy, informing the Senate that the current liquidity projection of the CBL, compared with a very low Liberian dollars vault cash position of both the CBL and commercial banks, makes it imperative to infuse additional […]

Top 100 arms producers made $420 billion in 2018

Sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 100 companies (excluding those in China) totaled $420 billion in 2018, marking an increase of 4.6 per cent compared with the previous year. This is according to new data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in the SIPRI Top 100 ranking. […]

2023 presidential election will bring change to Liberia

By: Mengistu Eddie Wolokolie Liberians home and abroad, I want to take this time to ask you to join me in 2023, as I seek the highest office in the land. I am as of today, making my intention known that I will run for the president of the Republic of Liberia. I am asking […]

More funds to education emergencies in Mali, Niger

Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announced on Friday a new US$3.7 million tranche of funding to support education in emergencies responses in the Sahelian nations of Mali and Niger. The new funding will expand support from ECW’s initial US$6 million First Emergency Response grant announced this July. In addressing the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the region, the expanded […]

Commonwealth, UN to work more closely together

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed have formally committed their organisations to work more closely together. The two leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding Friday at the Commonwealth’s headquarters in Marlborough House, London. The document outlines how the two organisations will work together on pressing global issues such as governance and peace, […]

Referendum: Liberians should vote against proposition 1

Article 28 is a DESUETUDE— forgotten, worn-out, and an unenforced law; while its proposed amendment, Proposition#1, presents the case of a ‘legal right to do wrong.’ I’m here today with the intent to neither speak for nor against Proposition #1 but rather to help explain not only its limitations but also its attempt to reawaken […]

Norway wants all countries to benefit from digital tech

Norway will work, in all its development efforts, to ensure that developing countries can benefit from the opportunities offered by innovation and new technology. By making use of digital tools and pursuing targeted policies, it will be possible to reach more of the weakest and most vulnerable groups in society. Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine […]

IMF approves $213 million for Liberia

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved a four-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Liberia in an amount equivalent to SDR 155 million (60 percent of quota or about US$ 213.6 million) to help the country restore macroeconomic stability, provide a foundation for sustainable growth, and addressing […]

Climate change: Sweden pushes for clear rules

On 2–13 December, the countries of the world are gathering for the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid under the Presidency of Chile. There the countries will negotiate and decide on future work under the Paris Agreement. In Paris in 2015, the countries of the world agreed on a new global and legally […]