Liberia: Clar Weah’s budget undeserved

By Benedict Nyankun Wisseh Madam Clar Weah, with all due respect Madam first lady, I love you and that is why I stood as the “BESTMAN” in your wedding, but there is something that does not add up. How is it possible that the budget of the first lady office exceeds the allotment in the […]

Sierra Leone, UK sign trade agreement

Sierra Leonean President Dr Julius Maada Bio recently met United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Secretary James Cleverly after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UK government to improve trade relations between the two countries. Appointed Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on 6 September last year, the former Conservative MP was […]

President Weah launches $40m investment project

Liberian President George Manneh Weah on Tuesday launched a US$40 million finance and trade project geared towards improving Liberia’s investment climate. The project, which is being implemented by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, is also crucial for jobs creation as well as the economic empowerment of the Liberian people. One of Liberia’s outstanding partners, […]

Liberia’s 2022 Census: A recipe for vote rigging

By S.Karweaye The National Population and Housing Census (NPHC) is important for national development. It is useful in sectoral planning and should influence the direction of government priorities. A youthful population like Liberia requires accurate information or data on characteristics like the age and sex of the population and how they are distributed spatially. This […]

A forum on resilient food systems in Africa

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) in collaboration with the African Development Bank and the Wangari Mathai Institute recently concluded a three-day regional forum on the future of resilient food systems in Africa. The forum in Nairobi, Kenya, called the Future of Resilient Food Systems in Africa – AAAP Digital Solutions for a Changing Climate provided training […]

President Ruto: Kenya is open for business

Kenyan President William Ruto has told the international community that Kenya is ready for business. He said the country is undergoing radical transformation that guarantees investors a return on their money. Kenya, he added, offers a robust and conducive environment to trade and investment. “We have a robust environment with an open, liberal and business-friendly […]

Africa’s macro-economic performance report is out

African leaders have pledged to take immediate action to integrate the recommendations from the newly released Africa’s Macro-Economic Performance and Outlook report into their national development plans. Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema said the study, conducted by the African Development Bank Group, provided an impetus for the continent’s leaders to forge ahead with needed reforms. His remarks were […]

African leaders want more funds for projects

African leaders urged development finance institutions and international partners to increase support and funding for infrastructure project preparation initiatives, including providing more grant resources to the NEPAD-Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) hosted by the African Development Bank. In a communiqué released after the close of the Second Infrastructure Financing Summit in Dakar, African presidents also […]

Liberia in ECOWAS Court for church massacre

The ECOWAS Court of Justice will on Thursday hold an online hearing on the Liberian Government’s failure to ensure accountability for the Lutheran Church massacre. This hearing will be the first time the government is forced to respond in court for its failure to investigate human rights and humanitarian law violations committed during the two […]

Sri Lanka hopes to expand business ties with Africa

The First Sri Lanka-Africa Business Forum was held on Friday in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The meeting was attended by 17 visiting Heads of Mission from the African region and CEOs and business leaders from Sri Lanka. Discussions focused on how Sri Lankan businesses could leverage their comparative advantage to enter the African regional markets. The […]