IMF chief to visit Rwanda, Senegal

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will visit Rwanda from January 26-29 and Senegal from January 29-31 to meet with policymakers and other representatives of society in each country. As Managing Director Lagarde has previously visited Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, and South Africa in Sub-Saharan Africa. “My […]

Switzerland arrests Liberian for war crimes

Swiss authorities have arrested a Liberian suspected of carrying out war crimes during the West African nation’s civil war.   The arrest of Alieu Kosiah, a former commander of the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO), a rebel group that fought against Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front for Liberia (NPFL) in Liberia’s first […]

Let election be start of a new day

Despite the Ebola crisis, our mother country, Liberia has held successful elections and avoided a potentially catastrophic constitutional crisis. . The crisis past, and elections complete, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our International Partners for their help with the Ebola epidemic with the hope of their continued support in successfully eradicating this […]

Boko Haram and Nigeria’s future

The terrible news keeps on coming from Nigeria’s embattled northeast. Two suspected child suicide bombers reportedly blew themselves up in a crowded market on Sunday – the second such attack in two days linked to Boko Haram in which young girls were strapped with explosives. Meanwhile, the Islamic extremist group has maintained the momentum of its more conventional […]

Supreme court releases jailed lawyers

The Supreme Court of Liberia last Friday ordered the immediate release of two lawyers imprisoned for 30 days by a judge for allegedly falsifying a document implicating her in a criminal transaction. The nation’s highest court, through justice in chamber Philip Banks, took the decision as a result of a Writ of Prohibition filed by Liberia’s former solicitor general Cllr. […]

Liberian President Sirleaf consoles France

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of condolence to the Government and People of the Republic of France following a horrendous shooting incidence on Wednesday, January 7 2015 at the Charlie Hebdo Satirical Journal office in Paris, killing at least twelve people including Journalists and Police Officers. In her massage to France’s […]

Swedish Prime Minister talks business in Brazil

Ladies and gentlemen It is a great pleasure to be here today at the Swedish-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce. Brazil carries a special meaning for me. My many trips to this fascinating country have enriched me both professionally and personally. Today, Brazil is one of the major emerging economies and a confident global player. Brazil is […]

Ebola: what next and where

West Africa’s Ebola epidemic has cruelly exposed the weaknesses of health systems in the countries where it struck. It was understandable that they were not prepared for Ebola, which has never been reported in the region before, but the director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan, says what they lacked was a robust […]

Gabon to host pan-African economic forum

The 4th edition of the New York Forum AFRICA, the only pan-African economic forum to be held in Africa in 2015, will bring together more than 1500 business and political leaders on May 29-31 2015 in Libreville, Gabon. The theme for NYFA 2015, organized under the high patronage of Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of the Gabonese […]

Resolution of EFLA Conference in Holland

RESOLUTION ADOPTED AT THE EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF LIBERIAN ASSOCIATIONS (EFLA) FACE to FACE CONFERENCE IN UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS on 29TH NOVEMBER 2014  WHEREAS, Liberians residing in Europe representing various Liberian organizations as well as Friends of Liberia participated in the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) Face to Face Meeting held in Utrecht, The Netherlands on […]