Police chief warns against use of ‘deadly force’

After hell broke loose Wednesday between Liberian security forces and residents of West Point, a slum community in the capital, Monrovia, that led to five persons getting injured as a result of gun fire, Police Inspector General Chris Massaquoi has warned police officers not to use deadly force in their mission to enforce the quarantine ordered by […]

Investment in Africa on the rise

Africa’s share of global foreign direct investment (FDI) projects has reached the highest level in a decade, according to Executing Growth, EY’s 2014 Africa Attractiveness Survey. The report combines an analysis of international investment into Africa since 2003, with a 2014 survey of over 500 global business leaders about their views on the potential of […]

East African officials discuss risks to public finances

The International Monetary Fund’s Regional Technical Assistance Center for East Africa (IMF- East AFRITAC) held a workshop on “Fiscal Risks: Identification, Reporting and Management” in Entebbe, Uganda during the period April 28 – May 1, 2014. The workshop, the first of its kind in the region, was attended by twenty officials from finance ministries and […]

IOM supports Displaced Families

The International Office of Migration (IOM), in close collaboration with the Government of Somaliland and in partnership with UN agencies, has opened a new Digaale permanent settlement in Hargeisa, Somaliland, for 500 displaced (IDP) families who in the past lived in destitute temporary settlements. IOM is providing durable solutions for the IDPs through voluntary relocation, […]

Cyberspace: New frontlines for Liberian “war criminals”

A decade and half old brutal war that left nearly 300,000 dead and ruined whatever infrastructures left of the economic-deprived West African nation of Liberia, no doubt created deep mistrust and hatred between key war-actors and their victims now living abroad, mainly, the United States. Even though the bloodbath ended more than a decade ago, […]

Liberian Government Must Fund Film Industry

The regional secretary of the Pan-African Federation of Filmmakers, Mariama Camara, has called on the Liberian Government to make an allotment in the national budget for the country’s film and movie industry because cinematography serves as a medium of education, reconciliation, cultural exposure as well as entertainment for citizens. She said a national fund for […]