• Sheroes active in Liberia during pandemic lockdown

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    By Nvasekie Konneh Kim Poole is a true believer in Pan Africanism. Though born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, she travels more frequently to countries in Africa, planting the seeds for the SHEROES Sisterhood. Poole founded SHEROES Sisterhood in 2016 and officially launched the organization in Liberia on July 26, 2018 in collaboration with […]

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  • Strategic vision and results transforming Africa

    Sunday, May 31, 2020

    For the past ten years, Africa has recorded some of the world’s strongest rates of economic growth. At the same time, many African economies continue to function at well below their full potential. Structural transformation is needed to create more jobs, reduce poverty and accomplish sustainable development objectives. The African Development Bank’s High 5 priority […]

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  • Declining trends in global peace operations

    Friday, May 29, 2020

    While the number of United Nations and non-UN multilateral peace operations increased slightly in 2019, the number of personnel deployed in them decreased, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Although sub-Saharan Africa maintained the highest number of operations and personnel, two new operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) […]

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  • Liberia: State of emergency and freedom of expression

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    By Atty. Urias Teh Pour The surge of the global COVID-19 pandemic has provided compelling reason for states to impose restrictive measures, some in the form of health protocols to beat back the spread of the deadly disease. These measures have provoked debate, essentially around the nature and scope of these restrictions vis a vis […]

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  • Integration is relevant for African economies

    Sunday, May 24, 2020

    The second Africa Regional Integration Index (APII 2019) was launched Friday by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC), with a call to action to African economies to deepen their integration. The 2019 Index, which builds on the first edition published in 2016, provides up-to-date data […]

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News

Jan
22

LSA official celebrates 60th birthday in Stockholm

Surrounded by family, friends and well wishers, Winifred Nicol Sandy celebrated her 60th birthday on January 18 in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden Mrs. Sandy had actually turned 60 on December 31, 2019 but threw a grand party last Saturday. The party brought together several Liberians, Sierra Leoneans, Nigerians and others from different communities. The […]

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Jan
21

Zimbabwe ready to host development forum

Zimbabwe is ready to host the Sixth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) that will be held in Victoria Falls from 24 to 27 February under the theme ‘2030-2030: A Decade to Deliver a Transformed and Prosperous Africa through the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.” This was said Monday by the country’s acting Labour, […]

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Jan
20

African tech firms to join UK-led growth project

Some of Africa’s most innovative start-ups are to take part in a global tech project to take their businesses and ideas to the next level. Go Global Africa, a scheme run by the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport through its International Tech Hub Network, aims to build links with the UK’s thriving […]

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Jan
16

Separation of powers for functional governance

By Jarwinken Wiah Since Liberia’s independence on July 26, 1847, the question of separation of power has not been emphasized on governance. This has created a dysfunction governance system. This is also why majority of the Liberian population has little trust in governance, rule of law and the justice system in the country. Their livelihoods […]

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Jan
16

Swedish economy slowed last year

Following a couple of years of high growth, the Swedish economy began to slow down last year. Trade conflicts have checked global trade, which is affecting exports of Swedish goods, and uncertainty in the world economy is reducing willingness to invest, both in Sweden and other countries. “The slowdown in the world economy that we […]

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Jan
15

Nigeria’s entrepreneurs key to Africa’s prosperity

United States’ Consul General Claire Pierangelo on Tuesday reiterated the importance of Nigeria’s entrepreneurs to the continued growth of economies in the West African sub-region and the prosperity of the continent. Speaking at a one-day capacity-building seminar for the first cohort of US-sponsored Tony Elumelu Foundation alumni, Ms. Pierangelo noted that population trends in Africa’s […]

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Jan
14

Liberian war crimes suspect re-arrested in France

A Liberian war crimes suspect was arrested again in France on Friday for violating the conditions placed on him after he was released from pre-trial detention. Kunti K., also a naturalized Dutch citizen, was arrested first in September 2018 and placed under pre-trial detention but was released one year later in September last year due […]

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Jan
12

Margaret Award: African businesswomen can apply

The Digital Women’s Day (DWD) launches the call for applications for the Margaret Award, dedicated to business acceleration for women who change the world. Women entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs from Europe and Africa can apply up to February the 2nd. Created in 2013 by DWD and supported by Margaret Hamilton, the Margaret Award highlights big ideas and innovations from […]

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Jan
9

Liberia to put oil blocks on sale

The Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority has announced the launch of its next offshore licensing round, expected to commence in April 2020. Nine blocks will be on offer in the Harper basin, one of the last unexplored and undrilled regions offshore West Africa. Geophysical company TGS holds a range of multi-client data across this acreage to […]

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Jan
9

Boon for small and medium-sized African businesses

Africa’s leading Guarantee Institution, African Guarantee Fund (AGF) has received an additional USD 33M financing from German lender KfW Development Bank , in a move that will catapult AGF’s efforts to enable African small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to play their critical role in driving Africa’s economy. This new financing comes at a time […]

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