• BCA: Using education to reduce poverty in Liberia

    Saturday, October 1, 2022

    Of all of Liberia’s post-conflict challenges, education, because of lack of resources, seems to be the heaviest. This is not to say that there is a lack of schools. A cursory look around Monrovia, the West African nation’s capital, reveals a lot of schools. Some communities have an excess of them. While there are many […]

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  • G20 focuses on importance of tourism

    Tuesday, September 27, 2022

    The travel and tourism private sector was invited to the G20 Tourism Ministers’ meeting Monday when the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) addressed the Group of Twenty in Bali, Indonesia. During her speech at the critical meeting, Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO said that while travel and tourism is recovering following more than […]

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  • Cummings, Cassell cannot contest Liberian presidency

    Sunday, September 25, 2022

    By Seltue Karweaye As Liberia prepares for the October 2023 election, the ten years’ residency clause qualification of candidates contesting the office of the president and vice president have generated endless controversies. The dominant school of thought has asserted loudly and clearly over the years that a person is not eligible to contest election to […]

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  • Digitalisation addresses global challenges

    Friday, September 23, 2022

    “Many countries are unable to keep up with the global technological revolution. Norway is leading the way in the collaborative effort to develop and share digital solutions,” said Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre at a meeting in New York in the United States on building resilience through safe, trusted, and inclusive digital public infrastructure. […]

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  • Convicted Liberian war criminal files appeal

    Thursday, September 22, 2022

    The case of Alieu Kosiah, former United Liberation Movement of Liberia (ULIMO) sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for his role in the First Liberian civil war, will go in appeal in January next year. The appeal proceedings in front of the Swiss Federal Criminal Court (FCC) are expected to take place from January 11 to 17 […]

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News

Nov
15

Liberia: LAC dedicates new radio studio, school bus

By Draper C. Tolborh Sr The Liberian Agricultural Company (LAC) late last month dedicated a new 1000-watt FM transmitter and a refurbished studio for its radio station, LACSA Radio. A new school bus was also dedicated during the program held at the company’s premises in Grand Bassa County. The event commenced with an invocation by […]

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Nov
14

Global tourism unites behind climate declaration

The ‘Glasgow Declaration for Climate Action in Tourism’ was launched earlier this month at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Scotland. Some of tourism’s biggest businesses joined governments and destinations in committing to cut emissions in half by 2030 and achieve Net Zero by 2050 at the latest. The Glasgow Declaration recognizes the urgent […]

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Nov
11

Ecobank announces five finalists in Fintech Challenge

Ecobank Group has announced the finalists of the 2021 Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The challenge, in its fourth edition, is designed to help Fintechs with Africa focused products join forces with the leading pan-African Group to provide Africans with groundbreaking financial services. This year’s final saw five finalists selected from various African countries. The finalists, who […]

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Nov
7

Liberia: Cash for tips to solve murders

The Liberian Government has announced a total of $15, 000 cash reward for any useful and factual information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of recent high profile murders in Monrovia, the capital. $5, 000 is set aside for actionable information on each of the persons of interest. Last week the Ministry […]

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Nov
4

24 female finalists listed for AWIEF Awards

Twenty-four outstanding women founders and entrepreneurs were selected by an independent panel of judges as top finalists for the 2021 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards across eight different categories. The 24 finalists represent women-owned businesses operating in 11 African countries: Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. The AWIEF […]

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Nov
4

Sweden: Continued control at internal borders

The Swedish Government today decided on continued border control at the internal border for six months. Border control will continue until 11 May 2022. The decision was taken in accordance with common EU legislation and is based on the government’s assessment that there is still a serious threat to public policy and internal security in […]

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Oct
31

Partnership formed to stimulate African industry

African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina said on Friday that the bank will integrate the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) into its country and regional integration strategies. Receiving AfCTA Secretary-General Wamkele Mene, in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast, Adesina said “the implementation of the free trade area will become […]

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Oct
31

Liberia: Nigerians explore investment opportunities

A Nigerian trade delegation headed by the president and founder of the African Children’s Talent Discovery Foundation, Dr. Noah Dallaji, has ended a two-day working visit to Liberia. The delegation, comprising entrepreneurs, university lecturers, politicians and famous musical artists, was in the country at the invitation of Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor. Dr. Dallaji explained […]

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Oct
30

IPT Africa: shaping the future of African payments

IPT Africa launched at the recent Africa Fintech Festival (AFF) as it seeks to position itself as the platform for Frictionless African payments, delivering a continent -wide, multi-channel payment platform tailored to the needs of global corporations doing business on the African continent. The AFF was held as a hybrid event in Mauritius from 13-15 […]

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Oct
26

Top 25 movers and shakers in Africa’s energy industry

The African Energy Chamber (AEC) recently announced the launch of the highly anticipated ‘State of African Energy 2022’ outlook. Comprising an outline for Africa’s energy sector, the report provides reliable and actional information on Africa’s energy industry, emphasizing challenges and opportunities, and paving the way for an influx of investment in the continent’s lucrative energy […]

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