• UK: Liberians to host independence celebrations

    Thursday, June 23, 2022

    The Union of Liberian Associations in UK (ULOUK), the umbrella organisation of all Liberian Organisations and associations in the UK, in conjunction with the Liberian Embassy and the Liberian Organisation of Sheffield (LOS) will next month host the celebrations of Liberia’s 175th Independence and the bicentennial of the resettlement of freed slaves. This celebration will […]

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  • Swedish club fined for fault in Amoo transfer deal

    Monday, June 20, 2022

    Sweden’s National Sports Board on Friday upheld a fine imposed on premiership club Hammarby for breaking the rules when it signed Nigerian youngster Akinkunmi Amoo from Nigerian club Sidos FC. In March the Swedish Football Federation (SFF) slapped Hammarby with a 350,000 kronor (about $35,000) fine for paying commission to agent Patrick Mork during the transfer.  The SFF noted […]

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  • Liberian education plan being validated

    Thursday, June 16, 2022

    Liberian education officials are in Paris, France at UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Program (IIEP-UNESCO) to finalize the validation of Liberia’s Education Sector Plan (ESP) for the 2022-2026 period. The validation workshop runs from June 10-17. The Liberian delegation is headed by Deputy Minister for Planning, Research and Development Alton Kesselly and includes Assistant Minister […]

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  • Ecobank, Mastercard empower African farmers

    Tuesday, June 14, 2022

    Ecobank Group and Mastercard have partnered to connect millions of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to Mastercard’s Farm Pass – a digital platform that makes it safer and easier for farmers to sell their produce at a fair price. Under the partnership, Ecobank will extend the reach and impact of the Mastercard Farm Pass platform […]

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  • Somali president has to walk a tightrope

    Friday, June 10, 2022

    By Johan Sävström After winning elections in Somalia on 15 May, Hassan Sheik Mohamud is back in the presidential driver’s seat. More or less the same challenges remain as when he left power in 2017. “President Mohamud will need to perform a delicate balancing act trying to appease various actors”, Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) researcher […]

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Sep
3

First TungaThon sees winners all around

Kampala, September 2021 · The first ever Tunga hackathon – or TungaThon – is a fact. For a period of two weeks, 25 teams of two to four young African software developers collaborated online to submit a Minimum Viable Product to the jury. This hackathon is a new tool to strengthen the skill sets of […]

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Aug
31

International tourism largely on hold

The biggest crisis in the history of tourism continues into a second year. Between January and May, international tourist arrivals were 85% below 2019 levels (or a 65% drop on 2020), UNWTO data shows. Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of COVID-19 variants and the continued imposition of restrictions are weighing on the […]

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Aug
29

Liberian school prepares for new academic year

A teachers’ workshop, organized by the Mother Saykon Y. Kekulah Foundation School, with the aim to beef up the fundamentals of the profession, is in its concluding stages.    The month-long exercise, being conducted by an experienced teacher Emmanuel Flogar, is attended by six teachers and will end on September 3, said Samuel Kekulah, the school’s founder. […]

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Aug
27

Covid: Sweden extends entry ban

The Swedish Government is extending the ban on entry to Sweden from countries outside and within the EU/EEA. The main rule remains that travelers from countries in the EU/EEA – apart from the Nordic countries – cannot enter Sweden without presenting a vaccine certificate, a negative COVID-19 test result or a certificate confirming recovery from […]

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Aug
24

LAC donates medical supplies to Liberian hospital

The management of the Liberian Agricultural Company (LAC) On Thursday, August 19 donated an assortment of medical supply to the Liberia Government Hospital in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County. Making the presentation, Sustainability Coordinator Harriet Attoh said ‘’as part of the company’s social responsibility, the management of the Liberian Agricultural Company deems it necessary and […]

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Aug
22

One Africa, One Voice at leadership summit

The devastation of COVID-19, the identification of new variants and the lack of vaccines have dampened the positive outlook we have all had for the Africa continent. These factors, coupled with unrest in countries such as South Africa and eSwatini, and with more than seven national presidential elections across the continent that seldom run peacefully, […]

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Aug
19

Understanding the budgeting process in Liberia

By Seltue Karweaye Liberia’s attention has once again been captured by controversy over the budget formulation and implementation after an interview conducted by President George Weah in Kakata, Margibi County on August 16. During the interview, a journalist asked the President about the Liberia National Fire Service complaining about the agency low budgetary allotment. The […]

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Aug
16

The first Tunga hackathon: the TungaThon

By Kees Kranendonk On 16 July 2021, Tunga reached a new milestone in its short history. Audiences worldwide could tune in for the presentations and award ceremony of the first Tunga hackathon. After two weeks of hard work, 25 teams of 2-4 developers proudly presented the fruits of their online collaborations. And at the end, […]

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Aug
14

Liberia: President Weah, it’s half-time

By Seltue Karweaye The recent appearance of Liberia’s Minister of Finance and Development Planning Samuel Tweah at The Center for the Exchange of Intellectual Opinion (CEIO) on August 11, 2021 where he defended the Weah government’s fiscal policies as well as the  Pro–Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) has prompted me to write this article. At […]

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Aug
12

Pathways to stronger US, Africa business partnership

From July 27 to 29, the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) hosted the 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit. It is CCA’s flagship event viewed as essential by those doing business in Africa.  The summit featured a stellar line up of African and U.S. government and private sector leaders as part of the program.  CCA was delighted to […]

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