• Stability and reforms bring progress in Somalia

    Sunday, June 16, 2019

    Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide visited Mogadishu, the Somali capital on 10 June for talks with Somalia’s president and prime minister. She also met key humanitarian and diplomatic actors. “The Somali Government is more politically stable than it has been for many decades, and it is now in the process of implementing vital reforms. […]

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  • NBA: Fall appointed head of Basketball Africa League

    Friday, June 14, 2019

      The National Basketball Association (NBA) has named NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall as President of the Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa scheduled to begin play next year. Fall will assume his role as BAL President immediately while assisting in […]

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  • Liberian President Weah calls for national dialogue

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    My Fellow Liberians: For the past several days, our democracy has been tried, tested, and it has proven to be mature, resilient, and strong.  You are aware that some of our citizens exercised their constitutional right to publicly assemble with the objective to petition their government. We commend them for the peaceful and orderly manner […]

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  • Rotary announces $100m to eradicate polio

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Nigerian singer/songwriter Tiwa Savage administers a polio vaccine during Rotary’s public awareness campaign for polio eradication Photo: africa-ontherise.com Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global […]

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  • Ecobank on London Stock Exchange

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    Following its successful $500 million Eurobond issuance, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the Lomé-based parent company of the Ecobank Group, was hosted by the London Stock Exchange to a market opening ceremony to celebrate the successful listing of the Eurobond on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) main market. The bond was oversubscribed with strong demand from […]

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News

Jan
8

Developing countries could gain from low oil prices

Gains from low oil prices can be substantial for developing-country importers if supported by stronger global growth, says a World Bank Group analysis of the oil price decline, contained in the latest edition of Global Economic Prospects. The decline in oil prices reflects a confluence of factors, including several years of upward surprises in oil […]

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Jan
7

Financial stimulus for Liberian loan, saving clubs

The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) recently announced stimulus package for financial institutions affected by the Ebola virus outbreak may seem to be a relief to several loans and village saving clubs. CBL Governor Dr. Joseph Mills Jones said all sectors of the economy have been affected due to the outbreak, adding that the CBL is […]

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Jan
6

Ebola survivors share tips via mobile app

#ISurvivedEbola, the groundbreaking West African multimedia campaign, has launched a new, interactive mobile app that allows Ebola survivors to connect with each other, share public health advice, and update the world on the challenges they still face during their post-recovery lives. The innovative digital tool debuted in Guinea on January 5. It is being piloted […]

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Jan
6

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 […]

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Jan
4

New Year gift for Liberian orphans

Thirty orphans began their New Year’s Day with smiles when they became beneficiaries of a supply of assorted food and non-food items and cash from the United Liberia Association in Belgium (ULAB). The association, through its Coordinator Gertrude A. Kronyahn, on Thursday delivered the supplies that included several bags of rice, flour, sugar, and gallons of […]

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Jan
2

UK-based Liberian writer releases new book

‘Beyond the Palm Trees’ begins with the historic arrival of American Free Black Slaves in what was known as ‘Grain Coast’, now called ‘Liberia’, and further illustrates how the acquisition of land began in the country that paved the way to the establishment of the famous ‘Oil Palm Plantations Company’. ‘Beyond the Palm Trees’, written […]

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Dec
29

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 […]

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Dec
28

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 […]

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Dec
22

Taming Sierra Leone’s Ebola spread

Sierra Leone is scrambling more health personnel and deploy more equipment to curb the rampant spread of Ebola in Western Area region which currently accounts for half the infections in the country. Authorities blame dangerous funeral practices, denial, and failure to report cases as some of the factors behind the surge. In the week ending […]

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Dec
21

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 […]

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