• Liberia gets $25m World Bank credit for agriculture project

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit of $25 million for the Smallholder Agriculture Transformation and Agribusiness Revitalization Project (STAR-P) of Liberia. This project will increase agricultural productivity and commercialization of smallholder farmers for selected value chains in Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Lofa, Nimba and Margibi counties. […]

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  • Equatorial Guinea makes business registration easier

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

    Equatorial Guinea’s one-stop shop became a reality this week, allowing investors and corporations alike to set up a business in sub-Saharan Africa’s fourth largest oil producer in only seven days. The step is a very positive move, and a sign that Equatorial Guinea’s government is listening to international investors’ concerns over the country’s bureaucracy and […]

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  • Sweden tackles most serious effects of no-deal Brexit

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    In a memorandum, proposals are presented that aim to counter the most serious consequences of a no-deal Brexit for United Kingdom nationals currently living and working in Sweden. The proposals will only become relevant should the UK leave the European Union without an agreement on transition regulations being in place. The proposals in the memorandum […]

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  • NABA begins 2019 with a look at Africa’s business future

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    The Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) is beginning the new year with a look into the future- what will happen in Africa this year. For the organization, which has 126 member-companies operating in 44 African countries, first off is a members’ meeting on January 24 in Oslo, Norway focus on providing updates for business, politics and […]

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  • The problem with Liberian public education

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    There is a popular saying that religion has no place in public schools or any other public sphere. This idea is propagated under the guise of “the separation of church and state.” This false notion has influenced Liberian state education, and it has subjected itself to purge religious literacy out of public school learning curriculum, […]

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News

Jun
2

UN worker accused of involvement in murder

A Canadian employee of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has categorically denied involvement in the killing of his fiancee. Defendant Michael Dahn had told a court in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, that UN worker Bornfree Adile offered him two phones, one laptop and US$600 to commit the murder. Adile described the allegation that he was involved in the killing […]

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Jun
1

Liberia’s outrageous recurrent expenditure

The 2nd quarter of the fiscal year has practically ended, the beginning of the 3rd quarter has started, yet Liberia  and Liberians  are yet to know how a portion of the  projected US$582 Million budget are being spent and how much more is going to be borrowed in our name to provide for services that we […]

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May
31

Why are migrant boats crossing to Europe

Italian newspapers have recently been full of reports of countless rickety boats conveying thousands of desperate migrants to its shores. Since the beginning of the year, over 38,000 irregular migrants have arrived in Italy, most of them coming ashore on the tiny island of Lampedusa south of Sicily. This is a significant jump from the […]

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May
29

Nigeria’s leader orders assault on Boko Haram

  Nigeria’s president said on Thursday he had ordered “a full-scale operation” against Boko Haram Islamist militants. Speaking on Nigeria’s Democracy Day, Goodluck Jonathan said he had authorized security forces to use any means necessary under the law to ensure that Boko Haram, which operates in the country’s northeast, is defeated. “I am determined to […]

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May
29

Supporter: Pres. Sirleaf should endorse Mueller

A stalwart of Liberia’s ruling Unity Party has called upon President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to support the senatorial quest of Mike G. Mueller in the ensuing Special Senatorial Election in repayment for supporting her two-term electoral bids. At a news conference last month in Monrovia, James M. Rogers indicated that Mueller remains a strong supporter of President Sirleaf […]

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May
26

325 million Africans lack clean drinking water

A new interactive map, published by the international development charity WaterAid has been launched online showing that 14 African governments are on course or within touching distance of reaching the historic mark of everyone in their countries having access to clean drinking water by 2030. African countries currently on track at current rates of progress to […]

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May
25

Mayson: Liberia’s shining gospel music star

With pleasure I present to you Minister Sayon Mayson, Liberia’s Gospel Artist of the year 2013-2014. With this, you now know that he is the biggest Gospel artist our nation can boost of at the moment, at least as per the choice of the Liberian Association of Gospel Musical Artists (LAGMA). The christian association of all […]

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May
25

Africa Day Message from AU Chairperson

Fellow Africans, Our Dear Friends One year ago, African leaders from governments, civil society, the arts, students, human rights groups, the media, women’s movements, youth organisations, intellectuals, trade unions, academics, and business met at the Headquarters of the African Union, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to celebrate 50 years since the founding of the Organisation of […]

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May
24

Norway promotes safe schools for Nigerian girls

‘Boko Haram’s kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls is an unacceptable attack on girls’ right to education. The Government has therefore decided to allocate NOK 10 million to efforts to promote safe schooling for girls in northern Nigeria and help to the communities affected by the abductions. Norway will also consider providing humanitarian assistance for […]

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May
24

Suggestions for reconciliation in Liberia

My suggestions toward truth and and reconciliation in our beloved country Liberia are as follow: 1. The government needs to set aside a day, as a national holiday, to remember all those who died during the one and a half decade of civil-war that killed about 500,000 people in our beloved country, Liberia. People should dress in white […]

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