• 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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Jul
13

US-Africa Energy Forum holds virtual session

In a bid to drive U.S. investment in the African energy sector, the U.S.-Africa Energy Forum (USAEF) 2021 kicked off on Monday with a virtual session – organized by Energy Capital & Power – featuring petroleum ministers from Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea along with leading energy and finance industry leaders. Under the […]

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Jul
11

Chances for private sector in Africa’s climate agenda

A recently published African Development Bank scoping study on implementing NDCs in Africa recommends that development financial institutions and other investors focus on high-impact, high-growth potential start-ups that can drive climate-related innovation. The study, NDC implementation in Africa through green investments by private sector – A Scoping Study, was produced in partnership with the Fund for African […]

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Jul
7

COVID: Impact on tourism hits global economy hard

The crash in international tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic could cause a loss of more than $4 trillion to the global GDP for the years 2020 and 2021, according to an UNCTAD report published on 30 June. The estimated loss has been caused by the pandemic’s direct impact on tourism and its ripple effect […]

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Jul
5

New digital banking service in West Africa

The Ecobank Group and Semoa, a Fintech based in Lomé, are enabling mobile money users  in Togo to carry out  banking faster and easier, across West African Economic and Monetary Union( WAEMU) through a new digital banking service via Whatsapp called “ Express cash by Semoa”. The Ecobank Group, whose network covers 35 countries across Africa, […]

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Jul
1

Liberia: Providing education for the poor

Many parents in Liberia are not able to send their children to school because they cannot afford the costs. As a result, a lot of kids are not being given the education that they need to lead better lives in the future.  At the same time, there are Liberians who have clearly recognized the danger in this state of affairs and want to […]

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Jun
29

Sweden eases COVID restrictions

The Swedish Government previously presented a plan for adapting and phasing out the restrictions put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At a press conference on Monday, June 28, it was announced that a number of restrictions will be lifted as of July 1, in line with stage 2 of the Government’s plan. […]

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Jun
27

The story of Liberia’s first football victory over Ghana

By Benedict Nyankun Wisseh The passage of time has a unique way of undermining one’s ability to recall the facts of national history. As a result, the revisionist accounts, although constructed in distortions and supported by persistent repetitions, are eventually accepted to be true. Such is the claim by some Liberian football enthusiasts that Ghana’s […]

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Jun
26

Standard Bank Group gets top African honor

Standard Bank Group was on Wednesday named African Bank of the Year by a leading publication in recognition of the banking giant’s achievements in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic and empowering women. African Banker magazine announced the winners of its 2021 Awards at a virtual ceremony held on the side-lines of the African Development Bank’s 2021 Annual […]

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Jun
21

Sweden extends COVID travel ban

The Swedish Government has extended the entry ban on travel to Sweden from EU/EEA countries. The Swedish regulations are also being adapted to the EU regulation on a COVID certificate. This mainly entails an entry ban on travel to Sweden unless a vaccination certificate, a negative COVID-19 test result, a certificate confirming recovery from COVID-19 […]

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Jun
18

Liberian gets 20-year jail term for war crimes

The Swiss Federal Criminal Court today announced a guilty verdict and 20-year prison sentence for Alieu Kosiah, a former Liberian rebel commander, after a four-week trial held in December 2020 and February 2021, following years of investigation which started in 2014. The former Liberian battalion commander of the ULIMO (United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy) rebel […]

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