• Digital payment to increase cross-border African trade

    Sunday, August 1, 2021

    Pan-African payments company Cellulant has partnered with Link Commerce, a turn-key B2B eCommerce platform, to avail relevant digital payment options to consumers in Africa; making it possible to purchase goods directly from global retailers online. The number of online shoppers in Africa has surged annually by 18% since 2014, according to a report by UNCTAD. […]

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  • Over 200 graduate from Ecobank, AU program

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    Leading pan-African banking group, Ecobank Group and the African Union Development Agency New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) recently held a virtual graduation ceremony for more than 200 participants of the inaugural Ecobank’s MSME Training for Financing Program. The graduates came from the eight countries in the pilot phase of the MSME Academy: Chad, Côte […]

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  • Maira: Independence Day is a time to celebrate freedom

    Tuesday, July 27, 2021

    The General Manager of the Liberian Agricultural Company (LAC) has congratulated and extended best wishes to citizens of Liberia on the celebration of the country’s 174th Independence Day on July 26. Vijay Maira said independence was achieved because of the sacrifices made by the forefathers. The LAC boss said that this is an occasion to […]

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  • Sweden: health measures in response to COVID-19

    Monday, July 26, 2021

    A number of restrictions were lifted in Sweden on 15 July. This is in line with step 3 of the Swedish Government’s plan for modifying and successively lifting the advice and restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite modifications to the restrictions, it remains important to follow the public guidelines, maintain a safe […]

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  • Liberia’s independence day to be celebrated in Europe

    Wednesday, July 21, 2021

    Liberians living in Europe have lined up a number of activities to celebrate the 174th independence anniversary of their country. The West African nation declared independence on July 26, 1847. The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA), the umbrella entity of Liberian organizations on the continent, will hold programs on Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31 in Antwerp, Belgium.  The […]

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News

Feb
16

Sweden unveils new banknotes, coins

This fall the Swedish Central Bank will start introducing new banknotes and coins for the first time in 30 years.              It’s the first time for decades that Sweden is replacing all of its coins and banknotes with new designs and security in focus. Only the 10-krona coin will remain unchanged, the rest of the roughly 300 million notes […]

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Feb
12

French-African forum for shared growth held

Liberia’s Commerce and Industry Minister Axel Addy, accompanied by the country’s Ambassador to France, Dr. C. William Allen, on Friday, February 6, attended the French-African Forum for Shared Growth hosted by the French Government in Paris. The forum, attended by heads of states of France, Senegal, Gabon, and Ivory Coast, brought together  trade ministers from over […]

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Feb
12

Elections postponement: a threat to democracy

Fellow Nigerians and democrats, The Independent National electoral commission (INEC) has officially announced  the postponement of the much anticipated February 14 and 28 general elections to March 28 and April 11 respectively. Our hearts bleed because our democracy is being threatened by the same individuals that benefited from it. Obviously, we believe INEC chairman Prof. […]

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Feb
11

AUCF donates to Liberian kids who survived Ebola

The Liberian chapter of African United For Children’s Future (AUCF) last Sunday provided some relief to over 50 Liberian children who survived the deadly ebola virus but most of whom lost their parents to the disease in the Banjor community, just outside the capital, Monrovia. AUCF distributed several assorted food and nonfood items to children. The items distributed included […]

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Feb
9

Nigeria’s north hopeful after elections delay

Nigerian civil society is in uproar over the pressure exerted by the military on the country’s election body to postpone scheduled voting by six weeks. But in the northeast, the heartland of the Boko Haram insurgency the security forces say they need more time to crush, there is support for a delay. Chairman of the […]

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Feb
9

Urey: I owe no one an apology

Former Liberian Maritime Bureau Commissioner Benoni W. Urey says he owes nobody an apology for working for the defunct government of President Charles G. Taylor. Speaking recently to a cross section of the United States-based Friends of Benoni Urey (FOBU), during a teleconference, Mr. Urey noted that he did not work for Mr. Taylor, as is being […]

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Feb
9

Gbowee Foundation puts women empowerment first

The executive director of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) says building the capacity of women and girls in Liberia is a majority priority for the foundation. In this vein, Mrs Willliametta Saydee-Tarr said, the foundation has given out a grant of over US$20,000 to several women’s groups.  “As you know we have worked with several […]

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Feb
7

Will Demands to postpone elections be heeded

As the Nigerian presidential election is less than two weeks away, matters come to a head. Calls for a postponement of the election was written off as dubious months ago but have now intensified again as the outcome of the election gets ever more unpredictable. In September last year, there were some voices connected to […]

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Feb
6

Ebola: Liberians in Holland donate medical items

  Dearest fellow peace loving Liberians, As you are all  aware, the interim leadership of LAH ( Liberian Association in Holland) in collaboration with Liberian in Action NL in person of Belloh Comfort Williams,  made a trip to Liberia on Dec. 23, 2014,  in other  to facilitate the distribution of the two contianers full of medical items to […]

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Feb
5

Sex crimes rise in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

Reports that rates of sexual assault and teenage pregnancy have soared in Sierra Leone since the start of the Ebola outbreak have prompted the government to plan a raft of measures to protect girls and the UN to investigate the scale of the increase. The outbreak has disrupted many facets of life in Sierra Leone, […]

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