• 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
5

Orange, Ecobank launch money transfer service

Orange and pan-African banking group Ecobank have rolled out a service that will enable Orange Money subscribers who also have bank accounts with Ecobank to transfer money between their respective accounts. The service has already been launched in Mali and will be rolled-out in several other African countries, including Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Conakry, Niger, Senegal […]

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Feb
4

Liberia’s Ebola fight not over

Despite tremendous efforts by Liberia and international partners to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus from the country, disappointing news was announced early this week that new cases of the disease have been reported in the West African country. For the past few days, Liberia was only battling with the last five confirmed Ebola cases, but new cases were discovered in the St. Paul Bridge Community in Montserrado […]

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Feb
2

Making UN peacekeeping more effective

The UN’s peacekeeping operations are facing many challenges. Demand for UN missions is increasing. At the same time, the resources available are limited and must be managed prudently. The nature of international conflict has changed over the past 25 years. Interstate armed conflicts have been largely replaced by intrastate conflicts, often in countries with weak […]

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Feb
1

Liberia takes measures to revitalize Ebola-hit sectors

Liberia has put into place key short-term recovery measures to revitalize sectors that have been affected by the Ebola epidemic.    Making the disclosure at a press briefing in Monrovia, the capital, on Thursday, Finance Minister Amara Konneh said the recovery measures are in both short-term interventions and non-health recovery.   Konneh said that the intervention and recovery measures […]

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Jan
31

Ebola: Liberia delays reopening of schools

Liberia said on Friday it would delay reopening schools for two weeks in order to better prepare safety measures against the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 3,650 people in the country but now appears to be receding.  Liberian schools, shut since August due to the outbreak, had initially been scheduled to reopen on […]

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Jan
29

Kim: World not prepared for future pandemics

Saying the world was “dangerously unprepared” for future pandemics, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim Tuesday laid out a vision in which insurance companies, governments, multi-lateral organizations, corporations and international donors worked together to build a system that would help all countries prepare for potentially catastrophic health disasters. “The Ebola outbreak has been devastating in […]

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Jan
28

RCCG gives to Liberian Ebola treatment center

Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Liberia last Sunday made a donation to the  MOD-1 Ebola Treatment Center  in Congo Town outside Monrovia. RCCG Liberia’s national pastor Olatunde Olugbenga, making the presentation of bags of rice, sanitary and medical kits, etc. to the center, said the church’s general overseer Pastor EA Adeboye was deeply concerned about the Ebola […]

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Jan
27

Dee Jones highlights Swedish gospel concert

US-based Nigerian gospel music star Dee Jones will highlight this Saturday’s gospel music concert in Stockholm, Sweden where he’s expected to lead a 1200-member choir. The event which will be held in Stockholm Concert Hall beginning at 6pm will also feature accomplished American pianist Patrice E. Turner and Swedish singer Samuel Ljungblahd. According to reports, the Swedish choir […]

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Jan
26

Nigeria: Change is not a privilege, it is a right

As the Nigerian general elections approach, there are a few pertinent questions we need to ask ourselves as this forms the basis for any type of change we are clamouring for. Where did we get it wrong, how did it get this bad and what would be our fate after February 2015? The good news […]

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Jan
25

Book review: The tales of war and peace

The author begins his narrative with a picturesque description of his current home and environment in the Mid-Western state of Minnesota but clearly Minnesota is not the beginning of the whole story narrated in the book, “Harrowing December.” This picturesque description of the scenic landscape of Otsego, Minnesota only shows how far the author has […]

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