• Donors give US$138.1m to Education Cannot Wait

    Monday, September 27, 2021

    On the sidelines of this year’s United Nations General Assembly, public, private and philanthropic donors announced a total of US$138.1 million in new contributions to Education Cannot Wait (ECW). The new contributions come from: Germany (€50 million; approx. US$58.6 million); United States of America (US$37 million); European Union/European Commission (€25 million; approx. US$29.3 million); The […]

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  • African Data Centres’ new office in South Africa

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    Africa Data Centres, the only pan-African network of interconnected, carrier-and cloud-neutral data centres on the continent, has completed its new Johannesburg data centre, based in its Midrand Campus which is one of the largest in Africa.  This state-of-the-art facility, designed with the latest global standards is the ideal location for technology companies and enterprises to […]

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  • Liberia: Plenty for the few, hunger for the majority

    Sunday, September 19, 2021

    By Seltue Karweaye A good proportion of young people today were taught from primary school that agriculture is the mainstay of the Liberian economy. Agricultural Science as a subject is part of our educational curriculum and therefore taught at all levels of education. Despite the constant emphasis on agriculture as a core aspect of the […]

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  • US: Bong Miners hold convention this weekend

    Friday, September 17, 2021

    Members of the US-based Association of Bong Miners in the Diaspora have gathered in Minnesota, Minneapolis to hold a national convention this weekend at which, among others, a new leadership will be elected. Festivities begin on Friday with arrivals and a meet and greet of convention attendees. Saturday will be much busier with a business […]

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  • Africa: Call to apply to Youth Adaptation Challenge

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have launched a call for applications for the first edition of the African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthAdapt) Challenge. The call encourages young entrepreneurs, innovators from micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and other youth-led and youth-owned enterprises in Africa, to implement solutions for […]

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News

Aug
31

International tourism largely on hold

The biggest crisis in the history of tourism continues into a second year. Between January and May, international tourist arrivals were 85% below 2019 levels (or a 65% drop on 2020), UNWTO data shows. Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of COVID-19 variants and the continued imposition of restrictions are weighing on the […]

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Aug
29

Liberian school prepares for new academic year

A teachers’ workshop, organized by the Mother Saykon Y. Kekulah Foundation School, with the aim to beef up the fundamentals of the profession, is in its concluding stages.    The month-long exercise, being conducted by an experienced teacher Emmanuel Flogar, is attended by six teachers and will end on September 3, said Samuel Kekulah, the school’s founder. […]

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Aug
27

Covid: Sweden extends entry ban

The Swedish Government is extending the ban on entry to Sweden from countries outside and within the EU/EEA. The main rule remains that travelers from countries in the EU/EEA – apart from the Nordic countries – cannot enter Sweden without presenting a vaccine certificate, a negative COVID-19 test result or a certificate confirming recovery from […]

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Aug
24

LAC donates medical supplies to Liberian hospital

The management of the Liberian Agricultural Company (LAC) On Thursday, August 19 donated an assortment of medical supply to the Liberia Government Hospital in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County. Making the presentation, Sustainability Coordinator Harriet Attoh said ‘’as part of the company’s social responsibility, the management of the Liberian Agricultural Company deems it necessary and […]

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Aug
22

One Africa, One Voice at leadership summit

The devastation of COVID-19, the identification of new variants and the lack of vaccines have dampened the positive outlook we have all had for the Africa continent. These factors, coupled with unrest in countries such as South Africa and eSwatini, and with more than seven national presidential elections across the continent that seldom run peacefully, […]

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Aug
19

Understanding the budgeting process in Liberia

By Seltue Karweaye Liberia’s attention has once again been captured by controversy over the budget formulation and implementation after an interview conducted by President George Weah in Kakata, Margibi County on August 16. During the interview, a journalist asked the President about the Liberia National Fire Service complaining about the agency low budgetary allotment. The […]

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Aug
16

The first Tunga hackathon: the TungaThon

By Kees Kranendonk On 16 July 2021, Tunga reached a new milestone in its short history. Audiences worldwide could tune in for the presentations and award ceremony of the first Tunga hackathon. After two weeks of hard work, 25 teams of 2-4 developers proudly presented the fruits of their online collaborations. And at the end, […]

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Aug
14

Liberia: President Weah, it’s half-time

By Seltue Karweaye The recent appearance of Liberia’s Minister of Finance and Development Planning Samuel Tweah at The Center for the Exchange of Intellectual Opinion (CEIO) on August 11, 2021 where he defended the Weah government’s fiscal policies as well as the  Pro–Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) has prompted me to write this article. At […]

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Aug
12

Pathways to stronger US, Africa business partnership

From July 27 to 29, the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) hosted the 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit. It is CCA’s flagship event viewed as essential by those doing business in Africa.  The summit featured a stellar line up of African and U.S. government and private sector leaders as part of the program.  CCA was delighted to […]

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Aug
10

Africa aims to be global powerhouse of the future

A host of energy development initiatives designed to increase energy access and improve livelihoods are coming online across Africa and are scheduled to be showcased at Africa Oil Week 2021 in November in Dubai – a temporary move for this major annual event as a COVID-19 precaution, ahead of its scheduled return “home” to its […]

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