• OPEC fund to focus on low income countries

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    The highest policy-making body of the OPEC Fund for International (OFID), the Ministerial Council, held its 40th Annual Session in Vienna, Austria, and approved the general principles of OFID’s new Strategic Framework. The new strategy affirms OFID’s commitment to providing support to developing countries – especially low-income countries – in an increasingly complex and challenging […]

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  • Ghanaian team favorite to win Gothia Puma Trophy

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019

      Right to Dream from Ghana is back, playing for another gold medal in Gothia Puma Trophy in Sweden. And after the second day the future of the tournament looks bright, with two wins out of two for the boys from Ghana. Right to Dream is pleasing the crowd with their quick moving and cooperative […]

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  • President Weah says Liberia is open for business

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    “Liberia is hospitable and open for sincere business,” the country’s president has assured investors. President George Weah added that  “We are going to work with you sincerely and honestly”. Observing the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of Liberia and the joint Corporation of Fortescue Metals Group and Al Maktoum Company […]

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  • USA Convention: Bong Miners renew Philips’ mandate

    Monday, July 15, 2019

    During the recently-ended national convention, members of the Association of Bong Miners (ABM) in the diaspora decided to renew their confidence in the leadership of incumbent Benedict Philips, giving him a new two-year mandate. At an election held on Saturday, July 6 in Laurel, Maryland convention delegates handed Philips a landslide win over challenger Joshua […]

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  • A new website with key insights on African markets

    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) has announced the launch of a new website that delivers key insights into the burgeoning markets of Africa. Titled ‘Africa Gateway,’ the online portal acts as a rich knowledge resource designed to equip users with essential information on the most promising countries in the continent to do […]

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Jul
3

A graduation party to remember

Last Saturday saw the fantastic celebration of the graduation of Emmanuel Nyanfor in Linköping, Sweden. His parents Clarence Smith and Lovety Bright hosted a huge party for him in appreciation for his success in graduating from high school. The celebration was graced with the presence of Kingston Wleh, president of the European Federation of Liberian […]

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Jun
30

West African leaders adopt ECO as single currency

Beginning in January 2020, countries within the West African sub-region will be able to use a single currency called ECO. The currency was adopted by the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Saturday in Nigeria’s capital Abuja. ECOWAS is the Economic Community of West African States. The West African leaders endorsed the […]

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Jun
28

Nobel laureate Gbowee gives $10,000 grant to youth group

Liberia’s Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Roberta Gbowee on Sunday gave a $10,000 grant to the Youth For Change Incorporated (YOC), the chief organizer of the Liberia National Debate Championship among high schools. Gbowee told officials of the group that she was impressed by their work and was therefore providing a two-year grant of US$5,000 a year […]

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Jun
28

German initiative to create more digital jobs in Africa

German software company SAP and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) plan to jointly create 450 jobs for highly qualified personnel in the Information Technology (IT) sector in ten African countries.    The collaboration, which was presented in Berlin today by German Development Minister Gerd Müller and by Michael Kleinemeier, member […]

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Jun
27

Celebrating a proud moment with a big party

On Friday June 14, Emmanuel Nyanfor took a giant step in his academic sojourn. The youngster successfully completed high school and graduated during a pomp ceremony held in the Swedish city of Linköping. Surrounded by his parents Clarence Smith and Lovety Bright, other family members and well-wishers, Emmanuel exuded the joy that represents such a momentous occasion.   He spoke […]

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Jun
25

Exports from international tourism reach $1.7 trillion

Strong growth in outbound travel from many source markets around the world fueled revenues from international tourism to reach a total of $1.7 trillion. This accounts for 29% of global service exports and 7% of overall exports of goods and services. These figures consolidate international tourism among the top five economic sectors in the world, behind […]

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Jun
25

African Development Bank approves $24.7m for S. Sudan

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Thursday approved a proposal to commit $24.7 million to finance the South Sudan Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project. The project will support the rehabilitation of approximately 50km of the Juba town distribution network and related works, including metering and public water collections outlets. It […]

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Jun
22

Weah’s speech at launch of ‘She’s You’ movement

It gives me great pleasure to stand here today to launch the She’s You Movement, which is the flagship program of my dear wife, Her Excellency Ambassador Clar Marie Weah, First Lady of the Republic of Liberia, in her national advocacy campaign for the empowerment of women and girls in our beloved country.  But, before […]

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Jun
19

UK to continue engagement with Liberia

The United Kingdom (UK) has recommitted its continued engagement with Liberia, emphasizing education, health and sustainable development. Speaking recently when she hosted Liberian Ambassador to the UK Gurly T. Gibson, Minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Harriet Baldwin outlined development aid and private sector financing that continue to shape the UK’s […]

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Jun
18

Tourism: A global force for growth and development

With international tourist arrivals having grown by 4% over the first quarter of 2019, following on from 6% growth in 2018, the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism met in Azerbaijan for the 110th Session of its Executive Council on June 16-18. The council brings member states […]

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