• Bank pledges $10b to end hunger in Africa

    Friday, January 27, 2023

    The African Development Bank Group will commit $10 billion over the next five years to boost Africa’s efforts to end hunger and become a primary food provider for itself and the rest of the world. Bank Group President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, announced Wednesday at the Dakar 2 Africa Food Summit in Diamniadio, east of the Senegalese capital […]

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  • Portugal to host major Afrobeats festival

    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    After a year of highs and countless mind-blowing moments, the World’s biggest Afrobeats festival returns to Portugal’s Portimão’ sun-kissed coast this summer. Taking place between 28-30th June, Afro Nation Portugal announces the first wave of names.  Among an ever-impressive array of artists, are found the first three headline acts, including global giant Burna Boy, US hip hop royalty 50 […]

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  • Africa’s economic growth to outpace global forecast

    Friday, January 20, 2023

    Africa is set to outperform the rest of the world in economic growth over the next two years, with real gross domestic product (GDP) averaging around 4% in 2023 and 2024. This is higher than projected global averages of 2.7% and 3.2%, the African Development Bank Group said in Africa’s Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook report […]

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  • Are there Liberian war criminals in Sweden?

    Thursday, January 19, 2023

    In recent years, war crimes charges have been brought in Europe against former fighters of warring factions that took part in the civil war in Liberia. There have been trials and convictions in Switzerland and France.  Liberian war crimes court advocates and their foreign partners are committed to bringing war criminals to justice. Now there are reports […]

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  • African food summit in Senegal

    Wednesday, January 18, 2023

    African heads of state and government together with development partners will gather in Senegal to strategically map plans to unlock Africa’s food-producing potential and position the continent to become a breadbasket to the world. President Macky Sall of Senegal, and Chairperson of the African Union, will host the three-day Dakar II Food summit from 25 […]

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Sep
5

LAC mourns employee who suffered tragic death

By Draper C. Tolborh Sr Family members, friends, sympathizers, workmates and the management of the the Liberia Agricultural Company (LAC) gathered in Grand Bassa County on August 31 to mourn the tragic death of Emmanuel Joe, an employee who lost his life while cleaning a rubber processing machine. Paying tribute on behalf of the LAC […]

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Sep
3

First TungaThon sees winners all around

Kampala, September 2021 · The first ever Tunga hackathon – or TungaThon – is a fact. For a period of two weeks, 25 teams of two to four young African software developers collaborated online to submit a Minimum Viable Product to the jury. This hackathon is a new tool to strengthen the skill sets of […]

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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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