• Africa dominates list of fastest-growing economies

    Sunday, February 18, 2024

    Africa will account for eleven of the world’s 20 fastest-growing economies in 2024, the African Development Bank Group said in its latest Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook (MEO) of the continent released on Friday. Overall, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the continent is expected to average 3.8% and 4.2% in 2024 and 2025, respectively. […]

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  • Strategic partnerships to boost Africa’s mining sector

    Sunday, February 18, 2024

    Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the continent’s leading instrumental infrastructure solutions provider, has announced several strategic partnerships on the sidelines of the recently concluded 2024 Mining Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa to boost Africa’s mining sector, ushering the continent into a new era of growth and prosperity. Since 2014, AFC has invested over US$1billion […]

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  • Sierra Leone to promote oil potentials at energy forum

    Saturday, February 17, 2024

    Foday B. L. Mansaray, Director General of the Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone (PDSL), will promote the country’s upstream opportunities and available blocks at the upcoming Invest in African Energy (IAE) forum in Paris, France on May 14-15. Though considered a frontier exploration market, Sierra Leone features a working petroleum system with four significant discoveries […]

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  • Five new teams to compete in Basketball Africa League

    Thursday, February 15, 2024

    The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced that five new teams and three new countries are among the 12 teams from 12 African countries that will compete in the 2024 BAL season, which will tip off on Saturday, March 9 at SunBet Arena in Pretoria, South Africa.  The 4th BAL season will feature a record […]

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  • Africa: Fellowship for Sustainability practitioners

    Wednesday, February 14, 2024

    Sustainability professionals in Africa are set to benefit from advanced skills, cross-sectoral collaboration and insights into effective investment strategies after Impact Africa Consulting Limited (IACL) launched the Sustainability Practitioners Fellowship for 2024. The fellowship aims to establish a strong network of sustainability practitioners and foster global partnerships for sustained impact as IACL continues to enhance […]

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Oct
1

BCA: Using education to reduce poverty in Liberia

Of all of Liberia’s post-conflict challenges, education, because of lack of resources, seems to be the heaviest. This is not to say that there is a lack of schools. A cursory look around Monrovia, the West African nation’s capital, reveals a lot of schools. Some communities have an excess of them. While there are many […]

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Sep
27

G20 focuses on importance of tourism

The travel and tourism private sector was invited to the G20 Tourism Ministers’ meeting Monday when the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) addressed the Group of Twenty in Bali, Indonesia. During her speech at the critical meeting, Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO said that while travel and tourism is recovering following more than […]

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Sep
25

Cummings, Cassell cannot contest Liberian presidency

By Seltue Karweaye As Liberia prepares for the October 2023 election, the ten years’ residency clause qualification of candidates contesting the office of the president and vice president have generated endless controversies. The dominant school of thought has asserted loudly and clearly over the years that a person is not eligible to contest election to […]

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Sep
23

Digitalisation addresses global challenges

“Many countries are unable to keep up with the global technological revolution. Norway is leading the way in the collaborative effort to develop and share digital solutions,” said Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre at a meeting in New York in the United States on building resilience through safe, trusted, and inclusive digital public infrastructure. […]

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Sep
22

Convicted Liberian war criminal files appeal

The case of Alieu Kosiah, former United Liberation Movement of Liberia (ULIMO) sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for his role in the First Liberian civil war, will go in appeal in January next year. The appeal proceedings in front of the Swiss Federal Criminal Court (FCC) are expected to take place from January 11 to 17 […]

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Aug
20

Major African business conference next month

More than 60 African and global thought leaders and industry experts across business, international development and government are set to share insights and thought leadership at the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum’s prestigious and benchmarking annual conference and awards taking place on September 26 and 27 on-site in Cairo, Egypt, and virtual. The conference theme this […]

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Aug
13

Role of African youth in driving financial inclusion

The African Union defines ‘youth’ as someone between the ages of 15 and 35. With 70% of sub-Saharan Africa’s population under the age of 30, Africa has the youngest population in the world. With such a burgeoning young workforce, the continent’s economy has a chance to grow exponentially, but only if the next generations are […]

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Aug
10

Taylor reveals issues facing African lawyers

Liberia’s Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor recently addressed this year’s Annual Conference of the African Bar Association (AFBA) in Lilongwe, Malawi emphasizing that the issue of transparency and accountable governance in Africa is more about the total disrespect and disregard of the social contract. She said the social contract which propels governments, organizations, and institutions into […]

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Aug
7

Maximizing accounting platform investment

“It’s not the bottom line, but how the bottom line is calculated, that really counts.” This statement from McKinsey perhaps best sums up the invaluable contribution that a reliable accounting platform can deliver to the business. The company also underscores the value of the right accounting system and approach – it’s the key to really […]

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Aug
2

US: Bong Miners raise funds for medical center in Liberia

The Association of Bong Miners (ABM) Diaspora tops the list of Liberian diaspora organizations giving back to their communities back home in post-war Liberia, especially during this time of need Giving back to Bong Mines is a top priority of the association as evidenced by the numerous assistance it has made since the rebuilding process […]

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