• Referendum: Liberians should vote against proposition 1

    Saturday, December 14, 2019

    Article 28 is a DESUETUDE— forgotten, worn-out, and an unenforced law; while its proposed amendment, Proposition#1, presents the case of a ‘legal right to do wrong.’ I’m here today with the intent to neither speak for nor against Proposition #1 but rather to help explain not only its limitations but also its attempt to reawaken […]

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  • Norway wants all countries to benefit from digital tech

    Friday, December 13, 2019

    Norway will work, in all its development efforts, to ensure that developing countries can benefit from the opportunities offered by innovation and new technology. By making use of digital tools and pursuing targeted policies, it will be possible to reach more of the weakest and most vulnerable groups in society. Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine […]

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  • IMF approves $213 million for Liberia

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved a four-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Liberia in an amount equivalent to SDR 155 million (60 percent of quota or about US$ 213.6 million) to help the country restore macroeconomic stability, provide a foundation for sustainable growth, and addressing […]

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  • Climate change: Sweden pushes for clear rules

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    On 2–13 December, the countries of the world are gathering for the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid under the Presidency of Chile. There the countries will negotiate and decide on future work under the Paris Agreement. In Paris in 2015, the countries of the world agreed on a new global and legally […]

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  • Ghanaians fight against surge in data cost

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    As Ghana prepares for presidential elections in 2020, about 75 percent of the population access the internet via mobile phones. On October 1, when the government’s proposed increase in Communication Service Tax (CST) took effect, Ghanaians took to Twitter with the hashtag #SaveOurData to demonstrate their displeasure — directing their rage mostly toward Ghana’s telcos as well as the government. […]

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News

Nov
26

A reason for Liberia’s tough economic situation

In the not-so-distant past, seemingly every other vehicle on Liberia’s roads was a white 4×4 with “UN” emblazoned in large black letters on its side. First deployed in 2003, the United Nations Mission in Liberia maintained a highly visible presence in the country for 15 years as it reeled from back-to-back civil wars that were […]

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Nov
24

Norway fights deadly non-communicable diseases

The Norwegian Government on Friday launched a milestone “Better Health, Better Lives” strategy to combat deadly non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as part of its international development assistance. NCDs cause some 70% of deaths worldwide and are now a major, growing cause of illness and premature death in low- and middle income countries. “We cannot eradicate poverty […]

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Nov
23

Liberian business forum in London on December 5

Key British and Liberian private and public sectors’ actors are expected to meet in London, the United Kingdom (UK) on December 5 to identify areas and prospects towards expanding the reach of British businesses in Liberia. The UK-Liberia High-Level Business Forum is a product of sustained efforts that seeks to advance trade and international development […]

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Nov
22

African youth must drive the change they desire

Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has declared that youth are the only drivers for the transformational changes needed to change the status quo. Speaking on Thursday at the 2019 SDGs Global Youth Summit Held in Accra, Ghana, Howard-Taylor opined that instead of just talking about changing the status quo, the youth are an indispensable part of what […]

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Nov
22

AWIEF: Include women in African free trade process

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Conference made history when it called for the economic empowerment of women to be linked to the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). The call was made at its annual gathering of leading women politicians, businesswomen and entrepreneurs on the continent in October at the Cape Town […]

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Nov
21

Gambian diaspora holds investment forum in Norway

The second edition of the Gambian Diaspora Investment Forum will be held this Sunday in Oslo, Norway. Information provided by the organizers, Norway-based Gambian House, notes that prominent Gambians from home and the diaspora, including entrepreneurs and public officials, will participate in the event,   The forum will climax with the launch of the Nordic Gambian Diaspora […]

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Nov
20

African entrepreneurs please note

France is inviting 1,000 African entrepreneurs to the city of Bordeaux to present their solutions at The City of Solutions, a show dedicated to projects and solutions for sustainable cities and territories to be held during the 28th edition of the Africa-France Summit in June next year.  Applications are open until January 31.  The selection […]

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Nov
19

Poor Ethiopian families to benefit from $451m project

Half a million of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable families are set to benefit from a new US$451 million project to increase their resilience to climate shocks in the country’s poorest regions. For more than two decades, climate change has placed a major stress on the Ethiopian economy and on people’s livelihoods. Most of the population of […]

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Nov
19

Liberia: Vice President speaks at ECOWAS nutrition forum

I am grateful to the Almighty God, for journey mercies which allowed all delegates to arrive here safely in Monrovia for this FORUM; and for granting the opportunity and atmosphere of peace under which we sit today. To HIM alone belongs all GLORY. It is a pleasing duty today, on behalf of the President, H. […]

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Nov
18

Africa has all ingredients for a new era of success

By NJ Ayuk If you follow news about Africa, it’s easy to find disheartening headlines about the continent’s struggles. But those stories do not paint a complete picture. Every day, I read encouraging news about African entrepreneurs and business leaders who are making a positive impact.  A few examples: Kola Karim’s Shoreline Natural Resources has […]

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