• 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
7

Sam Johnson: Liberian striker returns to Sweden

Liberian striker Sam Johnson has returned to Sweden’s top football championship, Allsvenskan to play for struggling side Mjällby in a deal that will run till next season. Mjällby’s sports director Hasse Larsson noted that the 28-year-old is a prolific goal scorer who is dangerous in the offensive penalty area. Few years ago, Johnson featured prominently […]

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Aug
4

Unclear tax systems create accountability vacuum

By Johan Sävström States tax their citizens in order to raise revenue, which is then used to finance public services such as health, education, security and infrastructure. Thus, tax revenue and public spending provide a means of redistributing income and investing in the population. In effect, the system constitutes an unwritten agreement between a state […]

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Aug
1

Digital payment to increase cross-border African trade

Pan-African payments company Cellulant has partnered with Link Commerce, a turn-key B2B eCommerce platform, to avail relevant digital payment options to consumers in Africa; making it possible to purchase goods directly from global retailers online. The number of online shoppers in Africa has surged annually by 18% since 2014, according to a report by UNCTAD. […]

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Jul
29

Over 200 graduate from Ecobank, AU program

Leading pan-African banking group, Ecobank Group and the African Union Development Agency New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) recently held a virtual graduation ceremony for more than 200 participants of the inaugural Ecobank’s MSME Training for Financing Program. The graduates came from the eight countries in the pilot phase of the MSME Academy: Chad, Côte […]

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Jul
27

Maira: Independence Day is a time to celebrate freedom

The General Manager of the Liberian Agricultural Company (LAC) has congratulated and extended best wishes to citizens of Liberia on the celebration of the country’s 174th Independence Day on July 26. Vijay Maira said independence was achieved because of the sacrifices made by the forefathers. The LAC boss said that this is an occasion to […]

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Jul
26

Sweden: health measures in response to COVID-19

A number of restrictions were lifted in Sweden on 15 July. This is in line with step 3 of the Swedish Government’s plan for modifying and successively lifting the advice and restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite modifications to the restrictions, it remains important to follow the public guidelines, maintain a safe […]

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Jul
21

Liberia’s independence day to be celebrated in Europe

Liberians living in Europe have lined up a number of activities to celebrate the 174th independence anniversary of their country. The West African nation declared independence on July 26, 1847. The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA), the umbrella entity of Liberian organizations on the continent, will hold programs on Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31 in Antwerp, Belgium.  The […]

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Jul
19

Africa, India to work closely together after pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has provided the impetus for a stronger partnership between India and Africa with potential benefits to both as they build back sustainably after the crisis, experts attending the 16th CII-Exim Bank Digital Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership affirmed. Speaking at the virtual event’s opening, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India External Affairs Minister said the […]

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Jul
16

Trust deficit: The case of Senator Darius Dillion

By Seltue Karweaye Trust is the glue that binds people together. Public trust entails demonstrating transparency, accountability, and competence. However, in Liberia, society’s confidence in transparency, accountability, fairness has plummeted. In short, there is a growing trust deficit between public officials in Liberia and many of the citizens.  We cannot trust public officials to always say […]

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Jul
13

US-Africa Energy Forum holds virtual session

In a bid to drive U.S. investment in the African energy sector, the U.S.-Africa Energy Forum (USAEF) 2021 kicked off on Monday with a virtual session – organized by Energy Capital & Power – featuring petroleum ministers from Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea along with leading energy and finance industry leaders. Under the […]

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