• German pressure on other former colonial rulers

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    By Johan Sävström Long ignored, colonial crimes are now in the spotlight. Germany is leading the way in admitting its guilt but it remains unfinished business, according to Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) researcher Henning Melber. The new book Kritik des deutschen Kolonialismus (‘Critique of German Colonialism’) deals with Germany´s colonial history. Co-editor Henning Melber is […]

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  • Africa, China conference focuses on trade and security

    Monday, November 29, 2021

    The 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) opened on Sunday in Senegal’s capital, Dakar with trade and security being the main topics on the agenda. Senegal’s Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall told the opening session that China’s help toward bringing peace to the Sahel region is welcome. “We would like China’s influence […]

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  • Recurrent expenditure tops Liberia’s $785m 2022 budget

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    By Seltue Karweaye Sr. The importance of sensible and prudent budgetary allocations cannot be overemphasized as the budget itself is an expression of public policy. It is the major economic policy instrument that indicates a government’s priority and is also a tool to correct anomalies and inequities within the society. An efficient budgetary system is […]

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  • From 2021 to 2022: Africa’s cybersecurity outlook

    Monday, November 22, 2021

    There are several trends that have dominated the African cybersecurity landscape in 2021. The continent remains a point of investment interest as connectivity and mobility continue to grow – with only 38% of the population connected, there is massive opportunity compared with developed markets. This situation has seen a subsequent surge in investor attention, particularly […]

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  • Brussels Airlines keeps focus on Africa

    Saturday, November 20, 2021

    As a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis, Brussels Airlines accelerated and intensified in 2020 its transformation plan Reboot Plus, in order to pave the way for a future-proof company that is able to face the competition, with a sound and healthy cost structure.    After the restructuring, the company started the second phase of its Reboot Plus plan: the […]

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News

Sep
19

Liberia: Plenty for the few, hunger for the majority

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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Sep
17

US: Bong Miners hold convention this weekend

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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Sep
15

Africa: Call to apply to Youth Adaptation Challenge

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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Sep
15

Tunga holds development session

Dutch-Afro tech company Tunga, based in Uganda, Nigeria and Holland, will organise a DEV hour on Thursday, September 16, featuring software engineer Abisoye Falabi, meant to inform and inspire recent and future Tunga developers. Falabi, who is the senior product manager at TradeDeport,  is not your ordinary techie. A self-taught software engineer, a white hacker, Abisoye wears […]

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Sep
12

Tourism: Africa discusses future plans

The African members of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) met recently in Cape Verde to strengthen their cooperation and advance plans for recovery and sustainable growth. The 64th meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) saw 23 countries represented on the island of Sal, with 21 ministers of tourism joining five ambassadors for […]

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Sep
8

Guinea: Prevention is better than cure

By Togba-Nah Tipoteh The military takeover in Guinea is most relevant for telling us that we should have done better to prevent violence, including coup d’etats and civil wars. Where were we when the “powers that be” changed the Constitutions of Burkina Faso and Guinea to allow for a third presidential term of office? There […]

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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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