• BCA: Using education to reduce poverty in Liberia

    Saturday, October 1, 2022

    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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  • G20 focuses on importance of tourism

    Tuesday, September 27, 2022

    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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  • Cummings, Cassell cannot contest Liberian presidency

    Sunday, September 25, 2022

    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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  • Digitalisation addresses global challenges

    Friday, September 23, 2022

    “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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  • Convicted Liberian war criminal files appeal

    Thursday, September 22, 2022

    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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Apr
28

Ghana: Kwame Nkrumah to be reburied

Ghana’s opposition political party, The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has announced plans to rebury the country’s first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. CPP General Secretary Nana Yaa Jantua said that the freedom fighter was not given a befitting burial hence the decision for the reburial which has been planned for November this year. The CPP believes […]

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Apr
25

Liberian veep says rule of law essential for peace

Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor says the rule of law is the panacea to sustainable peace in any given society. Howard-Taylor said that there can be no sustainable development without sustained peace, adding that “the Weah-led government remains committed to sustaining the peace through an independent and professional justice system.” According to a press release, […]

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Apr
22

An imperative for long-term mining in Africa

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperatives have taken a prominent role in decision-making across the African mining sector, with intensified awareness from all stakeholders. The 2022 Investing in African Mining Indaba slated for May in South Africa will explore what ESG means in practice for Africa’s mining operators, communities and jurisdictions. As economies emerge from […]

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Apr
19

Mobile diversity: the security of mobility

Remote, gig, hybrid – these ways of working have become normalized during the pandemic and are now defining how organisations interact with employees across multiple skillsets, locations and countries. Anna Collard SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist at KnowBe4 AFRICA, believes people must be made more aware of the threats of the oncoming rollout of 5G […]

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Apr
16

Sandy: Politician’s Ramadan message a deflection

A recent call by Liberian presidential hopeful Dr. Daniel Cassell for the global Muslim community to pray for Liberians during Ramadan is a ploy to deflect US felony charges he faces, a US-based Liberian journalist has averred. Journalist Moses D. Sandy said Dr. Cassell and the People Liberation Party (PLP) he heads are being dismissive […]

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Apr
14

Ecobank sponsors African fintech events

The Africa Fintech Summit has announced that Ecobank Group, one of Africa’s pioneering Fintech enabler banks, is Gold Sponsor for this year’s Africa Fintech Summits (AFTS), slated for April 21 in Washington, D.C., the US and in November in Cape Town, South Africa. Established in 1985 and headquartered in Lomé, Togo with a founding vision […]

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Apr
9

Liberian vice president promotes gender equality

Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has addressed the 2022 Generation Equality Conference organized by the Government of Malawi in coordination with The Joyce Banda Foundation and some international  Non Governmental Organizations(NGOs). The 3-day conference held in Lilongwe, Malawi according to a dispatch from the Office Of the Vice President, discussed issues of gender equality with […]

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Apr
6

ECOWAS discusses free trade in Africa

The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission continued its consultations with State and Non-State Actors on the formulation of the ECOWAS Regional Implementation Strategy for the Agreement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 22 March. With a view to ensuring that that the AfCFTA outcomes are consistent with regional advancements […]

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Apr
3

Ukraine war leads to rise in food prices worldwide

As the war continues to rage in Ukraine, impacts of rising food prices and shortages of staple crops are already being felt in the Near East and North Africa region and spreading to the world’s most vulnerable countries, including in the Horn of Africa, with poorest people at greatest risk, warned the UN’s International Fund […]

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Mar
31

Global tourism enjoys strong start to 2022

Based on the latest available data, global international tourist arrivals more than doubled (+130%) in January 2022 compared to 2021 – the 18 million more visitors recorded worldwide in the first month of this year equals the total increase for the whole of 2021. While these figures confirm the positive trend already underway last year, the pace of […]

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