• Ecobank welcomes entries for fintech challenge

    Saturday, February 22, 2020

    Ecobank Group, the pan-African banking group, is inviting African fintech entrepreneurs to enter the 3rd edition of  the Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The Fintech Challenge  gives African start-ups the opportunity to promote their fintech solutions, and potentially  partner with Ecobank to roll-out  their solutions across Ecobank’s 33 markets in Africa as well as France. Ecobank welcomes […]

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  • UK investors to visit Liberia in April

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    A three-day high-level trade and investment mission from the United Kingdom (UK) is scheduled for April 1-3 in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. The trade and investment event targets investors and showcases opportunities in Liberia to survey the country’s economy and identify ownership of enterprises to invest in the growing market economy. Supported by both the […]

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  • Barcelona to host Africa Energy Forum

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    The opening sessions of The 2020 Africa Energy Forum (AEF) on June 30 in Spain will be officiated by Chairwoman Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy, it has been announced. Mrs. Ogunbiyi said: “Africa is a region full of promise and economic opportunity. […]

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  • ECW starts huge programs in Ethiopia, Chad

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    In just one week, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), with the Governments of Ethiopia and Chad and implementing partners, launched two new multi-year resilience programs in Chad (7 February) and Ethiopia (14 February) with US$48 million in seed funding over three years to roll out crucial program activities and catalyse additional resources. The budgets for these […]

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  • Sweden’s foreign policy statement for 2020

    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Line presented the government’s Statement of Foreign Policy for 2020 to the parliament, the Riksdag on Wednesday. Below is the statement in full. Mr/Madam Speaker, Honourable Members, Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen, Sweden’s foreign policy is conducted with the aim of creating security in our country and around […]

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Dec
28

US provides assistance to Liberia’s central bank

The US embassy in Liberia, in coordination with the Government of Liberia and international partners, on Friday announced a technical assistance program to be provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). The aim of the program is to assist the CBL to more effectively perform its […]

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Dec
23

ECOWAS happy with AfDB investments in region

The African Development Bank’s investments in West Africa are yielding remarkable results, the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, said in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, on Saturday. He was speaking at the bloc’s fifty-sixth ordinary session, attended by regional heads of state and government. Brou said the bank […]

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Dec
22

Basketball Africa League unveils official logo

Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa and scheduled to begin play in March 2020, unveiled the league’s official logo on Thursday.  The new logo, which features the silhouette of a basketball player taking a jump shot on a vibrant green, yellow, red and royal blue background, […]

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Dec
21

Africa’s retail industry to benefit from SGI Dubai 2020

Africa’s growing youth population, rapid urbanisation and the increased purchasing power of these consumers, are key factors that are driving this massive US$500 billion retail ecosystem. This high growth industry needs to be equipped with the latest innovation and communication tools to further sustain the growth and attract the right target audience, especially the millennials. […]

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Dec
20

Liberia can’t just run and print off scads of cash

By Seltue Karweaye In a communication dated December 15, 2019, Liberian President Weah stressed the increasing liquidity needs of the economy, informing the Senate that the current liquidity projection of the CBL, compared with a very low Liberian dollars vault cash position of both the CBL and commercial banks, makes it imperative to infuse additional […]

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Dec
20

Book review: Mystic poet in search of meanings

Reviewed by Nvasekie N. Konneh Poets are inspired and motivated by events, people and places or sometimes by imaginary ideas or thoughts. Some of these could be heroes of political struggle, religions, history, natural phenomenon or the aesthetic values of things around us. The sky, ocean, deep forest, gardens and the list may go on endlessly, […]

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Dec
18

Top 100 arms producers made $420 billion in 2018

Sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 100 companies (excluding those in China) totaled $420 billion in 2018, marking an increase of 4.6 per cent compared with the previous year. This is according to new data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in the SIPRI Top 100 ranking. […]

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Dec
17

2023 presidential election will bring change to Liberia

By: Mengistu Eddie Wolokolie Liberians home and abroad, I want to take this time to ask you to join me in 2023, as I seek the highest office in the land. I am as of today, making my intention known that I will run for the president of the Republic of Liberia. I am asking […]

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Dec
17

More funds to education emergencies in Mali, Niger

Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announced on Friday a new US$3.7 million tranche of funding to support education in emergencies responses in the Sahelian nations of Mali and Niger. The new funding will expand support from ECW’s initial US$6 million First Emergency Response grant announced this July. In addressing the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the region, the expanded […]

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Dec
16

Commonwealth, UN to work more closely together

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed have formally committed their organisations to work more closely together. The two leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding Friday at the Commonwealth’s headquarters in Marlborough House, London. The document outlines how the two organisations will work together on pressing global issues such as governance and peace, […]

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