• $2 million donation to battle coronavirus in Africa

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Tuesday approved  $2 million in emergency assistance for the World Health Organization (WHO) to reinforce its capacity to help African countries contain the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its impacts. The grant, which is in response to an international appeal by the WHO, will be […]

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  • Sierra Leone reports first case of coronavirus

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of the Republic of Sierra Leone has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19 or coronavirus. Samples tested at the Military 34 Hospital, and two other accredited laboratories to detect the virus, in the capital Freetown turned out positive on the evening of 30 March 2020. The patient, a […]

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  • Swedish package for jobs and transition

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    The Swedish Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party are now presenting further measures to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on jobs and the economy in Sweden. The ongoing virus outbreak is having a major impact on the Swedish economy and many people have become, or risk becoming, unemployed. To alleviate the […]

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  • EFLA wants Liberians to heed advice of health workers

    Monday, March 30, 2020

    The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has called on Liberians at home and abroad, specifically Liberians in Europe, to heed the advice of health practitioners so as to prevent the Coronavirus from wreaking havoc in Liberia and other parts of the world. In a March 30 release, signed by Secretary General Francis Monnoh Mensah […]

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  • Bank launches $3 billion coronavirus fight in Africa

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.   The Fight Covid-19 Social bond, with a three-year maturity, garnered interest from central banks and official institutions, bank treasuries, and […]

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News

Feb
9

Liberian goalkeeper on trial with Swedish club

Liberian international goalkeeper Ashley Williams is reportedly on trial with Swedish division one club FC Linkoping City. In a facebook post, his current Liberian club LISCR did not provide details but wished the 19 year-old the best. Efforts to get more information from the Swedish side, which competes in the third tier, proved fruitless. Williams distinguished […]

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Feb
8

ULOUK leads partnership to promote Liberia

The Union of Liberian Organisations in the United Kingdom (ULOUK) on Thursday led a partnership meeting at the Liberian Embassy in London.  Deemed a success and the beginning of a promising partnership, the meeting brought together Liberia’s ambassador to the UK Gurly T. Gibson, ULOUK President Mo Sonnie and Sarah Güsten-Marr, a philanthropist and owner […]

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Feb
7

Young Africans benefit from industrial internet program

Africa Leadership University (ALU) and General Electric (GE) have announced the kick-off of the 3rd cohort of the Africa Industrial Internet Program(AIIP)  which is aimed at equipping young Africans with skills that will enable them to take part in the fourth industrial revolution. The 2020 cohort has enrolled 35 students from eight countries across Africa, drawn […]

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Feb
5

Sweden fights men violence against women

Extensive work is underway to implement Sweden’s national strategy in the area of ​​men’s violence against women. But it is clear that work remains. Among other things, missing often are important perspectives, mainly the disabled and girls’ exposure to violence. This is shown in the Swedish Gender Equality Agency’s follow-up work on the strategy. Lena […]

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Feb
4

Tanzania among world’s ten fastest growing economies

Tanzania is amongst the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies at the rate of 6.8 percent, reveals the new 2020 African Economic Outlook report. Other five African countries are Rwanda at 8.7 percent, Ethiopia 7.4 , Côte d’Ivoire 7.4 , Ghana 7.1, and Benin 6.7. East Africa maintained its lead as the continent’s fastest growing regions, predicted […]

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Feb
3

Kidjo wins Grammy for Best World Music Album

Angélique Kidjo won Best World Music Album for Celia at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards last month. This marks her fourth win in the category and fourth GRAMMY win overall.  During her acceptance speech, Kidjo celebrated a new generation of African artists coming up to represent the continent while thanking luminaries who came before her for their contributions to world music, […]

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Feb
1

Why privatizing Liberia’s economy is important

By Mengistu Eddie Wolokollie Liberia is a West-African developing country that has a difficult economic situation related to political instability and conflicts that occurred in the past. Since 1980, Liberia was torn by inner conflicts, because of the coup against President William R. Tolbert. The government policy led by this president was rather ineffective and […]

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Jan
31

African economic growth will pick up this year

Africa’s economic growth remained stable in 2019 at 3.4 percent and is on course to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021, the African Development Bank’s 2020 African Economic Outlook (AEO) revealed Thursday. The slower than expected growth is partly due to the moderate expansion of the continent’s “big five” […]

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Jan
29

Agriculture is the world’s most important business

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina reminded students of the important role they have to play in the continent’s economic development, as he was conferred with an honorary doctorate in his homeland. The Doctorate of Science was awarded by the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Nigeria, on Tuesday, in honor of Adesina’s work in […]

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Jan
28

Equatorial Guinea launches Year of Investment

Equatorial Guinea has kicked off a year-long investment campaign aimed at driving capital investment into the country’s bankable projects. Major U.S. firms have pledged to increase their investment in Equatorial Guinea in 2020, along with Nigerian banking and financial institutions. Notable investment-ready projects include the construction of two modular oil refineries, an ammonia plant, a […]

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