• 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

Aug
27

Covid: Sweden extends entry ban

The Swedish Government is extending the ban on entry to Sweden from countries outside and within the EU/EEA. The main rule remains that travelers from countries in the EU/EEA – apart from the Nordic countries – cannot enter Sweden without presenting a vaccine certificate, a negative COVID-19 test result or a certificate confirming recovery from […]

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Aug
24

LAC donates medical supplies to Liberian hospital

The management of the Liberian Agricultural Company (LAC) On Thursday, August 19 donated an assortment of medical supply to the Liberia Government Hospital in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County. Making the presentation, Sustainability Coordinator Harriet Attoh said ‘’as part of the company’s social responsibility, the management of the Liberian Agricultural Company deems it necessary and […]

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Aug
22

One Africa, One Voice at leadership summit

The devastation of COVID-19, the identification of new variants and the lack of vaccines have dampened the positive outlook we have all had for the Africa continent. These factors, coupled with unrest in countries such as South Africa and eSwatini, and with more than seven national presidential elections across the continent that seldom run peacefully, […]

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Aug
19

Understanding the budgeting process in Liberia

By Seltue Karweaye Liberia’s attention has once again been captured by controversy over the budget formulation and implementation after an interview conducted by President George Weah in Kakata, Margibi County on August 16. During the interview, a journalist asked the President about the Liberia National Fire Service complaining about the agency low budgetary allotment. The […]

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Aug
16

The first Tunga hackathon: the TungaThon

By Kees Kranendonk On 16 July 2021, Tunga reached a new milestone in its short history. Audiences worldwide could tune in for the presentations and award ceremony of the first Tunga hackathon. After two weeks of hard work, 25 teams of 2-4 developers proudly presented the fruits of their online collaborations. And at the end, […]

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Aug
14

Liberia: President Weah, it’s half-time

By Seltue Karweaye The recent appearance of Liberia’s Minister of Finance and Development Planning Samuel Tweah at The Center for the Exchange of Intellectual Opinion (CEIO) on August 11, 2021 where he defended the Weah government’s fiscal policies as well as the  Pro–Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) has prompted me to write this article. At […]

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Aug
12

Pathways to stronger US, Africa business partnership

From July 27 to 29, the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) hosted the 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit. It is CCA’s flagship event viewed as essential by those doing business in Africa.  The summit featured a stellar line up of African and U.S. government and private sector leaders as part of the program.  CCA was delighted to […]

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Aug
10

Africa aims to be global powerhouse of the future

A host of energy development initiatives designed to increase energy access and improve livelihoods are coming online across Africa and are scheduled to be showcased at Africa Oil Week 2021 in November in Dubai – a temporary move for this major annual event as a COVID-19 precaution, ahead of its scheduled return “home” to its […]

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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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