• 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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Aug
1

Digital payment to increase cross-border African trade

Pan-African payments company Cellulant has partnered with Link Commerce, a turn-key B2B eCommerce platform, to avail relevant digital payment options to consumers in Africa; making it possible to purchase goods directly from global retailers online. The number of online shoppers in Africa has surged annually by 18% since 2014, according to a report by UNCTAD. […]

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Jul
29

Over 200 graduate from Ecobank, AU program

Leading pan-African banking group, Ecobank Group and the African Union Development Agency New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) recently held a virtual graduation ceremony for more than 200 participants of the inaugural Ecobank’s MSME Training for Financing Program. The graduates came from the eight countries in the pilot phase of the MSME Academy: Chad, Côte […]

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Jul
27

Maira: Independence Day is a time to celebrate freedom

The General Manager of the Liberian Agricultural Company (LAC) has congratulated and extended best wishes to citizens of Liberia on the celebration of the country’s 174th Independence Day on July 26. Vijay Maira said independence was achieved because of the sacrifices made by the forefathers. The LAC boss said that this is an occasion to […]

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Jul
26

Sweden: health measures in response to COVID-19

A number of restrictions were lifted in Sweden on 15 July. This is in line with step 3 of the Swedish Government’s plan for modifying and successively lifting the advice and restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite modifications to the restrictions, it remains important to follow the public guidelines, maintain a safe […]

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Jul
21

Liberia’s independence day to be celebrated in Europe

Liberians living in Europe have lined up a number of activities to celebrate the 174th independence anniversary of their country. The West African nation declared independence on July 26, 1847. The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA), the umbrella entity of Liberian organizations on the continent, will hold programs on Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31 in Antwerp, Belgium.  The […]

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Jul
19

Africa, India to work closely together after pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has provided the impetus for a stronger partnership between India and Africa with potential benefits to both as they build back sustainably after the crisis, experts attending the 16th CII-Exim Bank Digital Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership affirmed. Speaking at the virtual event’s opening, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India External Affairs Minister said the […]

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Jul
16

Trust deficit: The case of Senator Darius Dillion

By Seltue Karweaye Trust is the glue that binds people together. Public trust entails demonstrating transparency, accountability, and competence. However, in Liberia, society’s confidence in transparency, accountability, fairness has plummeted. In short, there is a growing trust deficit between public officials in Liberia and many of the citizens.  We cannot trust public officials to always say […]

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Jul
13

US-Africa Energy Forum holds virtual session

In a bid to drive U.S. investment in the African energy sector, the U.S.-Africa Energy Forum (USAEF) 2021 kicked off on Monday with a virtual session – organized by Energy Capital & Power – featuring petroleum ministers from Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea along with leading energy and finance industry leaders. Under the […]

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Jul
11

Chances for private sector in Africa’s climate agenda

A recently published African Development Bank scoping study on implementing NDCs in Africa recommends that development financial institutions and other investors focus on high-impact, high-growth potential start-ups that can drive climate-related innovation. The study, NDC implementation in Africa through green investments by private sector – A Scoping Study, was produced in partnership with the Fund for African […]

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Jul
7

COVID: Impact on tourism hits global economy hard

The crash in international tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic could cause a loss of more than $4 trillion to the global GDP for the years 2020 and 2021, according to an UNCTAD report published on 30 June. The estimated loss has been caused by the pandemic’s direct impact on tourism and its ripple effect […]

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