• 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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News

Jan
4

FIFA 2021 awards coming up

FIFA has announced the finalists for the FIFA Puskás Award. The prize is given to the player judged to have scored the most aesthetically pleasing goal, regardless of the competition in which it took place and the player’s gender or nationality. Who will succeed 2020 recipient Son Heung-min in claiming the coveted crown? The voting process for […]

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Jan
1

Funding opportunity for African businesses

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading philanthropy empowering young African entrepreneurs across all 54 African countries, has opened applications for the 2022 TEF Entrepreneurship Program on TEFConnect.  African entrepreneurs with business ideas or existing businesses under five years are encouraged to apply now for $5000 seed capital, mentorship, business management training and more on the […]

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Dec
30

Finland increases support to ICC fund for victims

Finland has increased its support to victims of the most serious crimes of international concern. The Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court (ICC) assists victims of the most serious crimes of international concern and human rights violations, including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, Finland’s support will be targeted at providing […]

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Dec
26

UNWTO points to greener tourism

Innovation, youth empowerment and tourism and rural development took center stage during the last day of the recent general assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid, Spain. With the opening days of the most important meeting in global tourism focused on UNWTO’s response to the impacts of the pandemic and uniting Members […]

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Dec
23

Sweden: More measures to stop Covid transmission

On December 23 more infection control measures were introduced by the Swedish Government. This is due to the increased community transmission of COVID-19 and the increased burden on health and medical care services. Measures being introduced on December 23 Indoor public gatherings and events with more than 20 participants may only have a seated audience […]

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Dec
20

Money transfer platforms increase business in Africa

International cash payments platform Pipit Global and pan-African payments company Cellulant have extended their partnership agreement to now include eighteen countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The partnership will see the companies providing both Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) payments services to existing and emergent financial institutions, eCommerce merchants, billers and billing platforms, […]

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Dec
16

TUNGA highlights salaries of African software developers

Developer salaries are a hot topic worldwide. That said: hardly any attention is paid to the salaries on the African market. With the continent as its natural habitat, Tunga decided to set the record straight. This Dutch IT staff augmentation provider is on a mission to unleash Africa’s tech talent. With a fast-growing developer pool […]

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Dec
16

Sweden introduces more Covid control measures

The Swedish government has introduced further COVID-19 infection control measures due to increased transmission rates and somewhat growing pressure on health care services. The government also wants to reintroduce further support and compensation to reduce community transmission. Furthermore, the government is presenting a plan for business support that may be reintroduced if stricter social restrictions […]

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Dec
12

Gongloe is best suited for Liberian presidency

By Seltue Karweaye Liberia is a nation-state cursed with bad leadership. The bulk of the problems the country is facing today can be tied to its crop of leaders. The criticism and activism of some notable Liberian activists and critics have not translated into a sense to lead for change or a need to rise […]

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Dec
11

UNWTO speaks against Covid travel restrictions

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) of the United Nations calls out against the introduction of blanket restrictions on travel, as witnessed in recent days. This call echoes the concerns raised by UNWTO Members during the 24th UNWTO General Assembly (30 November–3 December). Countries from all global regions expressed their solidarity with Southern African states, calling for […]

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