• Sierra Leonean in court for Liberian war crimes

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    The trial of Sierra Leonean Gibril Massaquoi will begin on February 1 before the Pirkanmaa District Court in Finland and is expected to last for several months. This follows Monday’s indictment of Massaquoi by the Office of the Prosecutor on charges of aggravated war crimes, aggravated crimes against humanity and murders – which he allegedly […]

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  • Liberia: Crucial meeting on regional electricity

    Monday, January 25, 2021

    A senior level team headed by the general manager of TRANSCO CLSG will spearhead a crucial meeting in Monrovia, Liberia this week with contractors implementing the electricity project in Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG). The bi-annual meeting is within the framework of the implementation of the project as TRANSCO CLSG prepares to […]

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  • Putting Africa at the front of the Biden Administration

    Friday, January 22, 2021

    On Wednesday, U.S. President Joe Biden was sworn into office, ushering in a new administration, new foreign policy and a new approach to U.S. trade and investment in Africa. For its part, the Trump administration had not been short on growing U.S. private sector involvement in Africa, specifically under its trademark initiative, Prosper Africa. Designed […]

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  • Support for businesses affected by Covid closure

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    Businesses that are unable to operate as a result of a closure decision under Sweden’s new Pandemic Act will be able to receive financial support to cover their fixed costs during the closure. Up to 100 per cent of the costs will be reimbursed. The proposal is based on an agreement between the government, the […]

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  • Global March launches poll for women’s rights

    Monday, January 18, 2021

    Women’s March Global on Friday announced details of its fifth anniversary event as it takes it’s global mobilisation online due to continued concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic. On 21 January, the day women globally would normally march, Women’s March Global will open the ‘Global Count’, one of the largest global mapping polls ever conducted to […]

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Aug
26

Ecobank names Fintech Challenge winners

Ecobank Group on Monday announced the winners of its Ecobank Fintech Challenge after an exciting virtual event streamed live from Accra, Ghana. Nokwary Technologies, edged out the rest of the finalists to emerge winner of the competition. The first and second runner up spots were taken by Ukheshe Payment and Solutions Growth Factor Technologies respectively. […]

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Aug
24

More young African women turn to Bitcoin

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained the global economy and put millions of people under financial stress. Understandably, people from all walks of life started looking for alternative income streams. In honor of Women’s Month this August, a global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful is shining a spotlight on women who have started successful side hustles powered by […]

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Aug
24

Governance of education in Liberia

By: Mengistu Eddie Wolokolie Education forms the foundation of development in a country. It increases productivity and improves the quality of life of the citizens. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Liberia’s adult literacy rate is below average as it stands at 48.3%. The country faces significant challenges in terms […]

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Aug
21

Liberian war crimes suspect trial to begin in November

The Federal Criminal Court in Switzerland on Friday announced that the trial of Liberian war crimes suspect Alieu Kosiah will now take place from November 16 to December 18 this year. The trial will be held in the city of Bellinzona, in the south of the country. The trial of Kosiah, a former commander of […]

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Aug
20

African Development Bank honored by small businesses

The Green Cluster of SMEs in the Ivory Coast has awarded the African Development Bank a prize for the best technical and financial partner committed to promoting the green economy and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) toward a low-carbon transition. The prize was awarded on 30 July at the Green Awards, an initiative launched in […]

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Aug
18

We can do better for Liberia

By Alexander Redd During many conversations with fellow compatriots concerning progress in our homeland, they usually paint a bleak picture. They see a country on path of steady decline – instead of gainful progress. They cite incompetent leadership across all functions of societal strata. Common among the list of impediments they often express toward national […]

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Aug
16

Uganda seeks online answers to COVID-19 economic crisis

From banking, to food delivery, and taxi bookings, Uganda is rapidly becoming accustomed to many of the online tools that are commonplace in developed economies, and which don’t rely on face-to-face interactions. The UN is supporting this shift, as a way to help developing economies recover from the global economic crisis brought about by the […]

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Aug
16

Liberia: Chocolate City tournament ends

A week of exciting football and kickball encounters ended on Sunday, August 9 in Chocolate City, a community just outside Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. The tourney was organized by a local group, Beacon All stars to honor Rep Thomas Fallah, who is a ruling party candidate in the December  elections. Liberia’s finance minister Samuel Tweh sponsored the event. Frankie […]

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Aug
14

Meeting the education needs of children in crisis

‘Stronger collective efforts and collaboration are key to meeting the urgent education needs of children and youth affected by crises’: this is the unifying message from leaders and youth advocates brought together by Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and Devex in a high-level, Global Discussion held online on 12 August,  on the occasion of International Youth Day. Over 2,550 […]

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Aug
12

Liberia’s vice president flown to hospital in Ghana

Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor was on Tuesday flown out of the country to seek additional medical care at a specialist hospital in Accra, Ghana. According to a Press Release from the Office of the Vice President, VP Howard-Taylor was earlier admitted at the Aspen Medical Facility in the Liberian capital, Monrovia on Friday due […]

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