• $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

Dec
17

More funds to education emergencies in Mali, Niger

Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announced on Friday a new US$3.7 million tranche of funding to support education in emergencies responses in the Sahelian nations of Mali and Niger. The new funding will expand support from ECW’s initial US$6 million First Emergency Response grant announced this July. In addressing the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the region, the expanded […]

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Dec
16

Commonwealth, UN to work more closely together

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed have formally committed their organisations to work more closely together. The two leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding Friday at the Commonwealth’s headquarters in Marlborough House, London. The document outlines how the two organisations will work together on pressing global issues such as governance and peace, […]

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Dec
14

Referendum: Liberians should vote against proposition 1

Article 28 is a DESUETUDE— forgotten, worn-out, and an unenforced law; while its proposed amendment, Proposition#1, presents the case of a ‘legal right to do wrong.’ I’m here today with the intent to neither speak for nor against Proposition #1 but rather to help explain not only its limitations but also its attempt to reawaken […]

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Dec
13

Norway wants all countries to benefit from digital tech

Norway will work, in all its development efforts, to ensure that developing countries can benefit from the opportunities offered by innovation and new technology. By making use of digital tools and pursuing targeted policies, it will be possible to reach more of the weakest and most vulnerable groups in society. Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine […]

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Dec
11

IMF approves $213 million for Liberia

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved a four-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Liberia in an amount equivalent to SDR 155 million (60 percent of quota or about US$ 213.6 million) to help the country restore macroeconomic stability, provide a foundation for sustainable growth, and addressing […]

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Dec
11

Climate change: Sweden pushes for clear rules

On 2–13 December, the countries of the world are gathering for the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid under the Presidency of Chile. There the countries will negotiate and decide on future work under the Paris Agreement. In Paris in 2015, the countries of the world agreed on a new global and legally […]

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Dec
11

Ghanaians fight against surge in data cost

As Ghana prepares for presidential elections in 2020, about 75 percent of the population access the internet via mobile phones. On October 1, when the government’s proposed increase in Communication Service Tax (CST) took effect, Ghanaians took to Twitter with the hashtag #SaveOurData to demonstrate their displeasure — directing their rage mostly toward Ghana’s telcos as well as the government. […]

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Michael Mueller (first from left), Vice Chairman of the Board of the European Federation of Liberian Associations and Co-Chairman the All Liberian Conference for Dual-Citizenship, speaks at the conference in Silverspring, Maryland, USA, on December 7 Photo: Front Page Africa
Dec
10

Mueller’s speech at Liberian diaspora conference

Liberia, a country heavily depending on Foreign Direct Investment, remains a fragile, post-conflict country with weak capacity and limited physical and human capital accumulation. But first, let us together take a closer look at the critical element attracting FDI. One of the first key elements is: Political stability Political stability in connection with Foreign direct […]

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Dec
9

Ecobank wins Bank of the Year

Ecobank Cameroon, Gambia and Rwanda won Bank of the Year at The Banker Awards on 28th November in London, the United Kingdom. This recognition came just before Ecobank Cabo Verde, Gambia, Liberia and Zimbabwe won Best Bank at the EMEA Finance African Banking Awards on 5th December. The Banker is the most prestigious global financial publication and […]

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Dec
9

OECD: Norway’s economic growth is robust

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) today presented its biannual survey of the Norwegian economy with recommendations on how to meet challenges ahead. The survey emphasizes that economic growth is robust and economic policy appropriate. Yet, sustaining high levels of economic output and comprehensive public services for the future is a challenge. “The […]

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