• Nordic countries keen on 5G development

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    The Nordic countries have entered into new deepened cooperation on 5G. A declaration of intent was presented today laying out the Nordic countries’ vision. “The Nordic region is one of the most innovative regions in the world. The development of 5G is progressing quickly and the Nordic region will be at the fore of this […]

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  • Ecobank wins international award

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    Ecobank, a Pan-African financial institution, won the Best Digital Strategy Award at the Retail Banker International’s prestigious awards ceremony held at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London on May 10. Ecobank’s digital strategy leverages digitalisation for scale and ubiquity and is the key plank in its ambition to be the top consumer financial services franchise […]

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  • Nordic prime ministers meet this week

    Monday, May 21, 2018

    Nordic cooperation, current foreign and security policy issues and 5G are on the agenda as the Nordic prime ministers meet in Örnsköldsvik on 22–23 May. The informal prime ministers meeting is held annually as part of the extensive Nordic cooperation. Sweden is currently chair of Nordic cooperation and is hosting the meeting in Örnsköldsvik on […]

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  • Shaping change in a time of disruption

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    Before 1800, nearly everyone on the planet was poor. Royalty and large landowners were a small minority, and wealth was tied to land – those who controlled land, controlled much of the world’s wealth. Nearly everyone else lived in poverty. This was what society looked like for virtually the entire recorded history of humanity: Jim […]

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  • Liberian government accused of violating constitution

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) says President George Weah and his Coalition of Democratic Change (CDC) led government’s failure to provide adequate funding for the holding of the recently suspended senatorial by-elections in Montserrado and Bong Counties’ violates the Liberian Constitution and it undermines the country’s fledgling democracy. Liberia’s National Election […]

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Jul
22

Swedish court upholds genocide sentence

A Swedish appeals court has upheld the decision of life in prison for Rwandan Stanislas Mbanenande, who was convicted of participating in the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Mbanenande, 54, is now appealing to the Swedish Supreme Court but is aiming for it to first be heard again in the appeals court. Mbanenande is arguing that the appeals court committed […]

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Jul
22

IBEX awarded for helping Liberians

The Liberia Investing for Business Expansion Program (IBEX) has received the 2014 Golden Image Award for its efforts to provide technical assistance and empower local businesses.  The Golden Image Award is a national Liberian award given to individuals or organizations that have made selfless contributions to peace and humanity, nationally or internationally. The IBEX program, […]

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Jul
21

African leaders’ children succession, is Liberia next

Robert Sirleaf on Wednesday announced his Montserrado county senatorial bid, breathing  new life into President  Sirleaf succession plan. Robert Sirleaf is the son of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, current President of Liberia. Robert Sirleaf speedy ascent to the top—he only came to Liberia when his mother became the President of Liberia—feed into the narrative that proximity […]

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Jul
19

Building food security in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP), set up in 2005, aims to make fully food secure the millions of people still dependent on food aid, provide support to the vulnerable to prevent the depletion of livestock, and create productive assets at community level. But nearly a decade on and over US$3 billion spent, how successful […]

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Jul
16

Ecobank Liberia woos Chinese business

  Ecobank Liberia Limited Friday hosted a Chinese Business Forum aimed at working with Chinese businesses operating in the country.  The forum, held in Monrovia, the Liberian capital and exclusively for the Chinese, comes amid growing Chinese presence in the country, and focused on attracting Chinese customers for the Bank.  Ecobank  Managing Director Kola Adeleke said the […]

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Jul
15

Liberians turn to God to fight Ebola

Panicked and shocked Liberian health workers who have seen their colleagues die of Ebola, which has killed more than 500 people in West Africa since January, are abandoning their work stations, hoping to resume only when the disease subsides. Their frustrations have been compounded by the lack of adequate medical equipment. Those who remain at […]

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Jul
13

Ambassador Allen praises French help to Liberia

Liberia’s ambassador to France Dr. C. William Allen has presented his letters of Credence to French President Francois Hollande. The présentation ceremony took place on Tuesday, July 8,  at the Elysee Palace, the seat of the French Presidency. Ambassador Allen said Liberia remains grateful to the people of France for their many support to Liberia during the period of […]

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Jul
8

New deadline to register for EFLA elections

The deadline for the registration of candidates for elections of the new leadership of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has been extended to Saturday to allow for the registration of more candidates. The first deadline was June 30. The elections will be held in Finland on July 25. According to the chairman of […]

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Jul
7

Illiteracy puts Liberia at risk, says Ngafuan

Liberia’s Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has warned that if Liberia does not put an end to illiteracy, it will be illiteracy that will put an end to the country. Foreign Minister Ngafuan, who cautioned the nation about the risk of illiteracy, spoke over the weekend when he delivered the commencement convocation speech during the 15th graduation […]

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Jul
6

Ngoma Africa Band to rock German Festival

The popular Ngoma Africa band will be among many acts expected to thrill fans at the 5th International African Festival in Tübingen, Germany. The extravanganza will take place from July 17-20. Ngoma Africa, based in Germany, founded 1993 by bandleader Ebrahim Makunja also known as Kamanda Ras Makunja, is home to a number of talented musicians, including soloist Christian Bakotessa aka […]

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