Liberian turns $200 into a multi-million dollar business

He started his first business venture as a street vendor with capital of just $200 but two decades later Fomba Trawally has become one of Liberia’s most prominent businessmen. Like many in his country, Trawally fled Liberia in 1989 to escape the West African country’s ruinous civil war. He found refuge in The Gambia but […]

Troko memorial charity to be launched in UK

A charity will be launched in honour of the late Dr David Memba Troko. The Dave Troko Eden Charity will work towards the realisation of the dreams of the late medical practitioner by bringing relief to the destitute in Liberia through the alleviation of ignorance, poverty and disease. Presenting the Dave Troko Foundation during memorial […]

New Ambassador to France yet to take up post

The failure of Liberia’s ambassador designate to France, Dr. C. William Allen to take up his new assignment has become some thing of a mystery.  He was appointed in August last year. According to Liberian foreign ministry sources, Dr. Allen’s appointment did not meet the concurrence of some higher ups at the ministry and they are determined […]

Reforms needed in Ivory Coast, says UN Expert

United Nations Independent Expert Doudou Diène has called on the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to adopt urgent reforms before presidential elections scheduled for October 2015. Mr. Diène’s appeal came at the end of his latest visit to the country, from 11-23 February, during which he organised an “International Conference on the situation of victims of […]

South African midfielder moves to Sweden

South African playmaker Mark Mayambela has struck a three-year deal with top Swedish football club Djurgarden. The 26-year-old, who last played in his country’s top division for Mpumalanga Black Aces and had been on trial for some time with the club based in the Swedish capital, said he was happy to join one of Sweden’s biggest outfits. It is wondeful […]

Western media keep the Cold War hot

It is hardly surprising — it is a norm rather — that western media follow the flag on foreign policy. Sometimes it even leads it. That is how this world has gotten along in the Cold War, and in recent times, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Zimbabwe, Uganda and even lately Ukraine and Sochi Winter Olympics […]

Hard times for young Liberians on job market

    It is still difficult for young people in Liberia to find a steady job. The perception of the civil wars as a youth revolution, where the youth turned established hierarchies and traditional structures upside down and were thereby able to change their position in society, is not completely true. In most cases “big […]

Finland to send special troops to Central African Republic

Roughly twenty Finnish special troops will take part in the European Union’s crisis management operation in the Central African Republic, Carl Haglund (SFP), Finland’s Minister of Defence, revealed while meeting his European counterparts in Athens, Greece, on Friday. The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Erkki Tuomioja (SDP), had previously estimated that Finland could deploy as many as […]

Ex-Minister to sue Canadian investor

A former Liberian minister has threatened legal action against a Canadian investor for accusing former and current officials of the country’s lands, mines and energy ministry of being corrupt. Dr. Eugene Shannon, former lands, mines and energy minister,  said investor Leonard Len Lindstrom will be held accountable in a court of law to prove the […]

South Sudanese to get cholera vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) is working with the South Sudan Government and partners to provide vaccines to protect nearly 140 000 people living in temporary camps in South Sudan against cholera. The vaccines come from an emergency stockpile managed by WHO, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Médecins […]