Airline suspends flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone

Police officers deployed to Liberia’s international airport to ensure passengers are screened for Ebola symptoms as a major regional airline announced Tuesday it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people. A 40-year-old American man of Liberian descent who worked for the West African nation’s […]

APC Scandinavia condemns attack on Buhari

The All Progessives Congress (APC) in Scandinavia has strongly condemned as a senseless and lunatic act the recent attempt on the life of notable Nigerian politician and ex-military leader retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari. In a release issued recently, Lawal Ayoola, coordinator of APC Scandinavia said “The attempted assassinations on our leaders, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari  […]

President Sirleaf highlights Ebola threat

    Sunday, July 27, 2014: During my remarks on Saturday, at our Independence Day Celebration, I announced that we now face a National Emergency as a result of the deadly Ebola menace. I also announced the establishment of a National Task Force which I would chair along with the Minister of Internal Affairs in […]

Ugandan sex education campaign under fire

A new Ugandan sex-education campaign to reduce teen pregnancy, maternal mortality among young women and girls, and the cost of post-abortion medical care, is generating heated debate. The one year campaign “Let Girls Be Girls” was officially launched on 13 July by the Health Ministry and UN Population Fund (UNFPA). It aims to address the […]

Nobel Laureate Gbowee wants education reform

Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee has frowned on the poor quality of the Liberian education system and called for a reform in order to tackle the current challenges facing it. Gbowee who heads the Gbowee Foundation, a peace building and advocacy initiative providing several scholarships to deserving students both at home and abroad, stated that it was disheartening to […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]