Finance statistics program for 5 African countries

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the East African Community (EAC) last week launched a collaborative program to improve the compilation and dissemination of Government Finance Statistics (GFS) for Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. The inaugural workshop was held in Arusha, Tanzania, from August 25-29, 2014. The workshop provided an opportunity for statisticians and economists […]

Liberians in UK send supplies to fight Ebola

The UK- Liberia Ebola Taskforce established by the Union of Liberian Organizations in the United Kingdom (ULO-UK)  has airlifted the first of two consignments of assorted protective medical supplies to Liberia to assist the Government in the fight to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus from the country. The supply is expected to arrive in Liberia […]

Liberia Ebola shooting leaves one dead

Titus Kessedy, a young man who was allegedly shot by Liberian soldiers last Wednesday (August 20) was taken back to hospital with severe stomach pains after  Sheaky Kamara, 15, another victim of the shooting, was confirmed dead at another local hospital. Kessedy, 23, was discharged from the Redemption Hospital (where Kamara was anounced dead) last Friday but was later admitted at the […]

Afriwise launches consulting model

Two well-known lawyers on the African scene, Steven De Backer and Olivier Binyingo, recently launched Afriwise consult to offer clients a more holistic consulting approach and access to genuine on-the-ground expertise in Sub Saharan Africa, with procedures for quality assurance and a strong underlying ethical culture. Having worked together for a number of years, both as […]

Police chief warns against use of ‘deadly force’

After hell broke loose Wednesday between Liberian security forces and residents of West Point, a slum community in the capital, Monrovia, that led to five persons getting injured as a result of gun fire, Police Inspector General Chris Massaquoi has warned police officers not to use deadly force in their mission to enforce the quarantine ordered by […]

UK Liberia ebola task force appeals for donations

In the wake of the Ebola epidemic which has hit the Republic of Liberia, continues to spread leaving hundreds dead in the country, Liberians in the United Kingdom lead by the Union of Liberian Organizations in the UK (ULOUK) and the Liberian Embassy at the Court of St. James in London, have formed the UK/Liberia […]

Seven survive Ebola in Liberia

Liberia’s Ministry of Health says it has released from a treatment unit seven persons who were previously confirmed positive of the Ebola virus. It also said while there is still no known cure for the deadly Ebola disease, three Liberian doctors who were earlier treated with the unapproved drug ZMapp, are showing signs of improvement. Speaking […]

MoboFree: Africa’s largest social marketing platform, the leading African social marketplace, Monday announced that the total volume of items currently for sale in its marketplace is worth $526 million and is expected to reach $1.5 billion by 2015. With 3.3 million registered users, including 2 million in Nigeria and a strong footprint in Zimbabwe, Uganda and Ghana, is among the […]

DR Congo sends doctors to help Liberia battle Ebola

The Democratic Republic of Congo has announced it is sending a five-man professional medical team to Liberia on Wednesday, August 20 to help the fight against the deadly Ebola Disease. The team will include two medical doctors and three para-medical professionals. The decision to send the medical team to aid Liberia in its Ebola fight was […]

Armed youth gangs terrorize Abidjan

Children and teenagers who were drawn into Ivory Coast’s 2010-2011 post-election conflict are joining armed gangs in the commercial capital Abidjan after being abandoned by politicians and others who exploited them at the time, according to local officials who blame the government for not taking action. Aged 10-20, the youngsters roam Abidjan districts, robbing residents and […]