ALJA opposes Liberian justice minister-designate

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) is urging President George Manneh Weah to revoke with immediacy the nomination of Cllr. Charles Gibson as Liberia’s justice minister. ALJA said Cllr. Gibson lacks the moral rectitude to serve as Attorney General and Chief Prosecutor in the new Liberia which President Weah envisioned on January […]

Sweden to spend $100m in sub-Saharan Africa

The Swedish Government has decided to allocate SEK 800 million (about $100m) over four years (2018–2021) to the Strategy for Sweden’s regional development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa. The strategy has been updated to more clearly focus on the link between humanitarian assistance and long-term development, particularly in the Horn of Africa countries. The government considers […]

‘President Weah is well on track’

Rural life is enjoyable most especially from tiny Kelgbeh Village. With not much human and mechanical traffic, I can ably peruse Liberia’s 24th President, George Manneh Weah inaugural speech; I. Solo Kelgbeh writes.  His speech is arguably one of the best ever delivered since 1847. It didn’t however outclassed promises, hopes and expectations raised by […]

Dangote gives $3m building to Nigerian university

In his avowed commitment to encouraging entrepreneurship in the country as a way out of the economic doldrums, Nigeria’s business magnate, Aliko Dangote, is donating another N1.2 billion ($3m) structure for running of a business school in Bayero University, Kano (BUK). The building which will be handed over to the university management formally next month […]

ABMI educates poor kids in Liberia

Providing quality education is a major hurdle in Liberia where majority of students come from indigent homes and communities. But this has not prevented well-intentioned educators from laboring hard to give poor children a respectable schooling. One of the institutions on this path, in the face of huge financial difficulties, to give meaningful education to […]

Osinbajo: Africa prefers fair trade to Marshall Plan

Remarks by Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, The Vice President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, at an Interactive Session Titled “Stabilizing The Mediterranean” at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, 24 January, 2018: Q: How realistic is Africa replacing China as the factory of the world, how realistic is that? How do you […]

Rights groups urge Weah to prosecute war criminals

Twenty international, African and Liberia-based human rights organizations on Sunday sent an open letter to new Liberian President George Weah. The groups call upon President Weah, “to fulfill Liberia’s obligations to investigate and prosecute wartime atrocities” and urge him “to make accountability a priority for your administration and ensure the protection of Liberian human rights […]

2017 was a good year for global tourism

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4%-5%. Based on data reported by destinations around the world, it is estimated that international tourist arrivals […]

Dual citizenship is hot issue in Sierra Leone elections

Dual citizenship has become a political hot potato for Sierra Leoneans ahead of the general election which is less than two months away. During ongoing primaries to pick candidates for local and parliamentary seats, the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party invoked a constitutional provision that bars individuals with foreign citizenship from running for office. […]

Liberia: President Weah’s inaugural speech

Distinguish Ladies and Gentlemen My fellow citizens, I am humbled and thankful for the trust and hope you have put in me. I am filled with joy and pride to see so many friends from across the world join us in celebrating what is truly an historic moment for our country. To all our citizens […]