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Paulina Robert a 17-year-old from Tanzania wins Reach for Change Day of the African Child Innovation Contest

Paulina Robert a 17-year-old from Tanzania wins Reach for Change Day of the African Child Innovation Contest

Paulina Robert, a 17-year-old student from Tanzania nabbed a $500 (US) prize from Reach for Change Africa yesterday to set up a reproductive health campaign for girls in her community. The contest was aligned with the Day of the African Child on June 16 and challenged contestants to answer the question: “If you had $500, […]

New United Nations study finds digital payments to Ebola response workers saved lives and $10 million

New United Nations study finds digital payments to Ebola response workers saved lives and $10 million

Mobile phones serving as digital “wallets” for payments to response workers proved an invaluable tool in Sierra Leone’s response to the Ebola crisis, according to a new study from the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance. With economic instability, natural disasters and political conflict now taking place at unprecedented rates, the new research offers valuable […]

Ecobank Group Appoints Amin Manekia as Group Exec, Corporate & Investment Banking

Ecobank Group Appoints Amin Manekia as Group Exec, Corporate & Investment Banking

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of the Ecobank Group, today announced the appointment of Mr Amin Manekia as Group Executive of its Corporate & Investment Banking business. Mr Manekia steps into the position vacated in late 2015 by Mr Charles Kié, who moved to become Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria. A national of Pakistan, Amin […]

Orange completes the acquisition of the Liberian mobile operator Cellcom

Orange completes the acquisition of the Liberian mobile operator Cellcom

Orangeannounced today that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of Cellcom, Liberia’s leading mobile operator(1), through its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire. Less than three months after signing the agreement with Cellcom Telecommunications Limited for the acquisition of its Liberian subsidiary, Orange has obtained all the official approbations necessary to complete the transaction. Cellcom Liberia […]

World Health Organization Confirm Ebola is Back as Woman Dies in Liberia

World Health Organization Confirm Ebola is Back as Woman Dies in Liberia

The deadly virus has once again emerged in Liberia, the country hardest hit by the most recent outbreak. The latest case comes amid a new flare-up in Guinea, where over a thousand contacts are being monitored. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday confirmed a new “positive case” of Ebola days after it declared the […]

Liberia Closes Borders As Ebola Resurfaces in Guinea

Liberia Closes Borders As Ebola Resurfaces in Guinea

Liberia’s borders with neighboring Guinea have, again, been ordered closed with immediate effect. The Government of Liberia, through its Minister of Information, Lenn Eugene Nagbe, said the borders will remain closed until the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea is dealt with by the authorities there. Minister Nagbe told an UNMIL Radio […]

Liberia is ‘Pulling Together’ After Ebola Says Commerce Minister

Liberia is ‘Pulling Together’ After Ebola Says Commerce Minister

When Axel Addy was tapped by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to become Liberia’s Minister of Commerce and Industry three years ago, after almost a year as deputy minister, the country’s economy was growing and recovery from 25 years of conflict and civil war seemed to be on track. Addy, who has a BA from California […]

‘Thoughtful Policies’ in Liberia Led to Economic Growth – Deborah Malac

‘Thoughtful Policies’ in Liberia Led to Economic Growth – Deborah Malac

As my tenure as U.S. Ambassador to Liberia comes to a close, I first and foremost want to thank all Liberians for so warmly welcoming me to your beautiful country. You have all made me feel very much at home here during the past three years. I am sad to be leaving Liberia, but I […]

US The Only Industrialised Country In The World Without The Metric System

US The Only Industrialised Country In The World Without The Metric System

Only three nations do not use the metric system today: Myanmar, Liberia and the United States. But calling America a nonmetric nation is somewhat of a misnomer. The United States has given more than an inch even though it might not have gone the whole nine yards. Consider that Coke bottles are sold in liters. […]

Vivacious Wendy Is Miss Africa Perth

Vivacious Wendy Is Miss Africa Perth

Zimbabwean beauty queen Wendy Ruwiza did the nation proud when she was on Sunday crowned Miss Africa Perth 2015 in Australia in front of a cosmopolitan crowd from all over the world. She outclassed a bevy of African beauties including fellow Zimbabwean Sakhile Ndlovu when she scooped the prestigious title of Miss Africa Perth (MAP). […]

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