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Oradian named Top 100 African FinTech and winner of the European FinTech Award

Oradian co-founder Julian Oehrlein on stage at the European FinTech event in Brussels accepting the award for Europe’s Most Innovative Banking Software read more

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ACC Ghana 2017: Africans Building Africa 

African Clean Up Conference

Speakers and Some Participants at the ACC Ghana 2017 read more

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$1 billion Israeli solar commitment to ECOWAS

Liberian President H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf approves the $20 million investment in Liberia’s energy sector, with Israeli Ambassador Ami Mehl and Liberia Country Director Remy Reinstein read more

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Falling Liberian Dollar Results in 60-day Travel Ban

Official travel overseas have been withheld by orders of the Liberian President. The 60 day travel ban is being undertaken to save the country’s depleted foreign currency holdings. Doing business in the country has been tough as fluctuation due to continuous fluctuation of the Liberian dollar. This had contributed to traders and business owners engaging in a protest to draw attention to the government on the crisis that befalls them in their businesses. The situation could also be affected by the business owners themselves as some business owners are known to travel overseas with money in their suitcases creating foreign exchange shortages. read more

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Cross-border collaboration in West Africa to be fostered at the Regional Energy Co-operation Summit

Regional Energy Co-operation Summit to discuss opportunities for cross-border power projects and investments across the West African region – Côte d’Ivoire, 26-27 January 2017. Under the theme unleashing international capital to drive forward West Africa’s regional integration. The event will host keynote addresses from Hon. Patrick Sendolo, Minister of Mines, Lands and Energy of the Republic of Liberia and H.E. Prof. Alpha Oumar Dissa, Minister of Energy, Mines and Quarries, Burkina Faso; while attracting high profile speakers with diverse background across the West African region. read more

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SWIFT’s messaging traffic grows by 15.8% in West Africa

Figures released at the SWIFT Business Forum West Africa show that the region has outperformed the total growth of SWIFT globally read more

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European Union Welcomes Rural Energy Strategy and Master Plan, prepared by Liberia’s Rural and Renewable Energy Agency (RREA)

Speaking at today’s launch event, the European Union Chargé d’affaires, Mrs Emma Sundblad, particularly welcomed the definition of clear, quantifiable targets in three key areas: Energy Access; Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency. She also congratulated the RREA on the identification of concrete programs and projects to be implemented under a comprehensive framework and praised the Government of Liberia for prioritising access to energy for all parts of Liberia. read more

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The Diamond Industry and African Socio-Economy

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES)

Revitalisation of the Inter- African Coffee Organisation (IACO): Preparation of the 2017-2022 and Strategy and Institutional Review. read more

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Orange will acquire 100% of the mobile operator Cellcom Liberia

Orange (www.Orange.com) today announced it has entered into a firm agreement with Cellcom Telecommunications Limited to acquire, through its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire, 100% of Cellcom’s Liberia subsidiary, the leading mobile operator* in Liberia, with the strongest market commercial momentum. read more

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Corruption on the rise in Africa poll as governments seen failing to stop it

Transparency International estimates 75 million Africans paid a bribe in the past year read more

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IMF Executive Board Approves 3-Month Extension of the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Liberia

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved on October 14, 2015—the decision was taken without an Executive Board meeting1—a 3 month-extension of Liberia’s Extended Credit Facility (ECF) Arrangement to February 18, 2016. read more

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IMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Liberia

A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mr. Carlo Sdralevich, visited Monrovia during October 19–30, 2015 to conclude discussions on the fourth review of the government’s economic program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement1 approved by the IMF Executive Board in November 2012. read more

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WTO agrees membership terms for Liberia, paving way for formal decision in Nairobi

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 7, 2015/APO (African Press Organization)/ —

WTO members negotiating Liberia’s accession agreed by consensus, ad referendum, on the terms of the country’s WTO membership on 6 October 2015, paving the way for the eighth least-developed country to join the organization since 1995. Liberia’s membership terms will be presented to the 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, 15-18 December, for a formal decision by ministers. read more

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