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Monday, October 23rd, 2023


“We Have Made No Decision On Run-off” …ALCOP Representative And Senatorial Candidates Disclose; Say They Are Holding Consultations To Provide Direction In The Best Interest Of Liberia And Its Citizens

Several defeated Representatives and Senatorial candidates who contested the October 10 elections on the ticket of the All Liberia Coalition Party (ALCOP) say they have not resolved to support a particular political party during the presidential run-election, despite the holding of consultations by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) with the governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and the opposition Unity Party (UP). The Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of President George Manneh Weah and Unity Party (UP) of Ambassador Joseph Nyuma Boakai are expected to go to the run-offRead More

ECOWAS Participates at the Round Table of the West Africa Broadcast Regulatory Authorities (WABRAN)

The President of the ECOWAS Commission H.E. Dr. Omar Alieu Touray, was represented at the Round Table of West Africa Broadcast Regulatory Authorities (WABRAN) with the theme: “West Africa Broadcasting Regulatory Authorities Network: Feasibility, Role and Objectives” by Mr. Amos Lungu, Ag. PPO Information and Communication at the ECOWAS Commission, today, October 23, 2023 in Lagos, Nigeria. The regional forum aims to foster cooperation and coordination among member broadcasting regulatory authorities for the balanced development of the broadcasting sector in West Africa; facilitate exchange of information, experiences and best practicesRead More

HIMOINSA brings together 90 attendees from more than 30 countries at the Middle East and Africa (MEA) Convention 2023 held in Spain

MÚRCIA, Spain, October 23, 2023/ — HIMOINSA (, a global leader in the design and manufacture of power technology solutions, showcased innovative power products, tools and services for the Middle East and Africa markets at the MEA Convention 2023, where it laid out possible business models and strategies for prospective stakeholders. The event, which took place in Murcia, Spain from the 3rd to the 5th of October 2023, brought together a network of dealers, partners, and industry professionals for an immersive experience showcasing HIMOINSA’s latest industrial projects, factory expansions, and innovative products. HIMOINSARead More

Liberia: President Weah Issues Proclamation Declaring Tuesday, October 24, As United Nations Day

President George Weah, has by Proclamation declared Tuesday, October 24, 2023, as “United Nations Day” and is to be observed throughout the Republic as a Working Holiday. According to a Foreign Ministry release, the observance is in recognition of the priceless contributions of the United Nations to Liberia. The Proclamation calls on all Government ministries and agencies, international organizations, the United Nations Agencies near Monrovia, Institutions of learning, and citizens in general to cooperate with the Ministry of Education in organizing appropriate programs befitting the occasion. The Proclamation is inRead More

Opening Statement of Mark Toner Nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

October 19, 2023 Chairman Merkley, Ranking Member Young, and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today as the President’s nominee to serve as the next U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia. I am grateful for the trust and confidence President Biden and Secretary Blinken have placed in me with this nomination and look forward to working closely with the Members of this Committee and your staff to promote and protect U.S. interests in Liberia. I would like to begin by acknowledging myRead More

OP-ED: Why Mandingoes And Muslims Must Vote President Weah?

By: Varfley Dolleh    Introduction: In every electoral process, whether in Liberia or globally the uniqueness of societal segments, demographics, religious or tribal components become an imperative with the Mandingoes and Muslims factors in Liberia electioneering being of no exception regarding who they must vote for in the second round of the election amidst the scramble for control by the two main competitors in the race. Far from subjectivity, as a policy analyst and political scientist, it is my ardent call that Mandingoes and Muslims reject Ambassador Joseph Boakai and voteRead More

Burundi: the African Development Bank grants over USD 13 million to tackle climate change impacts through water security

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, October 20, 2023/ — The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group ( granted funding of USD 13.15 million to Burundi on 5 October 2023, to help the country implement Phase 1 of the Water Sector and Climate Resilience Building Support Programme. The funding comes from the Transition Support Facility (, one of the Bank’s funding mechanisms aimed at building stability in countries in transition. The Burundian government is providing counterpart funding of USD 1.75 million, with the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) contributing USD 170,947.Read More

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM) sign US$600 million loan to fund loans and trade finance transactions

CAIRO, Egypt, October 20, 2023/ — On October 17, in the presence of Shengjun Ren, President of CEXIM and Prof. Benedict Oramah, Afreximbank President and Chairman of the Board of Directors ( at the CEXIM Headquarters in Beijing, Mr. Wencai Zhang, Vice President of CEXIM, and Dr. George Elombi, Executive Vice President of Afreximbank signed the agreement. The purpose of the loan is to facilitate and finance the trade and economic cooperation between the member states of Afreximbank and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The loan will also aid in promotingRead More

Guinea: Agricultural supplies delivered as part of the African Development Bank’s Emergency Food Production Project

CONAKRY, Guinea, October 20, 2023/ — The transitional government in Guinea, in partnership with the African Development Bank Group (, has received a large consignment of agricultural supplies in Guinea’s western town of Forécariah for distribution to local farmers. The consignment, delivered on 13 October 2023, forms part of implementing the Emergency Food Production Project (, spearheaded by the African Development Bank. Overall, the scheme aims to provide local farmers with 80 tonnes of fertiliser, 85 tonnes of certified rice seeds and 20 tonnes of certified maise seeds. Guinean Minister ofRead More

Tanzania: African Development Bank supports small horticultural businesses with $2.5 million grant

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, October 20, 2023/ — The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group ( approved a $2.5 million grant to prop some 10,000 small horticultural businesses in Tanzania. The funds, approved on 19 October 2023, will come from the Global Agriculture & Food Security Program to support mainly food system service providers in rural areas. The programme aims to increase the production and marketing of horticultural products to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. It includes promoting sustainable and climate-smart agricultural and agro-ecological techniques andRead More