Author: Lawrence Kennedy

What Trump’s new steel and iron ore tariffs mean for Liberia

Despite protests and cautions from businesses, U.S. allies, politicians, and his own political party, on Thursday, March 8, 2018, President Donald J. Trump signed orders imposing excessive tariffs on aluminum and steel imported into the United States. President Trump is imposing a 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% tariff on aluminum imports. Should President Weah’s administration be concerned? Well, for now, the answer is yes and no. First, let’s put it all in context, then we can expand on why President Weah shouldn’t be too concerned. What is a tariff? A tariff is a tax or duty that...

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Voice of the Diaspora – Ethics, Virtue, and Moral Principles

Download a copy of Volume #1, Issue #201 of the Voice of the Diaspora Newsletter.   In this edition, Elder Nyanseor and Mr. Kennedy propose to the Ministry of Education the idea of adding ethics training to the primary and secondary school curriculum of the Republic of Liberia. Download a copy here —>  Globe Afrique Newsletter Issue# 101 (2) (1) You may reach the authors at

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Two Russians Jailed for Hacking Financial Institutions Around the World

Two Russian nationals were sentenced on Wednesday, February 14 to U.S. federal prison terms for their respective roles in a worldwide hacking and data breach scheme that targeted major corporate networks, compromised 160 million credit card numbers and resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses –  one of the largest such schemes ever prosecuted in the United States. Vladimir Drinkman, 37, of Syktyvkar and Moscow, Russia, was sentenced to 12 years in prison.  Drinkman previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle of the District of New Jersey to one count of conspiracy to commit...

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5 Reasons Tourism Will Boost and Diversify Liberia’s Economy

It is a well-known fact that development of the tourism industry in many African countries could lead to sustainable development. Furthermore, many development experts believe the tourism industry could also help diversify the economies of countries like Liberia and nations that are wholly reliant on extractive industries. Drawing from research on international development and economic diversification, this post identifies five reasons tourism could be a tool to help diversify and boost Liberia’s economy. 1. Stimulate Economic Growth According to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council, tourism makes up the largest service industry in the world and its...

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George Weah First 100 Days

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Globe Afrique’s Conference Call – All About Liberia

Date: May 5, 2018

Dial-in: (712) 451-0658

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Topic: George Weah’s First 100 Days



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