International Development

President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone Launches Africa’s First Blockchain

August 21, 2019 – On Wednesday, I listened with interest as President Maada Bio of Sierra Leone rolled-out a project…

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US Slaps Venezuela-related sanctions on five Monrovia-based companies

Back on March 8, 2015, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13692, which initiated sanctions against the Venezuela government of…

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OPINION: The Inapt Idealism of U.S. Ambassador Elder on Protests by C.O.P in Liberia

Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive” William F. Buckley, Jr. On July 18, 2019,…

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The Election Will Obliterate The Face Of Israel As We Know It

By Alon Ben-Meir The result of the Israeli election has demonstrated that the Israeli public’s movement to the right is…

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Williams wants int’l development aid to Africa benchmark to job creation

NEW YORK ––Migration out of Africa is souring and more young people on the continent are willing to risk everything…

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A Rebuttal to ‘Why the Liberian Economy Has Gone to the Dogs: A Spotlight on the Misrule of Amara Konneh’ – Globe Afrique, February 14, 2019

A formal response from Amara Konneh’s Media Team Amara Konneh left the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), and…

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Depleting Liberia’s Fish Stock: “If You Can’t Help Us Don’t Harm Us”

Despite the quasi-financial compensation Liberia believes it is receiving via aid for training, the fishery accord signed between the Republic…

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Turmoil for international aid groups in Burundi over ethnic quotas

ABIDJAN — The aid community in Burundi is split over the government’s demand for international NGOs to disclose the ethnic…

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How is the United States government shutdown affecting development in Africa?

MONROVIA — Many nongovernmental organizations who received approval for projects from USAID are now being told that they will not…

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U.N. Security Council Urges peaceful resolution of electoral disputes in DRC

UNITED NATIONS –The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday urged the concerned parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to…

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