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Tourism and Economic Growth in Liberia: Supporting Musons Group, Inc and the Assistant Minister for Tourism

Introduction In ten consecutive annual messages, former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf made assurances to the Liberian people that she would expand and diversify the Liberian economy by shifting focus from its dependency on the extractive industries[1] to other potential revenue-generating sectors including tourism. From 2014 – 2016, the Government of Liberia embarked on a five-year strategic plan called the Liberian National Export Strategy on Tourism (LNEST). The project was prepared with technical assistance from the International Trade Center and financial support from the EIF. The project was spearheaded by the Information Minister and the Minister for Commerce. While the strategy...

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Foreign agent registration grants no right to interfere in Africa’s election

Over the past several weeks, loyal subscribers to Globe Afrique have seen articles and investigations narrating the arrest and prosecution of violators of the United States’ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). While the FCPA holds substantive and prosecutorial authorizations, agents for foreign governments are circumventing their unsavoury behaviours by using a procedural statute known as FARA. Below are few of the reported cases involving individuals who have erred in the FCPA. https://globeafrique.com/five-individuals-charged-in-foreign-bribery-scheme-to-pay-bribes-to-foreign-government-officials-for-rolls-royce-usa/ https://globeafrique.com/did-chevron-violate-the-foreign-corrupt-practices-act-of-1977-fcpa-in-liberia/ https://globeafrique.com/two-former-oil-and-gas-company-executives-plead-guilty-to-role-in-bribing-officials-in-angola-equatorial-guinea-and-brazil/ https://globeafrique.com/u-s-foreign-corrupt-practices-law-snags-retired-u-s-army-colonel/ What is FARA? FARA is a bizarre 1938 U.S. statute or law that is organized under 22 United States Code sub-sections 611-621 as a...

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U.S. Begins Tough Actions on Africa, Sanctions S. Sudan’s officials

In 2016, South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, endorsed then Republican nominee for president, Donald J. Trump, Sr., over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.  That does not stop the Trump’s administration from being tough on him and his rogue officials.  WASHINGTON, DC –The Trump administration has imposed sanction on few senior officials and three companies in South Sudan for what the administration considered as a deliberate attempt to obstruct peaceful co-existence. The United States in a swift action imposed sanctions on two senior government officials and a former army chief suspected of hindering peace in the country. Those affected include Information...

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Nigerian government to Lock down media spreading hate speech

Media Houses In Nigeria under Attack by the Government, Free Speech Suppressed  West Africa–– The Nigerian government warn media houses and groups of a fierce resistance to maintain national security, unity and peace. The country’s minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, said Thursday that the government will clamp down on any radio or television station that broadcasts hate speech, The instruction was part of attempts to stem the growing tide of hate speech in the country, Information Minister Mohammed said at a National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) meeting in Abuja, the nation’s capital. “As a matter of fact, the...

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DHS: U.S. may punish four countries for refusing deportees

US Deportation flights on the rise WASHINGTON, DC ––– The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says the United States government could enact extra consequences on four undisclosed countries that do not collaborate with its requirements to return their citizens, according to a department’s spokesman on Wednesday evening. The U.S. State Department and the Department of Homeland Security have authority to sanction countries that do not cooperate with removals, but has only used that retribution power twice in the past 15 years. According to sources, 12 countries are currently considered recalcitrant. Those countries include Guinea, Eritrea China, Cuba, Vietnam, Laos,...

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Differing with the Economic Prescription of Alexander B. Cummings

Liberia’s Presidential Walhalla: I beg to Differ with the Economic Prescription of Alexander B. Cummings I start off by saying that I support the idea that debate is a key ingredient in a democratic process; hence, I believe that it should be encouraged by individuals who have placed themselves up to get the mandate of the people. Any candidate who refuses to explain to the people his ideas for the transformation of the country is not fit to govern. Hence, in this write-up, I endeavor to put a spotlight on the points raised by the former Coca-Cola man in...

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  To boost liquidity, Ghanaians to use Treasury Single Account

WEST AFRICA ––Ghana launched its Treasury Single Account (TSA) last Thursday as part of an economic stabilization and growth strategy. According to sources, the Ghanaian authorities launched the Treasury Single Account to boost liquidity and deepen its fiscal consolidation measures. Officials say the measure will enable the government to manage all deposits of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the state. Finance Minister Kenneth Ofori-Atta disclosed that the TSA was necessary to boost government’s fiscal management and prevent payment of interests on government’s own money in deposits which the banks use to purchase Treasury Bills and Bonds. “Even more...

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George Weah First 100 Days

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Date: May 5, 2018

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