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Akon Says Business Works In Africa, Not Charity
Charities don’t really work in Africa, said Akon, 42, a Senegalese-American rap star, entrepreneur and co-founder of Akon Lighting Africa, in an interview with TheGuardian.
“I think (charity) just holds the people down longer than it should,” said Akon, who just completed a Canadian tour. “I think the only way to build Africa is to build for-profit businesses that create opportunities and jobs for the people locally.”
The U.S.-based musician made his fortune as a multi-platinum recording artist with hits such as “Smack That” and “Locked Up.” Inspiration to sell solar lighting in Africa came from his memories growing up without electricity in Kaolack, Southern Senegal....
Africa Faces the Challenge of Sustaining Growth amid Weak Global Conditions
WASHINGTON, October 5, 2015- Sub-Saharan Africa countries are continuing to grow, albeit at a slower pace, due to a more challenging economic environment. Growth will slow in 2015 to 3.7 percent from 4.6 percent in 2014, reaching the lowest growth rate since 2009, according to new World Bank projections.
These latest figures are outlined in the World Bank's new Africa's Pulse, the twice-yearly analysis of economic trends and the latest data on the continent. The 2015 forecast remains below the robust 6.5 percent growth in GDP which the region sustained in 2003-2008, and drags below the 4.5 percent growth following the global financial crisis in 2009-2014. Overall, growth in the region is projected to pick up to 4.4 percent in 2016, and further strengthen to 4.8 percent in 2017...
Now Boarding - Flights to Rural Liberia, New Carrier Launched
Monrovia — Transport Minister, Angela Cassell Bush has commended the management of the Mission Aviation Fellowship Liberia (MAF) for investing in Liberia's aviation sector by providing alternative means of transportation to rural areas of the country, particularly within the south-eastern region...
Calm Restored To Ganta After Hours Of Violence
GANTA, September 30 (LINA) – Officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) have brought calm to Ganta, Nimba County after hours of violent demonstration by an angry crowd, leading to burning and looting of properties and thousands of dollars.
The violence erupted when some residents of the Bligaye Town Community discovered the body of an unidentified motorcyclist who was gruesomely murdered early Wednesday morning on the Ganta United Methodist High School sports pitch.
The unidentified motorcyclist, who is believed to have been in his early 20s, was allegedly murdered for ritualistic purposes.....
Liberian woman leading the path to a new Africa
Her name is Faith Akovi Cooper and she is the Regional Adviser for West Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative program, also known as WADPI in Accra Ghana. Her life story reads like a movie but today we focus on one of her many accomplishments that’s sure to change the way the world views Africa....
President Sirleaf Addresses 70th Session of the UN General Assembly; Urges the UN to Find Responses to Increasing New and Emerging Challenges Facing the World
(NEW YORK, U.S.A. – Tuesday, September 28, 2015) President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is urging the United Nations to find responses to the increasing new and emerging challenges facing the world.
“Despite commendable efforts, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe still have vortexes of conflict. Migrants and people seeking refuge from conflicts and economic hardships are swirling across Europe,” the Liberian leader catalogued, adding further, “We are haunted by the growing threats of destabilizing forces of Boko Haram and ISIS as well as attempts to reverse democratic initiatives such as in Burkina Faso which invoked an immediate and decisive ECOWAS response."...
UL to Award Bachelors in Nursing and Midwifery
UL Relations, Capitol Hill, Monrovia/ 30 September 2015:--The University of Liberia, in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Medical Center and the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA), has introduced another four-year degree granting program in the College of Health and Life Sciences leading to a B.Sc. in Nursing and B.Sc. in Midwifery...