Nigeria, Liberia to collaborate on disaster preparedness

Officials from Nigeria and Liberia agreed to collaborate on disaster preparedness in the face of health crises, such as Ebola. The agreement was made at the West Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative course, which took place at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Ghana. The collaboration works to enhance response and management in 17 African nations. Read More »

Mobile survey finds economic disruption in Liberia, Sierra Leone after Ebola outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa severely disrupted the economies of both Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to a survey released on Sept. 30 by GeoPoll, a mobile survey platform, and FHI 360, a human development organization.From January to June of this year, a survey was distributed via SMS messages throughout every district in both countries. Still, both nation's citizens remain optimistic about their nations' abilities to bounce back in the near future. Read More »

Sierra Leone’s vice president concludes Liberia trip

Victor Boacharie Foh, vice president of the Republic of Sierra Leone, today concluded a six-day visit to Liberia where he was the guest speaker at the Cuttington University commencement convocation. Accompanying Foh was a 12-member delegation that included his wive, Jonta Memunatu Foh;  the Minister of Youth Alimamy Kamara; and Jengo Stevens, adviser to the vice president. Read More »

Liberia receives $256.7 million Millennium Challenge grant

The Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation approved a $256.7 million U.S. grant to Liberia under the Millennium Challenge Compact program. The grant will fund projects in electricity, road maintenance, reforms and capacity building. Liberia said the grant will have a significant impact on Liberians through poverty reduction, job creation and economic growth. Read More »