In 2011, the Government of Liberia created the National Identification Registry, an autonomous agency that would be responsible for developing and administering a National Biometric Identification System for all citizens and residents of the Republic of Liberia. This is no small undertaking, but six years later, NBIS is almost a reality.
Online food delivery website cookshop.biz officially began collecting online payments via VISA and MasterCard credit and debit cards today.
There are several online sites that are useful to Liberians but these five websites provide key solutions to pressing problems in the nation. Some are little known while others have already gathered popularity.
Information provided by telecommunications firms and their customers revealed that last week, Lonestar’s network was hit in attacks causing internet outages, although reports that hackers took down the entire country’s internet appear to have been overblown.
It was a late Friday afternoon at the University of Liberia’s auditorium that Hipco artist Amaze launched his “Know Who to Vote For” music video. Near the stage in the middle of the aisle was a tall contraption. A conglomeration of cameras were mounted on a large stand which peered simultaneously at the crowd and the performers on stage.
Liberia has taken a step forward in allowing for cheaper and faster communications between telecommunications operators within the country. The establishment of Liberia’s Internet Exchange Point is meant to allow local operators to interconnect and exchange information directly, as opposed to communicating with each other through gateways in Europe and the US.
US-based Liberian software engineer, Francis Cordor, thinks Liberia needs to invest more in its telecommunications infrastructure.
As the Ebola virus leaves Liberia, community radios have been praised for their efforts in combatting the virus.