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    A look at Liberia’s new maternity law

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    I had a conversation recently with someone who is expecting her first child and she was curious as to what Liberian law allowed as it related to pregnancy leave; Brenda Brewer Moore writes. This had me thinking, that many people, both employees and employers, may not be aware of the changes in the law regarding maternity […]

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    Africa’s innovation prize enters 6th year

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    The  African Innovation Foundation (AIF), driver of The Innovation Prize of Africa (IPA) on Tuesday announced the launch of the sixth edition of the IPA awards by calling for applications to the prestigious competition. The competition once again offers Africa’s top crop of innovators a share in a grand prize of US$150 000 and additional scalable entrepreneurial opportunities. Enterprises and […]

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    Sirleaf prioritizes ECOWAS reform

    Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says one of her key priorities as the chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is to reform the regional body in line with a decision by its highest decision-making body, the Authority of Heads of State and Government. The Liberian Leader made the remarks when she […]

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    Ihezie Foundation donates 100,000 books to Liberia

    Saturday, September 24, 2016

    A United Kingdom (UK)-based charity, Ihezie Foundation, through its Book Relief Africa program, has donated 100,000 textbooks to Liberia’s education ministry. The donation was made recently through the office of the West African nation’s Vice President Amb. joseph Nyumah Boakai. Ihezie foundation’s chair Aloysius Ihezie informed partners and beneficiaries that the books are assembled based on the UK’s supervised and approved […]

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    South Africa’s small-scale fishers try to turn the tide

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    The sea seethes and bubbles when the snoek are “running” off Lamberts Bay in South Africa’s Northern Cape. It seems almost as soon as the line and hook is in the water, there’s a half-metre fish on the end of it. Wilfred Gonzalves says he caught 285 in 30 minutes in April, his two-man crew […]

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mater
Sep
28

A look at Liberia’s new maternity law

I had a conversation recently with someone who is expecting her first child and she was curious as to what Liberian law allowed as it related to pregnancy leave; Brenda Brewer Moore writes. This had me thinking, that many people, both employees and employers, may not be aware of the changes in the law regarding maternity […]

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aif3
Sep
27

Africa’s innovation prize enters 6th year

The  African Innovation Foundation (AIF), driver of The Innovation Prize of Africa (IPA) on Tuesday announced the launch of the sixth edition of the IPA awards by calling for applications to the prestigious competition. The competition once again offers Africa’s top crop of innovators a share in a grand prize of US$150 000 and additional scalable entrepreneurial opportunities. Enterprises and […]

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ECOWAS Chairperson President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Sep
25

Sirleaf prioritizes ECOWAS reform

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says one of her key priorities as the chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is to reform the regional body in line with a decision by its highest decision-making body, the Authority of Heads of State and Government. The Liberian Leader made the remarks when she […]

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Dignataries at the Ihezie Foundation's books storage site
Sep
24

Ihezie Foundation donates 100,000 books to Liberia

A United Kingdom (UK)-based charity, Ihezie Foundation, through its Book Relief Africa program, has donated 100,000 textbooks to Liberia’s education ministry. The donation was made recently through the office of the West African nation’s Vice President Amb. joseph Nyumah Boakai. Ihezie foundation’s chair Aloysius Ihezie informed partners and beneficiaries that the books are assembled based on the UK’s supervised and approved […]

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fishsa
Sep
22

South Africa’s small-scale fishers try to turn the tide

The sea seethes and bubbles when the snoek are “running” off Lamberts Bay in South Africa’s Northern Cape. It seems almost as soon as the line and hook is in the water, there’s a half-metre fish on the end of it. Wilfred Gonzalves says he caught 285 in 30 minutes in April, his two-man crew […]

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Sep
19

Pastor: Liberia needs spiritual leader

The senior pastor of the Life Center Church in Monrovia,says  “Liberia needs a spiritual leader who will help transform the country.” Pastor Folley Karpeh told a local radio show in the Liberian capital on Thursday that “there is no law without spirituality and leaders should understand what it means to lead a nation.” According to Karpeh, […]

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Professor Murithi says unfortunately South Africa continues to embrace a system that creates a few rich but many poor
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Sep
18

Only a just society can heal apartheid’s wounds

Only a new economic system leading to fewer injustices and divisions among people can heal South African society. This is the view of the Sweden-based Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) guest professor Tim Murithi, who is otherwise based at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town, South Africa. After the ending of apartheid, the Truth […]

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The Paralympics are more than just a sporting event. The Games are also important in the work of creating a more inclusive society in which everyone can participate. The Swedish model is a prerequisite for this, says Ms Regnér ( first from left).

Foto: Joanna Abrahamsson//Government Offices
Sep
15

Welfare contributes to an inclusive society

“Welfare makes it possible for people with disabilities to be included in society,” said Åsa Regnér, the minister with responsibility for disability issues, as she represented the Swedish Government at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro on 7–9 September.    The 2016 Paralympics are being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 7–18 September 2016. These […]

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Vice President Boakai (3rd from left) says Liberians must open doors of opportunities that will create jobs
Sep
13

Veep Boakai wants Liberian ownership of economy

Liberia’s Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai Sr. has asked Liberians to take full ownership of the country and its economy by venturing into different types of businesses across the country. Serving on Wednesday, September 7 as chief launcher of Nobel Liberia Limited, a multifaceted financial institutition, Vice President Boakai indicated that when this is done, Liberians will […]

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syre
Sep
13

Two refugee summits in New York

It’s billed as a potential “game-changer” for refugee protection and the rights of migrants, but what can we really expect from the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants taking place in New York next Monday? And is US President Barack Obama’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees likely to deliver substantial new commitments on refugee resettlement and funding? […]

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