Sweden: Ministerial meeting on nuclear disarmament

We, the participating states – Argentina, Canada, Finland, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland – to the Stockholm Ministerial Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament and the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), met today to discuss how nuclear disarmament can be advanced. We are one year away from […]

Stability and reforms bring progress in Somalia

Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide visited Mogadishu, the Somali capital on 10 June for talks with Somalia’s president and prime minister. She also met key humanitarian and diplomatic actors. “The Somali Government is more politically stable than it has been for many decades, and it is now in the process of implementing vital reforms. […]

NBA: Fall appointed head of Basketball Africa League

  The National Basketball Association (NBA) has named NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall as President of the Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa scheduled to begin play next year. Fall will assume his role as BAL President immediately while assisting in […]

Liberian President Weah calls for national dialogue

My Fellow Liberians: For the past several days, our democracy has been tried, tested, and it has proven to be mature, resilient, and strong.  You are aware that some of our citizens exercised their constitutional right to publicly assemble with the objective to petition their government. We commend them for the peaceful and orderly manner […]

Rotary announces $100m to eradicate polio

Nigerian singer/songwriter Tiwa Savage administers a polio vaccine during Rotary’s public awareness campaign for polio eradication Photo: africa-ontherise.com Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global […]

Ecobank on London Stock Exchange

Following its successful $500 million Eurobond issuance, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the Lomé-based parent company of the Ecobank Group, was hosted by the London Stock Exchange to a market opening ceremony to celebrate the successful listing of the Eurobond on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) main market. The bond was oversubscribed with strong demand from […]

Full text: ECOWAS statement on Liberian protest

  Following the series of mediation efforts and constructive engagements between the representatives of Government and organisers of the June 7 Protest that was facilitated by ECOWAS, African Union and the United Nations, including the recent visits by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Dr Mohamed Ibn […]

Liberian ambassador gives credentials to UNESCO

Liberia’s ambassador to France Geraldine Bass-Golokeh has presented her credentials to the Director General of UNESCO accrediting her as the West African nation’s 39th Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to the world body. UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization with its headquarters in Paris, France. UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay welcomed Ambassador Bass-Golokeh […]

New report: Sustainability a key part of tourism policies

Countries around the world are integrating sustainability in their tourism policies but the evidence on the results of their implementation remains limited, research carried out for the first “Baseline Report on the Integration of Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns into Tourism Policies” has found. The Baseline Report, prepared by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in […]

Gbowee foundation trains rural women in Liberia

About 18 rural women from diverse backgrounds recently ended a two-day workshop geared toward promoting gender equality and women empowerment. The Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) with support from the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) held the gathering from May 31 to June 1 at the Golden Key Hotel, in Paynesville City, outside Monrovia. GPFA’s Program Manager David Konneh […]