Restart Liberia and build a new foundation

By Ansu Opa Dualu Statehood never truly materializes, unless the fundamentals of nation-building are intentionally designed and developed from the onset. Liberia’s original intent was not statehood, but rather a temporary outpost that had no solidifying ambition! How can a nation be built on such foundation? The continued attempt to build something permanent on provisional […]

Facebook opens coronavirus info centers across Africa

Facebook is expanding its Coronavirus Information Center to 17 more countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The center has already launched in South Africa, it will now be expanded Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire and Ethiopia. Others are Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Togo. […]

Norway eases entry restrictions for foreigners

The Norwegian Government has decided to change the regulations on rejecting foreign nationals without a residence permit at the border, thus enabling a greater number of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals who are to work in Norway to enter the country. ‘Under the regulatory changes that we have now made, more EEA nationals who are […]

Sierra Leone imposes curfew

After considering the report of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone directs the following enhanced measures that are intended to prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease and, forensically track and isolate suspected cases while protecting livelihoods. These measures shall come into force from midnight […]

Benin on digital offensive against coronavirus

After the first case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) was announced in Benin on March 16, within four days, the West African nation had set up a range of digital platforms to help combat both the spread of the disease and what the World Health Organization (WHO) has called “infodemic” of misinformation around it.  Spearheaded by Wilfried […]

Bank allots $10 billion to Africa coronavirus response

The African Development Bank Group on Wednesday announced the creation of the COVID-19 Response Facility of $10 billion to government and the private sector to assist regional member countries in fighting the pandemic. The facility is the latest measure taken by the bank to respond to the pandemic and will be the institution’s primary channel […]

Sweden: Strategy in response to coronavirus pandemic

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is testing our society. In recent weeks, the Swedish Government has presented a range of different measures to safeguard people’s lives, health and jobs. “This crisis will continue for a long time. It will be tough. But our society is strong. If everyone takes their responsibility, together we will overcome it,” […]

Norway gives $14 million to UN coronavirus fund

Norway will provide about $14 million dollars to a United Nations (UN) fund to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. “We are pleased that the UN acted so quickly on our proposal to establish a global fund to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. Norway is providing a first contribution of NOK 150 million to enable the […]

Liberians must bond in power of oneness

By Alexander Redd The current Covid-19, known as coronavirus, is dangerous. Many lives have been lost as a result of its potency. Disruption of normalcy of our lives; be it you, families, relatives, friends – we all feel the pain, anxiety, and fear not knowing how things are going to pan out in days, weeks, […]

Sweden extends coronavirus travel ban to June

In light of the extensive spread of the COVID-19 virus and the rapidly changing and uncertain situation for travelers, Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs has extended the decision it took on 14 March to advise against non-essential travel to all countries so that it applies until 15 June. For countries or areas to which the […]