President Sirleaf calls for anti-Ebola ambassadors

  Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on community leaders in Montserrado County to serve as anti-Ebola ambassadors as a way of eradicating the virus. Most of the cases of Ebola in Liberia have been found in Montserrado, the country’s biggest county where the capital Monrovia is situated. President Sirleaf said as community leaders, […]

Finance statistics program for 5 African countries

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the East African Community (EAC) last week launched a collaborative program to improve the compilation and dissemination of Government Finance Statistics (GFS) for Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. The inaugural workshop was held in Arusha, Tanzania, from August 25-29, 2014. The workshop provided an opportunity for statisticians and economists […]

Liberia Ebola shooting leaves one dead

Titus Kessedy, a young man who was allegedly shot by Liberian soldiers last Wednesday (August 20) was taken back to hospital with severe stomach pains after  Sheaky Kamara, 15, another victim of the shooting, was confirmed dead at another local hospital. Kessedy, 23, was discharged from the Redemption Hospital (where Kamara was anounced dead) last Friday but was later admitted at the […]

Police chief warns against use of ‘deadly force’

After hell broke loose Wednesday between Liberian security forces and residents of West Point, a slum community in the capital, Monrovia, that led to five persons getting injured as a result of gun fire, Police Inspector General Chris Massaquoi has warned police officers not to use deadly force in their mission to enforce the quarantine ordered by […]

DR Congo sends doctors to help Liberia battle Ebola

The Democratic Republic of Congo has announced it is sending a five-man professional medical team to Liberia on Wednesday, August 20 to help the fight against the deadly Ebola Disease. The team will include two medical doctors and three para-medical professionals. The decision to send the medical team to aid Liberia in its Ebola fight was […]

Armed youth gangs terrorize Abidjan

Children and teenagers who were drawn into Ivory Coast’s 2010-2011 post-election conflict are joining armed gangs in the commercial capital Abidjan after being abandoned by politicians and others who exploited them at the time, according to local officials who blame the government for not taking action. Aged 10-20, the youngsters roam Abidjan districts, robbing residents and […]

UK Ahmadiyyas give £10, 000 to Liberia’s ebola fight

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in the United Kingdom has donated two checks totaling £10,000.00 to assist the Liberian Government in the fight against the spread of the deadly EBOLA virus in Liberia. The money is intended to purchase essential medical supplies and protective gears for medical practitioners who have dedicated their time and efforts in […]

Food security alarm for East, Central Africa

Some 20 million people are facing acute food insecurity in eastern and central Africa, with most of them being at “crisis” and “emergency” levels, according to aid agencies. This figure compares unfavorably with 15.8 million people in July 2013. The affected countries include Somalia, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Central Africa Republic (CAR), Sudan, Kenya, the […]

Ngafuan: Liberia’s health care system collapsing

T The health care system in Liberia is collapsing, hospitals closing down and medical workers fleeing from the Ebola epidemic, which is poised to worsen, Liberia’s foreign minister said on Thursday. “People are dying from common diseases because the health care system is collapsing,” Minister of Foreign Affairs Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan said in an interview […]

Sweden worst in EU at getting foreigners jobs

    Swedish citizens are the most likely to be employed in the EU, but Sweden is among the very worst when it comes to getting non-EU citizens into work. With an employment rate for non-EU citizens of just 50.2 percent, Sweden ranks among the very worst in the EU. Indeed, only Belgium at 39.9 […]