Africa needs to protect its poor children

Africa needs to do more to translate its commitments to social protection into practical programmes that reach the poorest and most marginalized children, participants said today at the conclusion of the African Union Expert Consultation Meeting on Children and Social Protection. Social protection is widely considered a critical investment for children, particularly in helping families […]

EFLA appointed to National Symbols Project

The Government of Liberia through the Governance Commission has appointed the European Federation of Liberia Associations (EFLA) to the National Symbols Review Project. A letter to the president of EFLA John Nimly Brownell stated that EFLA has been selected to appoint a representative that will serve as a member of the project’s advisory board. “We […]

African Progress Report to be released

On Thursday, May 8th, the Africa Progress Panel will release its annual Africa Progress Report – Grain, Fish, Money – Financing Africa’s Green and Blue revolutions, at the World Economic Forum on Africa held in Abuja, Nigeria. Chaired by former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, last year’s report Equity in Extractives – Stewarding Africa’s Natural Resources […]

Ngafuan lauds blind association leadership

Liberian Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has applauded the Liberian Christian Association of the Blind (CAB) through its President, Mr. Beyan Kota for its farsighted leadership and the tremendous humanitarian work the association continues to provide by catering to the needs of blind brothers and sisters in the country., Minister Ngafuan, who spoke during a ceremony […]

APC Scandinavia condemns Nigerian Killings

The All Progessive Congress (APC) Scandinavia has strongly condemned the recurrent killings in the north-east of Nigeria, the abduction of 100 Nigerian pupils. The organization also condemned the ways the country’s leadership is playing bitter politics with the lives of innocent citizens.   A release issued over the wekend, and signed by the coordinator of the APC Scandinanvia Ayoola […]

Food producers must adapt to climate change

ROME, Italy, April 23, 2014/Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems, stepping up action to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the seventh Forum on Agriculture in the Kingdom of Morocco. “Everything we do needs to take climate change into consideration,” […]

Norway condemns South Sudan violence

    “Norway condemns the killing and injuring of civilians in South Sudan in recent days. These attacks are clear violations of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, which both parties to the conflict have signed. Leaders on both sides of South Sudan’s conflict are responsible for bringing an end to the violence and unrest immediately,” […]

Water is essential for growth- President Sirleaf

  Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says  water is an essential source for growth and development and called for sustained partnership to ensure access to clean water globally. She told a gathering of over six hundred participants at the 2014 Global Water Awards Ceremony in Paris, France that governments and investors need a dialogue that will […]

Central bank governor defends loan scheme

The executive governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Dr. Joseph Mills Jones says he holds no apologies for helping Liberians through the CBL’s  loan scheme. The scheme, he said, is meant to buttress the fight of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf‘s administration against poverty in the country. “What we are trying to do is to provide means whereby […]

Nordic, African foreign ministers discuss growth

Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Martin Lidegaard on Tuesday hosted a Nordic African foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium together with Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, to discuss green and inclusive growth in Africa. The meeting focused on new growth opportunities in Africa, including a growing middle class, fast […]