• Sierra Leonean in court for Liberian war crimes

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    The trial of Sierra Leonean Gibril Massaquoi will begin on February 1 before the Pirkanmaa District Court in Finland and is expected to last for several months. This follows Monday’s indictment of Massaquoi by the Office of the Prosecutor on charges of aggravated war crimes, aggravated crimes against humanity and murders – which he allegedly […]

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  • Liberia: Crucial meeting on regional electricity

    Monday, January 25, 2021

    A senior level team headed by the general manager of TRANSCO CLSG will spearhead a crucial meeting in Monrovia, Liberia this week with contractors implementing the electricity project in Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG). The bi-annual meeting is within the framework of the implementation of the project as TRANSCO CLSG prepares to […]

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  • Putting Africa at the front of the Biden Administration

    Friday, January 22, 2021

    On Wednesday, U.S. President Joe Biden was sworn into office, ushering in a new administration, new foreign policy and a new approach to U.S. trade and investment in Africa. For its part, the Trump administration had not been short on growing U.S. private sector involvement in Africa, specifically under its trademark initiative, Prosper Africa. Designed […]

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  • Support for businesses affected by Covid closure

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    Businesses that are unable to operate as a result of a closure decision under Sweden’s new Pandemic Act will be able to receive financial support to cover their fixed costs during the closure. Up to 100 per cent of the costs will be reimbursed. The proposal is based on an agreement between the government, the […]

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  • Global March launches poll for women’s rights

    Monday, January 18, 2021

    Women’s March Global on Friday announced details of its fifth anniversary event as it takes it’s global mobilisation online due to continued concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic. On 21 January, the day women globally would normally march, Women’s March Global will open the ‘Global Count’, one of the largest global mapping polls ever conducted to […]

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News

Aug
10

Victor Williams named CEO of NBA Africa

The National Basketball Association (NBA) today named Victor Williams (pictured above) CEO of NBA Africa, effective Aug. 17, it was announced by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Williams, an accomplished investment banking executive with extensive experience growing businesses across the U.S. and Africa, will be based in the league’s Johannesburg (South Africa) office and report to […]

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Aug
7

300 million euros to African coronavirus response

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union, and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Africa’s foremost multilateral trade finance institution, are directing EUR 300m of financing to support the resilience and recovery of African nations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will ensure businesses across the continent have the […]

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Aug
7

Excitements in Liberian community tournament

Blocks 1307D and 1307A grabbed crucial wins Thursday to qualify for the next rounds of the Beacon All Star/ Thomas P. Fallah Tournament in Chocolate City, outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital. Sponsored by Liberia’s Finance Minister Samuel D. Tweh, the tournament is organized in honor of Rep.Thomas P. Fallah, the senatorial candidate of the ruling Coalition […]

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Aug
6

Ecobank announces 2020 Fintech Challenge finalists

Ecobank Group today announced the finalists from  the 2020 Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The challenge, in its third edition, is designed to deepen collaboration between Ecobank and fintechs with Africa focused products. The 10 finalists fintechs from seven different countries, who emerged from a competitive pool of over 600 fintechs, will participate in an online finale scheduled […]

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Aug
5

EFLA condemns attack on Liberian opposition leaders

The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) strongly condemns the recent attacks on opposition leader Alex Cummings and Representative Yekeh Kolubah in Grand Gedeh. Both opposition figures were in the county for political purposes when youths, believed to be sympathizers of the ruling Congress for Democratic Change, demanded, under the threat of violence, for Representative […]

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Aug
4

Liberian community tourney to honor election candidate

A tournament to honor a candidate in the December senatorial elections in Liberia kicked off on Sunday in Chocolate City, a community just outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital. Kickball and football teams representing the community’s eight blocks and Beacon All Stars are vying for the L$400, 000 prize in the Beacon All Star/ Thomas P. Fallah […]

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Aug
3

Time for change: Symbols and mottos matter

By J. Patrick Flomo “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first earth and the first heaven had passed away. Also, there was no more sea,” Rev. 21:1 If the Republican-controlled Legislature of the State of Mississippi could vote in 2020 to change the state’s Confederate Flag – a symbol […]

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Aug
1

Africa: Show commitment to gender equality

The speedy implementation of commitments to Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) has yet again been emphasized in a Declaration and Call for Action between the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). The Declaration and Call for Action is an outcome statement of the AUC, Women, Gender and Development Directorate (WGDD) […]

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Jul
30

Sweden: Get off my neck

By Fokumlah Nchungong My neck hurts. ”SWEDEN IS NOT A RACIST COUNTRY”, this innocently naive and ignorant statement, versed by a Swedish friend of mine had my goosebumps itching. A clear indication of an institutionalized silent transfer of white supremacy ideologies to innocent docile minds, who grow up absolutely oblivious and incognizant of this unconscious […]

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Jul
28

Liberia: Agnes Reeves Taylor versus the truth

On July 27, 2020, Agnes Reeves Taylor, who recently left the United Kingdom (UK), held a press conference in Monrovia, Liberia, during which she spoke in great detail about her incarceration and the torture case against her in the UK. Ms Reeves Taylor stated that the purpose of the press conference was to “set the […]

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