• Fellowships for young African food entrepreneurs

    Saturday, October 19, 2019

    The World Food Prize Foundation (WFPF) and the newly launched World Hunger Fighters Foundation (WHFF) are partnering to provide year-long fellowships for young African food innovators and entrepreneurs.  The WHFF will award annual Borlaug-Adesina Fellowships to young Africans to develop new technologies, champion public policy, and develop viable businesses in the field of agriculture. The […]

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  • Governments must fulfill global commitments

    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Last month three hundred people from 80 countries and 203 civil society organisations participated in the People’s Assembly 2019 in the UN Church Center in New York.   There were many representatives from social movements fighting for justice at the local level. They analyzed the people’s perspectives and challenged heads of state attending the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) […]

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  • Nobel laureate Mukwege to speak at event in Linköping

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    Nobel Peace Prize Winner Denis Mukwege will on Monday, October 21 speak  at the Pentecostal Church in the Swedish city of Linköping during a charity event under the theme, One Day of Peace. Dr. Mukwege, who is also a Pentecostal priest received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for his work for raped and mutilated women […]

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  • UK-based group holds concert to help Liberian kids

    Monday, October 14, 2019

    Music for Liberia, a United Kingdom (UK)-based organization, will hold its annual charity concert on November 2 in London at the Farm Street Church for the benefit of Liberian children.  Proceeds from this concert will benefit the children at Mother Blessing’s Home in Mount Barclay, outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital. “The concert is a celebration of music […]

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  • Sweden: Anti-racist Liberty Parade held in Malmo

    Monday, October 14, 2019

    The Afro-Swedes Forum for Justice on Wednesday October 9 held its 3rd annual Liberty Parade in the Swedish city of Malmo to honor and remember all those who were enslaved during the transatlantic slave trade and who lived under racial suppression throughout history.    Hundreds participated in the parade carrying placards, flags, etc and they were […]

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News

Jun
14

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 […]

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Jun
13

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 […]

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Jun
13

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 […]

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Jun
10

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 […]

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Jun
9

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 […]

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Jun
8

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 […]

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Jun
6

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 […]

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Jun
3

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 […]

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Jun
2

Inspiring young Africans in agri-food sector

Pan-African telecommunications, media and technology group, Econet, and global crop nutrition leader, Yara International ASA, on Thursday launch “Generation Africa”, a partnership initiative to inspire young African entrepreneurs to join the agri-food sector for its viable business opportunities. Generation Africa will reach thousands of young people through its “GoGettaz” competition, which will award US$100,000 in prize […]

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Jun
2

Norway supports Mozambican reconstruction

  ‘The cyclones Idai and Kenneth, which struck Mozambique in March and April, caused enormous devastation that will affect the country for a long time to come. The costs of reconstruction are expected to exceed $3 billion. Some two million people are affected, and the poverty rate is expected to increase considerably in the affected […]

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