• Germany backs renewable energy projects in Africa

    Thursday, November 16, 2017

    KfW, the German Development Bank, and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) announced, on the side lines of the annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables Meeting, a new instrument to support renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa that targets small- and mid-scale (up to 50 MW) green power renewable energy projects. The facility is […]

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  • EMOL: Constitutional crisis must be prevented in Liberia

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    The Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is calling on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to adjudicate all electoral complaints speedily to prevent constitutional crisis in the west African country. It has also warned against the circumvention of constitutional due process and against war mongering. EMOL cautions Liberians to be aware that these false alarms of wars are tactics to […]

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  • Sweden hosts conference on gender equality

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    Sweden’s Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér hosted a conference on how gender equality can contribute to fair jobs and growth on 8 November in Gothenburg, Sweden’s 2nd biggest city. Gender equality ministers from the upcoming EU presidencies took part and discussed gender equality in relation to the labour market and overall progress in the […]

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  • Liberians must avoid self-panic

    Sunday, November 12, 2017

    Open Liberia, a local civil society organization developing a reputation in public policy advocacy, says amid the different political discussions, the public must avoid unwarranted self-panic. A press release issued recently in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, quotes OLiberia’s executive director, Liberian journalist Samuka Konneh as describing disagreement as a normal part of all political processes, […]

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  • Broadband provider extends service to rural Africa

    Saturday, November 11, 2017

    Konnect Africa, the Eutelsat-owned satellite broadband service provider, has unveiled SmartWIFI, a new hotspot service, as part of its ongoing commitment to bring digital opportunities to Africans. This new service leverages Konnect Africa’s powerful, reliable satellite broadband network to enable sales outlets (retailers, hospitalities, gas stations, etc.) as well as healthcare centres or schools to […]

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Jan
11

Ellen Threatens UL – As Tension Mounts Again

  MONROVIA: President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has threatened withdrawal of government support to the University of Liberia, the nation’s highest institution of learning, if its administration cannot put into place measures for its smooth operation. President Johnson-Sirleaf made the statement recently in an interview with UNMIL Radio. In her words: “The students of the University of […]

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Jan
11

Senegal Nears First Victory In War Against Tsetse Fly

A campaign against the tsetse fly, a pest that transmits a disease that devastates livestock, in the Niayes area near the capital Dakar has radically reduced the fly population and is paving the way for complete eradication. “Since the project started, there is already less disease. It has not only reduced the tsetse but also […]

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Dec
29

Ethiopian Returnees Speak Out

As many as 140,357 migrants from Saudi Arabia have returned home to Ethiopia, 36 days after the expulsion operation started. “As we speak, Ethiopia is welcoming thousands of Ethiopian migrants returning home following the Saudi government crackdown on irregular migrants residing in the kingdom. IOM is collaborating with the Ethiopian government in the repatriation efforts […]

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Dec
29

YEP Trains Youths In Liberia

Forty-three youths residing in Grand Gedeh County have undergone training in income generation skills under the Youth Employment Program (YEP) of the Liberian Ministry of Youth and Sports. Drawn from the various district in the county, the youths trained in tailoring, soap-making and other skills with support from UNICEF.   Fifteen of the trainees were […]

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