• Adesina: Agriculture must lead Africa’s industrialization

    Friday, January 19, 2018

    The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has made a compelling case for accelerating Africa’s industrialization in order to create jobs, reduce poverty and promote inclusive economic growth. Citing data from the bank’s 2018 African Economic Outlook launched in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on Wednesday, Adesina said infrastructure projects were among the most […]

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  • Sweden inaugurates new gender equality agency

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

    On 12 January, the new Swedish Gender Equality Agency was inaugurated in Gothenburg, with speeches by Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér, Director-General Lena Ag, County Governor Anders Danielsson and chair of the municipal executive board, Ann-Sofie Hermansson. The agency will contribute to strategic, coherent and sustainable governance and effective implementation of gender equality policy. […]

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  • EFLA: Weah’s election is a glorious opportunity

    Sunday, January 14, 2018

    Liberia’s President-elect George Weah should see the mandate given him by the Liberian electorate as a glorious opportunity for his incoming administration to craft and foster socio-economic policies that would unite and reconcile Liberians regardless of their political, religious, and social affiliations, says the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA). In addition, the organization also […]

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  • New blog dedicated to African migration

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    Migration scholars, look no further. A new website and blog by the AMMODI network offers a meeting place for academics and practitioners within the migration field. “One of our objectives is to narrow the gap between research and policy”, says NAI researcher Jesper Bjarnesen who co-founded the AMMODI network with migration scholar Franzisca Zanker in […]

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  • George Weah’s uphill task of pro-poor governance

    Sunday, January 7, 2018

    The 2017 presidential election runoff has taken place and the National Election Commission (NEC) has announced the result.  Opposition leader, Senator George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has won. The ruling Unity Party (UP) of Vice President Joseph Boakai has accepted the results. Vice President Boakai deserves credit for accepting defeat graciously, […]

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News

Jan
12

Ethiopian Returnees From Saudi Arabia Top 151,000

Two months after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) started its crackdown on irregular migration, the operation to repatriate Ethiopian irregular migrants from the Kingdom continues, with over 151,000 already returned home. Since the outset IOM has provided the returnees, over a third of whom are women and children, with emergency medical assistance, food, essential […]

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Jan
12

ECOWAS Supports Liberia’s Transformation Agenda

ECOWAS has pledged its support for Liberia Government’s six year Agenda for Transformation (AFT) 2012-2017 and the National Framework Vision 2030 aimed at consolidating peace and stability and making Liberia a middle-income country by 2030. The Special Representative of the ECOWAS Commission’s President to Liberia, Ambassador Tunde Ajisomo, made the pledge during a recent ceremony […]

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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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