• Africa adopts protocol on rights of the disabled

    Saturday, February 17, 2018

    The newly adopted Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights has great potential to strengthen the implementation of universal human rights for 84 million Africans with disabilities, a UN human rights expert has said. “I welcome the African Union’s historic adoption of a Protocol that deals specifically with the rights of people […]

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  • Sweden’s Foreign Policy Statement for 2018

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    On 14 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the 2018 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag (Parliament): Mr/Madam Speaker, Honourable Members, Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen, This year marks 100 years since the Riksdag decided to make the right to vote universal and equal for both women and men. […]

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  • US: Victims sue alleged Liberian war criminal

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    The Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) on Monday filed a civil suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Philadelphia resident Moses Thomas, a former colonel in the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) suspected of instigating the infamous Lutheran Church Massacre, which is widely considered one of the most […]

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  • Protecting children today prevents conflicts tomorrow

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    In Yemen, one child dies every ten minutes because of extreme hunger and disease resulting from conflict. Close to 10 million children remain at risk; bearing the brunt of a crisis that they hold no responsibility for, or control over. In Syria, schools – where children should find safety – are regularly attacked; denying them […]

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  • African first ladies, Merck sign agreement

    Monday, February 12, 2018

    Merck Foundation, a non-profit organization and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany, has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the African First Ladies Organization with the aim to achieve the objectives of raising awareness, building professional capacity and improving healthcare access in the field of Cancer and fertility care in Africa. The foundation has conducted […]

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News

Jan
16

Liberia: Senator Rejects Foreigner As Head of Public Corporation

The Chairman of the Liberian Senate’s Statutory Committee on Lands, Mines, Energy and Environment, Cletus Wotorson has described as “unconstitutional” the appointment of a foreign national to head the management team of the Liberia Electricity Company (LEC). Senator Wotorson also described the act as counter-productive to the Liberalization policy. He explained that the Act creating […]

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Jan
15

Skin cancer on the rise in Sweden

  Over 57,000 malignant cases of cancer were reported to the Cancer Register in 2012, according to the latest data from the National Health And Welfare. And it is skin cancer in particular that is on the rise, Swedish Radio News reports. The biggest cancer groups are however prostate cancer among men and breast cancer […]

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Jan
15

Global Leaders To Participate In Build Africa Forum

The BUILD Africa Forum is pleased to announce the participation of global leaders during the two day forum on infrastructure in Africa, to be held under the High Patronage of Denis Sassou N’Guesso, President of the Republic of the Congo, on February 5-7, 2014, in Brazzaville, Congo. 500 leading policy-makers, investors, developers, and infrastructure operators will […]

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Jan
14

UN documents grave human rights violations in CAR

The human rights situation remains extremely volatile in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Human Rights Office said Tuesday as it released its findings on an earlier wave of human rights violations in December. Although the number of clashes appears to have slightly diminished in recent days, around 40 people are reported to have […]

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Jan
14

Man admits giving HIV to his partner

A rural Missouri man has been arrested on charged that he gave HIV to his partner – and exposed at least 300 more people to the disease – after he hid the fact that he was infected with the incurable virus. David Mangum, 37, of tiny Dexter, Missouri, says he had unprotected sex with at […]

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Jan
13

Violent Extremism Overshadows True Islam

Since coming home from the US I have made it my business to attend Friday prayers in different mosques in Monrovia. So on May 28, 2010, I was at the Ahmadiya Mosque on Lynch Street. For most mainstream Moslems in Liberia or elsewhere in the world, this will be unusual because to many, the Ahmadiyas […]

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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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