• Africa to face increase in illicit drug use

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Sub-Saharan Africa will experience the largest rise in illicit drug users globally in the next three decades. Findings from a forthcoming ENACT research paper forecast that East Africa will be hit the hardest, with the proportion of people using illicit drugs increasing faster than other regions. This spike is due to changes in drug flows, […]

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  • SIPRI films: Malians talk about their security

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has produced a series of interview films spotlighting people’s perceptions of security in Mali. A range of voices from the country’s different regions are represented — all of which belong to members of the Monitoring Groups for Peace and Security (MGPS) within the SIPRI–CONASCIPAL peacebuilding and civil-society strengthening […]

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  • Africa aims for more Nordic investment

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) in a multidisciplinary team roadshows has presented financial products and investment opportunities to Nordic investors to leverage more access to financing. The roadshows brought together more than 50 private sector companies, investors and government and public institutions in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. The aim of the event was to […]

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  • A solid partnership to empower Liberian women

    Sunday, October 14, 2018

    A group of Liberian ladies participated in the 2018 edition of the African Women Intercultural Dialogue (AWID) in Abuja, Nigeria on September 25. Hawa Norris, Laila Genoway, Nohn Dekpah and Krubo Nwainokpor attended the event through a collaborative partnership between SEHWAH, a Liberia-based Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) and the SHEROES Sisterhood, a Pan-African women empowerment […]

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  • African Finance Corp in $300m Chinese loan deal

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the leading infrastructure development finance institution in Africa, has acquired a loan facility from the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM) of a US$200m 5-year loan and a US$100m 5-year stand-by facility for general corporate purpose. The facility from CEXIM marks AFC’s inaugural financing facility from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). […]

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News

Feb
26

New Ambassador to France yet to take up post

The failure of Liberia’s ambassador designate to France, Dr. C. William Allen to take up his new assignment has become some thing of a mystery.  He was appointed in August last year. According to Liberian foreign ministry sources, Dr. Allen’s appointment did not meet the concurrence of some higher ups at the ministry and they are determined […]

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Feb
25

Reforms needed in Ivory Coast, says UN Expert

United Nations Independent Expert Doudou Diène has called on the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to adopt urgent reforms before presidential elections scheduled for October 2015. Mr. Diène’s appeal came at the end of his latest visit to the country, from 11-23 February, during which he organised an “International Conference on the situation of victims of […]

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Feb
25

South African midfielder moves to Sweden

South African playmaker Mark Mayambela has struck a three-year deal with top Swedish football club Djurgarden. The 26-year-old, who last played in his country’s top division for Mpumalanga Black Aces and had been on trial for some time with the club based in the Swedish capital, said he was happy to join one of Sweden’s biggest outfits. It is wondeful […]

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Feb
25

Western media keep the Cold War hot

It is hardly surprising — it is a norm rather — that western media follow the flag on foreign policy. Sometimes it even leads it. That is how this world has gotten along in the Cold War, and in recent times, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Zimbabwe, Uganda and even lately Ukraine and Sochi Winter Olympics […]

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Feb
24

Hard times for young Liberians on job market

    It is still difficult for young people in Liberia to find a steady job. The perception of the civil wars as a youth revolution, where the youth turned established hierarchies and traditional structures upside down and were thereby able to change their position in society, is not completely true. In most cases “big […]

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Feb
24

Finland to send special troops to Central African Republic

Roughly twenty Finnish special troops will take part in the European Union’s crisis management operation in the Central African Republic, Carl Haglund (SFP), Finland’s Minister of Defence, revealed while meeting his European counterparts in Athens, Greece, on Friday. The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Erkki Tuomioja (SDP), had previously estimated that Finland could deploy as many as […]

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Feb
23

Ex-Minister to sue Canadian investor

A former Liberian minister has threatened legal action against a Canadian investor for accusing former and current officials of the country’s lands, mines and energy ministry of being corrupt. Dr. Eugene Shannon, former lands, mines and energy minister,  said investor Leonard Len Lindstrom will be held accountable in a court of law to prove the […]

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Feb
23

South Sudanese to get cholera vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) is working with the South Sudan Government and partners to provide vaccines to protect nearly 140 000 people living in temporary camps in South Sudan against cholera. The vaccines come from an emergency stockpile managed by WHO, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Médecins […]

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Feb
21

Iceland’s PM Says No to Europe

  Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said in a radio interview with Bylgjan earlier today that it was an impossible situation for the government of Iceland, which is against joining the European Union, to at the same time be in talks to try to join the EU, visir.is reports.​ “As I explained at Viðskiptaþingi (The […]

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Feb
19

Uganda bans miniskirts, pornography

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed a law which criminalizes indecency and promotion of pornography. Henceforth, women have been forbidden from wearing clothes like miniskirts and cleavage-revealing blouses (‘tops’) that excite sexual cravings in public, unless for educational and medical purposes or during sports or cultural events. Addressing the press at the Media Centre in […]

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