• How solar power is changing lives in Africa

    Monday, October 22, 2018

    In June 2018, Bouake, the second largest city of Cote d’Ivoire, suffered its first-ever shutdown of domestic water supply. The country’s dammed lake, which supplies 70 percent of the city’s water supply, completely ran dry. According to many experts, this was yet-again another consequence of climate change. As a result of the drought, the people […]

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  • ECA wants to become Africa’s premier think tank

    Sunday, October 21, 2018

    The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is working hard to ensure it becomes a premier think tank that Africa can rely on to address some of its social, economic and environmental challenges, Executive Secretary Vera Songwe said on Wednesday. Speaking at a retreat of African permanent representatives based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ms. Songwe said […]

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  • Liberian media development fund drive launched in US

    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    A fund drive intended to seek monetary and technical support for the development of the local Liberian media has been launched in the United States of America (USA). The rally was initiated by the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) on Saturday, October 6 at its Annual National Benefit Banquet held in Minneapolis, […]

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  • Borås to host Swedish poetry contest

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    The 6th qualifying rounds of Ortens Poet ( the Suburb’s Poet), a national suburban poetry competition in Sweden will be held at 4pm on Saturday, October 27 at the Navet Science Center in the city of Borås. This will be first time that the contest will be held in Borås, located just an hour’s drive […]

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  • 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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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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Feb
19

Sweden positive about Africa

Sweden has a positive view of the prospects of Africa, foreign minister Carl Bildt said on Wednesday. “…we are seeing economic growth, democratic development and global engagement.”, he said. Presenting Sweden’s Statement of Foreign Policy in a parliamentary debate, Bildt said his country “looks positively on Africa’s prospects, while being conscious of the fact that considerable […]

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Feb
18

Rotary gives $39m to fight polio

The continued fight to eliminate polio gets an additional $36 million boost from Rotary in support of polio immunization activities and research to be carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which aims to end the disabling viral disease worldwide by 2018. The funding commitment comes at a critical time as the eradication initiative […]

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Feb
17

Liberians discuss flag, other national symbols

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf recently launched the National Symbols Review Project to lead a national discourse on official symbols like the flag, seal, among others. The president urged that more consultations be held to ensure broad-based participation, including with the leadership of the three branches of government and the entire citizenry. “There still needs […]

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Feb
17

Sweden Prosecutes Seven After Neo-Nazi Attack

At least seven people will be prosecuted following the attack by neo-Nazi groups on an anti-racist demonstration in the Stockholm suburb of Kärrtorp in December, tabloid Expressen reports. It started off as a demonstration in a Stockholm suburb against racist graffiti on a local school. On the small square in Kärrtorp were a group of […]

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Feb
16

Pakistani teen allowed to stay in Sweden

The deportation of a teenage girl from Sweden back to her homeland has been blocked at the 11th hour by the Swedish Migration Board after the threat of genital mutilation and arranged marriage was factored into her case. Kainat Syeda, 16, faced being sent back to Pakistan on February 15th with her mother. She has lived in […]

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Feb
16

Namibia best place for Journalists in Africa

Namibia is the best place in Africa for journalists, says France-based Reporters Without Borders. Sitting at spot 22 on the organization’s global measurement, Namibia counts as the top African nation in its 2014 World Press Freedom Index and is closely followed by Cape Verde at number 24. Ghana is in third place  at 27.  All three […]

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