• Tourism: A global force for growth and development

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    With international tourist arrivals having grown by 4% over the first quarter of 2019, following on from 6% growth in 2018, the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism met in Azerbaijan for the 110th Session of its Executive Council on June 16-18. The council brings member states […]

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  • Bong Miners in diaspora send help to Liberian hospital

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    The Association of Bong Miners (ABM) in the Diaspora is sending a 40-ft container filled with medical supplies and equipment, worth $250,000, to Liberia.   According to information provided by the association, the materials will be presented to the Bong Mines Hospital in Bong County.    This is the first time the ABM is sending […]

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  • Sweden: Ministerial meeting on nuclear disarmament

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    We, the participating states – Argentina, Canada, Finland, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland – to the Stockholm Ministerial Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament and the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), met today to discuss how nuclear disarmament can be advanced. We are one year away from […]

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  • Stability and reforms bring progress in Somalia

    Sunday, June 16, 2019

    Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide visited Mogadishu, the Somali capital on 10 June for talks with Somalia’s president and prime minister. She also met key humanitarian and diplomatic actors. “The Somali Government is more politically stable than it has been for many decades, and it is now in the process of implementing vital reforms. […]

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  • NBA: Fall appointed head of Basketball Africa League

    Friday, June 14, 2019

      The National Basketball Association (NBA) has named NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall as President of the Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa scheduled to begin play next year. Fall will assume his role as BAL President immediately while assisting in […]

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News

Sep
14

Sweden goes to the polls

Sweden is expected to vote the Social Democrats back into power in general elections Sunday,according to the latest polls, while the anti-immigration nationalist right is likely to make historic gains. Stefan Löfven, the stocky leader of the Social Democrats, looks set to become the next prime minister for the nearly 10 million Swedes, probably in a […]

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Sep
13

Liberian Ebola burial teams stressed, traumatized

As the Ebola death toll mounts in Liberia, burial teams are having to contend with physical risk and trauma as they take charge of safely burying the dead, often in the face of local anger. Ebola has killed 1,224 Liberians as of 6 September, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), with 68 percent of […]

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Sep
9

African Union wants travel restrictions lifted

The African Union has called on all its member states to urgently lift all travel bans imposed on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak in Africa. The AU has also called on member states to respect the principles of free movement and urge that any travel-related measures should be in line with World Health Organization […]

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Sep
9

London-based charity gives to Liberia’s Ebola effort

The international charity, HIS Church, based in Lincolnshire, the United Kingdom has dispatched three- 40 foot containers to Liberia containing food and non-food items to assist indigent communities throughout the country in the wake of the untold sufferings caused by the Ebola virus outbreak. The items, estimated at $1.4m, are in response to a special […]

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Sep
8

Swedish park withdraws ‘racist’ curtains

The Astrid Lindgren’s World theme park in Sweden has withdrawn curtains it was selling in its gift shop after visitors complained the merchandise depicted scenes of slavery and racism. The curtains (pictured above) featured a seated Pippi Longstocking, Lindgren’s celebrated children’s book character, dressed in a grass skirt and wearing a crown. Standing along side her […]

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Sep
7

Friends of Urey launch Ebola fund drive in US

In a bid to help contain the spread of the Ebola virus, which is raging havoc on the West African country of Liberia, a political action group, Friends of Benoni Urey (FOBU) in the United States, is launching a fund drive to help raise money to assist the Liberian people in the fight against the […]

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Sep
3

Investors, developers to gather in South Africa

As Africa’s demand for power generation continues to outstrip supply, the question of how to finance the future of Africa’s power sector looms large. Prospective investors must fully understand the latest developments in Africa’s finance sector in order to launch successful projects and build long term relationships with local government. Private equity investments into Africa […]

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Sep
1

Kenya Red Cross: Send troops to end clan clashes

Frustrated by a resurgence of intercommunal conflict, Kenya’s top humanitarian official has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to make good on a threat to deploy the army in perennially restive areas in the country’s northeast. “The head of state is fully aware of this situation,” Abbas Gullet, secretary-general of the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), […]

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Sep
1

President Sirleaf calls for anti-Ebola ambassadors

  Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on community leaders in Montserrado County to serve as anti-Ebola ambassadors as a way of eradicating the virus. Most of the cases of Ebola in Liberia have been found in Montserrado, the country’s biggest county where the capital Monrovia is situated. President Sirleaf said as community leaders, […]

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Aug
31

Finance statistics program for 5 African countries

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the East African Community (EAC) last week launched a collaborative program to improve the compilation and dissemination of Government Finance Statistics (GFS) for Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. The inaugural workshop was held in Arusha, Tanzania, from August 25-29, 2014. The workshop provided an opportunity for statisticians and economists […]

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