• 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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  • Liberian President Weah calls for national dialogue

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    My Fellow Liberians: For the past several days, our democracy has been tried, tested, and it has proven to be mature, resilient, and strong.  You are aware that some of our citizens exercised their constitutional right to publicly assemble with the objective to petition their government. We commend them for the peaceful and orderly manner […]

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  • Rotary announces $100m to eradicate polio

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Nigerian singer/songwriter Tiwa Savage administers a polio vaccine during Rotary’s public awareness campaign for polio eradication Photo: africa-ontherise.com Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global […]

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  • Ecobank on London Stock Exchange

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    Following its successful $500 million Eurobond issuance, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the Lomé-based parent company of the Ecobank Group, was hosted by the London Stock Exchange to a market opening ceremony to celebrate the successful listing of the Eurobond on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) main market. The bond was oversubscribed with strong demand from […]

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  • Full text: ECOWAS statement on Liberian protest

    Sunday, June 9, 2019

      Following the series of mediation efforts and constructive engagements between the representatives of Government and organisers of the June 7 Protest that was facilitated by ECOWAS, African Union and the United Nations, including the recent visits by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Dr Mohamed Ibn […]

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Aug
24

UK Liberia ebola task force appeals for donations

In the wake of the Ebola epidemic which has hit the Republic of Liberia, continues to spread leaving hundreds dead in the country, Liberians in the United Kingdom lead by the Union of Liberian Organizations in the UK (ULOUK) and the Liberian Embassy at the Court of St. James in London, have formed the UK/Liberia […]

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Aug
21

Seven survive Ebola in Liberia

Liberia’s Ministry of Health says it has released from a treatment unit seven persons who were previously confirmed positive of the Ebola virus. It also said while there is still no known cure for the deadly Ebola disease, three Liberian doctors who were earlier treated with the unapproved drug ZMapp, are showing signs of improvement. Speaking […]

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Aug
20

MoboFree: Africa’s largest social marketing platform

MoboFree.com, the leading African social marketplace, Monday announced that the total volume of items currently for sale in its marketplace is worth $526 million and is expected to reach $1.5 billion by 2015. With 3.3 million registered users, including 2 million in Nigeria and a strong footprint in Zimbabwe, Uganda and Ghana, MoboFree.com is among the […]

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Aug
19

DR Congo sends doctors to help Liberia battle Ebola

The Democratic Republic of Congo has announced it is sending a five-man professional medical team to Liberia on Wednesday, August 20 to help the fight against the deadly Ebola Disease. The team will include two medical doctors and three para-medical professionals. The decision to send the medical team to aid Liberia in its Ebola fight was […]

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Aug
18

Armed youth gangs terrorize Abidjan

Children and teenagers who were drawn into Ivory Coast’s 2010-2011 post-election conflict are joining armed gangs in the commercial capital Abidjan after being abandoned by politicians and others who exploited them at the time, according to local officials who blame the government for not taking action. Aged 10-20, the youngsters roam Abidjan districts, robbing residents and […]

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Aug
16

UK Ahmadiyyas give £10, 000 to Liberia’s ebola fight

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in the United Kingdom has donated two checks totaling £10,000.00 to assist the Liberian Government in the fight against the spread of the deadly EBOLA virus in Liberia. The money is intended to purchase essential medical supplies and protective gears for medical practitioners who have dedicated their time and efforts in […]

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Aug
13

Food security alarm for East, Central Africa

Some 20 million people are facing acute food insecurity in eastern and central Africa, with most of them being at “crisis” and “emergency” levels, according to aid agencies. This figure compares unfavorably with 15.8 million people in July 2013. The affected countries include Somalia, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Central Africa Republic (CAR), Sudan, Kenya, the […]

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Aug
12

Two Liberians to be treated with Ebola drug

The Liberian Government has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (US-FDA) to use the experimental serum on two Liberian medical doctors who have contracted the deadly Ebola virus. According to the office of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Doctors Zukunis Ireland and Abraham Borbor, who contracted the disease while attending to patients, including […]

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Aug
12

Denmark: Copenhagen to get its first ‘free’ supermarket

  The first ‘free’ supermarket in Copenhagen is scheduled to open on Nordre Fasanvej in Frederiksberg on Saturday. The concept, known as ‘tryvertising’, has been around for a while. Customers register on a WEBSITE and then go to the shop to pick up whatever products interest them, try them out and then write a review. […]

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Aug
11

The Ebola virus and the vampire state

Coming back to Sierra Leone at the end of June and traveling on to Liberia in July, I’ve seen a big change.  There have been hundreds of deaths, and people are definitely taking the issue more seriously now. The virus is primarily spread by contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person, so one […]

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