• 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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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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Dec
29

Ethiopian Returnees Speak Out

As many as 140,357 migrants from Saudi Arabia have returned home to Ethiopia, 36 days after the expulsion operation started. “As we speak, Ethiopia is welcoming thousands of Ethiopian migrants returning home following the Saudi government crackdown on irregular migrants residing in the kingdom. IOM is collaborating with the Ethiopian government in the repatriation efforts […]

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Dec
29

YEP Trains Youths In Liberia

Forty-three youths residing in Grand Gedeh County have undergone training in income generation skills under the Youth Employment Program (YEP) of the Liberian Ministry of Youth and Sports. Drawn from the various district in the county, the youths trained in tailoring, soap-making and other skills with support from UNICEF.   Fifteen of the trainees were […]

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