• Liberia: Jah Kamara named best coach in Gardnersville

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Jah Kamara, the enterprising coach of third division club Kallon FC,  has been named coach of the season of the Gardnersville sub-committee league, a part of the Liberia Football Association, reports Joseph M. Vincent. The 39 year-old coach, who guided the Chocolate City-based club to the big three- stage of the just ended sub-committee’s league […]

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  • A look at Liberia’s traditional Poro and Sande College

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Long, long, time ago, in the beginning which has no beginning, there was the Poro and Sande College (PSC). And so it was on that the PSC became the receptacle of knowledge and wisdom of all creation. From north to south of the Saharan, from West to East of the Sahara, the PSC is a […]

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  • Basketball Africa League names vice president

    Sunday, August 18, 2019

    The Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa and scheduled to begin play in March 2020, on Friday named National Basketball Association (NBA) Africa Head of Business Operations and Ghana-native John Manyo-Plange as BAL Vice President & Head of Strategy and Operations. Manyo-Plange, who goes by Manyo, […]

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  • Finalists named for African businesswomen awards

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    Leading Pan African entrepreneurship and innovation non-profit, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), has announced the top finalists in its annual awards to celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa. Promoting excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst women-owned businesses in all sectors and across all 54 African countries, is the aim of AWIEF […]

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  • African journalists please take note

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    APO Group, the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, will award one African journalist transport, accommodation and daily allowance to attend the 2019 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, which will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 23-25 September. […]

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News

Oct
15

FAO launches free online course on gender equality

To strengthen the capacities of member countries in reducing gender inequalities in agriculture and increasing productivity, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, with support from the European Union, has produced a new e-learning course to help policy-makers and agricultural planners develop gender-responsive policies and programmes for food and nutrition security. The course, “Gender in Food […]

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Oct
13

Belgian lawyer for Liberian war crimes victims speaks

On 19th September 2014, it was reported that Martina Johnson had been arrested in Belgium on suspicion of having committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during the armed conflict in Liberia in the 1990s. Johnson was the head of the heavy artillery unit for the rebel group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL). Lead […]

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Oct
12

Yaya Toure becomes Nissan global ambassador

Car producer Nissan is proud to announce Yaya Touré, three-time African Footballer of the Year and UEFA Champions League winner, as its newest global ambassador. The Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder has agreed to a deal which will see him work alongside Nissan’s global UEFA Champions League and Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015 partnerships. […]

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Oct
8

Maternal, infant deaths set to rise

Maternal and infant deaths in Liberia and Sierra Leone are set to rise above their current alarming rates as fear of Ebola keeps pregnant women away from hospitals and makes already-scarce health workers reluctant to deliver babies. “At the beginning of the outbreak, health service staff were the ones getting Ebola – many of them […]

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Oct
8

Sweden gives more funds to Ebola fight

Sweden on Tuesday allocated an additional SEK 105 million (about $14.6m) in humanitarian support to efforts aimed at stopping the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Following a decision by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the funds will primarily be given to UN bodies (UNICEF, WHO and WFP) in their joint efforts to fight the epidemic. […]

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Oct
7

Liberia’s Justice Minister resigns

Liberian Justice Minister Cllr. Christiana Tah said she felt a big relief, dumping a big weight off her shoulders Monday as she announced her long-anticipated exit from the government of President Ellen-Johnson-Sirleaf.  The exit came as a blow to the Liberian government currently in the middle of a major health epidemic which has so far […]

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Oct
6

JSE launches new range of African currency futures

South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) today launched the first currency futures which track the exchange rate between the South African Rand and select African currencies. The JSE listed three new currency futures contracts which track the exchange rate between the  South African Rand and the Zambian Kwacha, Kenyan Shilling and Nigerian Naira. Currency futures allow investors […]

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Oct
6

Ambassador Allen presents credentials to UNESCO

Liberia’s Ambassador to France Dr. C. William Allen has presented his credentials to the director general of UNESCO accrediting him as Liberia’s ambassador and permanent delegate to that body. Director General Irina Bokova welcomed Dr. Allen to UNESCO and expressed her concern about the dire Ebola situation Liberia is confronting.  Mrs Bokova committed herself to the […]

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Oct
2

Löfven elected Sweden’s new prime minister

Stefan Löfven, the leader of the Social Democrats, was elected Sweden’s prime minister this afternoon in the Swedish Parliament, with support of his coalition partner, the Green Party. The four parties of the Alliance: the conservative Moderates, the Christian Democrats, the Liberals and the Center party, who had formed the previous center-right government, abstained from […]

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Oct
2

Hard times for UK asylum seekers

Last month, a quiet announcement from UK Home Secretary Theresa May dashed the hopes of thousands of asylum seekers in the UK. A court ruling in April had criticized the very low level of support it gives to those seeking asylum and had given her four months to show how she had calculated that it […]

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