• 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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News

Jul
6

Swedes spend millions on beauty

  Business is booming for the Swedish beauty industry. The revenue from the country’s beauty salons has increased by half a billion kronor since 2008, new statistics show. Swedes spend an increasing amount of money on beauty treatments, such as skin care, hair care, manicures and pedicures. “There’s been an incredible develepment in this industry compared to […]

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Jul
5

Liberia to ratify Kampala convention

Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has reiterated the Liberian Government’s commitment to tackle the situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) through the ratification of the Kampala Convention. The Kampala Convention is the instrument adopted by the African Union to protect and assist internally displaced persons in Africa. The convention, which was signed by African […]

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Jul
2

World Bank support grows

World Bank Group support to developing countries rose sharply to $61 billion in fiscal year 2014 as the organization prepared for transition to a new operating model, up from $52.6 billion in FY13. “This tremendous ramp-up in demand for our services comes at a time when the Bank has been undergoing the most fundamental change […]

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Jul
1

Climate Change: The race to adapt

In 2015 global policymakers aim to take decisions which may affect the futures of people like Momina. The outcome of the December 2015 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Paris, new development goals, and the successor to the Hyogo framework on natural hazards will be key. The climate deal will only be […]

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Jun
29

African tourism is backbone for the future

Despite South Africa’s economy facing headwinds, the hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years in the wake of a number of inbound travellers into the African continent, according to a report issued by PwC recently (http://www.pwc.com). Nikki Forster, PwC Leader of Hospitality and Gaming, says: “Although South Africa’s economy has […]

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Jun
26

Dr. Jones: Liberians should think big

The executive governor of the Central Bank of Liberia Dr. Joseph Mills Jones has urged his fellow compatriots to change old habits by working hard and thinking big for growth of the country. “Liberians should roll up their sleeves and work hard by getting to the farms, building factories that will produce. Engage in small business. This will  […]

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Jun
25

Suarez can stop biting

Brazil – Luis Suarez can learn to stop biting opponents but it will not be a quick or easy process, senior psychologists have said after the Uruguay striker bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder at the World Cup. Suarez, twice previously banned for biting, is under investigation by FIFA for the incident late […]

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Jun
23

Last memory of a lost brother

His name is Lawubah Pewee Wealeh but some from his hometown Yeala, Lofa County, called him by his childhood name which is “Pewee.” Personally, I used to call him “Pewu” (just like most Yeala folks do), while he called me “Labay,” a popular name affectionately given me by peers from childhood. But Wealeh passed away […]

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Jun
22

Nigeria faces great risk, needs protection

The spate of killings, abductions, destruction of infrastructures and properties by a bunch of mindless, lunatic and blood thirsty insurgents are becoming unbearable in Nigeria.   The country is at grave risk and severe action is needed to protect and secure the hope of the land.   The security and welfare of Nigeria are a cardinal […]

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Jun
21

13 Liberians get life imprisonment

A Liberian criminal court on Tuesday affirmed trial jurors’ unanimous guilty verdict against 13 Liberians with a life imprisonment at the Monrovia Central Prison after a defense lawyers’ motion for a new trial was denied. Judge Emery S. Paye affirmed the verdict saying “evidence adduced in court by state lawyers were sufficient to convict the remaining […]

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