• Liberia, Niron sign Guinean iron ore export deal

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

      Liberia and UK-based Niron Metals have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the passage through Liberia of iron ore from the Zogota iron ore deposit in the Republic of Guinea.    The MOU relates to the use of existing rail and port infrastructure in Liberia. The signing of the MOU follows the joint vision […]

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  • US to invest $1 billion in African women

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

      David Bohigian, Acting President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced on Tuesday the launch of OPIC’s 2X Africa initiative to support investment in women in Africa.   The announcement was made during a U.S. Government delegation to the country.   […]

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  • Football: More African goals in Sweden

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    African players were on the score-sheet in seven of the eight matches of Sweden’s top football league, Allsvenskan, played over the weekend. Nigerian forward Samuel Nnamani grabbed an 80th minute equalizer as Eskilstuna held Orebro to a 1-1 draw while his compatriot, right back Godswill Ekpolo struck from close range as Hacken walloped Falkenberg 3-0. […]

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  • Promoting Gambian music in Nordic countries

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    Norway-based Gambia House will launch its Nordic Artist Residency Scheme on April 19 in Oslo, the Norwegian capital. It will feature Gambian artists living in the Nordic region.  According to info sent to Nordic Africa News, the “Artists Residency is a space for reflection, planning and a way forward to promote Gambian Music” and will […]

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  • Lawrence’s death: Liberian government must be blamed

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    Under Ex-President Ellen Sirleaf’s regime, the suspicious deaths of two prominent figures, a lawyer and an opposition politician, by ‘drowning’ in the Atlantic Ocean, stood out. Now in just a little over one year into the new George Weah’s regime, it too, is fast gaining a reputation for itself in the wake of sudden deaths […]

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Apr
26

Liberia gets $800,000 for teachers’ training

Liberia has been given $800, 000 to enhace teachers’ education in the country under the UNESCO-China Funds-in Trust Teachers Education Project for teacher Infomation, Communication and Technology (ICT) in Africa.   The funds, according to Liberian education experts will be used to enhance and improve the country’s teacher training program through the pedagogic use of […]

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Apr
24

Food producers must adapt to climate change

ROME, Italy, April 23, 2014/Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems, stepping up action to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the seventh Forum on Agriculture in the Kingdom of Morocco. “Everything we do needs to take climate change into consideration,” […]

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Apr
23

UN helicopter crashes in Liberia

A UN helicopter Tuesday crashed in Monrovia, Liberia leaving the pilot critically injured. The pilot who sustained severe bodily wounds and nine other persons onboard the UN Helicopter 22426 survived the crash which took place at the Thinkers’ Village 20 minutes after it took off from the James Springs Airfield in Monrovia. The cause of the crash […]

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Apr
23

Liberia faces Ivory Coast in U-20 Tourney

Liberia’s national Under-20 team will face the Ivory Coast in the next rounds of qualifers of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Youth Championship after the continental body ruled a protest case in its favor. The Liberians filed a protest against their Gambian opponents for fielding five overage players during the latter’s recent 1-0  shock win in Monrovia. According to the […]

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Apr
22

Africans pay high money transfer fees

All over the world migrant workers are sending money home to their families. The money pays hospital bills and school fees, buys land, builds houses and sets up small businesses. The cash goes from the US back to Mexico, from the Gulf back to India, from the UK back to Somalia, and from South Africa […]

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Apr
21

Ivorian police officer testifies in mercenary trial

A lieutenant of the Ivorian police has provided evidence for state lawyers in the trial of 18 Liberians accused of carrying out subversive activities in the Ivory Coast.Lt. Kone Hotie, who served as commanding officer of Para, the scene of the attack, which borders Liberia, last week told a criminal court in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, that his testimony was based on […]

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Apr
21

Yaya Toure speaks for Africa

Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure thinks he is not regarded as one of the best players in the world because he is from Africa.  Toure, 30, has 22 goals this season, helping City to win the League Cup and challenge for the Premier League title. Samir Nasri recently said Toure would be […]

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Apr
20

Liberia: Ugandan woman gets 4-year prison sentence

A Ugandan woman convicted for trafficking drug into Liberia a year ago has been sentenced to four years in prison. But Criminal Court Judge Blamo Dixon said that Shirat Nalwadda will serve her sentence in Uganda after he affirmed the jurors’ unanimous guilty verdict. He also ordered that the convict be deported to Uganda through diplomatic channel where she […]

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Apr
20

Norway condemns South Sudan violence

    “Norway condemns the killing and injuring of civilians in South Sudan in recent days. These attacks are clear violations of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, which both parties to the conflict have signed. Leaders on both sides of South Sudan’s conflict are responsible for bringing an end to the violence and unrest immediately,” […]

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Apr
20

One of Liberia’s finest sons returns home

When Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf first took power after a 2005 post-war elections, she called on Liberian professionals living abroad to return home and help with the building of the war torn nation. Many Diaspora Liberians responded to Sirleaf’s call immediately with some even sending in credentials but never got feedback. Despite the disappointment, scores of professional Liberians continue […]

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