• Sweden: More money to promote gender equality

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    The Swedish government has previously planned SEK 290 million ($ 29.8m) for the implementation of gender equality policy in 2020, of which the majority will go to measures to prevent and combat men’s violence against women and honour-related violence and oppression.  The government is now proposing an extra SEK 155 million ($15.9m). The investment is […]

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  • Norway funds school meals in Mali

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Funding from Norway will be used to provide nutritious school meals to some 55 000 children in conflict-torn Mali. ‘Malnourished children have problems learning, no matter how good the teaching is. If children are given school meals, their parents are more likely to send them to school. This in turn helps to promote stability in […]

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  • Chapter backs members contesting ALJA elections

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    The Midwest Chapter of the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has agreed to support three of its active members who have all declared their intention to vie for various positions in the forthcoming ALJA general and presidential elections. Elections are expected take place on October 5 in the US. Those vying for […]

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  • Anzisha Prize names top 20 finalists

    Monday, September 16, 2019

      After months of searching the African continent, The Anzisha Prize has unveiled its top twenty finalists for 2019. The winner will be announced at the ninth Anzisha Prize Forum on 22 October in Johannesburg, South Africa.   The Anzisha Prize, an African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation partnership, is dedicated to identifying, supporting and […]

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  • New report addresses issue of African jobs

    Sunday, September 15, 2019

    Innovative thinking about Africa’s conventional employment issues is what marks the African Development Bank’s new policy research document “Creating Decent Jobs: Strategies, Policies, and Instruments,” participants heard at the report launch, held on September 12 in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast. The report elicited strong presentations and a lively debate during the event which took place […]

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Jul
23

Nobel Laureate Gbowee wants education reform

Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee has frowned on the poor quality of the Liberian education system and called for a reform in order to tackle the current challenges facing it. Gbowee who heads the Gbowee Foundation, a peace building and advocacy initiative providing several scholarships to deserving students both at home and abroad, stated that it was disheartening to […]

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Jul
22

Swedish court upholds genocide sentence

A Swedish appeals court has upheld the decision of life in prison for Rwandan Stanislas Mbanenande, who was convicted of participating in the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Mbanenande, 54, is now appealing to the Swedish Supreme Court but is aiming for it to first be heard again in the appeals court. Mbanenande is arguing that the appeals court committed […]

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Jul
22

IBEX awarded for helping Liberians

The Liberia Investing for Business Expansion Program (IBEX) has received the 2014 Golden Image Award for its efforts to provide technical assistance and empower local businesses.  The Golden Image Award is a national Liberian award given to individuals or organizations that have made selfless contributions to peace and humanity, nationally or internationally. The IBEX program, […]

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Jul
21

African leaders’ children succession, is Liberia next

Robert Sirleaf on Wednesday announced his Montserrado county senatorial bid, breathing  new life into President  Sirleaf succession plan. Robert Sirleaf is the son of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, current President of Liberia. Robert Sirleaf speedy ascent to the top—he only came to Liberia when his mother became the President of Liberia—feed into the narrative that proximity […]

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Jul
19

Building food security in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP), set up in 2005, aims to make fully food secure the millions of people still dependent on food aid, provide support to the vulnerable to prevent the depletion of livestock, and create productive assets at community level. But nearly a decade on and over US$3 billion spent, how successful […]

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Jul
16

Ecobank Liberia woos Chinese business

  Ecobank Liberia Limited Friday hosted a Chinese Business Forum aimed at working with Chinese businesses operating in the country.  The forum, held in Monrovia, the Liberian capital and exclusively for the Chinese, comes amid growing Chinese presence in the country, and focused on attracting Chinese customers for the Bank.  Ecobank  Managing Director Kola Adeleke said the […]

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Jul
15

Liberians turn to God to fight Ebola

Panicked and shocked Liberian health workers who have seen their colleagues die of Ebola, which has killed more than 500 people in West Africa since January, are abandoning their work stations, hoping to resume only when the disease subsides. Their frustrations have been compounded by the lack of adequate medical equipment. Those who remain at […]

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Jul
13

Ambassador Allen praises French help to Liberia

Liberia’s ambassador to France Dr. C. William Allen has presented his letters of Credence to French President Francois Hollande. The présentation ceremony took place on Tuesday, July 8,  at the Elysee Palace, the seat of the French Presidency. Ambassador Allen said Liberia remains grateful to the people of France for their many support to Liberia during the period of […]

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Jul
8

New deadline to register for EFLA elections

The deadline for the registration of candidates for elections of the new leadership of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has been extended to Saturday to allow for the registration of more candidates. The first deadline was June 30. The elections will be held in Finland on July 25. According to the chairman of […]

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Jul
7

Illiteracy puts Liberia at risk, says Ngafuan

Liberia’s Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has warned that if Liberia does not put an end to illiteracy, it will be illiteracy that will put an end to the country. Foreign Minister Ngafuan, who cautioned the nation about the risk of illiteracy, spoke over the weekend when he delivered the commencement convocation speech during the 15th graduation […]

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