• Canada-based humanitarian gives to Liberians

    Monday, January 17, 2022

    By Draper C. Tolborh Sr. It is often said gave a man his flowers when he’s alive. Krish Roopnarine is one of the individuals that flowers should be given continuously for the ineradicable marks he continues to leave on the faces of children of Africa and other parts of the world. Mr. Roopnarine has donated […]

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  • Liberia: election body chair must resign or be dismissed

    Friday, January 14, 2022

    By Moses D. Sandy Since December 15, 2021, when the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) charged and subsequently forwarded to court for prosecution the Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Davidetta Browne-Lansanah, and her alleged accomplices for an alleged act of malfeasance, Mrs. Browne-Lansanah remains uncompromising in challenging the allegation. She and her alleged NEC […]

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  • Sweden announces stricter Covid control measures

    Thursday, January 13, 2022

    On Wednesday, January 12 Sweden introduced stricter infection control measures due to the significant increase in community transmission at the same time as there is increased pressure on health care. The overall assessment is that Sweden is in a situation where it is necessary to take certain infection control measures in stage 3 of the […]

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  • Booker Prize: Judges named, submissions open

    Tuesday, January 11, 2022

    The judges for the 2022 Booker Prize are announced today, January 11. Publishers are also now invited to submit their books for the 2022 prize. Cultural historian, writer and broadcaster Neil MacGregor will chair the panel and will be joined by academic and broadcaster Shahidha Bari, historian Helen Castor, novelist and critic M John Harrison and novelist, poet and professor Alain Mabanckou. Gaby Wood, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, says: “It is perhaps […]

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  • Opinion: Repositioning Africa under the AfCFTA

    Thursday, January 6, 2022

    By Zion Adeoye Established in 2018, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents perhaps Africa’s biggest opportunity for the next few decades in its battle against poverty of all forms, energy and infrastructure included.  Against the backdrop of the tens of millions of Africans that have been plunged into extreme poverty by the onslaught […]

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News

Feb
21

A call for more support to the less fortunate

A United Kingdom-based Liberian is calling on her compatriots to identify with the Antoinette Cheshire Home in Liberia. Kutu Kamara said “our society needs to be more involved with them, more people need to come up and support them.” Ms. Kamara recently donated a consignment of relief items to the home, which houses the disabled, in celebration […]

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Feb
20

Ghana hosts workshop on reporting science in Africa

Effective science communication requires more collaboration between researchers, communication officers and journalists was one of the key messages at a two-day science reporting workshop held recently in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. The workshop was jointly organized by the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resource in Africa (UNU-INRA), the United Nations University Maastricht Economic and […]

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Feb
17

FIFA President on African tour

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has arrived in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, the first stop on an itinerary that will see him visit FIFA member associations in several African countries along with heads of state and African Union (AU) Chairperson Félix Tshisekedi over the coming days. Upon arrival, the FIFA President was welcomed by the […]

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Feb
16

Liberian lawyer says senator will face war crimes charges

A high profile Liberian lawyer says a former rebel leader turned senator must be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes. Counselor Taiwon Gongloe said there is nothing one can or will do to get Senator Prince Johnson off the hook for killing people and showing no remorse during the Liberian civil […]

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Feb
14

Sweden to give more money for global COVID-19 vaccines

The Swedish Government intends to provide an additional SEK 100 million (about $12 million) in grants to COVAX to make COVID-19 vaccines accessible in low and middle income countries. This means that Sweden is doubling its support to the COVAX global vaccine access initiative. The government is now planning to allocate an additional SEK 100 […]

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Feb
13

Switzerland: Liberian war crimes trial continues

The trial of a former Liberian rebel commander arrested in Switzerland for alleged war crimes during Liberia’s first civil war will on Monday start its second important phase, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday. On December 3, 2020, the Swiss Federal Criminal Court, in the city of Bellinzona, began the trial of Alieu Kosiah, a former commander of […]

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Feb
9

West African nations get help to meet climate targets

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has extended financial support to a project that will strengthen the efforts of West African countries to meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) targets under the Paris climate accord. The bank will underwrite the preparation of concept notes exploring the use of internationally transferable mitigation outcomes (ITMOs) in selected West […]

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Feb
8

African free trade area impact report launched

The long-awaited African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is finally operational, wherein trading commenced on the 1st of January. This marks a celebrated milestone for intra-Africa trade. The AfCFTA eliminates tariffs on 90 per cent of goods produced on the continent, tackles non-tariff barriers to trade and guarantees the free movement of persons. It consolidates a […]

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Feb
4

Sweden: Negative COVID-19 test required for entry

The Swedish Government on Wednesday decided that foreign nationals will have to present a negative test result for ongoing COVID-19 infection upon entry into Sweden, regardless of where they are arriving from. The aim is to reduce the risk of spreading the new variants of the COVID-19 virus that have been detected in a number […]

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Feb
2

Norway, South Africa host meeting on Covid-19

Norway and South Africa on Friday co-hosted a high-level meeting between G20 and OECD finance ministries on how to collectively resolve the global economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and how to mobilize the financial resources needed to succeed. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni of South-Africa and Finance Minister Jan Tore Sanner of Norway co-chaired […]

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