• 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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News

Jun
9

Sweden organizes Somali trade conference

Increasing investment, in which the Somali diaspora plays an important part, has strengthened interest and confidence in the region among foreign investors. The Swedish Government, together with Business Sweden, is therefore organising a trade and investment conference on 10 June in the Swedish capital, Stockholm for 150 representatives, primarily from Somali and Swedish businesses. The […]

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Jun
8

British firms encouraged to invest in Liberia

Liberia’s ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland says his preoccupation will be to encourage more British investment firms to take advantage of the conducive investment climate in Liberia. “Liberia needs more investors to ease the pressure of unemployment that has permeated the African continent. The Liberian government is pursuing a robust […]

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Jun
7

Nearly One-third of world’s population is Overweight

  Over two billion people – or 30 per cent of the world’s population – are either obese or overweight, and no country has successfully reduced obesity rates to date, according to a new study published this week by the British medical journal, The Lancet. The number of overweight and obese people increased from 857 […]

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Jun
7

National symbols must reflect unity- Ngafuan

Liberia’s Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has described the history of Liberia as a puzzle to which Liberians must correctly add all of its pieces if they must form the correct image. Minister Ngafuan  spoke at the National Symbols Review Symposium held at the Paynesville City Hall under the theme “Reviewing Liberia’s National Symbols to Renew […]

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Jun
4

ECOWAS wants Security Council help in Mali

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has invited the U. N. Security Council to help enhance the mandate and strength of the peacekeeping mission in Mali to carry out its mission in the applying the Ouagadougou Agreement. ECOWAS said the invitation was necessary to help Mali effectively regain sovereignty throughout its territory, including […]

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Jun
3

Liberia captain quits after Nations’ Cup defeat

Blaming Liberia’s failure in the African Nations Cup qualifiers squarely on government and the Liberia Football Association (LFA), captain Anthony Laffor on Sunday quit international football following a 2-0 loss to Lesotho. He said his decision was based on the failure of the Liberian government and the LFA to adequately support national football development. The South African-based player said not […]

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Jun
2

Nigerians, others rally in Gothenburg

Nigerians living in Gotenborg, Sweden’s second largest city were on Saturday, May 10th joined in solidarity by Ghanians, Cameroonians and other nationals in a # BringBackOurGirls rally as part of a global movement to pressure the Nigerian government to urgently rescue the Chibok girls abducted  by the insurgent group, Boko Haram. European Parliamentarian Cecilia Wiström was in attendance to […]

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Jun
2

UN worker accused of involvement in murder

A Canadian employee of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has categorically denied involvement in the killing of his fiancee. Defendant Michael Dahn had told a court in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, that UN worker Bornfree Adile offered him two phones, one laptop and US$600 to commit the murder. Adile described the allegation that he was involved in the killing […]

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Jun
1

Liberia’s outrageous recurrent expenditure

The 2nd quarter of the fiscal year has practically ended, the beginning of the 3rd quarter has started, yet Liberia  and Liberians  are yet to know how a portion of the  projected US$582 Million budget are being spent and how much more is going to be borrowed in our name to provide for services that we […]

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May
31

Why are migrant boats crossing to Europe

Italian newspapers have recently been full of reports of countless rickety boats conveying thousands of desperate migrants to its shores. Since the beginning of the year, over 38,000 irregular migrants have arrived in Italy, most of them coming ashore on the tiny island of Lampedusa south of Sicily. This is a significant jump from the […]

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