• Zimbabwe ready to host development forum

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    Zimbabwe is ready to host the Sixth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) that will be held in Victoria Falls from 24 to 27 February under the theme ‘2030-2030: A Decade to Deliver a Transformed and Prosperous Africa through the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.” This was said Monday by the country’s acting Labour, […]

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  • African tech firms to join UK-led growth project

    Monday, January 20, 2020

    Some of Africa’s most innovative start-ups are to take part in a global tech project to take their businesses and ideas to the next level. Go Global Africa, a scheme run by the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport through its International Tech Hub Network, aims to build links with the UK’s thriving […]

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  • Separation of powers for functional governance

    Thursday, January 16, 2020

    By Jarwinken Wiah Since Liberia’s independence on July 26, 1847, the question of separation of power has not been emphasized on governance. This has created a dysfunction governance system. This is also why majority of the Liberian population has little trust in governance, rule of law and the justice system in the country. Their livelihoods […]

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  • Swedish economy slowed last year

    Thursday, January 16, 2020

    Following a couple of years of high growth, the Swedish economy began to slow down last year. Trade conflicts have checked global trade, which is affecting exports of Swedish goods, and uncertainty in the world economy is reducing willingness to invest, both in Sweden and other countries. “The slowdown in the world economy that we […]

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  • Nigeria’s entrepreneurs key to Africa’s prosperity

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020

    United States’ Consul General Claire Pierangelo on Tuesday reiterated the importance of Nigeria’s entrepreneurs to the continued growth of economies in the West African sub-region and the prosperity of the continent. Speaking at a one-day capacity-building seminar for the first cohort of US-sponsored Tony Elumelu Foundation alumni, Ms. Pierangelo noted that population trends in Africa’s […]

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News

Oct
18

Liberians in US face worsening Ebola stigma

Africans living in the US from the three Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, are under enormous pressure trying to help their families and ravaged communities back home. And they face an additional challenge: stigma. For the residents of “Little Liberia”, one of Liberia’s biggest emigrant communities in Staten Island, New York, the […]

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Oct
15

FAO launches free online course on gender equality

To strengthen the capacities of member countries in reducing gender inequalities in agriculture and increasing productivity, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, with support from the European Union, has produced a new e-learning course to help policy-makers and agricultural planners develop gender-responsive policies and programmes for food and nutrition security. The course, “Gender in Food […]

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Oct
13

Belgian lawyer for Liberian war crimes victims speaks

On 19th September 2014, it was reported that Martina Johnson had been arrested in Belgium on suspicion of having committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during the armed conflict in Liberia in the 1990s. Johnson was the head of the heavy artillery unit for the rebel group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL). Lead […]

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Oct
12

Yaya Toure becomes Nissan global ambassador

Car producer Nissan is proud to announce Yaya Touré, three-time African Footballer of the Year and UEFA Champions League winner, as its newest global ambassador. The Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder has agreed to a deal which will see him work alongside Nissan’s global UEFA Champions League and Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015 partnerships. […]

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Oct
8

Maternal, infant deaths set to rise

Maternal and infant deaths in Liberia and Sierra Leone are set to rise above their current alarming rates as fear of Ebola keeps pregnant women away from hospitals and makes already-scarce health workers reluctant to deliver babies. “At the beginning of the outbreak, health service staff were the ones getting Ebola – many of them […]

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Oct
8

Sweden gives more funds to Ebola fight

Sweden on Tuesday allocated an additional SEK 105 million (about $14.6m) in humanitarian support to efforts aimed at stopping the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Following a decision by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the funds will primarily be given to UN bodies (UNICEF, WHO and WFP) in their joint efforts to fight the epidemic. […]

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Oct
7

Liberia’s Justice Minister resigns

Liberian Justice Minister Cllr. Christiana Tah said she felt a big relief, dumping a big weight off her shoulders Monday as she announced her long-anticipated exit from the government of President Ellen-Johnson-Sirleaf.  The exit came as a blow to the Liberian government currently in the middle of a major health epidemic which has so far […]

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Oct
6

JSE launches new range of African currency futures

South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) today launched the first currency futures which track the exchange rate between the South African Rand and select African currencies. The JSE listed three new currency futures contracts which track the exchange rate between the  South African Rand and the Zambian Kwacha, Kenyan Shilling and Nigerian Naira. Currency futures allow investors […]

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Oct
6

Ambassador Allen presents credentials to UNESCO

Liberia’s Ambassador to France Dr. C. William Allen has presented his credentials to the director general of UNESCO accrediting him as Liberia’s ambassador and permanent delegate to that body. Director General Irina Bokova welcomed Dr. Allen to UNESCO and expressed her concern about the dire Ebola situation Liberia is confronting.  Mrs Bokova committed herself to the […]

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Oct
2

Löfven elected Sweden’s new prime minister

Stefan Löfven, the leader of the Social Democrats, was elected Sweden’s prime minister this afternoon in the Swedish Parliament, with support of his coalition partner, the Green Party. The four parties of the Alliance: the conservative Moderates, the Christian Democrats, the Liberals and the Center party, who had formed the previous center-right government, abstained from […]

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