• Voters’ roll update: Liberia opposition goes to court

    Thursday, September 24, 2020

    Liberia’s main opposition group, the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) says it will on Friday file a writ of “prohibition or cancellation” with the country’s supreme court against an ongoing Voters Roll Update (VRU) process. The CPP, together with another opposition block, the Rainbow Alliance, made this known in a press conference on Wednesday in Monrovia, […]

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  • International tourism down 65% in first half of 2020

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    International tourist arrivals plunged 93% in June when compared to 2019, with the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) showing the severe impact COVID-19 has had on the sector. According to the new issue of the World Tourism Barometer from the United Nations specialized agency, international tourist arrivals dropped by 65% during the […]

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  • Covid-19: Global focus on aid for unsafe children, youth

    Sunday, September 20, 2020

    World leaders on Thursday committed to expand education in emergency aid for children and youth impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The beneficiaries are girls and boys already suffering the brunt of armed conflict, forced displacement, climate-change induced disasters and protracted crises – with a focus on the most marginalized, including girls, refugees and children with […]

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  • Commonwealth supports tackling climate change

    Friday, September 18, 2020

    A virtual gathering has galvanised political backing amongst Commonwealth countries to tackle the key challenge of land degradation linked to climate change and biodiversity loss, which is impacting ecosystems across the globe and over half of the global population. Alongside the United Nations General Assembly meetings, ministers, high commissioners, officials and experts from across the […]

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  • On rights, democracy in global fight against COVID-19

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to accelerate the global trends of democratic backsliding and weakening respect for human rights. It is intensifying existing inequalities, hitting those who are already marginalised, subjected to discrimination and living in poverty the hardest. The Nordic governments advocate international cooperation, solidarity, human rights and democracy in fighting the pandemic. Disproportional response […]

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News

May
19

Boko Haram disrupts life in Cameroon

It’s becoming more and more difficult to find food in Cameroon’s Far North region, residents say, not only because the annual lean season is underway, but insecurity caused by Boko Haram has severely disrupted farming and cross-border trade. As many as 180,000 people in the region could be at risk of an acute food crisis […]

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May
18

Swedish team uncovers 3000-year-old temple

A Swedish-led team of archaeologists has discovered the remains of a 3000-year-old temple in southern Egypt. The Lund University mission, led by Dr. Maria Nilsson, discovered the temple at the Gebel el Silsila quarry, north of Aswan, where they have been working since 2012. The temple, which dates to the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom, had […]

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May
17

Ijeh set to manage Swedish club

Former Nigerian football star Peter IJeh is expected to take over as coach of Anundsjo, a second disivion outfit in the Swedish league. According to local newssite Allehanda, IJeh who made his name scoring goals for Swedish champions Malmo FF, and Anundsjo are set to agree terms soon. The former Nigerian international is a licensed UEFA coach. […]

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May
17

Danes fatter than they think

Danes have no problem admitting they are carrying a few extra pounds, but many are unclear by exactly how much.A new poll conducted by the research group Opinium for the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) shows that 42 percent of Danes who say they are overweight are actually obese.Jens Meldgaard Bruun, the […]

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May
16

UN Sec Gen concerned about Burundi situation

The Secretary-General is gravely concerned by developments in Burundi since the announcement of the electoral candidacy of President Nkurunziza and especially in the aftermath of the 13 May declaration of a coup d’état. The Secretary-General condemns attempts to oust elected governments by military force. He appeals for strict respect of Burundi’s Constitution as well as […]

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May
14

Moroccan innovator wins African prize

In a glittering ceremony hosted by the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) Moroccan researcher Adnane Remmal was announced winner of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 Grand Prize, scooping the US$100 000 cash prize in Skhirat, Morocco. Held in collaboration with Morocco’s Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy,  the May 12-13 event was a fitting tribute to an […]

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May
11

Gbowee foundation welcomes win against Ebola

After 42 days with no recorded cases of Ebola, Liberia has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO). This happened on May 9. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Roberta Gbowee and the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) welcome this great news. But the head of the foundation has warned that since new cases of Ebola are […]

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May
10

Africa is a potential market for tech companies

DHL, the world’s leading logistics service provider, held its 5th annual Global Technology conference in Dubai last month, featuring a number of key sessions on doing business in Africa. Under the theme of “Connecting Markets, Trends & People”, the conference hosted some 300 delegates, including many DHL customers from leading global technology companies, for a […]

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May
10

Liberian midfielder eyes bright future

On May 6 Harnosand FF, fighting it out in the Swedish second division, took home a prestigous trophy after outshining Solleftao 2-1 in the District Championship Cup also known as the Super Cup.   This was an important victory for Liberian midfielder Abraham Lansana whose goal had kept Harnosand in the second division last year.  This victory encourages “me […]

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May
7

Showcase for Africa’s female entrepreneurs

She Leads Africa has announced the launch of its second annual Entrepreneur Showcase for the most talented female entrepreneurs across Africa and the diaspora. This event is the premier platform for young female entrepreneurs looking to grow and scale their businesses across Africa. Participants in the competition will compete for $15,000 in cash prizes, media features […]

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