• 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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May
6

Amb. Nyenabo presents credentials to EU, Belgium

Liberia’s Ambassador to European Union (EU) Isaac W. Nyenabo today presented his Letters of Credence to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk. The ceremony was held at the President’s Salon at the Justus Lipsius Building, Rue de la Loi in Brussels, Belgium.   Ambassador Nyenabo extended, on behalf of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to the […]

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May
4

African aviation summit in Dubai

  A two-day event bringing together the world’s leading airlines and authorities to discuss Africa’s untapped aviation market is slated to be held in Dubai on May 10-11. Aviation Africa 2015  will underscore the immense potential of the African aviation market. The two-day event, held under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum, President of […]

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May
2

Murdered US-Liberian kid’s last gift to mother

Majority of African teenagers who are lucky to make it to the US never bothered to call back home and greet parents left behind after the first few months. Never even mention kids as young as 5 year-old; they are just too young to keep a better memory of closed relatives, including their biological parents; […]

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May
2

E. Guinea, China sign investment agreements

  Equatorial Guinea has announced the signing of multiple memoranda of understanding on April 30 with Chinese companies covering large areas of cooperation in the electricity and industrial sectors. The agreements were made during the Equatorial Guinea-Asia Economic Forum, hosted by the Government of Equatorial Guinea at the Shangri-La Hotel, in Dalian, China. The economic forum […]

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Apr
29

Nepalese migrants head home to help

The Qatar Airways plane from Doha to Kathmandu was full, carrying aid workers and rescue specialists from around the world. But the bulk of the passengers on Tuesday’s flight were Nepalese migrants, temporarily returning home to do what they could for their families after the devastating 25 April earthquake. Most were coming from Gulf states […]

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Apr
27

Ambassador Nyenabo wants Africa’s growth supported

Liberia’s Ambassador to Belgium,the Netherlands, Luxemburg and the European Union, Isaac W. Nyenabo has called on African ambassadors and diplomats working in Belgium to remain supportive of all programs of the continent. Ambassador Nyenabo said African diplomats must begin to galvanize support and mobilize resources that will help in the development of the African continent by […]

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Apr
26

‘We will seek justice for Barway’

A Liberian pastor received warm applause last weekend from Americans and people from the African immigrant community here when he declared that neither his ministerial organization nor the Liberian immigrant community, intends to defend a perpetrator of heinous crimes, but that the goal of everyone, is to seek justice for late Barway Collins, killed last […]

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Apr
24

Farmers make more money with eco-farming

More money for small scale farmers with ecological farming – this is the message contained in a Greenpeace Africa report released in Nairobi today. The report, entitled Fostering economic resilience: The Financial Benefits of Ecological Farming in Kenya and Malawi, marks the start of Greenpeace Africa’s campaign for ecological farming in East Africa. The report […]

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Apr
23

Migrant smugglers profit from Libyan choas

Most of the 1,750 migrants to have drowned in the Mediterranean this year were sub-Saharan Africans who boarded smugglers’ boats in Libya. We will never know all their individual stories, but it is possible to retrace their steps through the deserts of Sudan, Chad and Niger to Libya’s porous southern borders, and north to its […]

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Apr
21

Sweden: Joint statement on shipwreck in Mediterranean

We are dismayed by the shipwreck in the Mediterranean in which a large number of people drowned on their way to Europe. The unscrupulous people-smugglers who exploit the situation of desperate people bear a large part of the responsibility. The reports of the tragedy are harrowing and heart-rending, and the EU must now take action […]

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