• Liberian community tourney to honor election candidate

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

    A tournament to honor a candidate in the December senatorial elections in Liberia kicked off on Sunday in Chocolate City, a community just outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital. Kickball and football teams representing the community’s eight blocks and Beacon All Stars are vying for the L$400, 000 prize in the Beacon All Star/ Thomas P. Fallah […]

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  • Time for change: Symbols and mottos matter

    Monday, August 3, 2020

    By J. Patrick Flomo “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first earth and the first heaven had passed away. Also, there was no more sea,” Rev. 21:1 If the Republican-controlled Legislature of the State of Mississippi could vote in 2020 to change the state’s Confederate Flag – a symbol […]

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  • Africa: Show commitment to gender equality

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

    The speedy implementation of commitments to Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) has yet again been emphasized in a Declaration and Call for Action between the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). The Declaration and Call for Action is an outcome statement of the AUC, Women, Gender and Development Directorate (WGDD) […]

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  • Sweden: Get off my neck

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

    By Fokumlah Nchungong My neck hurts. ”SWEDEN IS NOT A RACIST COUNTRY”, this innocently naive and ignorant statement, versed by a Swedish friend of mine had my goosebumps itching. A clear indication of an institutionalized silent transfer of white supremacy ideologies to innocent docile minds, who grow up absolutely oblivious and incognizant of this unconscious […]

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  • Liberia: Agnes Reeves Taylor versus the truth

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

    On July 27, 2020, Agnes Reeves Taylor, who recently left the United Kingdom (UK), held a press conference in Monrovia, Liberia, during which she spoke in great detail about her incarceration and the torture case against her in the UK. Ms Reeves Taylor stated that the purpose of the press conference was to “set the […]

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News

Feb
6

Ebola: Liberians in Holland donate medical items

  Dearest fellow peace loving Liberians, As you are all  aware, the interim leadership of LAH ( Liberian Association in Holland) in collaboration with Liberian in Action NL in person of Belloh Comfort Williams,  made a trip to Liberia on Dec. 23, 2014,  in other  to facilitate the distribution of the two contianers full of medical items to […]

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Feb
5

Sex crimes rise in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

Reports that rates of sexual assault and teenage pregnancy have soared in Sierra Leone since the start of the Ebola outbreak have prompted the government to plan a raft of measures to protect girls and the UN to investigate the scale of the increase. The outbreak has disrupted many facets of life in Sierra Leone, […]

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Feb
5

Orange, Ecobank launch money transfer service

Orange and pan-African banking group Ecobank have rolled out a service that will enable Orange Money subscribers who also have bank accounts with Ecobank to transfer money between their respective accounts. The service has already been launched in Mali and will be rolled-out in several other African countries, including Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Conakry, Niger, Senegal […]

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Feb
4

Liberia’s Ebola fight not over

Despite tremendous efforts by Liberia and international partners to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus from the country, disappointing news was announced early this week that new cases of the disease have been reported in the West African country. For the past few days, Liberia was only battling with the last five confirmed Ebola cases, but new cases were discovered in the St. Paul Bridge Community in Montserrado […]

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Feb
2

Making UN peacekeeping more effective

The UN’s peacekeeping operations are facing many challenges. Demand for UN missions is increasing. At the same time, the resources available are limited and must be managed prudently. The nature of international conflict has changed over the past 25 years. Interstate armed conflicts have been largely replaced by intrastate conflicts, often in countries with weak […]

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Feb
1

Liberia takes measures to revitalize Ebola-hit sectors

Liberia has put into place key short-term recovery measures to revitalize sectors that have been affected by the Ebola epidemic.    Making the disclosure at a press briefing in Monrovia, the capital, on Thursday, Finance Minister Amara Konneh said the recovery measures are in both short-term interventions and non-health recovery.   Konneh said that the intervention and recovery measures […]

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Jan
31

Ebola: Liberia delays reopening of schools

Liberia said on Friday it would delay reopening schools for two weeks in order to better prepare safety measures against the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 3,650 people in the country but now appears to be receding.  Liberian schools, shut since August due to the outbreak, had initially been scheduled to reopen on […]

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Jan
29

Kim: World not prepared for future pandemics

Saying the world was “dangerously unprepared” for future pandemics, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim Tuesday laid out a vision in which insurance companies, governments, multi-lateral organizations, corporations and international donors worked together to build a system that would help all countries prepare for potentially catastrophic health disasters. “The Ebola outbreak has been devastating in […]

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Jan
28

RCCG gives to Liberian Ebola treatment center

Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Liberia last Sunday made a donation to the  MOD-1 Ebola Treatment Center  in Congo Town outside Monrovia. RCCG Liberia’s national pastor Olatunde Olugbenga, making the presentation of bags of rice, sanitary and medical kits, etc. to the center, said the church’s general overseer Pastor EA Adeboye was deeply concerned about the Ebola […]

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Jan
27

Dee Jones highlights Swedish gospel concert

US-based Nigerian gospel music star Dee Jones will highlight this Saturday’s gospel music concert in Stockholm, Sweden where he’s expected to lead a 1200-member choir. The event which will be held in Stockholm Concert Hall beginning at 6pm will also feature accomplished American pianist Patrice E. Turner and Swedish singer Samuel Ljungblahd. According to reports, the Swedish choir […]

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