• Declining trends in global peace operations

    Friday, May 29, 2020

    While the number of United Nations and non-UN multilateral peace operations increased slightly in 2019, the number of personnel deployed in them decreased, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Although sub-Saharan Africa maintained the highest number of operations and personnel, two new operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) […]

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  • Liberia: State of emergency and freedom of expression

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    By Atty. Urias Teh Pour The surge of the global COVID-19 pandemic has provided compelling reason for states to impose restrictive measures, some in the form of health protocols to beat back the spread of the deadly disease. These measures have provoked debate, essentially around the nature and scope of these restrictions vis a vis […]

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  • Integration is relevant for African economies

    Sunday, May 24, 2020

    The second Africa Regional Integration Index (APII 2019) was launched Friday by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC), with a call to action to African economies to deepen their integration. The 2019 Index, which builds on the first edition published in 2016, provides up-to-date data […]

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  • Africa must boost spending on agriculture

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

    African countries need to urgently expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing and boost their agriculture budgets to avert a possible hunger pandemic, partly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, delegates at a two-day webinar in Abidjan, Ivory Coast hosted by the African Development Institute (ADI) urged on Tuesday. Africa must now, more than ever, develop […]

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  • Liberia’s state of emergency: Role of security officers

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

    By Atty. Bowoulo T. Kelley The novel coronavirus plagued the world so swiftly that it was described by the head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as ‘an unprecedented outbreak that had met an unprecedented response’, as the virus continued to spread around the globe with an increase in the number of confirmed cases […]

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News

Dec
8

AU, ECOWAS beef up Ebola fight

Seventy four (74) Nigerian nurses and doctors arrived in Liberia on Friday to beef up the African Union’s Ebola response in Liberia.  The Nigerian healthcare workers,  predominantly female nurses, are to staff Ebola Treatment Units (ETU’s) in Liberia’s interior, where there are pockets of outbreak of the deadly disease. Major General Dr. Julius F. Oketta, […]

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Dec
7

Liberian opposition party defies presidential order

  The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) considers Executive Order #65 issued by the President of Liberia as unconstitutional, arbitrary and counter-productive.  The CDC observes that an Executive Order cannot override or abrogate a provision of the constitution, except during a State of Emergency, which no longer exists.  Hence, her decision to issue an Executive Order […]

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Dec
6

Liberia: President’s son sues government

Montserrado County senatorial candidate Robert Allen Sirleaf Friday sued the Liberian Government for the issuance of Executive Order 65, prohibiting political rallies throughout Monrovia, the capital, in the wake of the Ebola crisis. The state-owned Liberia News Agency, quoting a special statement Mr. Sirleaf issued in Monrovia late Friday, said his Campaign had “directed its lawyers […]

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Dec
3

APC Scandinavia concerned about insecurity in Nigeria

The All Progressives Congress (APC) chapter in Scandinavia has described last Friday’s bomb attacks in the Nigerian city of Kano as a grim reminder of  the alarming level of insecurity in the West African country and another pointer that nobody is really safe anymore in Nigeria. Friday’s triple bombings at the city’s Central Mosque resulted into the deaths of […]

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Dec
3

Remembering a Liberian photo-journalist

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, marks exactly one year since our dear friend and sister, journalist Musue N. Haddad passed away at the nation’s Redemption Hospital located in New Kru Town, Bushrod Island, Monrovia. Musue, as she was affectionately known, didn’t have any known previous health problem. Thus, the sudden passing of the young, enterprising, and […]

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Dec
3

New information campaign to stop Ebola launched

At the Official Draw for the 2015 Orange Africa Cup of Nations On Wednesday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) joined football stars, celebrities, international health organizations and corporations to announce the launch of Africa United, a global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa. The campaign, which is […]

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Dec
2

Negative economic growth in Ebola-affected countries

The Ebola epidemic continues to cripple the economies of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and is projected to result in negative or contracting growth in these countries next year as they work to eradicate the virus, according to an Ebola Economic Impact Update released today by the World Bank Group. The report comes as World […]

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Nov
30

Liberian midfielder looks toward a bright future

  Liberian footballer Dulee Johnson says he happy that the bad days are behind him and he is ready to move on with his career. The 30 year-old-midfielder, who plays for Romanian first division side CSMS Iasi, said ” I am a totally different person today. For me the most important thing is to stay away […]

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Nov
30

Tanzania will not evict Massai from their land

The government of United Republic of Tanzania has never had any plan to evict the Maasai people from their ancestral land as falsely reported by the media in recent days. The information circulated through the media outlets globally was misleading, malicious and meant to tarnish the image of our country and her international standing. The […]

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Nov
29

Why Robert Sirleaf will lose senatorial election

In most countries, the Ebola pandemic, which led to 3,016 Liberians dead, would prompt a time of national mourning. Leaders would cancel frivolous public appearances and political campaigning would be put on hold at least until the country is declare an  Ebola free country. But this is Liberia, and the politicians’ election shows must go on. […]

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