• New coach for Liberia national football team

    Saturday, August 24, 2019

    The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has officially confirmed the appointment of Peter James Butler as the new head coach of the Liberia national team after agreeing a one-year deal, reports Joseph M. Vincent. The Englishman replaces Thomas Kojo, who was sacked after he failed to qualify the Lone Star for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations […]

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  • Promoting Chinese investment in African energy

    Saturday, August 24, 2019

    To support growing energy cooperation and investment between China and Africa, the African Energy Chamber is organizing a working visit to Beijing next week. Led by Executive Chairman Nj Ayuk, the delegation from the Chamber will be meeting with CEOs and Chairmen from China’s state-owned energy companies and the private sector, along with key industry […]

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  • President Weah promises to uphold gender equality

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Liberian President George Manneh Weah has once again reiterated his commitment to the promotion and protection of women and girls against sexual gender-based violence and gender inequality. President Weah made the pledge at his office when he received a petition from women who reportedly represented ten civil society organizations. The women through their designated speaker, […]

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  • Dubai Chamber holds mentorship program

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Eight prominent business leaders have been selected to mentor high-potential startups from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Africa participating in Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Global Business Forum (GBF) Mentorship Program. Four UAE-based mentors and four Africa-based mentors have joined the first-of-its-kind program which aims to foster cross-border cooperation between the two startup […]

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  • Liberia: Jah Kamara named best coach in Gardnersville

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Jah Kamara, the enterprising coach of third division club Kallon FC,  has been named coach of the season of the Gardnersville sub-committee league, a part of the Liberia Football Association, reports Joseph M. Vincent. The 39 year-old coach, who guided the Chocolate City-based club to the big three- stage of the just ended sub-committee’s league […]

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News

Feb
25

South African midfielder moves to Sweden

South African playmaker Mark Mayambela has struck a three-year deal with top Swedish football club Djurgarden. The 26-year-old, who last played in his country’s top division for Mpumalanga Black Aces and had been on trial for some time with the club based in the Swedish capital, said he was happy to join one of Sweden’s biggest outfits. It is wondeful […]

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Feb
25

Western media keep the Cold War hot

It is hardly surprising — it is a norm rather — that western media follow the flag on foreign policy. Sometimes it even leads it. That is how this world has gotten along in the Cold War, and in recent times, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Zimbabwe, Uganda and even lately Ukraine and Sochi Winter Olympics […]

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Feb
24

Hard times for young Liberians on job market

    It is still difficult for young people in Liberia to find a steady job. The perception of the civil wars as a youth revolution, where the youth turned established hierarchies and traditional structures upside down and were thereby able to change their position in society, is not completely true. In most cases “big […]

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Feb
24

Finland to send special troops to Central African Republic

Roughly twenty Finnish special troops will take part in the European Union’s crisis management operation in the Central African Republic, Carl Haglund (SFP), Finland’s Minister of Defence, revealed while meeting his European counterparts in Athens, Greece, on Friday. The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Erkki Tuomioja (SDP), had previously estimated that Finland could deploy as many as […]

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Feb
23

Ex-Minister to sue Canadian investor

A former Liberian minister has threatened legal action against a Canadian investor for accusing former and current officials of the country’s lands, mines and energy ministry of being corrupt. Dr. Eugene Shannon, former lands, mines and energy minister,  said investor Leonard Len Lindstrom will be held accountable in a court of law to prove the […]

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Feb
23

South Sudanese to get cholera vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) is working with the South Sudan Government and partners to provide vaccines to protect nearly 140 000 people living in temporary camps in South Sudan against cholera. The vaccines come from an emergency stockpile managed by WHO, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Médecins […]

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Feb
21

Iceland’s PM Says No to Europe

  Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said in a radio interview with Bylgjan earlier today that it was an impossible situation for the government of Iceland, which is against joining the European Union, to at the same time be in talks to try to join the EU, visir.is reports.​ “As I explained at Viðskiptaþingi (The […]

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Feb
19

Uganda bans miniskirts, pornography

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed a law which criminalizes indecency and promotion of pornography. Henceforth, women have been forbidden from wearing clothes like miniskirts and cleavage-revealing blouses (‘tops’) that excite sexual cravings in public, unless for educational and medical purposes or during sports or cultural events. Addressing the press at the Media Centre in […]

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Feb
19

Sweden positive about Africa

Sweden has a positive view of the prospects of Africa, foreign minister Carl Bildt said on Wednesday. “…we are seeing economic growth, democratic development and global engagement.”, he said. Presenting Sweden’s Statement of Foreign Policy in a parliamentary debate, Bildt said his country “looks positively on Africa’s prospects, while being conscious of the fact that considerable […]

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Feb
18

Rotary gives $39m to fight polio

The continued fight to eliminate polio gets an additional $36 million boost from Rotary in support of polio immunization activities and research to be carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which aims to end the disabling viral disease worldwide by 2018. The funding commitment comes at a critical time as the eradication initiative […]

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