• 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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  • Leadership curse: A review of the Liberian legislature

    Sunday, July 26, 2020

    By Seltue Karweaye For any society to prosper, it needs to have a government to run its affairs. The government helps to sustain the social contract that binds every member of the state. Thus, the price that is paid for a state to be prosperous is for it to have an established government that enforces […]

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News

Dec
18

Mystery over Ebola survivors’ ailments

For some Ebola survivors, overcoming the lethal viral assault has not heralded a full return to good health. An array of ailments including headache, joint pains, vision and hearing problems have afflicted convalescents; experts are still uncertain of the exact cause. Not all survivors of the virus, which has been rampant in Guinea, Liberia and […]

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Dec
16

GCC trade with Africa on the increase

Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries are placing more attention on new markets in east, west and southern Africa as their trade flows with the continent expand, according to a report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in conjunction with Falcon and Associates. The EIU study, entitled GCC Trade and Investment Flows, explores the GCC’s […]

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Dec
15

Chinese company donates to Ebola fight

ZiBo Hongye Shangqin Plastic and Rubber, a Chinese company,  has donated 50,000 pairs of disposable medical protection gloves to aid in the fight against Ebola virus. Also known as Hong Chin Plastic and Rubber Co. and based in Shandong Province, the company made the donation, valued at about 230,000 RMB (approximate 38,000 United Stated Dollars), on Thursday, December 04 […]

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Dec
14

Buhari is the best for Nigeria

The victory of Gen. Muhammad Buhari at the just concluded 3rd All Progressives Congress (APC) convention is a very good omen for the APC and the entire nation. This is a very indication that comes next year, Nigerians will start to see and experience the very real and vibrate Nigeria of their dream. The man of […]

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Dec
13

Join global gender equality campaign

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of the United Nations’ gender equality body, UN Women, are urging the EU heads of state and government to join the global UN-led campaign ‘HeForShe’. In a joint letter they are encouraging leaders to manifest their participation at the European Council on 18 and 19 […]

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Dec
13

Central Bank Governor calls for strong leaders

Liberia’s Central Bank Governor says there is a need for strong selfless leadership and a bold vision to transform the country’s economy. Dr. Joseph Mills Jones said it is now time for the country to take appropriate measures to rebuild itself and grow an inclusive economy driven by Liberians- one, he said, that creates opportunity for […]

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Dec
11

Liberian volunteers limit spread of ebola

The number of new cases of Ebola in Liberia is decreasing each day and community volunteers’ work has contributed substantially to this result. UNDP Liberia has recruited 1,300 volunteers who are being paid $80 per month to go door to door, every day in their communities, to track down anyone who shows symptoms of the […]

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Dec
10

Averda widens its services in Angola

Averda, the largest, and one of the fastest growing, waste management companies in the Middle East and Africa, is delivering city cleaning services in Ingombota, a major urban district within Angola’s capital city of Luanda. The five-year contract, awarded recently, sees the company operate in joint venture agreement, under the name Ecoverde. Ingombota covers 10 sq […]

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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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