• 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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  • Liberia: Women group holds anti-rape program

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    Women Empowerment Forum Liberia held an anti rape awareness fast and prayer program in Buchanan city, Grand Bassa County last Saturday, September 12. The activity was a part of the group’s efforts to combat rapes which have been declared a national emergency in the West African country. Rape is not only fought physically, it is […]

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News

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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Jan
26

Nigeria: Change is not a privilege, it is a right

As the Nigerian general elections approach, there are a few pertinent questions we need to ask ourselves as this forms the basis for any type of change we are clamouring for. Where did we get it wrong, how did it get this bad and what would be our fate after February 2015? The good news […]

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Jan
25

Book review: The tales of war and peace

The author begins his narrative with a picturesque description of his current home and environment in the Mid-Western state of Minnesota but clearly Minnesota is not the beginning of the whole story narrated in the book, “Harrowing December.” This picturesque description of the scenic landscape of Otsego, Minnesota only shows how far the author has […]

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Jan
22

Gbowee Foundation committed to Ebola fight

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA), founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee, on Wednesday affirmed its commitment to fighting the Ebola virus out of Liberia by providing direct community support to those affected by Ebola. Despite its direct support to affected people in various communities, GPFA Executive Director W. Piso Saydee Tarr said the foundation provided funding for […]

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Jan
21

Vote Buhari for a better Nigeria

Nigerians at home and abroad have heard time and time again from President Ebele Goodluck Jonathan that the main reason to vote him again for President of Nigeria is to ensure the continuity of his programs. President Jonathan even accused Nigerians in the diaspora for unfair criticisms of his admininstration. We in the All Progressives Congress APC) Scandinavia, […]

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