• Voters’ roll update: Liberia opposition goes to court

    Thursday, September 24, 2020

    Liberia’s main opposition group, the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) says it will on Friday file a writ of “prohibition or cancellation” with the country’s supreme court against an ongoing Voters Roll Update (VRU) process. The CPP, together with another opposition block, the Rainbow Alliance, made this known in a press conference on Wednesday in Monrovia, […]

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  • 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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News

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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Jan
19

RCCG donates to 14,000 Liberian members

The General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church Of God (RCCG) Pastor E.A. Adeboye, based in Nigeria, in partnership with the church’s Africa Mission on Sunday presented assorted food and nonfood items to over 14,000 members. Each RCCG member received a 5kg bag of rice, hand sanitizer and soap as well as an Ebola kit for their own […]

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Jan
18

IMF chief to visit Rwanda, Senegal

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will visit Rwanda from January 26-29 and Senegal from January 29-31 to meet with policymakers and other representatives of society in each country. As Managing Director Lagarde has previously visited Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, and South Africa in Sub-Saharan Africa. “My […]

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Jan
17

Switzerland arrests Liberian for war crimes

Swiss authorities have arrested a Liberian suspected of carrying out war crimes during the West African nation’s civil war.   The arrest of Alieu Kosiah, a former commander of the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO), a rebel group that fought against Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front for Liberia (NPFL) in Liberia’s first […]

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Jan
14

Let election be start of a new day

Despite the Ebola crisis, our mother country, Liberia has held successful elections and avoided a potentially catastrophic constitutional crisis. . The crisis past, and elections complete, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our International Partners for their help with the Ebola epidemic with the hope of their continued support in successfully eradicating this […]

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Jan
13

Boko Haram and Nigeria’s future

The terrible news keeps on coming from Nigeria’s embattled northeast. Two suspected child suicide bombers reportedly blew themselves up in a crowded market on Sunday – the second such attack in two days linked to Boko Haram in which young girls were strapped with explosives. Meanwhile, the Islamic extremist group has maintained the momentum of its more conventional […]

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Jan
12

Supreme court releases jailed lawyers

The Supreme Court of Liberia last Friday ordered the immediate release of two lawyers imprisoned for 30 days by a judge for allegedly falsifying a document implicating her in a criminal transaction. The nation’s highest court, through justice in chamber Philip Banks, took the decision as a result of a Writ of Prohibition filed by Liberia’s former solicitor general Cllr. […]

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Jan
12

Liberian President Sirleaf consoles France

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of condolence to the Government and People of the Republic of France following a horrendous shooting incidence on Wednesday, January 7 2015 at the Charlie Hebdo Satirical Journal office in Paris, killing at least twelve people including Journalists and Police Officers. In her massage to France’s […]

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Jan
8

Developing countries could gain from low oil prices

Gains from low oil prices can be substantial for developing-country importers if supported by stronger global growth, says a World Bank Group analysis of the oil price decline, contained in the latest edition of Global Economic Prospects. The decline in oil prices reflects a confluence of factors, including several years of upward surprises in oil […]

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Jan
7

Financial stimulus for Liberian loan, saving clubs

The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) recently announced stimulus package for financial institutions affected by the Ebola virus outbreak may seem to be a relief to several loans and village saving clubs. CBL Governor Dr. Joseph Mills Jones said all sectors of the economy have been affected due to the outbreak, adding that the CBL is […]

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