• Sweden adopts measures against racism, hate crimes

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021

    The Swedish Government has adopted several measures against racism, similar forms of hostility and hate crime. Several of the measures are being carried out within the context of the national plan against racism, similar forms of hostility and hate crime, which the government adopted in 2016. The plan takes an integrated approach and comprises strategies […]

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  • Kudos to our graduates but where are the jobs?

    Monday, March 1, 2021

    By Seltue Karweaaye According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Liberia has a population of 4.5 million people, and 64 percent of the population lives in poverty. More than 60 percent of the population is under 25. One depressing reality in virtually every Liberian family is the sight of adults in their late 20s, […]

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  • Family Worship Center outlines plans

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

    Calvary Greetings to everyone and Happy New Year in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  I welcome you to our year of HONOR. Our scripture for the year: “Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.’ But now the Lord declares: ‘Far […]

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  • Sweden’s Foreign Policy Statement for 2021

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Mr Speaker, I want to begin this year’s Statement of Foreign Policy by saying something that is obvious to us all. Politics matters. This year marks 100 years since women were first able to exercise their right to vote in a parliamentary election. This was the milestone that made Sweden a democracy. Democracy is something […]

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  • FIFA, AU launch African schools football competition

    Monday, February 22, 2021

    FIFA and the African Union have agreed to launch a schools football competition following a meeting in Kinshasa between FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Félix Tshisekedi, who is also the current Chairperson of the African Union (AU). The two presidents, who had initiated discussions last week […]

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News

Mar
31

Liberians want reforms, says Pres. Sirleaf

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says Liberians, through a series of national consultations, have shown and made clear their strong desire to see adjustments made to Liberia’s 1986 Constitution. Highlighting some of the national consultations where these views resonated, she named Vision 2030, Land Reform and the Decentralization Initiative as a few of the many national consultations […]

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Mar
30

Powering Zambia’s rapidly growing capital city

Zambia Electricity Supply Commission (ZESCO) has awarded Aurecon a contract to provide engineering, design and construction supervision services for the USD200 million World Bank funded Lusaka Transmission and Distribution Rehabilitation Project. Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, is regarded as the second fastest growing city in Africa. Its electricity demand has grown at 6% per annum over the previous […]

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Mar
28

Speech: A European Union of the People

  Many of the grand statements throughout history have been poetic. But one of the most important sentences in post-war Europe was as bone dry as it was powerful: “The French Government proposes that Franco-German production of coal and steel as a whole be placed under a common High Authority, within the framework of an […]

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Mar
25

Nigerian elections: Wind of change blows in 80 hours

In less than 80 hours, Nigerians will make a choice that will not only impact Nigeria but Africa and the world in general for the next four years and beyond.   It is a known fact that Nigerians in the diaspora are being disenfranchised by the constitution of Nigeria and that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)-led parliament […]

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Mar
24

African rats trained to detect TB

Giant rats may strike fear and disgust into the hearts of homeowners worldwide, but researchers in impoverished Mozambique are improbably turning some of them into heroes. At Eduardo Mondlane University in the capital Maputo, nine giant rats are busy at work — sniffing out tuberculosis-causing bacteria from rows of sputum samples. These are no ordinary […]

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Mar
23

Liberia: After-church feeding program continues

An after-church feeding program at a local baptist church in Chocolate City, a community just outside the Liberian capital, Monrovia, will continue for another six months, says a group of former residents of the community now living in the diaspora. The program caters to children every Sunday after worship service at the Chocolate City Baptist Church and has seen an […]

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Mar
22

Global water shortage in 15 years, says UN

The planet faces a 40 percent shortfall in water supplies in 15 years due to urbanisation, population growth and increasing demand for water for food production, energy and industry, the United Nations said on Friday. Competition for water between water-thirsty sectors means better management is essential to ensure everybody gets the water they need, said […]

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Mar
21

Turkey: African migrants’ hopes turn sour

In a nondescript cafe in one of Istanbul’s more rundown neighbourhoods, migrants from Africa watch a Congolese soccer match as Afro-pop music blasts in the background. “We feel comfortable in here, everyone is from Cameroon or Congo,” Patrick, the leader of an informal Cameroonian community organization, told IRIN. “But outside of this restaurant, it’s a […]

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Mar
21

Press must not cover up for war crimes suspects

Few weeks ago, I was doing research online and came across a news story published February 25, 2015 by the Inquirer Newspaper of Liberia titled, “Residents Deny ‘Massacre’ Claim.” The story is related to charges of war crimes against one Martina Johnson, a well-known former NPFL rebel commander who was arrested last year by Belgium […]

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Mar
19

The argument to honour a Liberian football legend

In sports, heroes are not hard to find because athletes, unlike any group of citizens, are blessed with special talents which, when put on display, often provide national joy and therapy for a country.  For love of country, they perform under inconvenient and dangerous circumstances without hesitation.  Therefore, when it comes to Liberian footballers, everyone […]

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