• Agenda for recovery of tourism in Africa

    Saturday, July 4, 2020

    United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) member states from across Africa have shared their priorities for tourism against the backdrop of COVID-19. As with every other global region, African destinations have been hit hard by the restrictions on travel introduced in response to the pandemic. The sudden and unexpected drop in tourist arrivals has placed […]

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  • Coronavirus: Sweden extends entry ban

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

    To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and reduce the outbreak, a temporary ban on entry to the European Union (EU) via Sweden is in force. The Swedish government today decided to extend the entry ban until 31 August 2020. At the same time, the government decided to ease the restrictions for […]

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  • Liberia’s dual citizenship issue settled, says Mueller

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

    A Switzerland-based Liberian says there is no need for Liberians in the diaspora to support a referendum on dual citizenship in Liberia as the country’s supreme court has settled the issue. Michael Muller in an open letter in May noted that “by the Grace of God, we have won the fight and there is no […]

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  • Millions raised for COVID-19 education emergencies

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    Finland and Verizon, one of the world’s largest companies, announced new contributions to Education Cannot Wait, of €3 million and US$1 million respectively, joining others to highlight the importance of education in building resilience to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contributions were announced during the ‘Global Goal: Unite for our Future’ concert and summit events held […]

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  • Liberians in Sweden aid coronavirus fight back home

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

    Early this month, the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) donated 150 bags of rice to nurses at three major hospitals in Liberia to help in the fight against the coronavirus. John F. Kennedy Medical Center and Redemption Hospital, both in the nation’s capital Monrovia and the 14 Military Hospital in Margibi County each received 50 bags. […]

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News

Oct
2

Hard times for UK asylum seekers

Last month, a quiet announcement from UK Home Secretary Theresa May dashed the hopes of thousands of asylum seekers in the UK. A court ruling in April had criticized the very low level of support it gives to those seeking asylum and had given her four months to show how she had calculated that it […]

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Sep
30

Intra-Africa trade key to boosting African economies

While international trade agreements such as AGOA (African Growth and Opportunity Act) and the recently announced Economic Partnership Agreement between European Union and Southern Africa are positive for the continent and should be encouraged, more emphasis needs to be placed on trade partnerships between African countries to drive seamless intra-Africa trade. This is according to […]

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Sep
30

Liberian police officers quarantine ends

About 90 Liberian police officers along with their families have been released from a quarantine put on them after an outbreak of Ebola in the barracks in which they reside in the capital, Monrovia. Among those quarantine for one month in the Police Barracks were high ranking police officers. The wife of one of their officers have earlier […]

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Sep
29

Leaders urge Egypt to free Al Jazeera journalists

World leaders at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) have highlighted the importance of press freedom and called on Egypt to release the three jailed Al Jazeera staff. The wrongful imprisonment of Baher Mohamed, Peter Greste and Mohammed Fahmy was raised by US President Obama in his first meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah […]

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Sep
27

Gbowee donates $55,000 medical items for Ebola fight

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa has sent 400 boxes of medical supplies from US-based MedShare valued at over $55,000 to Star of the Sea Clinic in West Point and Hope for Women International Clinic in Monrovia. The United Stated-based organization is supporting the work of 2011 Nobel Peace laureate Leymah Gbowee and head of Gbowee Peace Foundation […]

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Sep
24

Sweden arrests two Rwandan genocide suspects

A Swede of Rwandan origin and a Rwandan national were held in custody Wednesday in Sweden under suspicion of involvement in the African country’s 1994 genocide, prosecutors said. “Two men have been arrested and are being questioned. They are suspected of participating in the genocide,” Tora Holst, prosecutor in charge of the probe, told AFP. […]

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Sep
22

New Ebola cases could reach 6800 in West Africa

New research published today in the online journal PLoS Outbreaks predicts new Ebola cases could reach 6,800 in West Africa by the end of the month if new control measures are not enacted. Arizona State University and Harvard University researchers also discovered through modelling analysis that the rate of rise in cases significantly increased in […]

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Sep
19

War crime arrest major step for justice

The Belgian authorities’ arrest of a Liberian for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity during Liberia’s first civil war is a major advance for justice. It is the first arrest for crimes that violate international law committed during the conflict in Liberia from 1989 to 1996, which left tens of thousands dead. On September […]

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Sep
17

Concerned Liberian mother reaches out to kids

As Ebola has shut down schools around Liberia, a young Liberian mother, Brenda Brewer-Moore has taken on the task of making sure that the youngest in the society are not left behind educationally. On Sunday, September 14, Brenda and a small team of volunteers delivered 80 education packs to 50 boys and 30 girls in one Monrovia […]

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Sep
15

How to boost African food production

Smallholder farmers, who hold over 80 percent of all farms in sub-Saharan Africa, are struggling to adapt to rapidly rising temperature and erratic rains, according to the 2014 Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR), released on 3 September in Addis Ababa. It says these farmers are now facing the risk of being overwhelmed by the pace […]

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