• EFLA wants Liberians to heed advice of health workers

    Monday, March 30, 2020

    The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has called on Liberians at home and abroad, specifically Liberians in Europe, to heed the advice of health practitioners so as to prevent the Coronavirus from wreaking havoc in Liberia and other parts of the world. In a March 30 release, signed by Secretary General Francis Monnoh Mensah […]

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  • Bank launches $3 billion coronavirus fight in Africa

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.   The Fight Covid-19 Social bond, with a three-year maturity, garnered interest from central banks and official institutions, bank treasuries, and […]

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  • US-Africa Business Summit postponed

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    Given the evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) and the Government of Morocco have jointly decided to postpone the 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit previously scheduled to take place from June 9-12 in Marrakech, Morocco. “Our priority at CCA in response to COVID-19 is to help ensure the health […]

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  • Ivory Coast engages in gas monetization drive

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Ivory Coast is establishing a new energy leadership in West Africa following several initiatives taken to monetize natural gas across power generation and public transport. In a region rich in natural gas, such initiatives are driving Ivory Coast’s energy transition and paving the way for more industrialization and jobs creation. Since January 2020, the country […]

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  • Raising funds to send medical supplies to Liberia

    Monday, March 23, 2020

    Two Liberian diaspora organizations have launched a go fund me campaign to raise $10,000 to purchase and transport medical supplies to help Liberia in its fight against the coronavirus. So far, the West African nation has reported three cases of the virus. US-based Women Innovative Global Services (WINGS) and the Liberia Emergency and Disaster Relief Fund (LEADER Fund) are […]

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News

Mar
30

UNMIL drawdown to cost Liberia $50m

Liberia’s Finance Minister Amara Konneh last week revealed that it would cost the government of Liberia US$50 million to fill in all necessary gaps when UNMIL drawdown is completed. “While our service sector has been another driving force of economic growth, it is expected  to take a hit as the United Nations Mission in Liberia(UNMIL)draws down […]

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Mar
30

How Prof. Alaric Tokpa protected his family

Brooklyn Park, MN- In much of Liberia’s troubled history of dictatorial and military rule, many people never got to know the pains relatives of students’ politicians went through whenever their loved ones were imprisoned by the government. But for the first time last Saturday, during a gathering of Liberian and American guests, a Liberian lady […]

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Mar
29

Female ‘armed robber’ resists going to jail

Drama erupted at the Monrovia City Court in Liberia recently when a suspected female armed robber resisted her imprisonment at the Monrovia Central Prison.Dekontee Morris and two others female were charged with armed robbery, an allegation they denied. Defendant Dekontee said she refused to go jail on the grounds that she was falsely accused by a relative of the […]

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Mar
29

Sweden talks about Roma abuses

    Today, I present the White Paper initiated by the Government on abuses and rights violations of Roma in the 20th century. The White Paper is based on interviews with Roma and Travellers, on archive material and research studies. It provides a description of a dark period in Sweden’s history that is more complete […]

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Mar
28

Malaysian couple sentenced to prison

A Swedish court has sentenced a Malaysian couple to prison for “gross violation of their children’s integrity”. The prosecutor said the parents physically abused their children using sticks, belts and clothes hangers. The abuse happened between 2010 and 2013. A court statement said: “The mother is convicted of gross violation of the integrity of the daughter […]

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Mar
27

Ivory Coast: Impartial justice for all

    The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Cote d’Ivoire, Doudou Diène, expressed concern over unresolved issues in the national reconciliation process of the West African country, ahead of presidential elections in 2015. The key, he stressed, lies in applying “impartial justice for all” in a country still recovering […]

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Mar
26

Curbing West Africa’s Ebola outbreak

  As health authorities and aid groups work to contain the spread of Ebola in Guinea which has killed 59 people and infected scores of others since January, suspected cases have emerged in neighbouring Liberia, prompting calls for a regional response. Haemorrhagic fever symptoms first appeared in Guinea’s southern forested region. Eighty-six people have so […]

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Mar
26

Oil, family ties and corruption

  Since 1990 the petroleum industry has invested more than $20 billion in exploration and production activity in Africa. A further $50 billion will be spent between now and the end of the decade, the largest investment in the continent’s history. But most Africans in these countries where oil are being produced are seeing little […]

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Mar
25

No merit in $200m lobbying talk

  About two years ago, I was in a conversation with some people in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, who accused the Liberian government of spending over US$ 200 million on lobbying in the United States. These individuals provided the website, www.foreignlobby.org  as their source of information. I read all the reports on the website, but was […]

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Mar
25

Sierra Leonean guilty of illegal land sale

A licensed surveyor at Liberia’s ministry of lands, mines and energy Arah Kamara, a Sierra Leonean, has been convicted for illegally selling 500 acres of land valued at US$4 million. Criminal Court ‘C’ jury last Friday brought down a unanimous guilty verdict against Mr. Kamara  noting  that the evidence produced by  the state was overwhelming to […]

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