• 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

May
22

Climate change worsens food insecurity

Climate change occasioned by severe weather and extreme climate events is exacerbating multiple stresses such as food insecurity and spread of diseases in Africa. In 2012 alone, an estimated 37.3 million Africans were negatively affected by hydro meteorological hazards; a 43.3% increase in annual average over the last decade.  The African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology […]

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May
22

Liberians in US stage football tourney

A football tourney intended to promote sports among Liberians residing in the United States is expected to be held this weekend in Columbia, Maryland. According to one of the organizers, former Liberian national football star Anthony “teacher” Gray, the tournament which will feature former footballers, known as oldtimers, is a means through which “we want to […]

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May
20

Football official says no players’ bonus dispute

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has denied reports that two foreign-based players, Sekou Jabateh and Alseny Keita clash with Liberia FA President Musa Bility over bonuses before the 1-0 victory over Lesotho on Sunday. LFA General Secretary Alphonso Amah informed Nordic Africa News Correspondent on Monday that the reports were false and misleading, adding that no such incident […]

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May
19

Amb von Ballmoos presents credentials to Pope Francis

Liberia’s Ambassador accredited to the Holy See and the Sovereign Order of Malta  Rudolf von Ballmoos has presented his letters of credence to the Holy Father, Pope Francis at the Vatican City and the Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing at the Magisterial Palace in Rome, Italy. A dispatch from […]

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May
19

Refugees divided on future of northern Mali

Fighting has once again escalated in northern Mali’s Kidal region, with clashes between Tuareg separatists and the army reportedly killing 36 people on 16 and 17 May. Despite the failure of the 2012 rebellion in northern Mali and the loss of most of the territory they briefly laid claim to, Tuareg separatists say the fight […]

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May
18

Sudan woman faces death for apostasy

  A Sudanese court has sentenced a woman to hang for apostasy – the abandonment of her religious faith – after she married a Christian man. Amnesty International condemned the sentence, handed down by a judge in Khartoum, as “appalling and abhorrent”. Local media report the sentence on the woman, who is pregnant, would not […]

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May
17

Liberia calls up three pros for Lesotho match

Ahead of Liberia’s crucial match with Lesotho for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this Sunday, the Liberian Football Association has release the names of three oversea-based players for the match. They are Sekou Jabateh Oliseh of Greek club PAOK, Anthony Snoti Laffor of South African side Super Sports United and Satellite Karat who […]

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May
15

African refugees get mental health care in Israel

Thousands of African refugees and asylum seekers in Israel suffering from trauma and depression after fleeing abuses in their home country or surviving torture camps in Egypt are now getting improved mental health care, though more needs to be done, say refugee groups. Until recently the only help available has come from NGOs, notably Physicians […]

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May
14

Turkey, Liberia sign agreements in three key areas

Liberia and Turkey on Tuesday signed three key agreements to enhance bilateral relations. The countries agreed to work together in the areas of education, mutual visa waiver for holders of diplomatic passports and a collaboration between their diplomatic institutes. Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan and Ahmet Davutoglu, the respective foreign ministers of Liberia and Turkey signed behalf of […]

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