• Donors give US$138.1m to Education Cannot Wait

    Monday, September 27, 2021

    On the sidelines of this year’s United Nations General Assembly, public, private and philanthropic donors announced a total of US$138.1 million in new contributions to Education Cannot Wait (ECW). The new contributions come from: Germany (€50 million; approx. US$58.6 million); United States of America (US$37 million); European Union/European Commission (€25 million; approx. US$29.3 million); The […]

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  • African Data Centres’ new office in South Africa

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    Africa Data Centres, the only pan-African network of interconnected, carrier-and cloud-neutral data centres on the continent, has completed its new Johannesburg data centre, based in its Midrand Campus which is one of the largest in Africa.  This state-of-the-art facility, designed with the latest global standards is the ideal location for technology companies and enterprises to […]

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  • Liberia: Plenty for the few, hunger for the majority

    Sunday, September 19, 2021

    By Seltue Karweaye A good proportion of young people today were taught from primary school that agriculture is the mainstay of the Liberian economy. Agricultural Science as a subject is part of our educational curriculum and therefore taught at all levels of education. Despite the constant emphasis on agriculture as a core aspect of the […]

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  • US: Bong Miners hold convention this weekend

    Friday, September 17, 2021

    Members of the US-based Association of Bong Miners in the Diaspora have gathered in Minnesota, Minneapolis to hold a national convention this weekend at which, among others, a new leadership will be elected. Festivities begin on Friday with arrivals and a meet and greet of convention attendees. Saturday will be much busier with a business […]

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  • Africa: Call to apply to Youth Adaptation Challenge

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have launched a call for applications for the first edition of the African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthAdapt) Challenge. The call encourages young entrepreneurs, innovators from micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and other youth-led and youth-owned enterprises in Africa, to implement solutions for […]

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News

Jan
26

Nigeria: Change is not a privilege, it is a right

As the Nigerian general elections approach, there are a few pertinent questions we need to ask ourselves as this forms the basis for any type of change we are clamouring for. Where did we get it wrong, how did it get this bad and what would be our fate after February 2015? The good news […]

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Jan
25

Book review: The tales of war and peace

The author begins his narrative with a picturesque description of his current home and environment in the Mid-Western state of Minnesota but clearly Minnesota is not the beginning of the whole story narrated in the book, “Harrowing December.” This picturesque description of the scenic landscape of Otsego, Minnesota only shows how far the author has […]

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Jan
22

Gbowee Foundation committed to Ebola fight

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA), founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee, on Wednesday affirmed its commitment to fighting the Ebola virus out of Liberia by providing direct community support to those affected by Ebola. Despite its direct support to affected people in various communities, GPFA Executive Director W. Piso Saydee Tarr said the foundation provided funding for […]

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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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