• Trudeau to address Canada-Africa business summit

    Sunday, October 24, 2021

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address the opening of a three-day virtual business summit organized by the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business which begins on October 26. ‘’The Prime Minister’s message will focus on Canadian efforts at home and on the African continent for the restart of African economies,’’ said Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, Chair of the […]

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  • Roopnarine: Making a difference from Canada

    Saturday, October 23, 2021

    By Draper C. Tolborh Sr. As the saying goes one person can make the difference, a native of Chase Village in Trinidad and Tobago, Krish Roopnarine is one of those individuals. He continues to leave an indelible mark by working in his garage every day in Brampton, Canada repairing walkers, wheelchairs, for shipment etc, to […]

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  • Young African entrepreneurs for Anzisha Fellowships

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    The Anzisha Prize has revealed their top 26 entrepreneurs for 2021. The entrepreneurs, who are between the ages of 18 and 22, will each receive more than US$5,000 in funding and more than US$15,000 worth of venture building support services over three years, which are aligned with the prestigious fellowship’s new structure of enabling young […]

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  • The birth defects of Liberia’s opposition collaboration

    Sunday, October 17, 2021

    By Abdoulaye Dukule Every living organ contains the germs of its own destruction. Liberia’s Collaboration of Political Party (CPP) is no exception, with the difference that it may have more than one such germs. The greatest impediment faced by CPP was the mistrust that characterized the relationship between the leaders of the parties. That mistrust […]

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  • Film festival for small-scale farmers

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

    Farmers across Africa and South America recently exhibited their fields, harvests, and agricultural knowledge through a film festival organized by the Collaborative Crop Research Programme (CCRP). The festival, “Films for agroecology by those in agroecology,” showcased short films shot by small-scale farmers. CCRP encourages farmers to tell their own stories, focusing on the plants and places with […]

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News

Nov
25

Peak youth – seizing the moment

We have accepted the concept “peak oil” – the point where oil production goes into an irreversible decline. Now we are being asked to contemplate that we are also rapidly approaching “peak youth”, when there will be more young people than ever before in the history of the planet, and when young people as a […]

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Nov
24

Ebola pushes Liberian economy downward

Liberia’s Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh has disclosed that the country’s economic growth rate is experiencing a downward trend due to the overwhelming impact of the Ebola virus on the country.   He said Liberia’s growth rate is subject to reduction as the projected rate at which the country’s economy was heading has […]

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Nov
22

Ebola orphans face stigma, stress

Of the hundreds of children in Sierra Leone who have lost parents to Ebola, the vast majority have lost both their mother and their father. Among them is eight-year-old Lamin Borbor, who sits alone beneath the shade of a large, tin-roofed gazebo, playing with a small toy car, outside the Ebola Interim Care Centre (ICC) […]

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Nov
20

Terrorists killed 18,000 last year

The number of lives lost to terrorist attacks increased by 61% in a single year, according to the second edition of the Global Terrorism Index (GTI), rising from 11,133 in 2012 to 17,958 in 2013. The index also recorded a 44% increase in the number of terrorist incidents, rising from 6,825 in 2012 to 9,814 […]

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Nov
19

President’s son threats appalling, says journalist

  A Liberian journalist says he is appalled by recent remarks by the son of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf posted on Facebook on November 13, in which he “threatened to deal” with anybody who protests his candidacy for a senatorial seat. Jackson T. S. Seton,  formerly news editor of the Inquirer Newspaper, now a US resident, […]

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Nov
17

Liberia under economy dictatorship

  Having followed the Liberian presidency of Madam Ellen Johnson for almost a decade, it has become apparent that she is an economy dictator. Unlike a noble leader, whose actions are intended to advance national interest by managing resources responsibly in order for nearly all citizens to benefit, an economy dictator cunningly protects cronies and rewards […]

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Nov
17

Top football stars unite against Ebola

The world’s top football players, including Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Neymar Jr., Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm, are joining forces with global health experts to help raise global awareness in the fight against Ebola. In a new campaign “11 Against Ebola”, players from some of Europe’s biggest clubs come together to […]

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Nov
16

School lessons by radio in Sierra Leone, Liberia

With the nationwide closure of schools in Liberia and Sierra Leone due to the Ebola outbreak, and with no immediate prospect of them reopening, a growing number of students are receiving their lessons via radio. “Right now, in the midst of Ebola, the Ministry of Education has embarked on this program – Teaching by Radio […]

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Nov
13

World Bank approves $30m credit, grant for Liberia

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors Wednesday approved a total of US$30 million in credit and grant to support Liberia’s medium-term strategy to strengthen its transparency and accountability mechanisms’ The money will also be used to expand the economy, increase access to quality education and improve health services that are critical to fighting the […]

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Nov
11

Include migration in post-2015 agenda

As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire at the end of 2015, campaigners are calling for the inclusion of migrant worker protections in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), noting that migrants contribute billions to reducing poverty – often at great cost to their personal safety and well-being. The world’s estimated 232 million international migrants […]

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