• Liberia’s vice president flown to hospital in Ghana

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor was on Tuesday flown out of the country to seek additional medical care at a specialist hospital in Accra, Ghana. According to a Press Release from the Office of the Vice President, VP Howard-Taylor was earlier admitted at the Aspen Medical Facility in the Liberian capital, Monrovia on Friday due […]

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  • Victor Williams named CEO of NBA Africa

    Monday, August 10, 2020

    The National Basketball Association (NBA) today named Victor Williams (pictured above) CEO of NBA Africa, effective Aug. 17, it was announced by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Williams, an accomplished investment banking executive with extensive experience growing businesses across the U.S. and Africa, will be based in the league’s Johannesburg (South Africa) office and report to […]

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  • 300 million euros to African coronavirus response

    Friday, August 7, 2020

    The European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union, and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Africa’s foremost multilateral trade finance institution, are directing EUR 300m of financing to support the resilience and recovery of African nations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will ensure businesses across the continent have the […]

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  • Excitements in Liberian community tournament

    Friday, August 7, 2020

    Blocks 1307D and 1307A grabbed crucial wins Thursday to qualify for the next rounds of the Beacon All Star/ Thomas P. Fallah Tournament in Chocolate City, outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital. Sponsored by Liberia’s Finance Minister Samuel D. Tweh, the tournament is organized in honor of Rep.Thomas P. Fallah, the senatorial candidate of the ruling Coalition […]

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  • Ecobank announces 2020 Fintech Challenge finalists

    Thursday, August 6, 2020

    Ecobank Group today announced the finalists from  the 2020 Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The challenge, in its third edition, is designed to deepen collaboration between Ecobank and fintechs with Africa focused products. The 10 finalists fintechs from seven different countries, who emerged from a competitive pool of over 600 fintechs, will participate in an online finale scheduled […]

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News

Jan
26

Malaysians arrested for hitting kids in Sweden

Azizul & Shalwati A Malaysian couple with diplomatic passports have spent more than a month in Swedish jail, after being accused of hitting their children for not performing their prayers. The parents risk ten years in jail. The husband and wife were arrested on December 18th after police received a report that they had repeatedly […]

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Jan
24

Nissan to roll out 1st made in Nigeria cars in April

The first set of Made in Nigeria 4×4 SUVs will be rolled out by Nissan Motors in April this year. Chief Executive Officer of Nissan Motors, Carlos Ghosn, disclosed this to President Goodluck Jonathan on the sideline of ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Ghosn, who said the vehicles would be rolled out of […]

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Jan
23

Sirleaf Calls for Public-Private Partnership to fight youth unemployment

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the world should accept that there is no easy fix for youth unemployment, but that partnerships between the public and private sectors can make a difference in tackling this global problem. The Liberian leader spoke on Wednesday, January 22, in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, when she addressed the opening plenary session […]

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Jan
22

The Curse of Leadership in Liberia: A Review of the Legislature in Post Conflict Liberia

  For any society to prosper, it needs to have a government to run its affairs. The government helps to sustain the social contract that binds every member of the state. Thus, the price that is paid for a state to be prosperous is for it to have an established government that enforces the social […]

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Jan
22

Florida Teen Becomes Youngest To Pass UK Bar Exam

  If you thought a 14-year-old set to graduate from Chicago State University with a degree in Psychology was an amazing feat, wait until you hear about this next teenager making history. 18-year-old Gabrielle Turnquest recently became the youngest person to pass the bar exam in the UK. “I am honored to be the youngest […]

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Jan
22

Finland The Third Most Expensive EU Country

Denmark is the most expensive EU country, reveal statistics published by Statistics Denmark. On average, prices are 41 per cent higher in Denmark than in the EU. Particularly pricy are groceries. Finns have no reason to rejoice either; Finland shared third place on the list of the EU’s most expensive countries with Luxembourg. In Finland, […]

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Jan
21

Abuses Lead to calls for accountability in South Sudan

The UN warned this month that acts committed by both sides in the South Sudan crisis could amount to crimes against humanity, and urged parties engaged in peace talks to establish mechanisms to ensure accountability for the violence. “What I saw was a horror,” said Ivan Šimonovic, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, at a […]

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Jan
21

How welcome are Africans in the UK?

The Oboh family believes there are many opportunities in the UK Nigerian nurse who has built a successful career in the UK, 57-year-old Sophie Oboh, has mixed views about the tighter immigration laws that the government is implementing. Ms Oboh says she understands the reason for the crackdown but she is also concerned that it […]

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Jan
20

Sweden To Enact Law Against Forced Marriages

Sweden’s Justice Minister Beatrice Ask has proposed a new law against forced marriages that could come into effect this summer, news agency TT reports.”This law will make a difference” The new law would make it illegal for parents and other relatives to force a young person to marry. It would also make it punishable to […]

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Jan
20

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe appears in public, ending death rumours

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe newvision HARARE – Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe appeared in public for the first time in several weeks on Monday to mourn the death of his sister, ending speculation that he may be bed-ridden, in declining health or even dead. The health of Mugabe, who is 89 and has ruled since the […]

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