• Global March launches poll for women’s rights

    Monday, January 18, 2021

    Women’s March Global on Friday announced details of its fifth anniversary event as it takes it’s global mobilisation online due to continued concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic. On 21 January, the day women globally would normally march, Women’s March Global will open the ‘Global Count’, one of the largest global mapping polls ever conducted to […]

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  • You might fall victim to online trading scams

    Friday, January 15, 2021

    “The rise of the digital age has resulted in an information overload and often a lot of this information is made up of unqualified opinions and regurgitated statements,” says Jay Mawji, Managing Director of INFINOX, an online trading partner which is now available in Africa with the aim of empowering traders to trade Forex, shares, […]

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  • Sweden unclear on problem of female genital mutilation

    Monday, January 11, 2021

    Sweden’s Gender Equality Authority sees a clear need for a study to find out how many girls and women in the country are exposed to genital mutilation. The uncertainty is too great today, the authority states in a new report. “The statistics on how many girls and women have been subjected to genital mutilation and how […]

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  • Norway presents climate action plan

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

    Norway is committed to achieving its emission reduction target under the Paris Agreement. On Friday, the government presented a white paper describing its action plan for transformation of Norwegian society as a whole by 2030. The plan shows how Norway will achieve its climate target and at the same time create green growth. “Under this […]

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  • Chad: $11.26 million for women and girls’ education

    Friday, January 8, 2021

    The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a grant of $11.26 million to the Government of Chad to finance the Girls’ Education and Women’s Literacy Project– the first Bank grant exclusively targeting women and girls. The project will be financed from the Bank’s Transition Support Facility and will be implemented over […]

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News

Mar
3

Africa aims to boost food security

    African leaders, civil society and youth groups today mark Africa Environment Day, which seeks to accelerate action on the numerous pressing environmental challenges facing the continent. Maseru, in the Kingdom of Lesotho, is the regional host of the 12th annual celebration, which is focused on the theme Combating Desertification in Africa: Enhancing Agricultural […]

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Mar
1

Cyberspace: New frontlines for Liberian “war criminals”

A decade and half old brutal war that left nearly 300,000 dead and ruined whatever infrastructures left of the economic-deprived West African nation of Liberia, no doubt created deep mistrust and hatred between key war-actors and their victims now living abroad, mainly, the United States. Even though the bloodbath ended more than a decade ago, […]

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Feb
28

Liberian turns $200 into a multi-million dollar business

He started his first business venture as a street vendor with capital of just $200 but two decades later Fomba Trawally has become one of Liberia’s most prominent businessmen. Like many in his country, Trawally fled Liberia in 1989 to escape the West African country’s ruinous civil war. He found refuge in The Gambia but […]

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Feb
27

Troko memorial charity to be launched in UK

A charity will be launched in honour of the late Dr David Memba Troko. The Dave Troko Eden Charity will work towards the realisation of the dreams of the late medical practitioner by bringing relief to the destitute in Liberia through the alleviation of ignorance, poverty and disease. Presenting the Dave Troko Foundation during memorial […]

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Feb
26

New Ambassador to France yet to take up post

The failure of Liberia’s ambassador designate to France, Dr. C. William Allen to take up his new assignment has become some thing of a mystery.  He was appointed in August last year. According to Liberian foreign ministry sources, Dr. Allen’s appointment did not meet the concurrence of some higher ups at the ministry and they are determined […]

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Feb
25

Reforms needed in Ivory Coast, says UN Expert

United Nations Independent Expert Doudou Diène has called on the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to adopt urgent reforms before presidential elections scheduled for October 2015. Mr. Diène’s appeal came at the end of his latest visit to the country, from 11-23 February, during which he organised an “International Conference on the situation of victims of […]

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Feb
25

South African midfielder moves to Sweden

South African playmaker Mark Mayambela has struck a three-year deal with top Swedish football club Djurgarden. The 26-year-old, who last played in his country’s top division for Mpumalanga Black Aces and had been on trial for some time with the club based in the Swedish capital, said he was happy to join one of Sweden’s biggest outfits. It is wondeful […]

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Feb
25

Western media keep the Cold War hot

It is hardly surprising — it is a norm rather — that western media follow the flag on foreign policy. Sometimes it even leads it. That is how this world has gotten along in the Cold War, and in recent times, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Zimbabwe, Uganda and even lately Ukraine and Sochi Winter Olympics […]

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Feb
24

Hard times for young Liberians on job market

    It is still difficult for young people in Liberia to find a steady job. The perception of the civil wars as a youth revolution, where the youth turned established hierarchies and traditional structures upside down and were thereby able to change their position in society, is not completely true. In most cases “big […]

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Feb
24

Finland to send special troops to Central African Republic

Roughly twenty Finnish special troops will take part in the European Union’s crisis management operation in the Central African Republic, Carl Haglund (SFP), Finland’s Minister of Defence, revealed while meeting his European counterparts in Athens, Greece, on Friday. The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Erkki Tuomioja (SDP), had previously estimated that Finland could deploy as many as […]

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