• International tourism down 65% in first half of 2020

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    International tourist arrivals plunged 93% in June when compared to 2019, with the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) showing the severe impact COVID-19 has had on the sector. According to the new issue of the World Tourism Barometer from the United Nations specialized agency, international tourist arrivals dropped by 65% during the […]

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  • Covid-19: Global focus on aid for unsafe children, youth

    Sunday, September 20, 2020

    World leaders on Thursday committed to expand education in emergency aid for children and youth impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The beneficiaries are girls and boys already suffering the brunt of armed conflict, forced displacement, climate-change induced disasters and protracted crises – with a focus on the most marginalized, including girls, refugees and children with […]

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  • Commonwealth supports tackling climate change

    Friday, September 18, 2020

    A virtual gathering has galvanised political backing amongst Commonwealth countries to tackle the key challenge of land degradation linked to climate change and biodiversity loss, which is impacting ecosystems across the globe and over half of the global population. Alongside the United Nations General Assembly meetings, ministers, high commissioners, officials and experts from across the […]

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  • On rights, democracy in global fight against COVID-19

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to accelerate the global trends of democratic backsliding and weakening respect for human rights. It is intensifying existing inequalities, hitting those who are already marginalised, subjected to discrimination and living in poverty the hardest. The Nordic governments advocate international cooperation, solidarity, human rights and democracy in fighting the pandemic. Disproportional response […]

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  • Liberia: Women group holds anti-rape program

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    Women Empowerment Forum Liberia held an anti rape awareness fast and prayer program in Buchanan city, Grand Bassa County last Saturday, September 12. The activity was a part of the group’s efforts to combat rapes which have been declared a national emergency in the West African country. Rape is not only fought physically, it is […]

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News

Jan
12

ECOWAS Supports Liberia’s Transformation Agenda

ECOWAS has pledged its support for Liberia Government’s six year Agenda for Transformation (AFT) 2012-2017 and the National Framework Vision 2030 aimed at consolidating peace and stability and making Liberia a middle-income country by 2030. The Special Representative of the ECOWAS Commission’s President to Liberia, Ambassador Tunde Ajisomo, made the pledge during a recent ceremony […]

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Jan
11

Ellen Threatens UL – As Tension Mounts Again

  MONROVIA: President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has threatened withdrawal of government support to the University of Liberia, the nation’s highest institution of learning, if its administration cannot put into place measures for its smooth operation. President Johnson-Sirleaf made the statement recently in an interview with UNMIL Radio. In her words: “The students of the University of […]

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Jan
11

Senegal Nears First Victory In War Against Tsetse Fly

A campaign against the tsetse fly, a pest that transmits a disease that devastates livestock, in the Niayes area near the capital Dakar has radically reduced the fly population and is paving the way for complete eradication. “Since the project started, there is already less disease. It has not only reduced the tsetse but also […]

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Dec
29

Ethiopian Returnees Speak Out

As many as 140,357 migrants from Saudi Arabia have returned home to Ethiopia, 36 days after the expulsion operation started. “As we speak, Ethiopia is welcoming thousands of Ethiopian migrants returning home following the Saudi government crackdown on irregular migrants residing in the kingdom. IOM is collaborating with the Ethiopian government in the repatriation efforts […]

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Dec
29

YEP Trains Youths In Liberia

Forty-three youths residing in Grand Gedeh County have undergone training in income generation skills under the Youth Employment Program (YEP) of the Liberian Ministry of Youth and Sports. Drawn from the various district in the county, the youths trained in tailoring, soap-making and other skills with support from UNICEF.   Fifteen of the trainees were […]

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