• Brenda Brewer Moore: Literacy is freedom

    Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Please permit me to stand on the existing protocol in expressing how honored, and humbled I am by the invitation to speak on the occasion of the celebration of International Literacy Day. I will limit my remarks to three points drawn from the theme: Rethinking Literacy Development Through Multilingualism. The first point is that being […]

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  • UK agrees trade continuity with six African nations

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    The United Kingdom (UK) on Tuesday initialed an Economic Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique (SACU+M) that will allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit. This marks the end of formal trade discussions and the UK-SACU+M Economic Partnership Agreement will be subject to final checks before it is formally signed. The […]

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  • France: Liberian war crimes suspect released

    Monday, September 9, 2019

    A Liberian war crimes suspect known as Kunti K., who was in pre-trial detention in Paris, France on suspicion of crimes against humanity and torture, was released at the end of last week due to a procedural error. Kunti K., a former rebel commander, is subject to conditions of release, including being prohibited from leaving […]

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  • Sports can boost equality and peace

    Sunday, September 8, 2019

    The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth has outlined how sport can be harnessed to boost international development by “changing perceptions and altering attitudes”. Speaking at the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda, Patricia Scotland said the “wide appeal and reach” of sport can be used to “accelerate progress” in areas such as gender equality […]

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  • Sweden-born Hellberg shines on debut for Liberia

    Thursday, September 5, 2019

    Seth Kanteh Hellberg, who plays for Sweden’s second division flyers IK Brage, had a memorable debut as he became the first Swedish-born player to play Liberia, the ancestral homeland of his mother. He was part of the Liberian national football team which recorded a 3-1 win at home against Sierra Leone in a World Cup […]

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News

Aug
24

Promoting Chinese investment in African energy

To support growing energy cooperation and investment between China and Africa, the African Energy Chamber is organizing a working visit to Beijing next week. Led by Executive Chairman Nj Ayuk, the delegation from the Chamber will be meeting with CEOs and Chairmen from China’s state-owned energy companies and the private sector, along with key industry […]

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Aug
22

President Weah promises to uphold gender equality

Liberian President George Manneh Weah has once again reiterated his commitment to the promotion and protection of women and girls against sexual gender-based violence and gender inequality. President Weah made the pledge at his office when he received a petition from women who reportedly represented ten civil society organizations. The women through their designated speaker, […]

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Aug
22

Dubai Chamber holds mentorship program

Eight prominent business leaders have been selected to mentor high-potential startups from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Africa participating in Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Global Business Forum (GBF) Mentorship Program. Four UAE-based mentors and four Africa-based mentors have joined the first-of-its-kind program which aims to foster cross-border cooperation between the two startup […]

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Aug
21

Liberia: Jah Kamara named best coach in Gardnersville

Jah Kamara, the enterprising coach of third division club Kallon FC,  has been named coach of the season of the Gardnersville sub-committee league, a part of the Liberia Football Association, reports Joseph M. Vincent. The 39 year-old coach, who guided the Chocolate City-based club to the big three- stage of the just ended sub-committee’s league […]

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Aug
20

A look at Liberia’s traditional Poro and Sande College

Long, long, time ago, in the beginning which has no beginning, there was the Poro and Sande College (PSC). And so it was on that the PSC became the receptacle of knowledge and wisdom of all creation. From north to south of the Saharan, from West to East of the Sahara, the PSC is a […]

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Aug
18

Basketball Africa League names vice president

The Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa and scheduled to begin play in March 2020, on Friday named National Basketball Association (NBA) Africa Head of Business Operations and Ghana-native John Manyo-Plange as BAL Vice President & Head of Strategy and Operations. Manyo-Plange, who goes by Manyo, […]

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Aug
14

Finalists named for African businesswomen awards

Leading Pan African entrepreneurship and innovation non-profit, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), has announced the top finalists in its annual awards to celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa. Promoting excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst women-owned businesses in all sectors and across all 54 African countries, is the aim of AWIEF […]

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Aug
13

African journalists please take note

APO Group, the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, will award one African journalist transport, accommodation and daily allowance to attend the 2019 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, which will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 23-25 September. […]

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Aug
12

Wleh: Liberia should open embassy in Sweden

The former president of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has called for the opening of a Liberian embassy in Sweden. Kingston Wleh spoke on Saturday during programs marking the 172nd independence anniversary of Liberia held in the Swedish capital, Stockholm. He noted that with an embassy in Sweden, Liberians living in the country will not […]

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Aug
9

Sweden: Liberians stage big independence celebrations

Liberians residing in Sweden will this weekend celebrate the 172nd independence of their country. The festivities will be held in Stockholm, the Swedish capital. Liberia declared independence on July 26, 1847.  According to the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA), the festivities, under the theme Forgiveness and Reconciliation, begin on Saturday at 15:00 at Hägerstensåsens Bollplan with a […]

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