• 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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  • Africa still prime investment destination despite Covid-19

    Monday, September 14, 2020

    Participants at a webinar to present the African Development Bank’s African Economic Outlook Supplement to Asian audiences on Monday have endorsed the report as critical for post-COVID-19 Africa. The supplement revises the growth projections and outlook for Africa for 2020 and 2021 and highlights the impact of COVID–19 on Africa’s socio-economic landscape. It recommends policy […]

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  • Liberian pastors flogged for spreading gospel

    Monday, September 14, 2020

    Liberian police have arrested and charged seven persons who allegedly flogged three pastors for promoting salvation and preaching against their community’s traditional practices. They were charged with felonious restraint, criminal conspiracy, terrorist threat, aggravated assault, harassment, among others and are awaiting court trial. Reports said the police confirmed the incident happened early August. Community youths reportedly held and brutalized […]

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Sep
3

Liberia: Global summit for justice on Saturday

A virtual conference focused on justice in Liberia will be held this Saturday, September 5, via Zoom. The conference with the theme, In Pursuit of Justice, is organized by the Global Initiative for Justice (GIJ) and will be moderated by Welma Redd and chaired by Michael Mueller. Panelists are Liberian legislators Yekeh Kolubah, Armah Jallah, Conmany […]

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Sep
3

Africa in COVID-19 vaccine initiative

While the race to find safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines continues, African countries are signing up to a ground-breaking initiative, which aims to secure at least 220 million doses of the vaccine for the continent, once licensed and approved. All 54 countries on the continent have expressed interest in COVAX, a global initiative which is […]

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Sep
1

Liberia’s death penalty calls: human rights implications

By Atty. Urias Teh Pour The upsurge of reported cases of rape, especially statutory rape has seen thunderous calls for the enforcement of the capital punishment. These calls continue to resonate from political leaders, civil society activists, religious leaders and the general public. The July 26 independence Day Orator, a respected clergyman, in his oration […]

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Sep
1

Sweden hosts international meeting on gender equality

Some 70 participants from civil society organisations, the social partners and government agencies took part in a digital meeting on 26 August hosted by Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen. Discussions covered the international coalition to work for financial gender equality, of which Sweden is one of the […]

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Sep
1

New Pan African collaboration starts

A bold and exciting Pan African collaboration gets underway at the upcoming South African Book Fair which takes place as a virtual event from September 11 to 13. The initiative aims to create a collaborative and co-ordinated approach towards increasing the promotion of local, African-owned and -controlled book production industries as well as the exchange […]

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Aug
31

US industry puts Africa at risk of plastic pollution

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has lobbied the US government during the COVID-19 pandemic to use a US-Kenya trade deal to expand the plastics industry’s footprint across Africa. Documents obtained by Unearthed — Greenpeace’s investigative journalism platform — through the Freedom of Information Act separately show that the same lobby group, which counts Shell, Exxon […]

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Aug
29

Liberian 3rd division club falls on hard times

Liberian club Diadora FC is preparing for the third division football championship which is scheduled to begin soon. Located in the Chocolate City community outside the Liberian capital, Monrovia, Diadora has been putting up strong performances in the Liberian Football Association third division championships in Gardnersville for a number of seasons. In the 2010/11 season, the club became knock-out champion […]

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Aug
28

Liberian sports journalists induct new leadership

The Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) on Friday, August 14 inducted newly elected officials  into office to serve a three-year term. The ceremony, held at the ICampus in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, was attended by dignitaries, football administrators and the media. Liberia Football Association (LFA) President Mustapha I. Raji, Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) […]

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Aug
27

Europe, Africa digital forum next week

For the first time, the EurAfrican Forum will be held exclusively online, on the 3rd and 4th of September. EurAfrican Forum Digital 2020 will bring together personalities from the public and private sectors, but also representatives of civil society, entrepreneurs, activists and scientists This year’s edition will focus on challenges and common points, under the […]

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Aug
26

Ecobank names Fintech Challenge winners

Ecobank Group on Monday announced the winners of its Ecobank Fintech Challenge after an exciting virtual event streamed live from Accra, Ghana. Nokwary Technologies, edged out the rest of the finalists to emerge winner of the competition. The first and second runner up spots were taken by Ukheshe Payment and Solutions Growth Factor Technologies respectively. […]

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