• Africa: New empowerment project launched

    Tuesday, December 6, 2022

    The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) Secretariat has launched a scheme to support mechanisms for climate adaptation finance for women entrepreneurs and youth. The scheme, “YouthADAPT: Empowering Women and Youth for Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in Climate Adaptation and Resilience,” will develop innovative, transformative climate-resilient bankable projects aligned with African countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions. YouthADAPT […]

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  • African diaspora sent $95.6 billion home last year

    Saturday, December 3, 2022

    Hundreds of academics and leaders of international institutions from around the world came together recently in Abidjan, Ivory Coast for an African Development Bank Forum on ways to harness the skills, wealth and dynamism of Africa’s 160-million-strong diaspora to its growth and development. The hybrid event took place against the difficult geopolitical backdrop of high […]

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  • Alibaba trains 86 African entrepreneurs

    Thursday, December 1, 2022

    Alibaba Global Initiatives (AGI) today announced the graduation of 86 African entrepreneurs from the latest edition of the Alibaba Netpreneur Training (ANT) Program. Held from mid-October to mid-November, the Africa-specific edition was rolled out with support from the Africa’s Business Heroes prize competition, a philanthropic initiative that aims to support and inspire the next generation of African […]

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  • Sweden to criminalize virginity tests

    Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    The Swedish Government is stepping up its efforts to combat honor-related violence and oppression, and has therefore commissioned an ongoing inquiry to draft proposals for legislation to criminalize virginity testing, virginity certification and hymen reconstruction surgery. In both health care and private settings, some girls and women are subjected to virginity tests and issued virginity […]

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  • Liberia hosts big tourism festival

    Sunday, November 27, 2022

    On Saturday, December 10, Liberia tourism sector will come alive as the country hosts LIBFEST, the first annual and national all-inclusive tourism festival celebrating Liberia’s amazing beauty, sites, resources, events, and discoveries. LIBFEST2022 will kick off at 7:00 a.m. in a carnival parade of dancing, music, attractions and celebration from the Monrovia City Hall to […]

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Apr
29

Ngafuan lauds blind association leadership

Liberian Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has applauded the Liberian Christian Association of the Blind (CAB) through its President, Mr. Beyan Kota for its farsighted leadership and the tremendous humanitarian work the association continues to provide by catering to the needs of blind brothers and sisters in the country., Minister Ngafuan, who spoke during a ceremony […]

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Apr
28

Tough pairings in African Cup of Nations draw

Ivory Coast and Cameroon have been handed a tough draw in the qualifiers for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015. The duo was drawn together in the battle for the 15 places to join hosts Morocco for the final tournament next January. Four-time winners, Cameroon, will have to contend with rivals, the Elephants of […]

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Apr
27

Liberian police conduct worries US Ambassador

United States Ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac Thursday  stressed the need for improve police conduct after she reaffirmed her government’s commitment to assist Liberia in building  the capacity of its national police force. Ambassador Malac said good police conduct towards citizens is significant in a democratic environment such as Liberia. She lauded the police administration for stringent […]

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Apr
27

APC Scandinavia condemns Nigerian Killings

The All Progessive Congress (APC) Scandinavia has strongly condemned the recurrent killings in the north-east of Nigeria, the abduction of 100 Nigerian pupils. The organization also condemned the ways the country’s leadership is playing bitter politics with the lives of innocent citizens.   A release issued over the wekend, and signed by the coordinator of the APC Scandinanvia Ayoola […]

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Apr
26

Liberia gets $800,000 for teachers’ training

Liberia has been given $800, 000 to enhace teachers’ education in the country under the UNESCO-China Funds-in Trust Teachers Education Project for teacher Infomation, Communication and Technology (ICT) in Africa.   The funds, according to Liberian education experts will be used to enhance and improve the country’s teacher training program through the pedagogic use of […]

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Apr
24

Food producers must adapt to climate change

ROME, Italy, April 23, 2014/Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems, stepping up action to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the seventh Forum on Agriculture in the Kingdom of Morocco. “Everything we do needs to take climate change into consideration,” […]

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Apr
23

UN helicopter crashes in Liberia

A UN helicopter Tuesday crashed in Monrovia, Liberia leaving the pilot critically injured. The pilot who sustained severe bodily wounds and nine other persons onboard the UN Helicopter 22426 survived the crash which took place at the Thinkers’ Village 20 minutes after it took off from the James Springs Airfield in Monrovia. The cause of the crash […]

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Apr
23

Liberia faces Ivory Coast in U-20 Tourney

Liberia’s national Under-20 team will face the Ivory Coast in the next rounds of qualifers of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Youth Championship after the continental body ruled a protest case in its favor. The Liberians filed a protest against their Gambian opponents for fielding five overage players during the latter’s recent 1-0  shock win in Monrovia. According to the […]

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Apr
22

Africans pay high money transfer fees

All over the world migrant workers are sending money home to their families. The money pays hospital bills and school fees, buys land, builds houses and sets up small businesses. The cash goes from the US back to Mexico, from the Gulf back to India, from the UK back to Somalia, and from South Africa […]

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Apr
21

Ivorian police officer testifies in mercenary trial

A lieutenant of the Ivorian police has provided evidence for state lawyers in the trial of 18 Liberians accused of carrying out subversive activities in the Ivory Coast.Lt. Kone Hotie, who served as commanding officer of Para, the scene of the attack, which borders Liberia, last week told a criminal court in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, that his testimony was based on […]

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