• Liberia gets $3.9m to upgrade payments system

    Tuesday, March 21, 2023

    The board of directors of the African Development Fund, the concessional financing window of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has approved a $3.9 million grant to finance the upgrade of Liberia’s payments infrastructure and systems project. The approval of the grant from the Fund was made on March 17. The project’s primary objective is to […]

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  • Africa: Rugby is big business, let’s stop pretending it isn’t!

    Saturday, March 18, 2023

    By Herbert Mensah African Rugby needs to respect itself and behave in a “world-class” fashion before it can be respected by the rest of the world. African sports have been forgotten by the world. More so, it seems that African sports have been forgotten by Africans. In the world of rugby, in particular, there are […]

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  • West African experts discuss regional single currency

    Friday, March 17, 2023

    The Technical Committee on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Single Currency Program met on Thursday in Guinea Bissau to define the concept of “Majority of Member States” within the framework of the Macroeconomic Convergence and Stability Pact among ECOWAS member states. The experts also discussed amendments to the legal texts relating to […]

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  • Sweden, Egypt discuss trade relations

    Tuesday, March 14, 2023

    Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell on Tuesday received Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmed Samir Saleh in Stockholm. During the visit, the ministers participated in a Swedish-Egyptian business forum together with business representatives. The ministers discussed matters such as how Swedish companies’ innovation capacity can contribute to the […]

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  • Liberia: Clar Weah’s budget undeserved

    Sunday, March 12, 2023

    By Benedict Nyankun Wisseh Madam Clar Weah, with all due respect Madam first lady, I love you and that is why I stood as the “BESTMAN” in your wedding, but there is something that does not add up. How is it possible that the budget of the first lady office exceeds the allotment in the […]

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News

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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Apr
21

Yaya Toure speaks for Africa

Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure thinks he is not regarded as one of the best players in the world because he is from Africa.  Toure, 30, has 22 goals this season, helping City to win the League Cup and challenge for the Premier League title. Samir Nasri recently said Toure would be […]

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Apr
20

Liberia: Ugandan woman gets 4-year prison sentence

A Ugandan woman convicted for trafficking drug into Liberia a year ago has been sentenced to four years in prison. But Criminal Court Judge Blamo Dixon said that Shirat Nalwadda will serve her sentence in Uganda after he affirmed the jurors’ unanimous guilty verdict. He also ordered that the convict be deported to Uganda through diplomatic channel where she […]

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Apr
20

Norway condemns South Sudan violence

    “Norway condemns the killing and injuring of civilians in South Sudan in recent days. These attacks are clear violations of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, which both parties to the conflict have signed. Leaders on both sides of South Sudan’s conflict are responsible for bringing an end to the violence and unrest immediately,” […]

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