• TECNO, UNICEF support digital learning for children

    Friday, July 19, 2024

    TECNO, a leading innovative technology brand, has announced a partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Nigeria to support the implementation of the Nigeria Learning Passport, a digital learning platform. In today’s world, too many children remain out of school, and many more are not learning. In Nigeria, the challenges in the field […]

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  • Sextortion plagues teens, demands urgent action

    Monday, July 15, 2024

    Just hours before his untimely death, the life of 16-year-old Murray Dowey from Scotland seemed ordinary—a night of family bonding over television and plans for an upcoming holiday with friends. Little did his parents know that the following morning would shatter their world, as Murray became another casualty of the sextortion epidemic sweeping across the […]

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  • Businessman nabbed for Sierra Leonean war crimes

    Sunday, July 7, 2024

    A Spanish businessman living in Brazil, was on July 2 arrested in Málaga, Spain for his alleged participation in the illegal trade of so-called blood diamonds and for his alleged complicity in crimes committed during the civil war that ravaged Sierra Leone between 1991 and 2002. The Audiencia Nacional, the Spanish High Court that has jurisdiction over international crimes, sought the arrest […]

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  • Liberia’s legislative projects: The plunder continues?

    Monday, July 1, 2024

    By Seltue Karweaye The people of Liberia have been severely impacted by lawmakers’ excessive greed. The country’s legislative budget has swelled from US$9.4 million in 2006 to an alarming US$67.9 million in 2023. Shockingly, the approved 2024 budget is not accessible to the public, leaving us in the dark about the allocations to the national […]

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  • Liberia: Nutrition project to be scaled up

    Sunday, June 23, 2024

    The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved an additional $10 million from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) to implement activities and scale up the impact of the Smallholder Agriculture Development for Food and Nutrition Security project in Liberia. The project aims to improve food and nutrition security and […]

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News

Oct
19

Gbowee Foundation empowers 83 local groups

As the outbreak of Ebola in Liberia continues to take its toll closing schools, putting some government employees on compulsory leave and slowing down economic activities, several institutions and individuals have been making donations to the fight against the virus.  For some, the donations have been directed towards the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and other […]

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Oct
19

Tanzania’s new citizens to get land, voting rights

Over 162,000 former Burundian refugees, who were recently granted Tanzanian citizenship after living in the country for over four decades, will now be able to buy and own land and vote, said a senior government official. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has hailed the move. Most of the former refugees have been living in camps […]

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Oct
18

Liberians in US face worsening Ebola stigma

Africans living in the US from the three Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, are under enormous pressure trying to help their families and ravaged communities back home. And they face an additional challenge: stigma. For the residents of “Little Liberia”, one of Liberia’s biggest emigrant communities in Staten Island, New York, the […]

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Oct
15

FAO launches free online course on gender equality

To strengthen the capacities of member countries in reducing gender inequalities in agriculture and increasing productivity, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, with support from the European Union, has produced a new e-learning course to help policy-makers and agricultural planners develop gender-responsive policies and programmes for food and nutrition security. The course, “Gender in Food […]

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Oct
13

Belgian lawyer for Liberian war crimes victims speaks

On 19th September 2014, it was reported that Martina Johnson had been arrested in Belgium on suspicion of having committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during the armed conflict in Liberia in the 1990s. Johnson was the head of the heavy artillery unit for the rebel group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL). Lead […]

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Oct
12

Yaya Toure becomes Nissan global ambassador

Car producer Nissan is proud to announce Yaya Touré, three-time African Footballer of the Year and UEFA Champions League winner, as its newest global ambassador. The Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder has agreed to a deal which will see him work alongside Nissan’s global UEFA Champions League and Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015 partnerships. […]

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Oct
8

Maternal, infant deaths set to rise

Maternal and infant deaths in Liberia and Sierra Leone are set to rise above their current alarming rates as fear of Ebola keeps pregnant women away from hospitals and makes already-scarce health workers reluctant to deliver babies. “At the beginning of the outbreak, health service staff were the ones getting Ebola – many of them […]

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Oct
8

Sweden gives more funds to Ebola fight

Sweden on Tuesday allocated an additional SEK 105 million (about $14.6m) in humanitarian support to efforts aimed at stopping the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Following a decision by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the funds will primarily be given to UN bodies (UNICEF, WHO and WFP) in their joint efforts to fight the epidemic. […]

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Oct
7

Liberia’s Justice Minister resigns

Liberian Justice Minister Cllr. Christiana Tah said she felt a big relief, dumping a big weight off her shoulders Monday as she announced her long-anticipated exit from the government of President Ellen-Johnson-Sirleaf.  The exit came as a blow to the Liberian government currently in the middle of a major health epidemic which has so far […]

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Oct
6

JSE launches new range of African currency futures

South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) today launched the first currency futures which track the exchange rate between the South African Rand and select African currencies. The JSE listed three new currency futures contracts which track the exchange rate between the  South African Rand and the Zambian Kwacha, Kenyan Shilling and Nigerian Naira. Currency futures allow investors […]

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