• African students build Artificial Intelligence models

    Friday, March 24, 2023

    UmojaHack Africa 2023, the single largest pan-African machine learning hackathon, took place on March 18-19. The event brought together over 1000 students from 345 universities in 36 countries to build machine learning models for climate change.  The winners of each challenge are: For the Rubik’s Cube Reinforcement Learning Challenge, the winners were Akram Badreddine Laissaoui and Nazim Bendib from […]

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  • 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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News

Feb
26

New Ambassador to France yet to take up post

The failure of Liberia’s ambassador designate to France, Dr. C. William Allen to take up his new assignment has become some thing of a mystery.  He was appointed in August last year. According to Liberian foreign ministry sources, Dr. Allen’s appointment did not meet the concurrence of some higher ups at the ministry and they are determined […]

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Feb
25

Reforms needed in Ivory Coast, says UN Expert

United Nations Independent Expert Doudou Diène has called on the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to adopt urgent reforms before presidential elections scheduled for October 2015. Mr. Diène’s appeal came at the end of his latest visit to the country, from 11-23 February, during which he organised an “International Conference on the situation of victims of […]

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Feb
25

South African midfielder moves to Sweden

South African playmaker Mark Mayambela has struck a three-year deal with top Swedish football club Djurgarden. The 26-year-old, who last played in his country’s top division for Mpumalanga Black Aces and had been on trial for some time with the club based in the Swedish capital, said he was happy to join one of Sweden’s biggest outfits. It is wondeful […]

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Feb
25

Western media keep the Cold War hot

It is hardly surprising — it is a norm rather — that western media follow the flag on foreign policy. Sometimes it even leads it. That is how this world has gotten along in the Cold War, and in recent times, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Zimbabwe, Uganda and even lately Ukraine and Sochi Winter Olympics […]

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Feb
24

Hard times for young Liberians on job market

    It is still difficult for young people in Liberia to find a steady job. The perception of the civil wars as a youth revolution, where the youth turned established hierarchies and traditional structures upside down and were thereby able to change their position in society, is not completely true. In most cases “big […]

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Feb
24

Finland to send special troops to Central African Republic

Roughly twenty Finnish special troops will take part in the European Union’s crisis management operation in the Central African Republic, Carl Haglund (SFP), Finland’s Minister of Defence, revealed while meeting his European counterparts in Athens, Greece, on Friday. The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Erkki Tuomioja (SDP), had previously estimated that Finland could deploy as many as […]

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Feb
23

Ex-Minister to sue Canadian investor

A former Liberian minister has threatened legal action against a Canadian investor for accusing former and current officials of the country’s lands, mines and energy ministry of being corrupt. Dr. Eugene Shannon, former lands, mines and energy minister,  said investor Leonard Len Lindstrom will be held accountable in a court of law to prove the […]

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Feb
23

South Sudanese to get cholera vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) is working with the South Sudan Government and partners to provide vaccines to protect nearly 140 000 people living in temporary camps in South Sudan against cholera. The vaccines come from an emergency stockpile managed by WHO, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Médecins […]

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Feb
21

Iceland’s PM Says No to Europe

  Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said in a radio interview with Bylgjan earlier today that it was an impossible situation for the government of Iceland, which is against joining the European Union, to at the same time be in talks to try to join the EU, visir.is reports.​ “As I explained at Viðskiptaþingi (The […]

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Feb
19

Uganda bans miniskirts, pornography

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed a law which criminalizes indecency and promotion of pornography. Henceforth, women have been forbidden from wearing clothes like miniskirts and cleavage-revealing blouses (‘tops’) that excite sexual cravings in public, unless for educational and medical purposes or during sports or cultural events. Addressing the press at the Media Centre in […]

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