• 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

Jun
15

Ivory Coast wins first World Cup match

Ivory Coast scored two goals in as many minutes to come from behind and get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start with victory over Japan. The Elephants trailed to a stunning Keisuke Honda strike in the first half. But the introduction of Didier Drogba as a substitute inspired the comeback, with Wilfried […]

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Jun
12

13 convicted in Liberian ‘mercenary’ trial

After 96 days of legal proceedings, jurors in a Liberian criminal court Thursday slapped the rest of 13 defendants with a unanimous guilty verdict for subversive activities in Ivory Coast in 2011 and 2012. The jurors, through the foreman, informed the court that they were convinced by the number of evidence presented in court by state lawyers. They claimed that […]

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Jun
11

Tensions as World Cup sets to open

Simmering civil tension and the stench of corruption threatens to sully Brazil’s global football party when the World Cup kicks off on Thursday against a backdrop of protests, unrest and alleged political graft. What was to be a football celebration is in danger of being hijacked by off-field issues as a growing furore surrounding FIFA […]

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Jun
11

Sierra Leone closes borders to battle ebola

Sierra Leone shut its borders to trade with Guinea and Liberia on Wednesday and closed schools, cinemas and nightclubs in a frontier region in a bid to halt the spread of the Ebola virus. Sixteen people have died of Ebola in Sierra Leone, a figure that has doubled in the last week, Ministry of Health […]

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Jun
11

Unknown Unknowns hamper malaria fight

Some 60 percent of countries where malaria is endemic lack solid information about the quality of available drugs to treat the deadly disease, according to a new study. The study, published in the Malaria Journal in April, looked at 251 reports from 104-malaria endemic countries since 1946. It found that of the 43 countries that […]

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Jun
9

Sweden organizes Somali trade conference

Increasing investment, in which the Somali diaspora plays an important part, has strengthened interest and confidence in the region among foreign investors. The Swedish Government, together with Business Sweden, is therefore organising a trade and investment conference on 10 June in the Swedish capital, Stockholm for 150 representatives, primarily from Somali and Swedish businesses. The […]

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Jun
8

British firms encouraged to invest in Liberia

Liberia’s ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland says his preoccupation will be to encourage more British investment firms to take advantage of the conducive investment climate in Liberia. “Liberia needs more investors to ease the pressure of unemployment that has permeated the African continent. The Liberian government is pursuing a robust […]

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Jun
7

Nearly One-third of world’s population is Overweight

  Over two billion people – or 30 per cent of the world’s population – are either obese or overweight, and no country has successfully reduced obesity rates to date, according to a new study published this week by the British medical journal, The Lancet. The number of overweight and obese people increased from 857 […]

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Jun
7

National symbols must reflect unity- Ngafuan

Liberia’s Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has described the history of Liberia as a puzzle to which Liberians must correctly add all of its pieces if they must form the correct image. Minister Ngafuan  spoke at the National Symbols Review Symposium held at the Paynesville City Hall under the theme “Reviewing Liberia’s National Symbols to Renew […]

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Jun
4

ECOWAS wants Security Council help in Mali

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has invited the U. N. Security Council to help enhance the mandate and strength of the peacekeeping mission in Mali to carry out its mission in the applying the Ouagadougou Agreement. ECOWAS said the invitation was necessary to help Mali effectively regain sovereignty throughout its territory, including […]

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