• 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
10

Africa hospitality investment conference next month

The Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) has revealed an impressive speaker line-up for its 2022 conference, scheduled for November 2 – 4 in Morocco The programme features several government ministers, the Chair of Morocco’s tourism development agency, the Chair & CEO of Royal Air Maroc and a battery of Africa’s most influential hotel industry executives […]

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Oct
5

Teachers have the power to transform lives

Teachers have the power to transform lives. In the chaotic and challenging contexts of emergencies and protracted crises, teachers tend to carry the brunt and heaviest burden. They have the responsibility to nurture and empower their students, all while managing their own losses and fears. Indeed, teachers are our frontline heroes. The responsibility of Education […]

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Oct
2

Winners of 2022 AWIEF Awards announced in Cairo

The winners of the 2022 AWIEF Awards were announced on Tuesday at a glittering ceremony on the rooftop of The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, Egypt. The AWIEF Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner capped the two-day AWIEF2022 Conference, which was held in North Africa for the first time. The prestigious annual AWIEF Awards recognize, honor and celebrate women […]

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Oct
1

BCA: Using education to reduce poverty in Liberia

Of all of Liberia’s post-conflict challenges, education, because of lack of resources, seems to be the heaviest. This is not to say that there is a lack of schools. A cursory look around Monrovia, the West African nation’s capital, reveals a lot of schools. Some communities have an excess of them. While there are many […]

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Sep
27

G20 focuses on importance of tourism

The travel and tourism private sector was invited to the G20 Tourism Ministers’ meeting Monday when the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) addressed the Group of Twenty in Bali, Indonesia. During her speech at the critical meeting, Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO said that while travel and tourism is recovering following more than […]

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Sep
25

Cummings, Cassell cannot contest Liberian presidency

By Seltue Karweaye As Liberia prepares for the October 2023 election, the ten years’ residency clause qualification of candidates contesting the office of the president and vice president have generated endless controversies. The dominant school of thought has asserted loudly and clearly over the years that a person is not eligible to contest election to […]

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Sep
23

Digitalisation addresses global challenges

“Many countries are unable to keep up with the global technological revolution. Norway is leading the way in the collaborative effort to develop and share digital solutions,” said Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre at a meeting in New York in the United States on building resilience through safe, trusted, and inclusive digital public infrastructure. […]

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Sep
22

Convicted Liberian war criminal files appeal

The case of Alieu Kosiah, former United Liberation Movement of Liberia (ULIMO) sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for his role in the First Liberian civil war, will go in appeal in January next year. The appeal proceedings in front of the Swiss Federal Criminal Court (FCC) are expected to take place from January 11 to 17 […]

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Aug
20

Major African business conference next month

More than 60 African and global thought leaders and industry experts across business, international development and government are set to share insights and thought leadership at the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum’s prestigious and benchmarking annual conference and awards taking place on September 26 and 27 on-site in Cairo, Egypt, and virtual. The conference theme this […]

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Aug
13

Role of African youth in driving financial inclusion

The African Union defines ‘youth’ as someone between the ages of 15 and 35. With 70% of sub-Saharan Africa’s population under the age of 30, Africa has the youngest population in the world. With such a burgeoning young workforce, the continent’s economy has a chance to grow exponentially, but only if the next generations are […]

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