• Sweden hosts top meeting on displaced children

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    On 24 April, a high-level meeting on displaced children was held in the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag. It was organised by the Ombudsman for Children in Sweden, the Children’s Welfare Foundation Sweden and the Riksdag. Sweden’s Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér was one of the keynote speakers at the meeting, […]

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  • Stakeholders discuss Africa’s tourism potential

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    The capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, recently hosted the 59th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa. Held between 18-21 April, the Commission included a High-level Meeting on Chinese Outbound Tourism to Africa, where regional representatives debated the potential that the sector brings to the continent. Attended by 21 tourism ministers from the African continent, […]

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  • Vice President Boakai frowns on media smear campaign

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Liberia’s Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, Sr. is urging the Liberian media to be robust and objective in exposing societal ills in the country by reporting nothing but the truth. Vice President Boakai said truth telling based on research and the verification of facts on the part of journalists in their coverage of happenings in […]

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  • Our role in Security Council is to prevent conflicts

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    We live in troubled times. The terrorist attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm just a few days ago will leave us with a permanent scar. The fight against extremism and terrorism must remain at the top of the international community’s agenda. The challenges of our times require international cooperation, and Sweden has an important role to […]

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  • Liberia: EMOL launches aspirants’ debate forum

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) said it is launching it Aspirant’s Forum (AF) to serve as a platform for candidates to debate.  The forum will allow candidates, particularly those vying for the presidency to point out what wrong with Liberia and why. How individual candidate intends to fix the why and how the […]

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News

Mar
30

Using tourism to fight poverty

The power of tourism to induce poverty reduction and development constituted the main focus of a UNWTO Workshop held in Guangdong, China last week. The Workshop for Poverty Reduction and Tourism Development was conducted under the framework of the agreement signed between World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Chimelong Group in 2016 designed to support sustainable […]

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Mar
29

Sweden wants favorable EU-UK relations

British Prime Minister Theresa May today, 29 March, notified the European Council of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the EU. The notification starts the clock ticking and the UK will leave the EU when an agreement on the withdrawal takes effect, but not later than two years after the notification unless the European Council unanimously decides to […]

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Mar
28

Boakai: diaspora is major contributor to development

Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai says Liberians in the diaspora are major contributors to the development of their country in terms of aid, supplies, remittances and support for overall national development efforts. Speaking at the Liberian embassy near Paris on Saturday when he met with Liberians residing in France, who were joined by the President of the […]

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Mar
26

The naked truth about 2017: an analysis

The dawn of 2017 signals a new beginning for many Liberians. In addition to the many New Year’s resolutions, it is the year in which Liberians are expected to go to the polls to elect a president along with 73 representatives for the next six years; Stephen Johnson writes. The process that has commenced with […]

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Mar
24

Tigo supports mobile birth registration in Tanzania

Tanzania’s digital lifestyle company, Tigo, has continued to support the Tanzania government’s under-five birth registration initiative through an innovative mobile application that is massively accelerating provisioning of birth certificates for children under the age of five. The under-five birth registration drive, launched in Geita and Shinyanga regions along the Lake Victoria Zone early this week, is expected […]

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Mar
23

African electorates: the Liberian way

The electorates are those who stand in the queues to make history happen; Baba Sillah writes. They are often charmed by lofty promises of positive change and are wont to easily trusting sometimes as the aphorism goes: ‘Not the ones who make the most sense but those who say the most platitudes or spend the […]

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Mar
21

Sweden: sLim Prince releases new song

Nigerian/Swedish singer sLim Prince over the weekend released his second solo single “Min Boboh”.   Released by the record company Same Plate Music (Captain Röds), the song is the fourth release of the company in a short time.   “Min Boboh” comes as second single after debut single “Top tonight.” Artist sLim Prince, who is also […]

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Mar
20

Cuttington University alumni stage awards night

Several prominent Liberians will be honored on April 29 when the Cuttington University Alumni Association in the Americas (CUAAA) holds its first annual Ambassador Jeremiah C. Sulunteh Academic Achievement Awards. The program will be held at the Crofton Country Club in Crofton, Maryland, USA.   CUAAA President Glendy Junius-Reeves said the honorees are divided into three categories.    She noted that the officials of the association voted […]

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Mar
19

EMOL urges Liberian voters to put country first

The Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is urging all eligible Liberian voters to vote for legacy-driven candidates who put country first and have the interests of the Liberian people at heart. EMOL is an advocacy and empowerment non-profit and non-partisan peace building organization established by Liberians at home and the United States two years ago. […]

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Mar
15

How hackers take over social media accounts

Check Point Software Technologies researchers today revealed a new vulnerability on WhatsApp & Telegram’s online platforms – WhatsApp Web & Telegram Web – two of the world’s most popular messaging services.   By exploiting this vulnerability, attackers could completely take over user accounts, and access victims’ personal and group conversations, photos, videos and other shared […]

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