• Sheroes active in Liberia during pandemic lockdown

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    By Nvasekie Konneh Kim Poole is a true believer in Pan Africanism. Though born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, she travels more frequently to countries in Africa, planting the seeds for the SHEROES Sisterhood. Poole founded SHEROES Sisterhood in 2016 and officially launched the organization in Liberia on July 26, 2018 in collaboration with […]

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  • Strategic vision and results transforming Africa

    Sunday, May 31, 2020

    For the past ten years, Africa has recorded some of the world’s strongest rates of economic growth. At the same time, many African economies continue to function at well below their full potential. Structural transformation is needed to create more jobs, reduce poverty and accomplish sustainable development objectives. The African Development Bank’s High 5 priority […]

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  • Declining trends in global peace operations

    Friday, May 29, 2020

    While the number of United Nations and non-UN multilateral peace operations increased slightly in 2019, the number of personnel deployed in them decreased, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Although sub-Saharan Africa maintained the highest number of operations and personnel, two new operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) […]

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  • Liberia: State of emergency and freedom of expression

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    By Atty. Urias Teh Pour The surge of the global COVID-19 pandemic has provided compelling reason for states to impose restrictive measures, some in the form of health protocols to beat back the spread of the deadly disease. These measures have provoked debate, essentially around the nature and scope of these restrictions vis a vis […]

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  • Integration is relevant for African economies

    Sunday, May 24, 2020

    The second Africa Regional Integration Index (APII 2019) was launched Friday by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC), with a call to action to African economies to deepen their integration. The 2019 Index, which builds on the first edition published in 2016, provides up-to-date data […]

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News

May
4

Coronavirus: Gbowee provides help to Liberians

On April 24 Liberian President George Weah announced an extension of the stay home order for impacted counties with the objective of stopping the spread of COVID-19 or coronavirus outbreak in the country. While these measures are necessary to halt the country’s pandemic, the socio-economic impact on vulnerable groups is excessively high with low-income communities […]

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May
3

Equatorial Guinea continues Year of Investment campaign

COVID-19 has slowed global trade, but Equatorial Guinea is not relenting in its drive for investment and downstream diversification, said the country’s Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima. Equatorial Guinea’s Year of Investment 2020 campaign continues to move ahead. “Definitely the Year of Investment is still very important,” said the Minister during […]

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May
2

EFLA launches Liberia coronavirus fund drive

The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has started a humanitarian drive to reach out to the disadvantaged in and around Liberia’s capital, Monrovia. “As we all know that COVID-19 has impacted the lives of many of us in Europe and the world over, our fellow compatriots in Liberia are the ones who are vastly […]

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May
1

Liberia: First Lady donates 15,000 face masks

Liberia’s First Lady Clar Marie Weah has donated 15,000 pieces of face masks to the National Covid 19 Response Coordination Center, which is situated at the General Services Agency, in Monrovia. The donation, presented on Thursday, through Mrs. Weah’s Foundation, Clar Hope Foundation, seeks to boost ongoing efforts led by the Liberian government to curb […]

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May
1

Keep African free trade agreement on track

Ahead of the AU ministerial meeting on the 5-6th of May that will be discussing the trade response to Covid-19 and the state of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), a number of business leaders have signed a joint letter calling for ministers and Heads of State to ensure they stick to the deadline of July […]

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Apr
29

Swedish health minister on coronavirus response

Dear Director-General, excellencies, my name is Lena Hallengren and I am Minister for Health and Social Affairs in Sweden. Today, I am here with Johan Carlson, Director-General of the Public Health Agency of Sweden and Olivia Wigzell, Director-General of the National Board of Health and Welfare.  Thank you for the opportunity to brief you on Sweden’s […]

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Apr
27

Make the best out of Covid-19 pandemic

By Alexander Redd During this global COVID-19 pandemic, it is an opportunity to diligently commit to what we do best, our skillful labor in our homes. Even though we may have many tasks before us, our prayerful planning to enhance quality of our skills and abilities during this season of quarantine, is best investment of […]

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Apr
26

LSA Norrland: New leaders speak language of unity

The new chairman of the Liberian Swedish Association Norrland Branch (LSANB) says his goal is to promote unity in the organization. Ambrose Julue said his leadership will cooperate with the Stockholm headquarter of the LSA and other chapters in this regard. Julue spoke on April 19 during installation of new officials after elections conducted in […]

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Apr
25

TV: Dehkontee Artists’ peace lectures start next month

The Dehkontee Artists Theatre, Inc. (DATI) “Kukatonon Peace Project” debuts on local TV channels in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA) and on other worldwide cyber and social media channels on Monday, May 4 from 3-4 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time. The “Kukatonon Peace Project” is a cultural, historical, and educational lecture series that focuses on the peacebuilding […]

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Apr
23

Remittances to Africa expected to decline

Global remittances are projected to decline sharply by about 20 percent in 2020 due to the economic crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown. The projected fall, which would be the sharpest decline in recent history, is largely due to a fall in the wages and employment of migrant workers, who tend to be […]

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