• COVID-19: Sweden extends temporary entry ban

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

    To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19, a temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force. The Swedish Government today decided to extend the entry ban until 22 December 2020. The COVID-19 virus is a matter of international concern that requires cross-border cooperation and coordinated measures. Today’s decision is […]

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  • More investment needed to end rural hunger, poverty

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    Ten African Heads of State have issued a strong call to other world leaders to increase their funding to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) or risk jeopardizing Sustainable Development Goal targets for eradicating poverty and hunger, particularly in Africa. “We share IFAD’s vision of vibrant rural communities where people live free from poverty […]

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  • Women group ends anti-rape campaign in central Liberia

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

    Women Empowerment Forum Liberia ended its anti-rape awareness campaign recently with a program in the central part of the West African country. Under the theme, Knowing The Danger of Rape, the program was held in Gbanquelleh Town located in the Sanoyea district of Bong County and was attended by people from the town and other […]

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  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

    Today, 17 October 2020 – On the International day for the eradication of poverty the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) expresses solidarity with hundreds of millions of people suffering under the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that 500 million more people will further slide into poverty due to the economic lockdowns imposed to contain the spread of […]

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  • Online tool to promote trade between African countries

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

    An online tool designed to help businessmen and businesswomen in Africa understand how best to trade between African countries came a step closer to becoming fully operational in August 2020 as a demonstration version came onstream. The African Trade Observatory (ATO) – a mechanism being implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC) to help the […]

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News

Sep
20

Covid-19: Global focus on aid for unsafe children, youth

World leaders on Thursday committed to expand education in emergency aid for children and youth impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The beneficiaries are girls and boys already suffering the brunt of armed conflict, forced displacement, climate-change induced disasters and protracted crises – with a focus on the most marginalized, including girls, refugees and children with […]

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Sep
18

Commonwealth supports tackling climate change

A virtual gathering has galvanised political backing amongst Commonwealth countries to tackle the key challenge of land degradation linked to climate change and biodiversity loss, which is impacting ecosystems across the globe and over half of the global population. Alongside the United Nations General Assembly meetings, ministers, high commissioners, officials and experts from across the […]

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Sep
16

On rights, democracy in global fight against COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to accelerate the global trends of democratic backsliding and weakening respect for human rights. It is intensifying existing inequalities, hitting those who are already marginalised, subjected to discrimination and living in poverty the hardest. The Nordic governments advocate international cooperation, solidarity, human rights and democracy in fighting the pandemic. Disproportional response […]

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Sep
15

Liberia: Women group holds anti-rape program

Women Empowerment Forum Liberia held an anti rape awareness fast and prayer program in Buchanan city, Grand Bassa County last Saturday, September 12. The activity was a part of the group’s efforts to combat rapes which have been declared a national emergency in the West African country. Rape is not only fought physically, it is […]

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Sep
14

Africa still prime investment destination despite Covid-19

Participants at a webinar to present the African Development Bank’s African Economic Outlook Supplement to Asian audiences on Monday have endorsed the report as critical for post-COVID-19 Africa. The supplement revises the growth projections and outlook for Africa for 2020 and 2021 and highlights the impact of COVID–19 on Africa’s socio-economic landscape. It recommends policy […]

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Sep
14

Liberian pastors flogged for spreading gospel

Liberian police have arrested and charged seven persons who allegedly flogged three pastors for promoting salvation and preaching against their community’s traditional practices. They were charged with felonious restraint, criminal conspiracy, terrorist threat, aggravated assault, harassment, among others and are awaiting court trial. Reports said the police confirmed the incident happened early August. Community youths reportedly held and brutalized […]

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Sep
10

African private sector wants fair global trade

A survey commissioned by the Pan-African Private Sector Trade and Investment Committee (PAFRAC) to gauge the private sector view around trade has highlighted the private sector’s desire for considerable reforms to make the global trade rules system fairer and more transparent. Two hundred CEOs were surveyed around issues concerning the WTO and trade in general. […]

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Sep
8

Liberian goalkeeper to begin professional career in Spain

In a crucial FIFA World Cup qualifier last year, Liberian goalkeeper Ashley Williams, then 18, saved a last minute penalty against home side Sierra Leone to take his team to the next stage of the competition.  That feat won him the hearts of thousands of Liberian football fans and beyond. And it arguably played a part in his later signing for Spanish third division […]

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Sep
7

Sweden pledges funds for farmers in poor countries

Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), has pledged funds to help avert a potential food crisis in some of the world’s most vulnerable rural communities in the wake of COVID-19, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced recently. 50 million Swedish Kronor (approximately US$5.7 million) will be committed to IFAD’s Rural Poor […]

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Sep
6

Supporting students and teachers during COVID-19

By Massa Dopoh Liberia as a nation has been faced with a lot. From one tragedy to another. From one disease to another. One global pandemic to another. Yet, in the midst of all these tragedies, we, as a nation and people, have striven and endured. Our endurance is our strength. As our children and […]

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