• Referendum: Liberians should vote against proposition 1

    Saturday, December 14, 2019

    Article 28 is a DESUETUDE— forgotten, worn-out, and an unenforced law; while its proposed amendment, Proposition#1, presents the case of a ‘legal right to do wrong.’ I’m here today with the intent to neither speak for nor against Proposition #1 but rather to help explain not only its limitations but also its attempt to reawaken […]

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  • Norway wants all countries to benefit from digital tech

    Friday, December 13, 2019

    Norway will work, in all its development efforts, to ensure that developing countries can benefit from the opportunities offered by innovation and new technology. By making use of digital tools and pursuing targeted policies, it will be possible to reach more of the weakest and most vulnerable groups in society. Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine […]

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  • IMF approves $213 million for Liberia

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved a four-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Liberia in an amount equivalent to SDR 155 million (60 percent of quota or about US$ 213.6 million) to help the country restore macroeconomic stability, provide a foundation for sustainable growth, and addressing […]

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  • Climate change: Sweden pushes for clear rules

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    On 2–13 December, the countries of the world are gathering for the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid under the Presidency of Chile. There the countries will negotiate and decide on future work under the Paris Agreement. In Paris in 2015, the countries of the world agreed on a new global and legally […]

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  • Ghanaians fight against surge in data cost

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    As Ghana prepares for presidential elections in 2020, about 75 percent of the population access the internet via mobile phones. On October 1, when the government’s proposed increase in Communication Service Tax (CST) took effect, Ghanaians took to Twitter with the hashtag #SaveOurData to demonstrate their displeasure — directing their rage mostly toward Ghana’s telcos as well as the government. […]

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News

Nov
17

Computers to rural schools in Cameroon, Tanzania

Economic, social and political life in the 21st century will be increasingly digital, and those without information and communication technologies will be increasingly excluded. The gap between “developed” and “developing” countries have, in modern history, mostly been understood as an economic one. Another gap has emerged in recent years, a gap of technological character. The […]

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Nov
16

Liberia, Sierra Leone to collaborate on education

  Liberia’s education minister Professor D. Ansu Sonii and his Sierra Leonean counterpart Professor Aiah Gbakima have expressed the need for the West African neighbors to collaborate to promote education programs.    The collaboration, discussed on the sidelines of the UNESCO conference in France, will be in the areas of Technical and Vocation Education (TVET)  […]

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Nov
15

How the church can change Liberia

  By Alexander Redd, Th.D   As events unfold in Liberia over the years, we are witnessing the devolution of a nation. It doesn’t matter which side of the political aisle you rest, Liberia is increasingly becoming a divided nation as signs of disunity and conflicts abound. From family breakdowns, violence, economic meltdowns to the […]

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Nov
14

Sweden re-introduces internal border controls

The Swedish Government has decided to reintroduce border controls at internal borders for six months. The controls will continue until 12 May 2020. The decision is based on the government’s assessment that there is still a serious threat to public policy and internal security in Sweden. The decision was taken in accordance with common EU legislation […]

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Nov
14

Over $40 billion in deals secured in Africa

The 2019 Africa Investment Forum ended on a high note Wednesday in the South African city of Johannesburg with 52 deals worth $40.1 billion in secured investor interest. Fifty-six boardroom deals valued at $67.6 billion were tabled during the forum which began on Monday – a 44% increase from last year. During the 2018 edition of […]

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Nov
12

Soreide: Norway is a trusted partner of Africa

Excellencies, It is a pleasure to be invited to address the African Group today. I really appreciate that you are all taking the time, in what I know is a busy period in the UN calendar. Thank you especially to the Permanent Observer of the AU to the UN, Ambassador Mohammed, and Ambassador Baati of […]

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Nov
11

Liberian President Weah attends Paris peace forum

Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah is in France to attend the Paris Peace Forum which begins formally on Tuesday. President Weah is also expected to hold bilateral discussions with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Monday. The meeting between the two leaders will take place on the back of a dinner at the l’Elysee […]

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Nov
11

Major African investment forum begins in South Africa

The 2019 Africa Investment Forum opened on Monday in Johannesburg, South Africa living up to its promise to move from commitment to action. A $500 million equity deal presented by the Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund last year, to speed up investments in agriculture, and a $175 million equity transaction from the Africa Guarantee Fund for […]

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Nov
10

Commonwealth ministers to remove barriers to justice

Commonwealth law ministers have unanimously resolved to remove barriers to access to justice in their respective countries, and to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions by 2030. The biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting concluded on Thursday with a set of proposed actions to be taken at the national and Commonwealth […]

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Nov
8

Dangote Group, Togo sign $2 billion business deal

Dangote Industries and the Government of Togo have concluded an agreement to develop and transform Togolese phosphate into phosphate fertilizers for the West African sub-region in a bid to improve consumption of the product in Africa. With over two billion tonnes of phosphate reserves, Togo is one of the leading phosphate producers in Africa. By partnering […]

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