• 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

Aug
26

Ecobank names Fintech Challenge winners

Ecobank Group on Monday announced the winners of its Ecobank Fintech Challenge after an exciting virtual event streamed live from Accra, Ghana. Nokwary Technologies, edged out the rest of the finalists to emerge winner of the competition. The first and second runner up spots were taken by Ukheshe Payment and Solutions Growth Factor Technologies respectively. […]

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Aug
24

More young African women turn to Bitcoin

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained the global economy and put millions of people under financial stress. Understandably, people from all walks of life started looking for alternative income streams. In honor of Women’s Month this August, a global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful is shining a spotlight on women who have started successful side hustles powered by […]

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Aug
24

Governance of education in Liberia

By: Mengistu Eddie Wolokolie Education forms the foundation of development in a country. It increases productivity and improves the quality of life of the citizens. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Liberia’s adult literacy rate is below average as it stands at 48.3%. The country faces significant challenges in terms […]

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Aug
21

Liberian war crimes suspect trial to begin in November

The Federal Criminal Court in Switzerland on Friday announced that the trial of Liberian war crimes suspect Alieu Kosiah will now take place from November 16 to December 18 this year. The trial will be held in the city of Bellinzona, in the south of the country. The trial of Kosiah, a former commander of […]

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Aug
20

African Development Bank honored by small businesses

The Green Cluster of SMEs in the Ivory Coast has awarded the African Development Bank a prize for the best technical and financial partner committed to promoting the green economy and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) toward a low-carbon transition. The prize was awarded on 30 July at the Green Awards, an initiative launched in […]

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Aug
18

We can do better for Liberia

By Alexander Redd During many conversations with fellow compatriots concerning progress in our homeland, they usually paint a bleak picture. They see a country on path of steady decline – instead of gainful progress. They cite incompetent leadership across all functions of societal strata. Common among the list of impediments they often express toward national […]

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Aug
16

Uganda seeks online answers to COVID-19 economic crisis

From banking, to food delivery, and taxi bookings, Uganda is rapidly becoming accustomed to many of the online tools that are commonplace in developed economies, and which don’t rely on face-to-face interactions. The UN is supporting this shift, as a way to help developing economies recover from the global economic crisis brought about by the […]

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Aug
16

Liberia: Chocolate City tournament ends

A week of exciting football and kickball encounters ended on Sunday, August 9 in Chocolate City, a community just outside Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. The tourney was organized by a local group, Beacon All stars to honor Rep Thomas Fallah, who is a ruling party candidate in the December  elections. Liberia’s finance minister Samuel Tweh sponsored the event. Frankie […]

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Aug
14

Meeting the education needs of children in crisis

‘Stronger collective efforts and collaboration are key to meeting the urgent education needs of children and youth affected by crises’: this is the unifying message from leaders and youth advocates brought together by Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and Devex in a high-level, Global Discussion held online on 12 August,  on the occasion of International Youth Day. Over 2,550 […]

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Aug
12

Liberia’s vice president flown to hospital in Ghana

Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor was on Tuesday flown out of the country to seek additional medical care at a specialist hospital in Accra, Ghana. According to a Press Release from the Office of the Vice President, VP Howard-Taylor was earlier admitted at the Aspen Medical Facility in the Liberian capital, Monrovia on Friday due […]

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