• FIFA Secretary General talks at World Football Summit

    Monday, November 30, 2020

    FIFA’s Secretary General Fatma Samoura took part in the closing session of the World Football Summit Live today in a wide ranging discussion that covered disruption, wokeness and the impact of the FIFA Covid-19 Relief Plan on global football. In an interview led by South African broadcaster Carol Tshabalala, Fatma Samoura spoke about the effect the Covid-19 […]

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  • Sweden: Current measures to fight Covid-19

    Sunday, November 29, 2020

    This article is about the work of Sweden’s Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in response to the COVID-19 virus. It discusses the current measures in health and social care and health and social care staff. Maximum of eight participants should be normative for all of society The coming weeks are crucial to stop the […]

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  • Norway increases support for Ethiopian refugees

    Thursday, November 26, 2020

    “I am very concerned about the grave humanitarian consequences of the conflict in the Tigray region in Ethiopia. The civilian population has been severely affected, and thousands of people are being forced to flee every day,” says Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. She adds, “Norway will provide approximately NOK 27 million (about […]

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  • Trial of Liberian war crimes suspect partially postponed

    Monday, November 23, 2020

    Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court has announced that the trial of Liberian war crimes suspect Alieu Kosiah will be partially postponed until the beginning of next year – tentatively in February. The court has decided to only proceed with the preliminary questions and the hearing of the defendant from December 3 to December 11, 2020. The rest of the trial […]

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  • European Council meets on COVID-19 pandemic

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

    Coordinated crisis responses and deployment of vaccines were two of the issues that Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven discussed when he met other European Union (EU) leaders via a video conference of the European Council on Thursday afternoon. The heads of state and government also considered the negotiations on the EU’s long-term budget. The EU […]

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Sep
1

Liberia’s death penalty calls: human rights implications

By Atty. Urias Teh Pour The upsurge of reported cases of rape, especially statutory rape has seen thunderous calls for the enforcement of the capital punishment. These calls continue to resonate from political leaders, civil society activists, religious leaders and the general public. The July 26 independence Day Orator, a respected clergyman, in his oration […]

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Sep
1

Sweden hosts international meeting on gender equality

Some 70 participants from civil society organisations, the social partners and government agencies took part in a digital meeting on 26 August hosted by Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen. Discussions covered the international coalition to work for financial gender equality, of which Sweden is one of the […]

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Sep
1

New Pan African collaboration starts

A bold and exciting Pan African collaboration gets underway at the upcoming South African Book Fair which takes place as a virtual event from September 11 to 13. The initiative aims to create a collaborative and co-ordinated approach towards increasing the promotion of local, African-owned and -controlled book production industries as well as the exchange […]

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Aug
31

US industry puts Africa at risk of plastic pollution

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has lobbied the US government during the COVID-19 pandemic to use a US-Kenya trade deal to expand the plastics industry’s footprint across Africa. Documents obtained by Unearthed — Greenpeace’s investigative journalism platform — through the Freedom of Information Act separately show that the same lobby group, which counts Shell, Exxon […]

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Aug
29

Liberian 3rd division club falls on hard times

Liberian club Diadora FC is preparing for the third division football championship which is scheduled to begin soon. Located in the Chocolate City community outside the Liberian capital, Monrovia, Diadora has been putting up strong performances in the Liberian Football Association third division championships in Gardnersville for a number of seasons. In the 2010/11 season, the club became knock-out champion […]

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Aug
28

Liberian sports journalists induct new leadership

The Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) on Friday, August 14 inducted newly elected officials  into office to serve a three-year term. The ceremony, held at the ICampus in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, was attended by dignitaries, football administrators and the media. Liberia Football Association (LFA) President Mustapha I. Raji, Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) […]

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Aug
27

Europe, Africa digital forum next week

For the first time, the EurAfrican Forum will be held exclusively online, on the 3rd and 4th of September. EurAfrican Forum Digital 2020 will bring together personalities from the public and private sectors, but also representatives of civil society, entrepreneurs, activists and scientists This year’s edition will focus on challenges and common points, under the […]

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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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