• Liberian community tourney to honor election candidate

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

    A tournament to honor a candidate in the December senatorial elections in Liberia kicked off on Sunday in Chocolate City, a community just outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital. Kickball and football teams representing the community’s eight blocks and Beacon All Stars are vying for the L$400, 000 prize in the Beacon All Star/ Thomas P. Fallah […]

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  • Time for change: Symbols and mottos matter

    Monday, August 3, 2020

    By J. Patrick Flomo “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first earth and the first heaven had passed away. Also, there was no more sea,” Rev. 21:1 If the Republican-controlled Legislature of the State of Mississippi could vote in 2020 to change the state’s Confederate Flag – a symbol […]

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  • Africa: Show commitment to gender equality

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

    The speedy implementation of commitments to Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) has yet again been emphasized in a Declaration and Call for Action between the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). The Declaration and Call for Action is an outcome statement of the AUC, Women, Gender and Development Directorate (WGDD) […]

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  • Sweden: Get off my neck

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

    By Fokumlah Nchungong My neck hurts. ”SWEDEN IS NOT A RACIST COUNTRY”, this innocently naive and ignorant statement, versed by a Swedish friend of mine had my goosebumps itching. A clear indication of an institutionalized silent transfer of white supremacy ideologies to innocent docile minds, who grow up absolutely oblivious and incognizant of this unconscious […]

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  • Liberia: Agnes Reeves Taylor versus the truth

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

    On July 27, 2020, Agnes Reeves Taylor, who recently left the United Kingdom (UK), held a press conference in Monrovia, Liberia, during which she spoke in great detail about her incarceration and the torture case against her in the UK. Ms Reeves Taylor stated that the purpose of the press conference was to “set the […]

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News

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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Apr
22

Coronavirus: fund launched to support rural farmers

With the COVID-19 pandemic and economic slowdown threatening the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Monday committed US$40 million, and launched an urgent appeal for additional funds, to support farmers and rural communities to continue growing and selling food. IFAD’s new multi-donor fund, […]

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Apr
20

Ecobank gives $3m to Africa coronavirus fight

Ecobank Group, the Pan African Bank, has contributed about US$3 million to the fight against COVID-19 across its footprint in Africa.  In line with its commitment to the continent, various contributions were made to support the efforts of governments, the World Health Organization as well as the private sector in alleviating the effect of the […]

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Apr
17

Coronavirus: President Weah leads Liberia into chaos

By Seltue Karweaye The coronavirus outbreak has refocused attention on Liberia, a country that has lurched from one crisis to another since independence in 1847. Many Liberians are openly angry at the government of President George Weah, who won the 2017 presidential election through the popular votes. The coronavirus (COVID-19) in Liberia is, without doubt, […]

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