• New coach for Liberia national football team

    Saturday, August 24, 2019

    The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has officially confirmed the appointment of Peter James Butler as the new head coach of the Liberia national team after agreeing a one-year deal, reports Joseph M. Vincent. The Englishman replaces Thomas Kojo, who was sacked after he failed to qualify the Lone Star for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations […]

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  • Promoting Chinese investment in African energy

    Saturday, August 24, 2019

    To support growing energy cooperation and investment between China and Africa, the African Energy Chamber is organizing a working visit to Beijing next week. Led by Executive Chairman Nj Ayuk, the delegation from the Chamber will be meeting with CEOs and Chairmen from China’s state-owned energy companies and the private sector, along with key industry […]

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  • President Weah promises to uphold gender equality

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Liberian President George Manneh Weah has once again reiterated his commitment to the promotion and protection of women and girls against sexual gender-based violence and gender inequality. President Weah made the pledge at his office when he received a petition from women who reportedly represented ten civil society organizations. The women through their designated speaker, […]

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  • Dubai Chamber holds mentorship program

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Eight prominent business leaders have been selected to mentor high-potential startups from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Africa participating in Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Global Business Forum (GBF) Mentorship Program. Four UAE-based mentors and four Africa-based mentors have joined the first-of-its-kind program which aims to foster cross-border cooperation between the two startup […]

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  • Liberia: Jah Kamara named best coach in Gardnersville

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Jah Kamara, the enterprising coach of third division club Kallon FC,  has been named coach of the season of the Gardnersville sub-committee league, a part of the Liberia Football Association, reports Joseph M. Vincent. The 39 year-old coach, who guided the Chocolate City-based club to the big three- stage of the just ended sub-committee’s league […]

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News

May
16

Liberia: Group wants experienced banker in gov’t

  A Liberian organization has recommended the inclusion into government of a professional banker, Michael Geegbae Mueller who has a wealth of international contacts and connections.   The Liberian for Democracy, Peace and National Development (LDPND) made the call in the wake of calls for President Dr. George Manneh Weah to include professional Liberians into […]

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May
15

Former Somali military commander on trial in US

  Trial began on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in a lawsuit brought by a Somali national, Farhan Warfaa against Colonel Yusuf Abdi Ali, aka Tukeh, a former commander in the Somali National Army.    Mr. Warfaa alleges that Col. Tukeh, a Virginia resident, played a role in […]

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May
13

Africa must unleash power of its financial markets

With Africa’s population expected to overtake China’s by 2025, the continent’s economic potential is undeniable. At a time of slowing global growth, the world is starting to take notice of Africa’s fast-growing population and markets, and the opportunities they hold. Between 2010 and 2016, more than 320 embassies were opened in Africa, while global investment […]

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May
12

President Weah warns against sabotage and hate

Liberian President George Manneh Weah wants Liberians to desist from acts of sabotage and hate against one another and work together for the good and development of the country. President Weah said instead of Liberians undermining and sabotaging each other, they must work in concert to uplift their country for the good of all.   […]

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May
12

Book review: The Story of Nandi and Kadija

  Reviewed by Nvasekie N. Konneh Growing up as a young boy in Liberia, storytelling or listening to others telling stories was my favorite pastime. I looked forward to it under the moonlight or around the bright kerosene lamp in open space. One story that has stuck in my memory from those days is about […]

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May
8

Sweden: Buya Turay banging in goals for Djurgarden

Sierra Leonean international Mohammed Buya Turay has started the Swedish football premiership, Allsvenskan with a bang. The Djurgarden forward has scored five times in the last seven matches and is the championship’s second top scorer behind Sundsvall’s Linus Hallenius, who scored a goal more. Buya hit his 5th goal of the season over the weekend when he opened the […]

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May
8

Focus on rights of Africans with mental health problems

The events surrounding the Life Esidimeni tragedy, where 91 mental health patients died in the Gauteng province of South Africa while under government care, is a shocking reminder of the gap between the lawful rights and harsh realities of mental disorder sufferers in South Africa.   According to the WHO, nearly 14% of the global burden […]

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May
4

Liberia signs on to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Liberia is among the latest countries that have now signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).  Over 150 countries ( 37 from Africa) and international organizations have so far joined the Initiative. The BRI, previously the Silk […]

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May
3

Norway supports ebola response in DR Congo

Norway is providing NOK 7.8 million (about $896,000) to the efforts to tackle the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Norway has once again sent a team of specialist health personnel and three isolation units developed in Norway for the transport of patients with highly infectious diseases. Some 970 deaths have been […]

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May
3

Ethiopian PM wins Houphouet-Boigny Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has been named as laureate of the 2019 Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize for his actions and, in particular, for having been the instigator of a peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea. The jury also recognized Ali’s worthiness for the reforms undertaken to consolidate democracy and social cohesion. Finally, the jury considered […]

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