• Donors give US$138.1m to Education Cannot Wait

    Monday, September 27, 2021

    On the sidelines of this year’s United Nations General Assembly, public, private and philanthropic donors announced a total of US$138.1 million in new contributions to Education Cannot Wait (ECW). The new contributions come from: Germany (€50 million; approx. US$58.6 million); United States of America (US$37 million); European Union/European Commission (€25 million; approx. US$29.3 million); The […]

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  • African Data Centres’ new office in South Africa

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    Africa Data Centres, the only pan-African network of interconnected, carrier-and cloud-neutral data centres on the continent, has completed its new Johannesburg data centre, based in its Midrand Campus which is one of the largest in Africa.  This state-of-the-art facility, designed with the latest global standards is the ideal location for technology companies and enterprises to […]

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  • Liberia: Plenty for the few, hunger for the majority

    Sunday, September 19, 2021

    By Seltue Karweaye A good proportion of young people today were taught from primary school that agriculture is the mainstay of the Liberian economy. Agricultural Science as a subject is part of our educational curriculum and therefore taught at all levels of education. Despite the constant emphasis on agriculture as a core aspect of the […]

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  • US: Bong Miners hold convention this weekend

    Friday, September 17, 2021

    Members of the US-based Association of Bong Miners in the Diaspora have gathered in Minnesota, Minneapolis to hold a national convention this weekend at which, among others, a new leadership will be elected. Festivities begin on Friday with arrivals and a meet and greet of convention attendees. Saturday will be much busier with a business […]

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  • Africa: Call to apply to Youth Adaptation Challenge

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have launched a call for applications for the first edition of the African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthAdapt) Challenge. The call encourages young entrepreneurs, innovators from micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and other youth-led and youth-owned enterprises in Africa, to implement solutions for […]

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News

Mar
21

Liberia takes steps to improve agriculture

Sixty power tillers and 60 single ridges have arrived in Liberia as the government, through the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), moves the country from subsistence to mechanized farming to increase agricultural productivity. Sixty motorized water pumps meant to supply water for vegetable farming also arrived.  More so, 300 crates meant to stack vegetables fitted with […]

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Mar
20

Another level of growth for Cape Town Carnival

The enormously popular Cape Town Carnival in South Africa has been forced to contend with unprecedented challenges in how to remain viable in an era of social distancing, limited crowd capacities and, depending on the level of lockdown restrictions of the day, a banning of public events altogether. Yet despite these extremely trying circumstances, the […]

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Mar
18

New CAF president on road ahead of African football

The newly- elected president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has told delegates at the 43rd CAF General Assembly that they should set their eyes on making African football not only competitive but a dominant player in global sport. Dr Patrice Motsepe spoke passionately at the event held recently in Rabat, Morocco’s capital about the […]

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Mar
16

New Swedish measures to reduce spread of Covid-19

On March 4 the Swedish Government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden announced further measures to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. The government’s previous call to municipalities and regions is extended. Services that are not essential and that the public has access to, and that are not regulated under the […]

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Mar
13

FIFA President praises African ‘team spirit’

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has stressed the importance of “team spirit” to project African football to the top of the world in his address to the 43rd Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ordinary and Elective General Assembly that took place Friday in Rabat, Morocco. “We know the values of football, but the most important value […]

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Mar
11

Global increase in female lawmakers

The representation of women in the world has increased from 11 to 25% in parliaments over the last 25 years, according to a review made by the Swedish Gender Equality Authority. But men still hold 75 percent of the seats in parliament, and in the highest positions men dominate even more. Sweden was the first […]

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Mar
8

Gender equality good for post-Covid recovery

This year is a special International Women’s Day. Not only is it exactly 110 years since the first International Women’s Day, when more than a million women and men joined forces and raised their voices for equal rights. We are also at an important turning point this year on this March 8. Over the past […]

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Mar
6

World leaders talk global issues at Rally of Hope

Millions of viewers from 150 countries joined the live online broadcast of the 5th Rally of Hope sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) on Saturday, February 27. The virtual event featured world-class entertainment and globally renowned leaders including Cape Verde President Jorge Carlos Fonseca, Guyana Prime Minister Mark Phillips and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (2017–2021). Others included United Nations World […]

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Mar
2

Sweden adopts measures against racism, hate crimes

The Swedish Government has adopted several measures against racism, similar forms of hostility and hate crime. Several of the measures are being carried out within the context of the national plan against racism, similar forms of hostility and hate crime, which the government adopted in 2016. The plan takes an integrated approach and comprises strategies […]

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Mar
1

Kudos to our graduates but where are the jobs?

By Seltue Karweaaye According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Liberia has a population of 4.5 million people, and 64 percent of the population lives in poverty. More than 60 percent of the population is under 25. One depressing reality in virtually every Liberian family is the sight of adults in their late 20s, […]

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