• $2 million donation to battle coronavirus in Africa

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Tuesday approved  $2 million in emergency assistance for the World Health Organization (WHO) to reinforce its capacity to help African countries contain the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its impacts. The grant, which is in response to an international appeal by the WHO, will be […]

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  • Sierra Leone reports first case of coronavirus

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of the Republic of Sierra Leone has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19 or coronavirus. Samples tested at the Military 34 Hospital, and two other accredited laboratories to detect the virus, in the capital Freetown turned out positive on the evening of 30 March 2020. The patient, a […]

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  • Swedish package for jobs and transition

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    The Swedish Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party are now presenting further measures to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on jobs and the economy in Sweden. The ongoing virus outbreak is having a major impact on the Swedish economy and many people have become, or risk becoming, unemployed. To alleviate the […]

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  • EFLA wants Liberians to heed advice of health workers

    Monday, March 30, 2020

    The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has called on Liberians at home and abroad, specifically Liberians in Europe, to heed the advice of health practitioners so as to prevent the Coronavirus from wreaking havoc in Liberia and other parts of the world. In a March 30 release, signed by Secretary General Francis Monnoh Mensah […]

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  • Bank launches $3 billion coronavirus fight in Africa

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.   The Fight Covid-19 Social bond, with a three-year maturity, garnered interest from central banks and official institutions, bank treasuries, and […]

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News

Dec
29

Liberia needs a heart transplant

By Alexander Redd INTRODUCTION We are witnessing a unique fractured time in our nation’s history. It is not our worst, but far from our best. Only together in oneness of spirit and heart that we will rebuild the trust we seem to have lost in each other. Our affection for the rule of law conflates […]

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Dec
29

Sweden: Violence among young couples

More needs to be done in Sweden to counter violence in young couples’ relationships. This is evidenced by a new report prepared by the Swedish Gender Equality Agency. The agency also notes that Sweden lacks sufficient knowledge of methods to prevent violence among children and young people, not least when it comes to boys and […]

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Dec
28

US provides assistance to Liberia’s central bank

The US embassy in Liberia, in coordination with the Government of Liberia and international partners, on Friday announced a technical assistance program to be provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). The aim of the program is to assist the CBL to more effectively perform its […]

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Dec
23

ECOWAS happy with AfDB investments in region

The African Development Bank’s investments in West Africa are yielding remarkable results, the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, said in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, on Saturday. He was speaking at the bloc’s fifty-sixth ordinary session, attended by regional heads of state and government. Brou said the bank […]

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Dec
22

Basketball Africa League unveils official logo

Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa and scheduled to begin play in March 2020, unveiled the league’s official logo on Thursday.  The new logo, which features the silhouette of a basketball player taking a jump shot on a vibrant green, yellow, red and royal blue background, […]

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Dec
21

Africa’s retail industry to benefit from SGI Dubai 2020

Africa’s growing youth population, rapid urbanisation and the increased purchasing power of these consumers, are key factors that are driving this massive US$500 billion retail ecosystem. This high growth industry needs to be equipped with the latest innovation and communication tools to further sustain the growth and attract the right target audience, especially the millennials. […]

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Dec
20

Liberia can’t just run and print off scads of cash

By Seltue Karweaye In a communication dated December 15, 2019, Liberian President Weah stressed the increasing liquidity needs of the economy, informing the Senate that the current liquidity projection of the CBL, compared with a very low Liberian dollars vault cash position of both the CBL and commercial banks, makes it imperative to infuse additional […]

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Dec
20

Book review: Mystic poet in search of meanings

Reviewed by Nvasekie N. Konneh Poets are inspired and motivated by events, people and places or sometimes by imaginary ideas or thoughts. Some of these could be heroes of political struggle, religions, history, natural phenomenon or the aesthetic values of things around us. The sky, ocean, deep forest, gardens and the list may go on endlessly, […]

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Dec
18

Top 100 arms producers made $420 billion in 2018

Sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 100 companies (excluding those in China) totaled $420 billion in 2018, marking an increase of 4.6 per cent compared with the previous year. This is according to new data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in the SIPRI Top 100 ranking. […]

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Dec
17

2023 presidential election will bring change to Liberia

By: Mengistu Eddie Wolokolie Liberians home and abroad, I want to take this time to ask you to join me in 2023, as I seek the highest office in the land. I am as of today, making my intention known that I will run for the president of the Republic of Liberia. I am asking […]

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