• 300 million euros to African coronavirus response

    Friday, August 7, 2020

    The European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union, and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Africa’s foremost multilateral trade finance institution, are directing EUR 300m of financing to support the resilience and recovery of African nations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will ensure businesses across the continent have the […]

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  • Excitements in Liberian community tournament

    Friday, August 7, 2020

    Blocks 1307D and 1307A grabbed crucial wins Thursday to qualify for the next rounds of the Beacon All Star/ Thomas P. Fallah Tournament in Chocolate City, outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital. Sponsored by Liberia’s Finance Minister Samuel D. Tweh, the tournament is organized in honor of Rep.Thomas P. Fallah, the senatorial candidate of the ruling Coalition […]

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  • Ecobank announces 2020 Fintech Challenge finalists

    Thursday, August 6, 2020

    Ecobank Group today announced the finalists from  the 2020 Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The challenge, in its third edition, is designed to deepen collaboration between Ecobank and fintechs with Africa focused products. The 10 finalists fintechs from seven different countries, who emerged from a competitive pool of over 600 fintechs, will participate in an online finale scheduled […]

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  • EFLA condemns attack on Liberian opposition leaders

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020

    The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) strongly condemns the recent attacks on opposition leader Alex Cummings and Representative Yekeh Kolubah in Grand Gedeh. Both opposition figures were in the county for political purposes when youths, believed to be sympathizers of the ruling Congress for Democratic Change, demanded, under the threat of violence, for Representative […]

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  • 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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Apr
10

Benin on digital offensive against coronavirus

After the first case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) was announced in Benin on March 16, within four days, the West African nation had set up a range of digital platforms to help combat both the spread of the disease and what the World Health Organization (WHO) has called “infodemic” of misinformation around it.  Spearheaded by Wilfried […]

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Apr
8

Bank allots $10 billion to Africa coronavirus response

The African Development Bank Group on Wednesday announced the creation of the COVID-19 Response Facility of $10 billion to government and the private sector to assist regional member countries in fighting the pandemic. The facility is the latest measure taken by the bank to respond to the pandemic and will be the institution’s primary channel […]

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Apr
6

Sweden: Strategy in response to coronavirus pandemic

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is testing our society. In recent weeks, the Swedish Government has presented a range of different measures to safeguard people’s lives, health and jobs. “This crisis will continue for a long time. It will be tough. But our society is strong. If everyone takes their responsibility, together we will overcome it,” […]

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Apr
5

Norway gives $14 million to UN coronavirus fund

Norway will provide about $14 million dollars to a United Nations (UN) fund to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. “We are pleased that the UN acted so quickly on our proposal to establish a global fund to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. Norway is providing a first contribution of NOK 150 million to enable the […]

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Apr
4

Liberians must bond in power of oneness

By Alexander Redd The current Covid-19, known as coronavirus, is dangerous. Many lives have been lost as a result of its potency. Disruption of normalcy of our lives; be it you, families, relatives, friends – we all feel the pain, anxiety, and fear not knowing how things are going to pan out in days, weeks, […]

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Apr
3

Sweden extends coronavirus travel ban to June

In light of the extensive spread of the COVID-19 virus and the rapidly changing and uncertain situation for travelers, Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs has extended the decision it took on 14 March to advise against non-essential travel to all countries so that it applies until 15 June. For countries or areas to which the […]

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Apr
1

$2 million donation to battle coronavirus in Africa

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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Mar
31

Sierra Leone reports first case of coronavirus

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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Mar
31

Swedish package for jobs and transition

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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Mar
30

EFLA wants Liberians to heed advice of health workers

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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