• Sheroes active in Liberia during pandemic lockdown

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    By Nvasekie Konneh Kim Poole is a true believer in Pan Africanism. Though born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, she travels more frequently to countries in Africa, planting the seeds for the SHEROES Sisterhood. Poole founded SHEROES Sisterhood in 2016 and officially launched the organization in Liberia on July 26, 2018 in collaboration with […]

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  • Strategic vision and results transforming Africa

    Sunday, May 31, 2020

    For the past ten years, Africa has recorded some of the world’s strongest rates of economic growth. At the same time, many African economies continue to function at well below their full potential. Structural transformation is needed to create more jobs, reduce poverty and accomplish sustainable development objectives. The African Development Bank’s High 5 priority […]

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  • Declining trends in global peace operations

    Friday, May 29, 2020

    While the number of United Nations and non-UN multilateral peace operations increased slightly in 2019, the number of personnel deployed in them decreased, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Although sub-Saharan Africa maintained the highest number of operations and personnel, two new operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) […]

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  • Liberia: State of emergency and freedom of expression

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    By Atty. Urias Teh Pour The surge of the global COVID-19 pandemic has provided compelling reason for states to impose restrictive measures, some in the form of health protocols to beat back the spread of the deadly disease. These measures have provoked debate, essentially around the nature and scope of these restrictions vis a vis […]

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  • Integration is relevant for African economies

    Sunday, May 24, 2020

    The second Africa Regional Integration Index (APII 2019) was launched Friday by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC), with a call to action to African economies to deepen their integration. The 2019 Index, which builds on the first edition published in 2016, provides up-to-date data […]

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News

Feb
17

ECW starts huge programs in Ethiopia, Chad

In just one week, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), with the Governments of Ethiopia and Chad and implementing partners, launched two new multi-year resilience programs in Chad (7 February) and Ethiopia (14 February) with US$48 million in seed funding over three years to roll out crucial program activities and catalyse additional resources. The budgets for these […]

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Feb
13

Sweden’s foreign policy statement for 2020

Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Line presented the government’s Statement of Foreign Policy for 2020 to the parliament, the Riksdag on Wednesday. Below is the statement in full. Mr/Madam Speaker, Honourable Members, Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen, Sweden’s foreign policy is conducted with the aim of creating security in our country and around […]

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Feb
12

Liberia: Make early childhood education compulsory

A US-based social work professional has called for early childhood education to be made compulsory in the West African nation of Liberia. Massa Dopoh’s call was contained in the pages of a book, she authored recently, which looks at early childhood education in the country.  Early Childhood Education (ECE)  as a compulsory education, she notes, will […]

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Feb
12

Children fight wildlife crime, stand up for girls’ rights

100,000 children – a whole generation– in and around the national parks Gonarezhou in Zimbabwe and Limpopo in Mozambique are being educated through the Peace & Changemaker Generation project, as changemakers who can take a stand against wildlife crime, and for girls’ rights in their communities. The project is a partnership between the World’s Children’s […]

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Feb
10

African leaders want to end malnutrition by 2025

African countries have made progress toward eradicating malnutrition and stunting but need to do more to hit United Nations malnutrition targets by 2025. This was the main message of a meeting that took place during the 33rd African Union Summit. Speakers at a meeting of the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) included the heads of […]

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Feb
9

Liberian goalkeeper on trial with Swedish club

Liberian international goalkeeper Ashley Williams is reportedly on trial with Swedish division one club FC Linkoping City. In a facebook post, his current Liberian club LISCR did not provide details but wished the 19 year-old the best. Efforts to get more information from the Swedish side, which competes in the third tier, proved fruitless. Williams distinguished […]

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Feb
8

ULOUK leads partnership to promote Liberia

The Union of Liberian Organisations in the United Kingdom (ULOUK) on Thursday led a partnership meeting at the Liberian Embassy in London.  Deemed a success and the beginning of a promising partnership, the meeting brought together Liberia’s ambassador to the UK Gurly T. Gibson, ULOUK President Mo Sonnie and Sarah Güsten-Marr, a philanthropist and owner […]

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Feb
7

Young Africans benefit from industrial internet program

Africa Leadership University (ALU) and General Electric (GE) have announced the kick-off of the 3rd cohort of the Africa Industrial Internet Program(AIIP)  which is aimed at equipping young Africans with skills that will enable them to take part in the fourth industrial revolution. The 2020 cohort has enrolled 35 students from eight countries across Africa, drawn […]

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Feb
5

Sweden fights men violence against women

Extensive work is underway to implement Sweden’s national strategy in the area of ​​men’s violence against women. But it is clear that work remains. Among other things, missing often are important perspectives, mainly the disabled and girls’ exposure to violence. This is shown in the Swedish Gender Equality Agency’s follow-up work on the strategy. Lena […]

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Feb
4

Tanzania among world’s ten fastest growing economies

Tanzania is amongst the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies at the rate of 6.8 percent, reveals the new 2020 African Economic Outlook report. Other five African countries are Rwanda at 8.7 percent, Ethiopia 7.4 , Côte d’Ivoire 7.4 , Ghana 7.1, and Benin 6.7. East Africa maintained its lead as the continent’s fastest growing regions, predicted […]

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