• 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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Feb
25

Family Worship Center outlines plans

Calvary Greetings to everyone and Happy New Year in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  I welcome you to our year of HONOR. Our scripture for the year: “Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.’ But now the Lord declares: ‘Far […]

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Feb
24

Sweden’s Foreign Policy Statement for 2021

Mr Speaker, I want to begin this year’s Statement of Foreign Policy by saying something that is obvious to us all. Politics matters. This year marks 100 years since women were first able to exercise their right to vote in a parliamentary election. This was the milestone that made Sweden a democracy. Democracy is something […]

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Feb
22

FIFA, AU launch African schools football competition

FIFA and the African Union have agreed to launch a schools football competition following a meeting in Kinshasa between FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Félix Tshisekedi, who is also the current Chairperson of the African Union (AU). The two presidents, who had initiated discussions last week […]

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Feb
21

A call for more support to the less fortunate

A United Kingdom-based Liberian is calling on her compatriots to identify with the Antoinette Cheshire Home in Liberia. Kutu Kamara said “our society needs to be more involved with them, more people need to come up and support them.” Ms. Kamara recently donated a consignment of relief items to the home, which houses the disabled, in celebration […]

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Feb
20

Ghana hosts workshop on reporting science in Africa

Effective science communication requires more collaboration between researchers, communication officers and journalists was one of the key messages at a two-day science reporting workshop held recently in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. The workshop was jointly organized by the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resource in Africa (UNU-INRA), the United Nations University Maastricht Economic and […]

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Feb
17

FIFA President on African tour

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has arrived in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, the first stop on an itinerary that will see him visit FIFA member associations in several African countries along with heads of state and African Union (AU) Chairperson Félix Tshisekedi over the coming days. Upon arrival, the FIFA President was welcomed by the […]

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Feb
16

Liberian lawyer says senator will face war crimes charges

A high profile Liberian lawyer says a former rebel leader turned senator must be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes. Counselor Taiwon Gongloe said there is nothing one can or will do to get Senator Prince Johnson off the hook for killing people and showing no remorse during the Liberian civil […]

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Feb
14

Sweden to give more money for global COVID-19 vaccines

The Swedish Government intends to provide an additional SEK 100 million (about $12 million) in grants to COVAX to make COVID-19 vaccines accessible in low and middle income countries. This means that Sweden is doubling its support to the COVAX global vaccine access initiative. The government is now planning to allocate an additional SEK 100 […]

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Feb
13

Switzerland: Liberian war crimes trial continues

The trial of a former Liberian rebel commander arrested in Switzerland for alleged war crimes during Liberia’s first civil war will on Monday start its second important phase, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday. On December 3, 2020, the Swiss Federal Criminal Court, in the city of Bellinzona, began the trial of Alieu Kosiah, a former commander of […]

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Feb
9

West African nations get help to meet climate targets

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has extended financial support to a project that will strengthen the efforts of West African countries to meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) targets under the Paris climate accord. The bank will underwrite the preparation of concept notes exploring the use of internationally transferable mitigation outcomes (ITMOs) in selected West […]

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