• Norway names 10 African development partners

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Ten African countries are among the 16 chosen by Norway as development partners, according to a white paper released recently by the Norwegian government. Norway divides its development partnership into two categories.  Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana and Mali are placed in the first category for long-term development cooperation. Non African nations in the group […]

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  • Police chiefs join forces to fight organized crime

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    A groundbreaking agreement was adopted by the police chiefs of Central and West Africa in Kintélé, Brazzaville, on 14 June, boosting efforts to fight transnational threats across these regions. In the first agreement of its kind in Africa, the Central African Police Chiefs Committee (CAPCCO) and West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO) including Mauritania, signed […]

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  • Six nations compete in Rugby Africa Gold Cup

    Sunday, June 17, 2018

    The 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which doubles as a Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification tournament, began on Saturday as the top six teams in Africa, aside from South Africa, battle it out for a place at the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The Rugby Africa Gold Cup will be played in a round-robin […]

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  • This is what Weah must do to be a true ‘country giant’

    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    The US-based Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is urging Liberian President George Weah to create an Equal Fighting Chance Opportunity or EFCO scholarship fund in the amount of US $20 million by an act of legislation.   EMOL said the local scholarship project will motivate all children in all the 134 administrative districts, 73 electoral […]

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  • Africa needs a reliable maritime governance system

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    The African continent needs to work together on a country and regional level to put in place and, more crucially, implement a sustainable maritime governance system that will benefit the whole continent, concluded delegates at the first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF). ABEF 2018 took place in London on 8 June, to coincide with World […]

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News

Nov
20

Terrorists killed 18,000 last year

The number of lives lost to terrorist attacks increased by 61% in a single year, according to the second edition of the Global Terrorism Index (GTI), rising from 11,133 in 2012 to 17,958 in 2013. The index also recorded a 44% increase in the number of terrorist incidents, rising from 6,825 in 2012 to 9,814 […]

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Nov
19

President’s son threats appalling, says journalist

  A Liberian journalist says he is appalled by recent remarks by the son of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf posted on Facebook on November 13, in which he “threatened to deal” with anybody who protests his candidacy for a senatorial seat. Jackson T. S. Seton,  formerly news editor of the Inquirer Newspaper, now a US resident, […]

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Nov
17

Liberia under economy dictatorship

  Having followed the Liberian presidency of Madam Ellen Johnson for almost a decade, it has become apparent that she is an economy dictator. Unlike a noble leader, whose actions are intended to advance national interest by managing resources responsibly in order for nearly all citizens to benefit, an economy dictator cunningly protects cronies and rewards […]

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Nov
17

Top football stars unite against Ebola

The world’s top football players, including Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Neymar Jr., Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm, are joining forces with global health experts to help raise global awareness in the fight against Ebola. In a new campaign “11 Against Ebola”, players from some of Europe’s biggest clubs come together to […]

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Nov
16

School lessons by radio in Sierra Leone, Liberia

With the nationwide closure of schools in Liberia and Sierra Leone due to the Ebola outbreak, and with no immediate prospect of them reopening, a growing number of students are receiving their lessons via radio. “Right now, in the midst of Ebola, the Ministry of Education has embarked on this program – Teaching by Radio […]

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Nov
13

World Bank approves $30m credit, grant for Liberia

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors Wednesday approved a total of US$30 million in credit and grant to support Liberia’s medium-term strategy to strengthen its transparency and accountability mechanisms’ The money will also be used to expand the economy, increase access to quality education and improve health services that are critical to fighting the […]

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Nov
11

Include migration in post-2015 agenda

As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire at the end of 2015, campaigners are calling for the inclusion of migrant worker protections in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), noting that migrants contribute billions to reducing poverty – often at great cost to their personal safety and well-being. The world’s estimated 232 million international migrants […]

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Nov
9

Liberia to stop cremating Ebola victims

The Liberian government is currently searching for a suitable site to be used for the burial of dead Ebola victims. James Dorbor Jallah, the head for logistics of the Incidence Management System at the county’s health ministry disclosed on Wednesday at a press conference that many families of Ebola victims are still not pleased with the cremation […]

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Nov
6

IFC to spur private sector in Ebola-affected countries

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, on Wednesday announced a package of at least $450 million in commercial financing that will enable trade, investment, and employment in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The private sector initiative will include $250 million in rapid response projects, and at least $200 million in […]

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Nov
5

Norway to invest millions in African energy

The Norwegian government has pledged NOK 300 million ( about $44m ) to stimulate private investment in clean energy in Africa. ‘More than 700 million people in Africa lack electricity, and the continent is in urgent need of investment in renewable energy. Norway will therefore contribute NOK 300 million to Green Africa Power, which is intended to […]

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