• Gambia’s road to democratic reform

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Since the inauguration of Adama Barrow after 22 years of authoritarian rule, Gambia’s democratic reforms have benefited from political will, national ownership, and international backing. However, the country’s dark legacy continues to pose risks to the process. Little-known candidate Adama Barrow was sworn in as Gambia’s president in January 2017 after winning the presidential election […]

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  • Africans keep scoring in Swedish, Danish leagues

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Sweden’s top football league, the Allsvenskan, is gradually picking up steam with African players banging in the goals in the 4th round. Maic Sema of DR Congo ancestry scored the only goal in the second half as Sundsvall collected a 1-0 win over Trelleborg on April 17 while Zimbabwean hitman Tino Kadewere blasted twice as […]

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  • Bong Miners to hold annual convention in US

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    The US-based Association of Bong Miners (ABM) will hold its annual convention in July in Charlotte, North Carolina. The three-day affair which will be staged from July 6th to the 8th is expected to bring together scores of Liberians residing in the US and elsewhere who formerly lived in the Liberian community of Bong Mines. […]

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  • George Weah writes: Don’t forget about Liberia

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    I grew up in the Gibraltar area of Clara Town, a slum in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Sport was my passport out of poverty. A combination of luck and hard work enabled me to make my improbable journey from the dusty football fields of Clara Town to glamorous stadiums in Europe. I played professional […]

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  • New platform opens for West African entrepreneurs

    Sunday, April 22, 2018

    SuguLab, a complementary entrepreneurial service that will be offered to start-ups and Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) operating in West Africa, particularly Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Sénégal, has officially been launched. SuguLab will assist companies that are legally registered, that have a minimum of 2 years of existence and have an innovative business model with […]

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News

Jun
15

Ivory Coast wins first World Cup match

Ivory Coast scored two goals in as many minutes to come from behind and get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start with victory over Japan. The Elephants trailed to a stunning Keisuke Honda strike in the first half. But the introduction of Didier Drogba as a substitute inspired the comeback, with Wilfried […]

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Jun
12

13 convicted in Liberian ‘mercenary’ trial

After 96 days of legal proceedings, jurors in a Liberian criminal court Thursday slapped the rest of 13 defendants with a unanimous guilty verdict for subversive activities in Ivory Coast in 2011 and 2012. The jurors, through the foreman, informed the court that they were convinced by the number of evidence presented in court by state lawyers. They claimed that […]

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Jun
11

Tensions as World Cup sets to open

Simmering civil tension and the stench of corruption threatens to sully Brazil’s global football party when the World Cup kicks off on Thursday against a backdrop of protests, unrest and alleged political graft. What was to be a football celebration is in danger of being hijacked by off-field issues as a growing furore surrounding FIFA […]

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Jun
11

Sierra Leone closes borders to battle ebola

Sierra Leone shut its borders to trade with Guinea and Liberia on Wednesday and closed schools, cinemas and nightclubs in a frontier region in a bid to halt the spread of the Ebola virus. Sixteen people have died of Ebola in Sierra Leone, a figure that has doubled in the last week, Ministry of Health […]

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Jun
11

Unknown Unknowns hamper malaria fight

Some 60 percent of countries where malaria is endemic lack solid information about the quality of available drugs to treat the deadly disease, according to a new study. The study, published in the Malaria Journal in April, looked at 251 reports from 104-malaria endemic countries since 1946. It found that of the 43 countries that […]

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Jun
9

Sweden organizes Somali trade conference

Increasing investment, in which the Somali diaspora plays an important part, has strengthened interest and confidence in the region among foreign investors. The Swedish Government, together with Business Sweden, is therefore organising a trade and investment conference on 10 June in the Swedish capital, Stockholm for 150 representatives, primarily from Somali and Swedish businesses. The […]

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Jun
8

British firms encouraged to invest in Liberia

Liberia’s ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland says his preoccupation will be to encourage more British investment firms to take advantage of the conducive investment climate in Liberia. “Liberia needs more investors to ease the pressure of unemployment that has permeated the African continent. The Liberian government is pursuing a robust […]

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Jun
7

Nearly One-third of world’s population is Overweight

  Over two billion people – or 30 per cent of the world’s population – are either obese or overweight, and no country has successfully reduced obesity rates to date, according to a new study published this week by the British medical journal, The Lancet. The number of overweight and obese people increased from 857 […]

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Jun
7

National symbols must reflect unity- Ngafuan

Liberia’s Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has described the history of Liberia as a puzzle to which Liberians must correctly add all of its pieces if they must form the correct image. Minister Ngafuan  spoke at the National Symbols Review Symposium held at the Paynesville City Hall under the theme “Reviewing Liberia’s National Symbols to Renew […]

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Jun
4

ECOWAS wants Security Council help in Mali

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has invited the U. N. Security Council to help enhance the mandate and strength of the peacekeeping mission in Mali to carry out its mission in the applying the Ouagadougou Agreement. ECOWAS said the invitation was necessary to help Mali effectively regain sovereignty throughout its territory, including […]

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