• Three reasons why Weah will struggle to deliver

    Saturday, January 20, 2018

    On December 26, 2017, Liberians voted in a delayed run-off presidential elections which was postponed by the country’s Supreme Court on November 6. The run-off election was between Senator George Weah, now President-elect, from the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), and Vice President Joseph Boakai, of the ruling Unity Party (UP). It had been scheduled […]

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  • Agriculture must lead Africa’s industrialization

    Friday, January 19, 2018

    The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has made a compelling case for accelerating Africa’s industrialization in order to create jobs, reduce poverty and promote inclusive economic growth. Citing data from the bank’s 2018 African Economic Outlook launched in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on Wednesday, Adesina said infrastructure projects were among the most […]

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  • Sweden inaugurates new gender equality agency

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

    On 12 January, the new Swedish Gender Equality Agency was inaugurated in Gothenburg, with speeches by Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér, Director-General Lena Ag, County Governor Anders Danielsson and chair of the municipal executive board, Ann-Sofie Hermansson. The agency will contribute to strategic, coherent and sustainable governance and effective implementation of gender equality policy. […]

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  • EFLA: Weah’s election is a glorious opportunity

    Sunday, January 14, 2018

    Liberia’s President-elect George Weah should see the mandate given him by the Liberian electorate as a glorious opportunity for his incoming administration to craft and foster socio-economic policies that would unite and reconcile Liberians regardless of their political, religious, and social affiliations, says the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA). In addition, the organization also […]

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  • New blog dedicated to African migration

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    Migration scholars, look no further. A new website and blog by the AMMODI network offers a meeting place for academics and practitioners within the migration field. “One of our objectives is to narrow the gap between research and policy”, says NAI researcher Jesper Bjarnesen who co-founded the AMMODI network with migration scholar Franzisca Zanker in […]

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Apr
2

Uganda president leads anti-gay rally

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has led a rally celebrating his country’s new anti-gay laws, saying homosexuality creates grave health problems and that gays have always been regarded as abnormal by Africans. Museveni made the comments on Monday at a “thanksgiving service” organised in the capital Kampala by a coalition of Ugandan religious leaders and government […]

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Mar
31

State lawyer predicts war

  Cllr. Theophilous Gould, one of the state lawyers, has predicted war if a trial jury in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, acquits 18 Liberians charged with carrying out subversive activities in neighboring Ivory Coast. “If you fail to convict the defendants because you feel they are Liberian then Cote d’Ivoire will revenge against Liberia by bringing war”, he […]

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Mar
31

Gee Man to release “Cherry Coco” album

A Liberian recording artist, George Garsua Sikpa, also known as the “Gee Mann” will on Saturday, May 31, 2014  launch his latest CD album “Cherry Coco” in Northeast Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, USA. According to Gee Mann, some of  Liberia’s finest musicians will  perform at  the  program. The artists include Zaye Tete, Friday, the cell phone […]

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Mar
30

UNMIL drawdown to cost Liberia $50m

Liberia’s Finance Minister Amara Konneh last week revealed that it would cost the government of Liberia US$50 million to fill in all necessary gaps when UNMIL drawdown is completed. “While our service sector has been another driving force of economic growth, it is expected  to take a hit as the United Nations Mission in Liberia(UNMIL)draws down […]

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Mar
30

How Prof. Alaric Tokpa protected his family

Brooklyn Park, MN- In much of Liberia’s troubled history of dictatorial and military rule, many people never got to know the pains relatives of students’ politicians went through whenever their loved ones were imprisoned by the government. But for the first time last Saturday, during a gathering of Liberian and American guests, a Liberian lady […]

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Mar
29

Female ‘armed robber’ resists going to jail

Drama erupted at the Monrovia City Court in Liberia recently when a suspected female armed robber resisted her imprisonment at the Monrovia Central Prison.Dekontee Morris and two others female were charged with armed robbery, an allegation they denied. Defendant Dekontee said she refused to go jail on the grounds that she was falsely accused by a relative of the […]

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Mar
29

Sweden talks about Roma abuses

    Today, I present the White Paper initiated by the Government on abuses and rights violations of Roma in the 20th century. The White Paper is based on interviews with Roma and Travellers, on archive material and research studies. It provides a description of a dark period in Sweden’s history that is more complete […]

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Mar
28

Malaysian couple sentenced to prison

A Swedish court has sentenced a Malaysian couple to prison for “gross violation of their children’s integrity”. The prosecutor said the parents physically abused their children using sticks, belts and clothes hangers. The abuse happened between 2010 and 2013. A court statement said: “The mother is convicted of gross violation of the integrity of the daughter […]

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Mar
27

Ivory Coast: Impartial justice for all

    The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Cote d’Ivoire, Doudou Diène, expressed concern over unresolved issues in the national reconciliation process of the West African country, ahead of presidential elections in 2015. The key, he stressed, lies in applying “impartial justice for all” in a country still recovering […]

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Mar
26

Curbing West Africa’s Ebola outbreak

  As health authorities and aid groups work to contain the spread of Ebola in Guinea which has killed 59 people and infected scores of others since January, suspected cases have emerged in neighbouring Liberia, prompting calls for a regional response. Haemorrhagic fever symptoms first appeared in Guinea’s southern forested region. Eighty-six people have so […]

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