Ebola: Liberia delays reopening of schools

Liberia said on Friday it would delay reopening schools for two weeks in order to better prepare safety measures against the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 3,650 people in the country but now appears to be receding.  Liberian schools, shut since August due to the outbreak, had initially been scheduled to reopen on […]

Kim: World not prepared for future pandemics

Saying the world was “dangerously unprepared” for future pandemics, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim Tuesday laid out a vision in which insurance companies, governments, multi-lateral organizations, corporations and international donors worked together to build a system that would help all countries prepare for potentially catastrophic health disasters. “The Ebola outbreak has been devastating in […]

RCCG gives to Liberian Ebola treatment center

Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Liberia last Sunday made a donation to the  MOD-1 Ebola Treatment Center  in Congo Town outside Monrovia. RCCG Liberia’s national pastor Olatunde Olugbenga, making the presentation of bags of rice, sanitary and medical kits, etc. to the center, said the church’s general overseer Pastor EA Adeboye was deeply concerned about the Ebola […]

Dee Jones highlights Swedish gospel concert

US-based Nigerian gospel music star Dee Jones will highlight this Saturday’s gospel music concert in Stockholm, Sweden where he’s expected to lead a 1200-member choir. The event which will be held in Stockholm Concert Hall beginning at 6pm will also feature accomplished American pianist Patrice E. Turner and Swedish singer Samuel Ljungblahd. According to reports, the Swedish choir […]

Nigeria: Change is not a privilege, it is a right

As the Nigerian general elections approach, there are a few pertinent questions we need to ask ourselves as this forms the basis for any type of change we are clamouring for. Where did we get it wrong, how did it get this bad and what would be our fate after February 2015? The good news […]

Book review: The tales of war and peace

The author begins his narrative with a picturesque description of his current home and environment in the Mid-Western state of Minnesota but clearly Minnesota is not the beginning of the whole story narrated in the book, “Harrowing December.” This picturesque description of the scenic landscape of Otsego, Minnesota only shows how far the author has […]

Gbowee Foundation committed to Ebola fight

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA), founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee, on Wednesday affirmed its commitment to fighting the Ebola virus out of Liberia by providing direct community support to those affected by Ebola. Despite its direct support to affected people in various communities, GPFA Executive Director W. Piso Saydee Tarr said the foundation provided funding for […]

Vote Buhari for a better Nigeria

Nigerians at home and abroad have heard time and time again from President Ebele Goodluck Jonathan that the main reason to vote him again for President of Nigeria is to ensure the continuity of his programs. President Jonathan even accused Nigerians in the diaspora for unfair criticisms of his admininstration. We in the All Progressives Congress APC) Scandinavia, […]

RCCG donates to 14,000 Liberian members

The General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church Of God (RCCG) Pastor E.A. Adeboye, based in Nigeria, in partnership with the church’s Africa Mission on Sunday presented assorted food and nonfood items to over 14,000 members. Each RCCG member received a 5kg bag of rice, hand sanitizer and soap as well as an Ebola kit for their own […]

IMF chief to visit Rwanda, Senegal

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will visit Rwanda from January 26-29 and Senegal from January 29-31 to meet with policymakers and other representatives of society in each country. As Managing Director Lagarde has previously visited Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, and South Africa in Sub-Saharan Africa. “My […]