Bong Miners gather in Philadelphia

The Association of Bong Miners (ABM) in the Diaspora will hold its annual convention early next month in the US city of Philadelphia. The convention will be chaired by Lydia Fallah-Lloyd. Bong Mines is a former mining settlement in central Liberia. ABM is made of former residents of the community now living in the diaspora. According to […]

TECNO, UNICEF support digital learning for children

TECNO, a leading innovative technology brand, has announced a partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Nigeria to support the implementation of the Nigeria Learning Passport, a digital learning platform. In today’s world, too many children remain out of school, and many more are not learning. In Nigeria, the challenges in the field […]

Sextortion plagues teens, demands urgent action

Just hours before his untimely death, the life of 16-year-old Murray Dowey from Scotland seemed ordinary—a night of family bonding over television and plans for an upcoming holiday with friends. Little did his parents know that the following morning would shatter their world, as Murray became another casualty of the sextortion epidemic sweeping across the […]

Businessman nabbed for Sierra Leonean war crimes

A Spanish businessman living in Brazil, was on July 2 arrested in Málaga, Spain for his alleged participation in the illegal trade of so-called blood diamonds and for his alleged complicity in crimes committed during the civil war that ravaged Sierra Leone between 1991 and 2002. The Audiencia Nacional, the Spanish High Court that has jurisdiction over international crimes, sought the arrest […]

Liberia’s legislative projects: The plunder continues?

By Seltue Karweaye The people of Liberia have been severely impacted by lawmakers’ excessive greed. The country’s legislative budget has swelled from US$9.4 million in 2006 to an alarming US$67.9 million in 2023. Shockingly, the approved 2024 budget is not accessible to the public, leaving us in the dark about the allocations to the national […]