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  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • What Happened to Liberia's Ebola Orphans?

    LIBERIA, 2015/10/13 Additional than 5,900 Liberian children lost one or both parents to Ebola. Some are with a surviving parent, others found loving homes with friends or relatives, but a lot of have been left orphaned on the streets or are finding it tough to adapt to new lives with host families. Sitting outside her former home, a presently-abandoned home on the outskirts of the capital Monrovia,12-year-old Sarah recalled the day in August 2014 at the same time as she was discharged from an Ebola treatment centre. Her joy at having survived was quickly crushed at the same time as she was informed that both her parents had succumbed to the virus. An only child, she was presently as well an orphan. Next additional than 4,800 deaths from the virus, Liberia was declared Ebola-free for the second time last month and is trying to move forward. Sarah, however, is still trying to find her place. Unable to track down any of her relatives, a local advocacy group assigned her to a host family.
  • Liberian Oil Tanker Disappears in Ghanaian Waters

    GHANA, 2015/03/02 The chief of the Liberian Maritime Authority Mr. Binyan Kessely told the New Dawn in an interview Tuesday that the oil tanker MT equitable Artemis was reported missing while he was attending a Maritime conference in the Ghanaian capital Accra. Mr. Kessely said he instantly engaged the Ghanaian Minister of Transport and his Maritime counterpart over the incident and an immediate search was instituted. He said the Ghanaian Maritime vessel monitoring and surveillance unit had reached out to track the vessel but it was reportedly not seen in Ghanaian waters as at the time of tracking. Back home, he says the local maritime authority is working along with the vessel owners inclunding the Liberia Shipping and Corporate Registry or LISCR to locate the vessel.
  • Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016

    AFGHANISTAN, 2015/01/20 The richest 1 % are likely to control additional than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening world inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 80 wealthiest people in the world all own $1.9 trillion, the statement found, nearly the same all shared by the 3.5 billion people who occupy the bottom half of the world’s gain scale. (Last year, it took 85 billionaires to equal that figure.) And the richest 1 % of the people, who number in the millions, control nearly half of the world’s total wealth, a share that is as well increasing.
  • ECOWAS declares Liberia's special senatorial polls free, fair, credible

    LIBERIA, 2014/12/27 ECOWAS has declared Liberia's appropriate senatorial elections on 20 Dec. 2014 as 'free, equitable, credible and transparent', despite some 'insignificant shortcomings'. In a preliminary declaration, the ECOWAS Election Observer Mission (EOM) urged the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to announce the provisional results within the stipulated time limit, and exhorted all the stakeholders to abstain from speculating on unofficial results or declaring them as such. 'The Mission calls on all candidates and their supporters to comply with current procedures and the policy of law. It exhorts particularly all candidates and supporters to comply with democratic rules and to resort to exclusively legal means of seeking redress for any grievance emanating from the electoral process,' according to the declaration, made available to PANA here Friday.
  • Liberia: Osiwa, Ford Foundation Donates Vehicles to Health Ministry

    LIBERIA, 2014/09/12 The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) in partnership with the FORD Foundation has joined other international groups in providing support to Liberia in its fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak. As part of efforts to combat the virus, OSIWA in collaboration with the FORD foundation has provided three brand new pickup trucks to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to help boost the logistical needs of the Ministry in fighting Ebola. Madam Massa Crayton Liberia's Country Officer of OSIWA said, the donation of the three vehicles comes as a result of a grant agreement signed between the government of Liberia and OSIWA. According to her there was a need for signing of any major agreements to put the Liberian government on record for the purpose the vehicle was being donated.
  • SMEs providing essential services and rebuilding the nation’s economy

    LIBERIA, 2014/03/16 Small businesses are said to be the backbone of most economies, but in post-conflict economies which have endured decades of war, the role of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is even better in job creation, providing essential services and rebuilding the country’s economy. Most businesses face difficulties accessing financing from banks because of lack of collateral. Established in 2010, the West Africa Venture Fund (WAVF) is investing in high-increase SMEs in Liberia and Sierra Leone to help kick-start the private sector. Liberia went through two civil wars – from 1989-1996 and 1999-2003 – which left the country of 4.2m people devastated. Neighbouring Sierra Leone as well endured a decade-long ruinous civil war from 1991-2002.
  • Liberia: Golden Image Award Gains Momentum

    LIBERIA, 2013/07/15 The momentum of the celebration of this year's edition of the Golden Image Award (GIA), Liberia's only prestigious recognition initiative has heightened few days to the major event as evident by the remarkable outcome of the Children Culture and Music/Singing Competition held Wednesday. The headquarters of the Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP), organizer of the Golden Image Award, came alive with the splendid performances of cultural teams representing several schools across Monrovia inclunding upcoming musical stars.
  • Inequality rises in resource rich countries in Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/21 Despite catalysing strong economic increase, the revenues taken from resources are widening the gap between rich and poor in a lot of African nations, the Africa Evolution Panel says.  While the continent’s 20 resource rich nations account for almost 80 % of its gross domestic product and per capita incomes have generally increased, these nations’ records on poverty reduction and human development are chequered, the APP says in its Africa Evolution Statement 2013. “Africa’s increase figures are real and there is nothing wrong with resource based increase in terms of taking off, but increase has got to be equitable,” Strive Masiyiwa, a member of the Panel and founder of Econet Wireless said.
  • Liberia, Others Get United Nation's U.S.$100 Million Aid

    LIBERIA, 2013/01/24 Liberia joins eleven other nations to share US$100 million provided by the United Nations (UN) humanitarian fund, the Heritage has reliably learnt.