Liberia: Ending Gender Inequality in Politics

Liberia: Ending Gender Inequality in Politics

MONROVIA, 6 April 2021 – Groups of women have launched a campaign – Lappa Revolution – which seeks to compel menfolk to deepen gender balance in Liberia’s politics. Lappa Revolution is taking aim at mobilizing more female candidates to run for elected office, notably,...
West Africa: Ex-Leaders to Advance Democracy

West Africa: Ex-Leaders to Advance Democracy

LAGOS, 8 March 2021 – Seven former West African leaders have established a mechanism to promote democracy and prevent post-election violence. The West African Elders’ Forum was launched under the auspices of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF) by six former...
Guinea: Ebola Outbreak at Risk of Spreading

Guinea: Ebola Outbreak at Risk of Spreading

CONAKRY, 5 March 2021 – The Ebola outbreak in Guinea is at a “very high risk” of spreading to neighboring west African countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Friday. Eighteen cases of Ebola were reprted as of Thursday, 14 of them confirmed, including...
Liberia: Two Beers, Politics, Zero Sportsmanship

Liberia: Two Beers, Politics, Zero Sportsmanship

MONROVIA, 25 January 2021 – The choice of a Dutch beer over a Chinese rival as sponsor of Liberia’s biggest annual sports event has sparked a row. Liberia’s sports ministry say they selected the Dutch beer, Heineken, over its Chinese rival, Tsingtao, for no other...
Liberia: Vanity Vehicle Plates Launched

Liberia: Vanity Vehicle Plates Launched

MONROVIA, 18 January 2021 – Liberia’s ministry of transport has introduced luxury vehicle number plates with an eye on the extra cash these will deliver to the public treasury. Described as “luxury” or “vanity” vehicle plates, the tags will cost owners between $1,000...
Liberia: U.S. Sanctions Shipping Companies

Liberia: U.S. Sanctions Shipping Companies

MONROVIA, 1 January 2021 – Twelve shipping companies flying the Liberian flag as a flag of convenience have been sanctioned by the Congress of the United States The United States Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) did not give details on the dealings by the...
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