--- President Kais Saied claimed migration from sub-Saharan Africa was aimed at changing his country’s demographic makeup. The African Union (AU) has criticised Tunisia and urged it to avoid “racialised hate speech” following President Kais Saied’s comments directed at migrants from elsewhere on the continent. The African Union (AU) has criticised Tunisia and urged it to avoid “racialised hate speech” following President Kais Saied’s comments directed at migrants from elsewhere on the continent. Saied’s comments were praised by the French far-right politician Eric Zemmour. On Saturday, rights groups planned to hold a demonstration to protest against Saied’s comments and the clampdown on migrants and refugees.
February 25, 2023 13:37 UTC
By www.africanentertainment.comThe Standard Bearer of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), President George M. Weah has released a new song titled: “Talk Talk” thus featuring musicians Dang and Tankun J. The released of the song now brings to 11 songs being recorded and released by the Liberian Chief Executive since his ascendancy to the Presidency of the country. The Liberian leader in his song appeared to throw jibes at his political opponents precisely Joseph N. Boakai of the Unity Party (UP) and Alexander Cummings of the Collaborating Political Party (CPP) as the country prepares for another crucial elections on October 10 of this year (2023). Liberians are poised to go to polls to elect 73 new Representatives, 15 new Senators, and a President to steers the affairs of the country for the next six years on October 10, 2023. However, the new song has since received mixed reactions on social media, with some Liberians praising the songs, while others are criticized the President for his repeated releases of music admits the daunting economic challenges the country is being faced with.
February 12, 2023 22:39 UTC
ROLE OF COMMUNITY RADIOThe role played by community radio in Liberia in recent years is increasingly becoming relevant and outstanding. It is no doubt that community radio in Liberia has grown not only in number but in quality and influence. Some of the community radio stations in rural Liberia have established affiliate relationships with few of the stations in the capital, Monrovia including my own radio. Excited by this new professional alignment, several community radio journalists volunteer their services as stringers for my radio stations and few others in Monrovia. Rooting for community radio in Nigeria in SearchWorks catalog (stanford.edu)(Visited 6 times, 15 visits today)
February 12, 2023 22:20 UTC
MONROVIA – Inspector General of the Liberian National Police, Mr. Patrick Suedu, declared that Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon remains a national security threat in an open senate hearing. By Henry Karmo, [email protected]Sen. Dillon Asked: “I was declared a national security threat to the President. Am I still declared a national security threat to the President? The threat can be removed if we are sure that the threat that was posed to national security is gone. Despite the IG’s apology, Senator Dillon expressed that he does not feel safe in a country where the government sees him as a target.
February 10, 2023 20:39 UTC
Lack of security has become widespread in Nigeria and is a key concern for voters ahead of a February 25 election. More than 40 people have been killed in clashes between gunmen and vigilantes in Nigeria’s northern Katsina state, the latest violence ahead of parliamentary and presidential elections. A local vigilante group mobilised and pursued the gunmen, which led to the deadly clash and large loss of life on Thursday, the spokesperson said. Two security sources put the death toll in Katsina at 50. Those injured in the clashes were taken to Kankara hospital in the state, the sources said.
February 04, 2023 23:47 UTC
MY FELLOW PARTISANS, CDCIANS, WEAHCIANS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN:I will now speak to you in KOLOKWA:They say that yor na know nathing. So, the very fact that you are following me, who they say I na know nathing, shows that you are stupid. Yor know something! Yor didn’t go to school, yor don’t know nathing. They keep accusing you that because yor are behind me, yor don’t know nathing.
February 04, 2023 19:54 UTC
Kolee, a Public Administration student at the University of Liberia, will be among thousands of first-time voters exercising their constitutional rights in October of this year. Others include the National Democratic Coalition, Movement for Economic Empowerment, Liberia Transformation Party, United People's Party, Victory for Change Party, and National Union, Liberia Transformation Party. For him, if Liberians want to see real change they should vote Weah out come October. "First-time voters are one target group in a series of community, theater, and radio engagements from January 2023 through the elections," she said. Lyn added that the project works with the NEC as it reaches out to first-time voters through civic voter education as well as recruiting Liberians, including youth, to serve as poll workers in their communities.
February 03, 2023 19:54 UTC
Liberia has ranked on top of countries that are yet to make significant progress in the fight against corruption. The assessment from Transparency International, comes just a day after President George Weah told Liberians that the fight against corruption crimes remains paramount concern, saying his administration has strengthened the fight against corruption. But the global corruption watchdog, Transparency International, paints a picture of endemic corruption, which is not being rooted up, as Liberia now ranks 142 out of 180 countries in its 2022 corruption perceptions index. Its ranking measures perceived public-sector corruption using a scale on which 100 is seen as very clean and zero is very corrupt. This year's results reveal that a majority of the 180 countries analyzed are showing little to no improvement in tackling corruption.
February 02, 2023 00:44 UTC
..... Inflation is hovering at a record 50.3 percent in Ghana, once described as Africa’s shining star by the World Bank. The two parties on Thursday settled on a 30 percent increase to base pay across the board, effective from January 1, 2023. Ghana’s government announced sweeping spending cuts in March, including a lowering of ministers’ salaries, to reduce the deficit, contain inflation and slow the cedi’s slide. Ghana secured a staff-level agreement with the IMF for a $3bn, three-year support package in December. It asked to restructure its bilateral debt under the G20 common framework platform this week.
January 31, 2023 22:57 UTC
In 2019, I delivered an Economic Address to the Nation, in which I announced an end to Government borrowing from the Central Bank of Liberia. Revenue collection for 2022, including grants, was $740 million U.S. dollars, compared to $646 million U.S. dollars in 2021. Education is the cornerstone for our national development agenda and the pathway to a brighter future for our young people. Special recognition goes to the World Bank, the European Union and the European Investment Bank, African Development Bank, the United States Government and its aid agencies, the Government of Norway, the German Development Bank (KfW), and the Government of Japan. We also proudly take credit for producing the first female Vice President of Liberia.
January 31, 2023 19:11 UTC
The rebels seize the strategic town after days of fierce fighting, drawing condemnation from the UN. The M23 rebels have seized the strategic town of Kitshanga in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after days of fierce fighting, drawing condemnation from the UN. The rebels took control of Kitshanga late on Thursday after capturing several villages on the road linking the town of about 60,000 people to the provincial capital Goma about 90 kilometres (55 miles) apart. “For months, M23 have been moving towards Kitshanga and Masisi as they fight Congo army, which is widely reported to be backed by militias. “Sources in the Congo army said that two days ago battalion of soldiers crossed from Rwanda to reinforce M23.
January 28, 2023 17:42 UTC
Liberia: Chopped Body Parts Found In Possession Of Grandfather; Mother, Uncle Implicated In The Grisly Murder Of 2-Yr-Old Boy In BomiMonrovia – Six persons have been arrested by officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) in connection to the death of six-year-old Momo Saah in Bomi County. The police investigation established that the suspects committed the act based on financial gains. Those arrested are Momo Gray, Siaffa Gray Cooper Ross, Satta Wonda, mother of the deceased, and Omacy Nyei. Police had earlier investigated three suspects for their alleged involvement with the child on January 19. She was arrested in the Kissi Community in Kakata, Margibi County while attempting to sell the child.
January 27, 2023 21:10 UTC
MONROVIA – The Liberian Senate has concurred with the House of Representatives on the ratification of an Investment Incentive Agreement between the Republic of Liberia and Modern Mills Liberia, Incorporated. By: Henry Karmo [email protected]The plenary decision followed a report from the Senate Joint Committee on Investment & Concessions, Judiciary and Ways, Means, Finance & Development Planning on the “Investment Incentive Agreement between the Republic of Liberia and Modern Mills Liberia, Inc”. Amongst other things, under the Agreement, the joint committee says the investor shall engage in the processing of wheat into finished flour and value-addition activities. The report says the Investor shall also provide an annual company-administered grant of US$5,000.00 for scholarships to Liberian Students residing within the Project affected Communities. Accordingly, the scholarships will be for High School graduates and University students to study in Liberia.
January 27, 2023 20:38 UTC
Monrovia – The President of Chrisco United Football club Chris Geeply Weah has identified with Second Division clubs of the Liberia Football Association. Mr. Weah on Wednesday, January 25 presented two hundred and forty f thousand Liberian Dollars to medics of second-division clubs. He told the media the amount of 240,0000 LD was given to the team in the second division across and hope it will be used for the intended purpose. Responding, Emmett Glassco a former footballer now a stakeholder in Liberian Football, thanked Weah for always identifying with the football community of Liberia. For his part, Grand Cape Mount County Second Division outfit Tewor FC medic Musa Sheriff appreciated Chris Weah for making such a donation to the clubs and his contribution to football in Liberia.
January 27, 2023 08:42 UTC