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Mano River Union launches scheme to build inclusive business ecosystems (By Charleine MBUYI LUSAMBA & Hoda Tarek)

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Gender and Children's Affairs, Manty Tarawalli, commended the African Development Bank for what she said was a “well-thought” initiative to support women’s economic empowerment

By Charleine MBUYI LUSAMBA, Task Manager & Hoda Tarek, Gender and Development Expert On 21 October 2022, the African Development Bank and the Mano River Union Secretariat hosted an event to launch the Project to Build Inclusive Business Ecosystems for Stabilization and Transformation in the Mano River Union (BI-BEST) in Freetown,…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) promotes safe transport of diagnostic specimens in the region

FAO trains laboratory staff from Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone on Transport of Infectious Substance by Air

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) supports the development of the capacity of veterinary professionals to transport infectious substances in accordance with the Dangerous Goods Regulations of International Air Transport Association (IATA). The five-day training organized by FAO's Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases for West…

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United States (US): Back War Crimes Court in Liberia

US-Africa Summit Important Moment to Support Justice for Liberian Victims

The Biden Administration should send an unequivocal, high-level message to Liberian President George Weah during the US-Africa Leaders Summit that a war crimes court in Liberia is important to bring justice for civil wars-era crimes and should not be delayed any further, 10 Liberian and international civil society groups said in a report released today. The summit will take…

Source: Republic of Liberia: Executive Mansion |

Liberia: President Weah Nominates Minister of State, Others

The nominations are subject to confirmation by the honorable Liberian Senate where applicable

The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, has nominated Hon. G. Wesseh Blamoh as Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and a number of other officials from the Liberia Revenue Authority. Mr  Wesseh has been serving as Acting Minister of State following the resignation of former Minster…

Source: Republic of Liberia: Executive Mansion |

Liberia: President Weah Delivers Keynote Address at International Peace and Sports Forum

The 2022 Forum will bring together experts from all over the world

The President of Liberia, Dr. George Manneh Weah will on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 deliver the Keynote Address of the 13th Edition of the International Peace and Sports Forum in Monaco. President Weah who departed Doha, Qatar on November 29, 2022 arrived in Monaco via Paris on November 30, 2022.…

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Combined Validation Workshop for Cavalla Bridge Designs and Joint Border Post Designs Drawing for Prollo and Gbaplue Borders Under the Mano River Union Program Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire 24th – 30th November 2022

The projects are being funded with grants from the African Development Bank (AfDB), and counterpart funding from the ECOWAS Commission for the project management and coordination

ECOWAS, under the Regional Joint Border Post Development program is collaborating with the Mano River Union (MRU) Secretariat and three  (3) Member States namely Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia and Guinea, to implement the facilitation components of the MRU Multinational Highway and Transport Facilitation Program comprising the construction of a Joint Border…

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Liberia: African Development Bank Group approves $5.12 million financing for Emergency Food Production Program

The funding includes a grant of $2.28 million and a loan of $2.84 million from the Bank Group’s Transition Support Facility

The Board of directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved financing for the Emergency Food Production Program in Liberia (http://bit.ly/3gu1AM3). This paves the way for the government to support farmers as they increase climate resilient food production and mitigate the impact of the ongoing war in Ukraine. The funding…

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Guarding against antimicrobial resistance in Liberia

AMR is a major public health crisis across Africa

Soon after her emergency caesarean section procedure in 2021 in Phebe Hospital in Bong, Liberia, a young mother developed a far greater yet mystifying emergency: An infection developed where she had been cut during surgery to deliver her baby, and it was refusing to heal.  In her two years at…

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United Nations (UN) Women Goodwill Ambassador for Africa intensifies efforts to eliminate female genital mutilation (FGM) in Liberia

Ms. Dukureh hails from the Gambia and is herself a survivor of both FGM and child marriage

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for Africa on female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage, Jaha Dukureh, will visit Liberia from 19 to 27 November 2022 to add support to the country’s efforts to eliminate FGM, a harmful practice against women and girls. Ms. Dukureh hails from the Gambia and is…

Source: Republic of Liberia: Executive Mansion |

President Weah Sacks Two Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) Bosses

Both men are ordered to turn over all properties belonging to the institution in their possession

The President of the Republic, Dr. George Manneh Weah, has sacked with immediate effect the Acting Director General of the Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), Wilmot Smith, and the Deputy Director General for Statistics and Data Processing, Alex M. Williams. The decision, the Liberian Leader said, is based…