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Finn Church Aid and the EU train communities on access to justices and provide prisons with phones in Liberia

Finn Church Aid (FCA) has provided prisons with desk phones in Bong, Lofa and Nimba counties in Liberia and trained 90 community, religious and traditional representatives on access to justices. The phones promote the rights of inmates, enhances their access to lawyers and enables them to contact th

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-16 09:11:00

11 W/African Ministries seek to turn extractives into development outcomes

15 September 2017, Abidjan, Cte d'Ivoire -- Thirty policy makers from Cte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, and Nigeria attended a workshop and discussed practical policy tools to help countries improve development outcomes derived from extractives. The workshop was co-organized by the African Develop

MSN.COM - 2017-09-15 00:05:32

Lessons from a virus: the foundation of resilience

The 2014 West African Ebola was a different sort of hurricane, silently rolling through villages and towns over months, claiming over 10,000 lives. Among the many aid organizations that responded was the Department of Defense (DoD), which sent 3,000 military and civilian personnel including doctors,

THEWASHINGTONDAILYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-15 21:12:00

'Momentous moments' as 24 become U.S. citizens

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Twenty-four Rhode Islanders were sworn in as citizens Friday on grounds dedicated to Roger Williams, whose commitment to religious freedom became a cornerstone of American democracy. Carrying small American flags, the candidates came from Canada and Cape Verde, Laos and Liberia,

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-15 19:13:38

Meet Bill Kromer - Tri-County Times: Our Town

Introduced wheeled walker to U.S. Family man, married 60 years Bill Kromer, 82, of Linden, has led a life that most people can only imagine. After teaching and serving as a school administrator and professor in the U.S., he assisted three African countries in establishing their own viable elementar

TRI-COUNTY TIMES - 2017-09-15 17:37:00

Carter Center Pre-election Statement on Liberia's 2017 Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: In Atlanta, Soyia Ellison, soyia.ellison@cartercenter.org In Monrovia, Meaghan Fitzgerald, +231 (0) 88 136 7189 MONROVIA - As Liberia moves toward its third post-conflict election and a historic transfer of power, the Carter Center's international election observatio

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-14 00:26:00

Initial survey results reveal a worrying decline in Guinea's forest elephant population

Due to the poor visibility in dense forest it is virtually impossible to rely on elephant sightings alone. Therefore, to be as accurate as possible, FFI replicated the methods used in the 2004 survey to enable easily comparable results. However, there were so few sightings of forest elephants during

PHYS.ORG - 2017-09-14 11:26:18

OKC-County Health Department uses leftover Ebola funds for app

Oklahoma City - Remember when there was an Ebola outbreak and, worried it would reach the U.S., Congress set aside millions to prepare for it? Almost three years later, Oklahoma County has used some of that leftover money to build a phone app to educate residents about getting ready for health emerg

DAILY OKLAHOMAN - 2017-09-14 10:00:41

Presentation on mission work set

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. Friendship International will host a presentation about the mission work being done in Liberia and West Africa at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church, 311 W. Mackie St., Beaver Dam. Judy Reed, former Peace Cor

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-14 19:11:00

Tanzania to hit Benin City on Thursday for Falconets

Op-Ed: Cape Town's inadequate drought tariffs Tanzania U20 Women team will land in Benin City on Thursday ahead of Saturday's 2018 Fifa U20 Women's World Cup qualifier against Nigeria. The east African will face the Falconets in the first leg, the first round of the African qualifier in the quest to

MSN.COM - 2017-09-14 15:22:41

Navy Memorial Day held at Sekondi

Sekondi, Sept. 14, GNA - Reverend Colonel John K. Otoo, Former Director of Religious Affairs of the Ghana Navy, has called on the citizenry to do more for the country so as to leave a meaningful legacy for generations yet unborn. "This world has been built on the sacrifices of others...they decided

MSN.COM - 2017-09-14 02:25:04

Major deals agreed at world's foremost gathering of African agriculture leaders

Africa's economic growth prospects received a major boost last week with the signing of a record number of new investments and partnership agreements for inclusive agricultural transformation at the 2017 Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) held in Abidjan. The week long Forum, the 7th in a series,

MSN.COM - 2017-09-14 01:57:30

All set for Civil Engineering confab & exhibition tomorrow

The Chairman of the Civil Engineering Division of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE), Ing. Joseph Oddei (FGhIE) has confirmed that the upcoming Civil Engineering Conference & Exhibition slated for Thursday, 14th September, 2017, will be attended by all members of the Civil Technical Division

MSN.COM - 2017-09-13 00:52:34

Nigeria hit by labour disputes over unpaid salaries

Kenneth Madiebo isn't seeking global recognition for helping to stop the spread of Ebola in Nigeria in 2014 -- he just wants to be paid. Nearly three years after the country was declared free from the virus, he and six colleagues say they are still owed money. Now, after appeals for payment fell on

MSN.COM - 2017-09-13 12:11:35

Baltimore 'Innovation Team' to target police recruitment in first assignment

Mayor Catherine Pugh has given her first assignment for Baltimore's new Bloomberg-funded "Innovation Team": Figure out how to recruit more police and retain them. Dan Hymowitz, the new director of the the Mayor's Office of Innovation, said Tuesday his four-person team will spend at least six months

BALTIMORE SUN - 2017-09-13 10:00:00

Why Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is no feminist icon

When Liberians go to the polls in October 2017, there will be a disproportionate number of men on the ballot papers. Only 163 of 1026 approved candidates - just 16% - in these presidential and legislative elections are women. This represents only a marginal increase since 2005 and 2011, when women a

THE CONVERSATION - 2017-09-13 17:00:32

Community Rummage Sale to support Mission Trip to Liberia

Fall is a great time to declutter and clean house, your kitchen, your closet, your garage etc. If you have gently used items and they may be of use to others, you can donate them to a great cause this month. A Community Rummage Sale to support a mission trip to Liberia is planned for Sept. 22-23 and

WAUSHARAARGUS.COM - 2017-09-13 15:56:00

Transparency is more than dollars and cents: An examination of informational needs for aid spending in Sierra Leone and Liberia

Download PDF (422.13 KB) By Aria Grabowski This research looks at the information needed by in-country development stakeholders with an emphasis on accountability actors including civil society organizations, charities, government workers, and the media. To collect this information, semi-structured

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-13 01:30:00

African leaders validate AfDB's Feed Africa Strategy at African Green Revolution Forum

African leaders and partners in the agriculture sector have validated the Feed Africa Strategy of the African Development Bank (AfDB) as a viable tool towards the transformation of agriculture on the continent. President Alassane Ouattara of Cte d'Ivoire and his counterpart from Liberia, Ellen Johns

MSN.COM - 2017-09-12 00:28:52

Africa-Israel summit postponed at request of beleaguered Togo president

Some 54 African countries had been invited to meet with Israel at the Oct. 23-27 summit in Lome, the capital of Togo. President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe emphasized that "elaborate preparations are needed" in order to guarantee the success of the event, Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in

STLJEWISHLIGHT.COM - 2017-09-12 19:05:00