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African Christmas Traditions To Mark the Festive Season

There are more than 350 million Christians who celebrate Christmas in Africa. Many western Christmas traditions are now part of African Christmas culture, including buying trees, singing Christmas carols and children waiting for Christmas presents from Father Christmas. If you are looking for an authentic African Christmas experience, here’s [...]

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#7 – The UN Stays A Little Longer In Liberia

The United Nations Security Council has extended its mandate in Liberia until the end of the year. Officials from the UN said many Liberians were concerned about the prospect of the Mission’s withdrawal and potential lack of UN support during the October 2017 presidential and legislative elections. Read More >> Source: [...]

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#4 – Liberia Now Holds The Security Reins

It's been 13 years since the UN sent troops to maintain peace after a civil war in Liberia. For many the constant presence of the men in blue helmets was a daily routine, but the country is now ready to protect itself. Read More >> Source: Reuters

#8 – Liberia Means Business

Three top politicians and a British mining firm at the centre of a massive corruption scandal have been charged with “economic crimes.” Read More >> Source: Mail & Guardian Africa

#7 – Liberia Latches Onto New Public Transport Craze

Cheap to run and safer than the traditional motorcycle taxi, the auto-rickshaw is an increasingly common sight trundling along the traffic-choked streets of the continent's sprawling capitals. Read More >> Source: eNCA

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#8 Liberia Latches Onto New Public Transport Craze

Cheap to run and safer than the traditional motorcycle taxi, the auto-rickshaw is an increasingly common sight trundling along the traffic-choked streets of the continent's sprawling capitals. Known in Tanzania and Ethiopia as "bajaj", in Egypt as "toktok", in Nigeria as "keke-marwa" and in Sudan as "raksha", the tuk-tuk has [...]

  • Cured From Ebola But It Still Lingers In The Mind

#6 Cured From Ebola But It Still Lingers In The Mind

Research shows that among a group of 82 Ebola survivors in Liberia, nearly all had some neurologic problems six months or longer after they were infected. Although experts recently declared the world's largest Ebola outbreak over, many people who were infected with the virus are still experiencing neurologic problems, according [...]

Africa Finance Corporation Expands Into East Africa

Rwanda and Uganda brings AFC’s membership to 13 Rwanda and Uganda are the first East African countries to become members of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a leading development finance institution for infrastructure projects in Africa. AFC is progressively aligning its country membership with its operational footprint, consistent with a carefully [...]

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Top 5 Memorable Quotes From African Women In Power

History shows the continent has been home to some of the world’s most powerful African women. As we highlight the women running Africa, here is a look at memorable quotes from the continent’s heads of state, thought leaders and organization officials. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is globally-recognized for [...]

Sirleaf Assesses First Term and Lays Agenda For the Second

The United Nations General Assembly has brought a number of African heads of state to New York City. Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was happy to detail how far her country has come in recovering from 14 years of war, when she spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations, an [...]

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