Home » Posts tagged with » Liberia

Liberian Dollar Shortage Worsens The Country’s Economic Woes

Liberian Dollar Shortage Worsens The Country’s Economic Woes

Banks in Liberia are trying to manage the shortage of local Liberian dollars as the commerce ministry warned businesses that they must accept both Liberian and US dollars or face large fines. Customers are queuing up at banks to withdraw money from their accounts or cash paychecks. The scarcity of local currency has led to […]

We Cannot Have a Senate Without Women

We Cannot Have a Senate Without Women

Marie Gareth Nizigama, UN Women Liberia country: “UN Women has not given any money before and will not give money to any candidate or implementing partner.” UN Women pledges more support to female senatorial candidates UN Women Liberia on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, held a virtual meeting with female candidates vying for seats in the […]

UN Women Reaffirms Support For Women Candidates

UN Women Reaffirms Support For Women Candidates

Ahead of the December 2020 senatorial election, the United Nations Women Liberia Country Office has reaffirmed its commitment of support for women candidates in the election, warning of an emergency in the Liberian Senate which risks having no female senator if none of the female candidates wins this December. The only female senator Liberia has […]

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center For Women and Development Is Now Open For Applications

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center For Women and Development Is Now Open For Applications

The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development (EJS Center) is opening applications for women leaders to join its flagship program, the Amujae Initiative. The program is aimed at preparing African women to reach the highest levels of public leadership. Participants in the program—known as Amujae Leaders—receive world-class mentorship and training from former heads […]

Liberia Halts Appointment of Official Accused of Harassment

Liberia Halts Appointment of Official Accused of Harassment

The Foreign Relations Committee of the Liberian Senate Monday, September 21, 2020, halted the confirmation hearing of Ambassador Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah for the position of Foreign Minister. Ambassador Kemayah was nominated by President George Weah as Minister of Foreign Affairs on September 3, 2020, after spending two consecutive years as Liberia’s Permanent Representative and Plenipotentiary […]

Rural Women Step Up Political Participation In Liberia

Rural Women Step Up Political Participation In Liberia

Liberia is on its way towards the midterm senatorial elections in December. Among the aspiring and selected candidates are unfortunately very few women. Women’s participation in politics and other decision-making processes is still lagging. But some people are stepping up to change this, determined to ensure all Liberians, male and female, are part of its […]

Liberia Loses Membership At African Union

Liberia Loses Membership At African Union

The Republic of Liberia has lost her full membership rights at the African Union, is now an observer at the African Union, one without a voting right, from being a founder to a shocking rejected stone, one who understood the purpose for which the organization was founded. Over the past three years, Liberia has struggled […]

Liberia and Its Women : Rape Protests, Violence Against Women

Liberia and Its Women : Rape Protests, Violence Against Women

We watched with anguish and dismay yesterday, as a reportedly premeditated assault on peaceful protesters ensued at what should have been the close of a three-day demonstration. Liberian women, stopped from marching to their planned destination for the Stop Rape Protest, were being beaten and dragged into police vans just because they were standing up […]

BRAC Liberia Empowers 750 Poor Rural Women In Bong, Margibi Counties

BRAC Liberia Empowers 750 Poor Rural Women In Bong, Margibi Counties

Garmia Flomo, 34, a single mother of four children living in Horton Farm, Canta Community in Margibi County worked as a sundry worker on a construction site to feed her children. But since the inception of the BRAC Liberia Ultra-Poor Program two years ago, she has been rearing pigs and involved in the buying and […]

Female Club, Determine Girls, Unveil L$2.8 Million Bus

Female Club, Determine Girls, Unveil L$2.8 Million Bus

 Liberia’s female football club, Determine Girls FC, has unveiled its new bus ahead of the 2020/2021 LFA League season which might probably kick off in October this year. The LFA has said depending on the number of active cases of the Coronavirus in Liberia, it will consider beginning its national leagues in October. Determine Girls […]

Page 1 of 15123Next ›Last »