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Lonestar Cell MTN and Youtap Launch Momo Pay in Liberia
SINGAPORE and MONROVIA, Liberia: Mobile network operator Lonestar Cell MTN and Youtap have launched Momo Pay, a contactless mobile payment service for Lonestar Cell MTN Mobile Money users in Liberia.

6 African Energy Ministers to Share Success Stories at 20th Africa ...
LONDON: Six Ministers and two Deputy Ministers of Energy from Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ethiopia, Liberia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Namibia are to arrive in Mauritius from 19-22 June to mark 20th anniversary of the annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF).

NBCC secures 20 bn order to build convention centres in African ...
New Delhi , May 03 : State-owned NBCC (India) Ltd. has bagged an order worth Rs. 20 billion to build high-capacity convention centres in nine different African countries namely Niger, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Liberia, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Togo, Gabon and is an initiative of the Ministry of External ...

Weah's son makes debut in PSG's victory over Troyes
Paris, March 4 : Timothy Weah, son of former FIFA World Player of the Year and current Liberian President George Weah, played his first Ligue 1 match as Paris Saint-Germain recorded a 2-0 road victory over Troyes.

Kendrick Lamar, SZA sued over 'All the stars' video
Los Angeles, Feb 22 : Musicians Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and Top Dawg Entertainment have been sued by British-Liberian artiste Lina Viktor for what she sees as clear plagiarism of her work in the video of the track "All the stars". The song is a part of the album for the blockbuster film "Black ...

Liberia's new President takes office
Monrovia, Jan 23 : Liberia's new President George Weah took the oath of office on Monday with a vow to bolster the weak economy and to eradicate corruption.

China congratulates George Weah's win in Liberian presidential polls
Beijing [China], Jan 2 : China on Tuesday congratulated Liberian president-elect George Weah for his dominant win in the just-concluded presidential elections.

Peacekeepers saved many lives despite challenges, UN officials stress ...
NEW YORK: Despite a particularly deadly year for United Nations peacekeepers - with more than 60 'blue helmets' killed in hostile acts - the Organization in 2017 completed its peacekeeping objectives in Cote d'Ivoire, refocused its work in Haiti and will soon complete its mandate in Liberia.

Free and fair elections 'confirm Liberia's steady march towards ...
NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday congratulated George Weah on his election as the next President of Liberia, and commended Vice-President Joseph Boakai for conceding defeat.

Free and fair elections 'confirm Liberia's steady march towards ...
NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday congratulated George Weah on his election as the next President of Liberia, and commended Vice-President Joseph Boakai for conceding defeat.

UN chief commends peaceful vote in Liberia, dispatches Nigeria's ...
NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday welcomed the peaceful conduct of the second round of the presidential election in Liberia, and announced he is sending former Nigerian leader Olusegun Obasanjo to support the country in the first peaceful transfer of power ...

Ex-footballer George Weah wins Liberian presidential polls
Monrovia [Liberia], December 29: Former Liberian footballer George Weah on Thursday won the country's presidential elections, defeating vice-president Joseph Boakai in a runoff.

George Weah elected Liberian president
Monrovia, Dec 29 : Former football star George Weah has been elected as Liberia's President.

EU deploys Election Observation Mission to Liberia
BRUSSELS, 23 September 2017 : In response to an invitation by the Liberian authorities, the European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Liberia to observe the general elections scheduled for 10 October.

BEC Selected to provide Energy Solution in Liberia
BANDERA, Texas, Sept. 2, 2017 : Bandera Electric Cooperative was selected by NRECA International to design and procure a solar and energy storage solution for Totota, Liberia, located 160 km east of the capital, Monrovia.

Festival of India being Organized in Cote D'ivoire, Liberia and ...
New Delhi, Aug 22: A Festival of India is being organized in Cote d'Ivoire and concurrently accredited countries of Liberia and Guinea from 15 August, 2017 - 28 January, 2018. The Festival will showcase diverse Indian culture, i.e. classical and folk dances.

INS Sharda foils anti-piracy operation in Gulf of Aden
New Delhi , May 17 : After receiving a distress call from a Liberian registered ship, Lord Mountbatten, of piracy activities, INS Sharda, which was deployed in Gulf of Aden, swept into action and successfully foiled attempted anti-piracy operation by two suspicious vessels.

West African nations committed to fighting terrorism in subregion, ...
New York, Sept 23 : Noting that the United Nations General Assembly is taking place at a time when there is escalation of conflicts engulfing millions of people in many parts of the world, Liberia's President on Thursday stressed that West African States are collectively demonstrating their ...

Security Council approves three-month extension for UN Mission in ...
New York, Sept 15 : The Security Council this morning extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) through the end of the year, while reaffirming its readiness to consider withdrawing the operation and transitioning to a future UN presence there following a proposed ...

Liberia: UN mission lauds Government, people for 'historic' handover ...
New York, July 2 : The head of the United Nations mission in Liberia on Friday lauded the people and Government of Liberia for reassuming full control of the country's security for the first time since its civil war ended 13 years ago.

UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia handing over security ...
New York, July 1 : Liberian security forces on Thursday took full control of their security for the first time since the civil war ended 13 years ago, marking a historic milestone for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia and a major benchmark in the country's peace process.

Ban names humanitarian coordinator in Syria as new Deputy Special ...
New York, June 28 :United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Yacoub El Hillo of Sudan as his Deputy Special Representative in the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), succeeding Antonio Vigilante of Italy, who concluded his assignment on 15 June 2016.

FEATURE: Speaking with UN peacekeepers in Liberia, South Sudan and ...
New York, May 28 : Dr. Catherine Buzmion-Cheong, a United Nations peacekeeper, was working in Liberia when the first case of Ebola was confirmed in the West African nation.

Ebola: UN health agency reports new case in Liberia, as experimental ...
New York, Apr 2 : Lab results confirmed a new case of the Ebola virus in Liberia, the United Nations health agency on Friday announced, while an experimental vaccine against the virus is being used in parts of Guinea to contain the latest flare-up of the virus in that country.

Future of Liberia and UN presence in the country discussed at ...
New York, Mar 18:One year since Liberian authorities launched a "historic undertaking" to assume full responsibility of the country's security by the end of next June, top United Nations officials on Thursday discussed what measures are needed to support the implantation of the plan.

UN mission in Liberia looking into alleged misconduct by peacekeepers
New York, Jan 1 : The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has dispatched a preliminary fact-finding team to look into an allegation that two members of its military personnel were involved in a possible case of serious misconduct involving the beating of a teenage boy.

UN declares end to Ebola in Guinea; all three host countries free
New York, Dec 30 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations health agency on Tuesday declared the end of Ebola virus transmission in Guinea, where the epidemic began two years ago before spreading to neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone and, ultimately by land and air travel to seven other ...

Liberia: UN report calls for ending sometimes deadly cultural ...
New York, Dec 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Senior United Nations officials on Friday called on Liberia to root out sometimes deadly human rights violations masquerading as cultural practices, citing female genital mutilation, forced initiation into secret societies, witchcraft accusations, trials by ...

West Africa cannot recover from Ebola epidemic on its own: UN health ...
New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Following the flare-up of Ebola in Liberia 77 days after the outbreak was declared over, the region's top coordinator of the United Nations response to the epidemic said the three West African countries most affected by the deadly disease cannot recover from ...

Ensuring 15,000 survivors of Ebola have support they need is first ...
New York, Nov 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Transmission of Ebola has been stopped in Liberia and Sierra Leone, while Guinea is now treating a baby believed to be its last case, the United Nations Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, reported on Wednesday, underscoring that his top priority is ...