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Journalists in West Africa to Benefit from Comprehensive Training Initiative on Digital Verification and Fact-Checking

In an effort to foster higher standards of journalism in West Africa, the Google News Initiative (GNI) and DUBAWA, the respected verification and fact-checking arm of the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID), have come together. The partnership will focus on an extensive training program specially designed for journalists in non-urban communities of Nigeria, Ghana, and Liberia.

Pan African Group Is Said To Have Acquired Liberian Lender Global Bank

Bloom Bank Africa, a unit of the group will operate the commercial bank in Liberia as deal expected to be announced first week in February

UN Report Shows Climate-related Disasters Driving Human Trafficking

The multiplication of weather disasters, which pushes millions of people onto the roads, is now one of the "main causes" of human trafficking, according to a UN report published Tuesday (Jan. 24), also mentioning the risks posed by the war in Ukraine.

Liberia’s Emirates Hospital Will Expand Access to World-Class Healthcare, Johnson Sirleaf Says

Covering an area of 80,000 square meters with all modern facilities, the hospital has a capacity of 123 beds. It has operating rooms, a modern laboratory, an intensive care unit and various specialized departments

Liberia Ruling CDC Youth Lacking Job Join Opposition Unity Party In Push For Better Future

young supporters of the ruling Coalition For Democratic Change, citing dissatisfaction with President George Weah’s rule has jumped ship, endorsing the presidential bid of the main opposition leader Joseph Boakai.

At a Rubber Plantation In Liberia History Of Sexual Abuse Repeats In a Fight Over land

Sexual harassment of its workers isn’t the only charge that’s been leveled against Socfin here in Liberia: in 2019, 22 communities filed a complaint against Salala with the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank, alleging that it took over their land without their consent.

ArcelorMittal Wants Liberian Government Reprimand People Behind Rail Line Blockade

Global steel gain ArcelorMittal has implored Liberian authorities to sanction individuals disrupting its mining operation in the West African nation as it raises concern about potential adverse impact on revenue inflow.

Rape Victim Testifies In Swiss Court As Liberian War Criminal Appeals Conviction

A woman cried on Wednesday as she testified to a Swiss court that a former Liberian rebel commander had raped her repeatedly during the country's civil war, on the first day of his appeal to overturn 22 convictions for war crimes

Liberia Finance Minister Samuel Tweah Discharged From Turkish Hospital After Road Accident

The minister had surgeries at the Florence Nightingale Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey after he and his wife suffered multiple fractures in their right arms in a road accident in northeaster Lofa County, officials said.

Appeals Trial For Liberia War Crimes Opens In Finland

The impoverished West African state was plunged into a first war which ran from 1989 to 1998, followed by a second, from 1999 to 2003. As many as a quarter of a million people died, according to some estimates.

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