Report: Liberia Tops “Improved” Life Expectancy In Africa

Liberia has been listed as the “most improved” country in Africa in terms of life expectancy. The World Health Organization (WHO) in its annual report released on Thursday, May 15, says Liberia is among several countries that have made double-digit gains since 1990.

According to the WHO report quoted by the USA TODAY Newspaper in its Friday, May 16 edition, Liberia saw a 20-year increase in life-expectancy from 42 to 62 years, followed by Ethiopia which saw a 19-year increase from 45 to 64 years. Continue reading “Report: Liberia Tops “Improved” Life Expectancy In Africa”


Tidal Waves Leaves Over 100 HomelessIn Maryland, Grand Kru Counties

A tidal wave has hit densely populated communities in Harper, Maryland County, destroying properties valued at over US$200,000 and leaving some 100 persons homeless.

Harper is the provincial capital of Maryland County, and lies on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Liberia, and is one of Liberia’s oldest cities. The city is the birthplace of the late President William V.V.S Tubman (18th  and longest serving President), and holds some of the country’s most attractive touristic sites.  Continue reading “Tidal Waves Leaves Over 100 HomelessIn Maryland, Grand Kru Counties”

ECOWAS Condemns Terrorist Attacks On Mali, Nigeria As region Seeks UN Intervention

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has condemned the deplorable acts of violence and killing perpetrated by separatist and terrorist groups in Kidal and its adjoining towns in northern Mali.

In a communiqué issued Friday (May 30, 2014), the authorities also condemned the hostage-taking and seizing of administrative buildings in Kidal between May 17 and 21, 2014 and reaffirmed their determination to actively combat the threats posed by terrorism to regional and international peace and security. Continue reading “ECOWAS Condemns Terrorist Attacks On Mali, Nigeria As region Seeks UN Intervention”

WAJA Launches Three Year Gender Sensitive Reporting Project

The West African Journalists Association (WAJA) will July 2, launch ‘Women Reporting Women’, a three year gender sensitive reporting project which kicks off with a two week pilot phase training of trainers programme for women journalists from The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Continue reading “WAJA Launches Three Year Gender Sensitive Reporting Project”