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We must pay closer attention to the health crisis blooming right before our eyes. This is to say, the health of ALL citizens in Monrovia health could be severely affected by the piles of trash throughout the city. Please understand it’s not only areas that have these mountains of garbage that are affected but everyone breathing the air. The growing incidents of Typhoid is proof of this because the air and water are polluted and very contaminated from trash being thrown in drainages that have not been cleaned since the 1970's, on the streets or in the river.
Typhoid is only the tip of the iceberg, continued exposure can cause tuberculosis, bronchitis, respiratory problems, it affects a woman's ability to give birth and cause many more cases of illnesses in children. Moreover, unattended waste attract roaches, rodents, maggots, or pigeons, which in turn transmit a wide variety of different diseases they infect people with.
When we say Liberia has a growing health crisis this is not hyperbole but a call to action now. We believe human life can be protected by preserving our environment. Take the Du River, not only is the shore chock full of trash, but the very river itself is choked with trash. Read more...
Jovanus Oliver Turay and Precious Ireland
Authorities at the Liberia National Police have arrested two eleventh (11) grade students of the Cyber-Ed Christian School of Excellence in Sophie Community, Congo Town, for allegedly shooting to death a 14-year-old girl with a 9-millimeter pistol.
The Cyber-Ed Christian School is owned and operated by Soni Williams, wife of T. Nelson Williams, Jr., former Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC).
The victim, Precious Ireland, is the daughter of Dr. Philip Ireland, a physician at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital and survivor of the deadly Ebola virus in 2014. Read more..,.
-As wife test covid-19 positive
The Political leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Mr. Alexander Cummings and wife Teresa Cummings now in self-isolation, following the latter’s covid-19 positive result.
In a brief statement issued over the weekend, Mr. Cummings told his followers that he had to cut short his 5-days visit to Nimba and return to Monrovia after news that his wife had tested positive for the virus.
Cummings: “On last Tuesday, April 6, 2021, I embarked on a 5-day visit to Nimba County. I returned to Monrovia on yesterday to attend the graduation ceremony of a vocational institute, and to spend time with my wife, Teresa, before her travel out of the country which was scheduled for today. Read more...
Plans announced by Senegalese-American singer Akon last August to build “Akon City,” a futuristic hub in his ancestral homeland, were initially greeted with enthusiasm. But that quickly gave way to confusion: What was “Akoin,” and why was it appearing on billboards, postcards, and candy wrappers across the country advertising the 2,000 acre project?
Envisioned as a sustainable smart city, Akon City has been pitched as a residential and commercial hub, complete with resorts, towering condos, recording studios, a stadium, and e-commerce franchises. The city will run on solar and wind energy to circumvent the country’s unreliable power supply. It will also run on Akoin, a new cryptocurrency currently being piloted by the Grammy Award-nominated singer. Read more...
When the coronavirus pandemic ground China to a near-halt in early February last year, Youssouf Dieng jetted back to Dakar for, he thought, a brief sojourn.
In reality, it was a year before Dieng -- who had worked as a goods trader in the manufacturing hub of Guangzhou in southern China for two decades -- could return, on an air ticket three times the usual cost, and a complicated business visa. By then, the pandemic had driven hundreds of Africans out of Guangzhou, sparked the most severe anti-Black racial clashes in China in decades, and remade business operations, with Chinese factories connecting with African customers directly over e-commerce platforms.
"Now it is very, very quiet," Dieng says of Little Africa, a nook of Guangzhou informally named after the swell of thriving African businessmen who once lived, ate and prayed there in huge numbers. "Not many foreigners now, and all the small shops are closed. Small business around here? No more." Read more...