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Curvy professor has the perfect reply after being body-shamed on Instagram

 A teacher by day and a model by night, Nerissa Reaves is probably unlike any college professor you'll ever meet. @TheHoneyLoaf is her Instagram handle where she promotes her brand as both 'beauty' and 'brains,' and a quick scroll down her page shows a combination of semi-nude photo shoots and class lectures like never seen before.
By no surprise at all, Reaves has garnered a lot of attention over her unique approach to the classroom, mostly geared towards her skin-tight attire that some might perceive would be a distraction for her students. Nonetheless, Reaves isn't backing down from her critics, and in a new IG post she's reaffirmed her right to teach wearing whatever makes her comfortable.
"I've been seeing one of my (Instagram) lives floating all over social media because apparently my jeans are a topic of conversation... again. So let me start off by saying that I teach at a local college and therefore, all of my students are adults. Additi…

Liberia: Only one African woman made it to Forbes’ 100 most powerful women in the world, in 2018

 (Ecofin Agency) - Only one African woman is in the list of the hundred most powerful women in the world in 2018 published on December 4, 2018, by American magazine Forbes. This woman is the Ethiopian president Sahle-Work Zewde who is at the 97th place of this ranking. Miss Zewde (68) became president in October 2018, after the resignation of president Mulatu Teshome, thus becoming the fourth Ethiopian president since the adoption of the constitution in 1995.   Sahle-Work Zewde is a diplomat. She has been the special representative of the UN general secretary Antonio Guterres at the African Union. She has also been her country’s ambassador in France, Djibouti, Senegal and the permanent representative of Ethiopia at the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD). Many African female politicians had already been named in this ranking in the past. Among them are Liberia’s ex-president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, winner of the Nobel peace prize in 2011, and, Nigerian finance ministe…

Liberia Comes Second in Countries Most Want to Migrate List

After the migrant crisis swept Europe in 2015, migration emerged as a dominant, divisive issue – not only in European politics, where anti-migrant parties gained power, but also in politics elsewhere around the world.
This includes the US, where President Donald Trump’s demand for funding for a border wall with Mexico could still lead to a partial government shutdown this year.
Instead of any of this acting as a deterrent, a new poll by Gallup has found that the desire to migrate permanently to another country actually increased between 2015 and 2017.
Gallup’s surveys throughout this period found 15% of the world’s adults – or more than 750 million people – said that they would like to move to another country if they had the opportunity.
This is up from 14% between 2013 and 2016 and 13% between 2010 and 2012, but still lower than the 16% between 2007 and 2009.
The survey is based on a rolling average of interviews with 453,122 adults in 152 countries and areas between 2015 and 2017.
In…

Liberia: Vatican Envoy Presents Letter of Credence to President Weah

MONROVIA – As he received Letter of Credence from a Vatican Envoy, the President of the Republic, H. E. George Manneh Weah, has acknowledged the meaningful role the Catholic Church continues to play over the years in Liberia.

President Weah specifically pointed to the Vatican’s continued prayers for peace and prosperity on behalf of Liberia, which has led to stability and national harmony.
Receiving the Letter of Credence from Ambassador Rev. Monsignor Dagoberto Campos Salas Monday, December 10, 2018, the Liberian leader thanked the Vatican for the good job it has done in Liberia.
He recalled how the Vatican, through Catholic Church, has been standing with Liberia since the days of the late Archbishop Michael Francis.
President Weah told Ambassador Campos Salas that Liberia still needs prayers to be able to overcome challenges facing the nation and its people. He said he has had longstanding relationship and strong belief in the Roman Pontiff in whom he still cherishes.
He recalled t…

Liberia: VP Howard-Taylor Dedicates New Heath Center in Bong

BONG COUNTY – Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor, on Saturday, December 8, 2017, dedicated the Ahmed Sekou Toure Health Center in Jorwah, Bong County, urging citizens and residents of the area to maintain, protect, and make use of the center.
The 80-bedroom medical facility was constructed by a Liberian firm, FAH Construction Incorporated, with funding from Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor. It includes in and out-patient wards, delivery wards, a dispensary, and offices, among others.


Vice President Howard-Taylor praised Samaritan’s Purse for the provision of medical equipment, including furniture for the facility as well as the continuous support this faith-based humanitarian Organization renders to the country’s health care delivery services and other critical the nation’s developmental needs.
She said the Government will continue to do everything to decentralize governance and services on the sector, bringing services closer to the people.
According to a release from the Office of…

Liberia: FABRAR Liberia Incorporated CEO 'Madam Jeanine Cooper' Delivers William R. Tolbert College of Agriculture & Forestry Commencement Speech



The founder and senior managing partner of FABRAR Liberia Incorporated, Madam Jeanine Cooper, has extolled graduates of the William R. Tolbert College of Agriculture & Forestry at the  University of Liberia (UL) to keep in mind that society will look up to them for not just food production but as anchors of Liberia’s development.
The managing partner of the agriculture company said graduates can help end food insecurity in Liberia by doing something as simple as “planting at least a seed every year.”
Madam Cooper admonished the graduates to be creative and make use of existing resources in order to contribute to food production and the preservation of the Liberian forest.
“You are the lucky generation that starts your career with technology literally at your fingertips. With your cell phone, you are part of the 81 % Liberians who have such access; part of the 75% of Liberians who can access the Internet,” she said. “You have the knowledge, the resources and technology are here …