Candidate Wants To Boost Representation Of Liberia’s Million People With Disabilities

If resilience were all that was needed to win election, Samuel Dean would win in a landslide. The 45-year-old, who is contesting the Montserrado County District #8 seat against sitting representative Acarous Moses Gray, has had an extraordinary journey—escaping wartime Liberia as a teenager, being shot by police in New York City and, finally, using his payout to help hundreds of Liberians with disabilities….

Call for Applications: Journalism Fellowships, Liberia

Journalists with at least three years experience are invited to apply to join New Narratives as reporting fellows for one year projects on a range of topics including governance, democracy, human trafficking, gender-based violence, climate change, pollution, biodiversity and land rights. Funding is provided by Swedish International Development Assistance, the US State Department, Wellspring Philanthropic…

Job Alert: Deputy Editor in Chief

Location: Monrovia, Liberia New Narratives is seeking an experienced independent journalist to lead our journalism projects in Africa. Must be a strong team leader who can mentor our dedicated team of journalists to the highest standards of journalism. Time: Full Time (40 hours a week) Remuneration: $24,000 – $36,000 a year (depending on experience) plus one…

Job Alert: PT Editorial Consultant, Liberia

Job Description Job Title: PT Editorial Consultant Job Location: Monrovia, Liberia Time: 2-3 days a week over four months Remuneration: competitive New Narratives seeks a highly experienced editor to support and mentor our Liberia team in journalism production and project management skills. Deadline: January 31, 2024. To Apply: Send CV, cover letter and links to…

Air pollution: the growing threat to our food supply

Though it has not received much attention until now, air pollution has become a huge challenge around the globe, with significant implications for human life. The last few years have been hard on Saeed Jafat and his family. The 45-year-old maize farmer has no irrigation system or underground water supply. He depends entirely on the once-a-year rainy…

Plastic waste to increase air pollution   

Plastic waste is projected to rise to 116m tonnes annually by 2060, six times more than the 18m tonnes of waste produced in 2019.     The main driver of rising plastic consumption in sub-Saharan Africa, where 70 per cent of the population is under 30, is rising income and population growth.    Plastic waste is also projected to almost…

Satellite data helping to monitor pollution levels in Accra

Researchers are utilizing satellite imagery to monitor air pollution levels and sources of emission in Accra.  They are leveraging the power of multi-spectral visible bands of Landsat 8 satellite imagery to map out areas with poor air quality by targeting Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5. A PM 2.5 is a tiny piece of solid or liquid particles with…