• African tourism ministers stress importance of stats

    Sunday, June 24, 2018

    “Tourism Statistics: A Catalyst for Development”, was the theme of this year’s seminar in the context of the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa in Abuja, Nigeria earlier this month (4-6 June).  The meeting included a ministerial dialogue on the importance of tourism statistics under the topic “Better measure, better manage”. The Commission […]

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  • Swedish NGO runs education projects in Liberia

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    Education is the foundation for stability, economic development and good health for any nation, says Peter Henning, a founder and board member of a Sweden-based non-governmental organization which runs education projects in Liberia. Speaking recently to Nordic Africa News, Mr. Henning said the Swedish Education Fund for Liberia (SEFL) believes that though it is a […]

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  • Reflections from Stockholm forum on gender equality

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality was held on 15–17 April 2018 and gathered more than 700 participants from over 100 countries and a multitude of sectors and functions. The discussions covered a broad range of areas and focused on concrete methods and tools to enhance gender equality and the full enjoyment of rights, representation […]

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  • UK: Liberian businesswoman gets international award

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    Local Liberian business entrepreneurship has taken off in recent years. In an economy previously dominated by foreign businesses, local Liberians can now be seen engaging in small business initiatives from peddling small goods on street corners to restaurants and entertainment centers.   The new Liberian renaissance of taking their destiny into their own hands through turnover […]

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  • Norway names 10 African development partners

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Ten African countries are among the 16 chosen by Norway as development partners, according to a white paper released recently by the Norwegian government. Norway divides its development partnership into two categories.  Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana and Mali are placed in the first category for long-term development cooperation. Non African nations in the group […]

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Jun
24

African tourism ministers stress importance of stats

“Tourism Statistics: A Catalyst for Development”, was the theme of this year’s seminar in the context of the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa in Abuja, Nigeria earlier this month (4-6 June).  The meeting included a ministerial dialogue on the importance of tourism statistics under the topic “Better measure, better manage”. The Commission […]

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Jun
22

Swedish NGO runs education projects in Liberia

Education is the foundation for stability, economic development and good health for any nation, says Peter Henning, a founder and board member of a Sweden-based non-governmental organization which runs education projects in Liberia. Speaking recently to Nordic Africa News, Mr. Henning said the Swedish Education Fund for Liberia (SEFL) believes that though it is a […]

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Jun
21

Reflections from Stockholm forum on gender equality

The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality was held on 15–17 April 2018 and gathered more than 700 participants from over 100 countries and a multitude of sectors and functions. The discussions covered a broad range of areas and focused on concrete methods and tools to enhance gender equality and the full enjoyment of rights, representation […]

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Jun
20

UK: Liberian businesswoman gets international award

Local Liberian business entrepreneurship has taken off in recent years. In an economy previously dominated by foreign businesses, local Liberians can now be seen engaging in small business initiatives from peddling small goods on street corners to restaurants and entertainment centers.   The new Liberian renaissance of taking their destiny into their own hands through turnover […]

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Jun
19

Norway names 10 African development partners

Ten African countries are among the 16 chosen by Norway as development partners, according to a white paper released recently by the Norwegian government. Norway divides its development partnership into two categories.  Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana and Mali are placed in the first category for long-term development cooperation. Non African nations in the group […]

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Jun
18

Police chiefs join forces to fight organized crime

A groundbreaking agreement was adopted by the police chiefs of Central and West Africa in Kintélé, Brazzaville, on 14 June, boosting efforts to fight transnational threats across these regions. In the first agreement of its kind in Africa, the Central African Police Chiefs Committee (CAPCCO) and West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO) including Mauritania, signed […]

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Jun
17

Six nations compete in Rugby Africa Gold Cup

The 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which doubles as a Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification tournament, began on Saturday as the top six teams in Africa, aside from South Africa, battle it out for a place at the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The Rugby Africa Gold Cup will be played in a round-robin […]

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Jun
16

This is what Weah must do to be a true ‘country giant’

The US-based Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is urging Liberian President George Weah to create an Equal Fighting Chance Opportunity or EFCO scholarship fund in the amount of US $20 million by an act of legislation.   EMOL said the local scholarship project will motivate all children in all the 134 administrative districts, 73 electoral […]

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Jun
14

Africa needs a reliable maritime governance system

The African continent needs to work together on a country and regional level to put in place and, more crucially, implement a sustainable maritime governance system that will benefit the whole continent, concluded delegates at the first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF). ABEF 2018 took place in London on 8 June, to coincide with World […]

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Jun
14

US: Bong Miners to raise funds for Liberian hospital

The United States-based Association of Bong Miners (ABM) is hoping to raise about $40,000, during its annual convention next month, to support its hospital project in Liberia. The fund raising effort will be one of the highlights of the ABM convention which is scheduled for July 6-8. ABM’s public relations director Irfred Kaine told Nordic […]

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