• Liberian warlord gets 30 years in US prison

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Mohammed Jabbateh, the Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah”, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison, culminating a landmark case in the United States and marking a long-overdue milestone for justice in Liberia. Thirty years is the maximum sentence he could have received and one of the longest prison sentences for immigration fraud in […]

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  • Minister Wallström’s speech at global gender forum

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    Excellencies, ministers, parliamentarians, activists, ladies and gentlemen, friends,  I stand on the sacrifices Of a million women before me Thinking What can I do to make this mountain taller So the women after me can see farther… These are the words of Indian-Canadian poet Rupi Kaur, a young woman with millions of followers. I thought […]

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  • More African goals in Sweden, Norway

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    Gambian forward Pa Amat Dibba scored a 77th minute goal as Hammarby overwhelmed Brommapojkarna 4-0 last Sunday in the third round of the Swedish football championship. The 30 year-old had just been on the pitch for 11 minutes when he struck goal number four to ensure Hammarby’s top position in the standings. Other Africans on […]

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  • Liberian union in UK holds annual meeting

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    The Union of Liberian Organisations in the United Kingdom (ULO-UK) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 31 in London to review the achievements of 2017 and plan for activities for 2018. In keeping with ULO-UK’s constitution the AGM was convened to allow the leadership to report on the state of the union. The […]

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  • Africa blue economy forum slated for June

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    The first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) is to be held in London, the UK, on 7-8 June 2018, to coincide with World Oceans Day. More than 150 delegates and speakers are expected to attend, including government ministers, business leaders, ocean experts and environmental and maritime organisations, to discuss the economic contribution of the African […]

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Apr
20

Liberian warlord gets 30 years in US prison

Mohammed Jabbateh, the Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah”, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison, culminating a landmark case in the United States and marking a long-overdue milestone for justice in Liberia. Thirty years is the maximum sentence he could have received and one of the longest prison sentences for immigration fraud in […]

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Apr
19

Minister Wallström’s speech at global gender forum

Excellencies, ministers, parliamentarians, activists, ladies and gentlemen, friends,  I stand on the sacrifices Of a million women before me Thinking What can I do to make this mountain taller So the women after me can see farther… These are the words of Indian-Canadian poet Rupi Kaur, a young woman with millions of followers. I thought […]

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Apr
19

More African goals in Sweden, Norway

Gambian forward Pa Amat Dibba scored a 77th minute goal as Hammarby overwhelmed Brommapojkarna 4-0 last Sunday in the third round of the Swedish football championship. The 30 year-old had just been on the pitch for 11 minutes when he struck goal number four to ensure Hammarby’s top position in the standings. Other Africans on […]

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Apr
18

Liberian union in UK holds annual meeting

The Union of Liberian Organisations in the United Kingdom (ULO-UK) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 31 in London to review the achievements of 2017 and plan for activities for 2018. In keeping with ULO-UK’s constitution the AGM was convened to allow the leadership to report on the state of the union. The […]

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Apr
18

Africa blue economy forum slated for June

The first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) is to be held in London, the UK, on 7-8 June 2018, to coincide with World Oceans Day. More than 150 delegates and speakers are expected to attend, including government ministers, business leaders, ocean experts and environmental and maritime organisations, to discuss the economic contribution of the African […]

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Apr
17

UNESCO, Mano River Union hold talks in Paris

The United Nations Educational and Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Mano River Union (MRU) have held talks on the need to sign a Memorandum Of Understanding(MOU) that will ensure that the two organizations work closely together in many areas.   MRU Secretary General Ambassador Medina Wesseh said the MOU will address many areas of […]

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Apr
15

African tourism to protect biodiversity, environment

An intense week of exchange of experiences and capacity building linked to wildlife and biodiversity protection took place recently in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A major result of the regional initiative that lies under the framework of the UNWTO/Chimelong Programme on Wildlife and Sustainable Tourism has been the Declaration of Kinshasa that […]

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Apr
13

Sweden seeks to enhance global gender equality

Funds totalling SEK 1 billion ( about $118m) will be used to enhance gender equality for women and girls around the world. This was decided by the Swedish government at its meeting on 12 April. It is the first time that the government has adopted a global thematic strategy for gender equality. “We are making […]

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Apr
13

Sweden: Sierra Leonean Turay scores twice in historic win

Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay scored two goals to signal a remarkable debut for Dalkurd in Sweden’s premier football league, the Allsvenskan, last Sunday. Turay, who joined the newcomers from relegated Eskilstuna, struck in both halves in a 3-0 win over Ostersund  to help Dalkurd to its first ever win in the league. The […]

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Apr
11

Ecobank, MTN to deepen financial inclusion in Africa

MTN, the mobile telecommunications operator, has announced a collaboration with Africa’s leading independent banking group, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), enabling both companies  to leverage each other’s assets that will ultimately offer more value to their respective customers across the continent. MTN’s large subscriber base, comprehensive distribution, innovative digital products and drive for mobile financial services […]

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