Diaspora names Pres. Sirleaf ‘Person of the Year’

The All-Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship representing over 500,000 Liberians in the Diaspora has resolved to name President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as the Diaspora Person of the Year 2015 in acknowledgement of her concern and meaningful support for dual citizenship for those born as Liberians and of Liberian parentage.  Our decision to select President Sirleaf […]

Giving older people a voice in Liberia

In Liberia, we celebrated March as Social Work Month under the global theme: “Promoting the Dignity and Worth of All Peoples “. I want to give recognition to an effort which has manifested into giving a unified voice to older people in Liberia, West Africa; writes Prof. Sam Togba Slewion. This effort began during the […]

Danes shopped for 30 billion kroner in December

  Danes shopped for 30 billion kroner in the first 23 days of December, reports Politiken.According to the digital payment provider Nets, Danes traded for almost 29.6 billion kroner with their credit cards and made a total of 94.8 million payments in the three weeks leading up to Christmas. More than last Christmas Christmas 2015 thus surpassed […]

Eritrea supports Saudi alliance against terrorism

Eritrea has expressed its readiness to support the alliance against terrorism recently formed by Saudi Arabia. A statement issued recently by the East African country’s foreign ministry said ” Eritrea views the initiative launched by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to form an alliance against terrorism as a vital step in the promotion of peace and stability […]

Icelandic leaders split on sanctions against Russia?

There appears to be disagreement within the Icelandic government regarding the support of Western sanctions against Russia. The European Union agreed Friday to extend its sanctions against Russia, imposed to protest Russian military involvement in Ukraine. Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson told DV last weekend that it was out of the question to reconsider Iceland’s […]

Homegoing service for late Liberian ambassador

Liberians residing in the UK will on Wednesday hold a home going service in London for the fallen Liberian ambassador Rudolf P. von Ballmoos. According to a release issued recently by the Union of Liberian Organizations in the United Kingdom (ULO-UK), the service will take place at 11 am at the Saint Matthais Catholic Church on […]

Sweden: Strong economic growth expected

The Swedish economy is in recovery, with growth this year and next expected to be considerably stronger than previously foreseen. GDP growth in 2015 will reach 3.6 per cent, which is the highest growth rate for more than four years. This is the message from Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson, presenting the Ministry of Finance’s latest […]

Liberia’s Bility goes to court in FIFA election issue

Musa Bility, the head of the Liberia Football Association(LFA) whose candidacy for the presidency of the sport’s controlling body, FIFA was recently rejected, will on Wednesday try to convince the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Zurich, Switzerland, to allow him run for the office. According to a statement issued today by the LFA, Mr. Bility is “seeking an interim […]

ECOWAS leaders take key decisions at Abuja Summit

Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) meeting in their 48th Ordinary Summit in Abuja, Nigeria during the week took several decisions in the interest of the community. The decisions covered issues of regional integration and development, peace, security and democracy and institutional matters. The regional leaders also observed the […]

Norway, Kenya agree to develop oil sector

‘Kenya has requested assistance from Norway in developing its petroleum sector. Through the programme Oil for Development, Norway will support Kenya in improving management of its natural resources and protection of the environment with the objective that oil and gas resources to benefit the country and its people,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. […]