Liberia: Central bank opens rural financial center

The executive governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Dr. J. Mills Jones, has admonished Liberians to stand up for what they believe can lift and rescue them from the scourge of poverty. He wants Liberians to realistically reflect on their current situation and design a way that will take them to where they want to […]

Sweden gives more to Syrian aid effort

The war in Syria will soon enter its fifth year. There are alarming reports about how winter is hitting the refugees in Syria, who do not have enough warm clothes and shoes, and images of emaciated people bear witness to how starvation is being used as a strategy of war. More than 400 000 people […]

Danes protest against new asylum rules

Yesterday’s rain was not enough to dampen the spirits of the 1,500-strong crowd of protesters who gathered in the Danish capital to demonstrate against the government’s new asylum rules. Not in my name Though the rain and wind made it almost impossible to hear the chants of the protesters who marched their way from Nørreport […]

Sweden praised for global development assistance

Sweden has been described as a global leader in development issues in a mid-term review by the  Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development. The review states that Sweden is increasing its role as a leader in the work to help people who are suffering due to war, conflicts or […]

Gbowee foundation to build high school for girls

Liberia’s Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee has disclosed that her foundation will shortly embark on the construction of a technical high school for girls in Liberia value at US$380,000. Gbowee made the disclosure last Friday at programs marking the 3rd anniversary and fundraising gala of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA). She said when constructed the school will be […]