London: Liberia, others honor UN peacekeepers

Liberia joined members of the diplomatic community in London, the United Kingdom, on Wednesday, May 25 to pay homage to the gallantry of United Nations Peacekeepers in ensuring global peace and security. The event included a parade by heads of missions and military representatives of UN member countries and was climaxed by the laying of […]

Togo eyes key place in China’s New Silk Road

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe on Friday disclosed the vision of his country to become the “anchor point” in West Africa for the new Silk Road initiative forwarded by China. “Togo intends to be the anchor point in West Africa for the New Silk Road initiative supported by China and which is based on ties between […]

Malmö is the world’s 6th best city for biking

Malmö, Sweden’s 3rd biggest city, is known for a variety of things. Like falafel, Zlatan, and the Turning Torso. But did you know it’s also been ranked the sixth-best city in the world for biking? Malmö has more than 500 kilometers of bike lanes – making transport extremely convenient for residents who opt to travel on […]

Journalists want Liberian task force dissolved

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas( ALJA), is recommending the dissolution of the Fonati Koffa Presidential Task Force recently set-up recently by Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to probe the damning Global Witness report, which linked some former and current officials of the Liberian government to bribery. ALJA in a press release issued on […]

Ahmadiyyas open 2nd mosque in Sweden

The leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has called on Ahmadi Muslims to practice what they  preach: that is peace, which is the center of Islam.  He spoke during a special program on May 14 to mark the inauguration of the newly-built Mahmood Mosque ( Mosque of the Praiseworthy) in Malmö, […]

‘Liberian economy suffered two major shocks’

Liberian Representative Edwin Snowe on told fellow West African sub -regional legislators and parliamentarians on Friday that the state of the Liberian economy has experienced two major shocks. He named them as the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and the decline in global commodities particularly, iron ore and rubber.  Rep. Snowne presented the Liberia Country Report […]

ECOWAS Parliament seeks more power

The 2016 First Ordinary Session for the 4th Legislature of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) kicked off on Monday, at the International Conference Center in Abuja, Nigeria with calls for the enhancement of the powers of the body. The Speaker of the Parliament, Moustapha Cisse Lo, in his opening remarks, told his colleagues […]

UK: Liberian stabbing victim out of coma

A 33-year-old Liberian man stabbed last month in London, the UK is now out of an induced coma after four weeks. Amara Darpoh Clarke was on April 18 stabbed multiple times by a neighbor, Lee Francis, after a commotion over a park space. “We are happy that he left coma last week and that things are progressing slowly,” Fidel C.T. Budy, secretary […]

Africa: entrepreneurship award enters 2nd round

The Group BMCE Bank of Africa announces the closing of Round 1 of the second edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award. The AEA is dedicated to inspire talented African entrepreneurs, or originating from Africa, by funding businesses using technologies that transcend borders to create jobs and improve lives. Round 1 opened in mid-February and closed […]

Sweden to spend $163m on development in Liberia

Sweden has released a strategy for its development cooperation with Liberia focusing on  peacebuilding and state building. According to a release from the Swedish foreign ministry, the aim of the strategy “is to help strengthen Liberia’s public services and create the conditions for peaceful, inclusive and sustainable development.”                       “Activities are also to contribute to increased […]