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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kadewere scores twice in Zimbabwe’s COSAFA win

Tino Kadewere scored twice as Zimbabwe retained its COSAFA Cup title courtesy of a 4-2 win over Zambia on Saturday in Polokwane, South Africa. Kadewere, who plays club football for Sweden’s Djurgarden and is the highest goal scorer in the Swedish premiership, opened the scoring early in the match and struck again in added time […]

Liberia holds 3-day men’s gender equality conference

A three-day ‘All Men’s Conference’ under the theme:  ‘Gender equality: A call for men’s action NOW—Repair the past and push women forward’ has kicked off in Liberia. The national conference, which runs from June 11 to 13, is being held under the auspices of the Liberian Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection with support […]

Swedish, Ugandan universities collaborate

On June 8 a delegation from Uganda’s Makerere University (MU) led by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe together with a team from Karolinska Institute (KI) Sweden led by its President Prof. Ole Petter Ottersen concluded discussions on further areas of collaboration. During their meeting at KI, the delegates agreed to jointly fundraise for the […]

Niger ratifies African free trade agreement

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Friday received from the permanent representative of the Republic of Niger to the AU the instrument of ratification of the Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area from Niger. In addition, the permanent representative indicated that the process of ratification of the […]

Dibba is player of the month in Sweden

Gambian striker Pa Amat Dibba is the month’s player in Allsvenskan, Sweden topmost football championship for May. It is the second straight award for a player of league leaders Hammarby as team captain Jiloan Hamad won the same accolade for the month of April. The player of the month is selected by the various captains […]

Weah’s budget: Pro-poor or business as usual?

Liberians heaved a sigh of relief when President George Weah through his Minister of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) Samuel D Tweah Jr. submitted the Draft National Budget for 2018/201; writes Seltue Robert Karweaye, Sr. The proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2018/2019 budget envisages spending US$562.4M, an increase of about 5% from the 536.2M of the […]

Resurskraft Skåne: A company breaking the norm

Georgian Mensah and Jamin Jammeh Photo: Sven-Erik Svensson They met at the organisation Afrosvenskarnas (Afro-Swedes) Forum for Justice but became business partners. Now they are doing a diversity of work through a company in the construction industry-Resurskraft Skåne. “Our dream is a society where everyone can fit. Instead of waiting for someone else to create […]