Biracial appearance – the bullying

  “I wish I could have chosen my parents, maybe they will be your parents- if that makes you happy now.”  Words coming out of Martin (12 years old), in a heated and furious argument with his classmate – Fredrik who had just coded the N-word by calling him “sunshine”, Fokumlah Nchungong writes   They were […]

Sweden: British citizens to be exempt from tuition fees after Brexit

Within the European Economic Area (EEA), British citizens are exempt from application and tuition fees for studies at higher education institutions in Sweden. If the United Kingdom leaves the EU on 30 March without a withdrawal agreement, British citizens will become subject to the rules applying to third-country nationals. A temporary exemption from the provisions […]

ALJA urges Trump to extend DED for Liberians in US

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) is urging US President Donald Trump to extend the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) temporary immigration benefit for Liberians and work with congress to grant those Liberians on DED a more permanent status. The association, headed by Moses Sandy, in a press release issued on March 21, […]

Norway’s economy experiences robust growth

The Norwegian economy is in a cyclical upturn. Employment is increasing and unemployment is in decline. In the information material to the government’s conference on the 2020 budget, growth in the mainland economy is forecasted to be above trend both this and next year. Growth in the mainland economy has picked up gradually over the […]

Sweden: Ethiopian embassy to hold diaspora forum

The Ethiopian Embassy in Sweden will hold a diaspora forum on April 13 in Stockholm for the Ethiopian diaspora in Sweden and other Nordic countries. Information on the embassy’s website said the forum will discuss the current political and economic situation in Ethiopia and familiarize attendees with the various programs that are designed to strengthen the ties […]

Laying the foundation for the private sector in Somalia

The Swedish Somali Business Program (SSBP) was initiated in 2016 and have since supported roughly 100 companies. It assists entrepreneurs to lay the foundation to an ethical private sector in Somalia.  One of the mandatory events within the program is the annual capacity development conference.  Meet two of the participants ready to venture into businesses that will […]

Nasiru Mohammed on target in Swedish Cup semi-final win

Ghanaian striker Nasiru Mohammed scored a goal in the semi final of the Swedish Cup when his side Hacken beat Djurgarden 3-2 in extra time on Saturday. Mohammed headed in an equalizer during a goalmouth melee after the Gothenburg-based club had fallen behind early in the first half in the match which ended 2-2 at full […]

Norway to provide millions for disabled people

Norway has promised to spend NOK 100m ( about $11.8m) on the welfare of people with disabilities in developing countries. The country’s Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein announced Norway’s allocation during his visit to New York on Thursday.  Minister Ulstein noted that there are 800 million people with disabilities in developing countries, noting that […]

Mental health and relationships

Going on a date and meeting someone to start a romance is always beautiful. We can be sometimes factual and direct with our desires to our new-found lover, but most often, the butterflies in the stomach restrain us from thinking coherently. The smiles, giggles, finger twisting, posture adjustments, eye contacts, mumblings, displaced sentences, rumbling stomachs, […]

Forum Syd starts land rights program in Liberia

Sweden-based civil society platform Forum Syd opened its Liberia office on Tuesday in Gbarnga, Bong County and at the same time launched the ‘Sustainable ownership: empowering communities and civil society in Liberia’ program. The event took place at Forum Syd office and it was attended by the Swedish Ambassador to Liberia Ingrid Wetterqvist, an array of […]