Sweden: Liberian association to launch branch in north

The Norrland Branch of the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) will be launched on Saturday, March 30 at Istidsgatan 39 in Umeå, beginning at 19:00 and climaxing with a grand dance. This comes after several months of collaboration between Liberians residing in the north of Sweden and the leadership of the LSA, headed by David Ford. […]

Wallström speaks at seminar on feminist foreign policy

Excellencies, ambassadors, feminists, dear friends, When our embassy in Islamabad showed the photography exhibition ‘Swedish Dads’, they ignited a societal debate in Pakistan that influenced a decision which makes it possible for state-employed men to take ten days off when they become fathers. In Shanghai, Buenos Aires and Bogotá, these photographs have been shown in […]

Linköping University in South African water project

A senior lecturer in the division of biology at Sweden’s Linköping University (LiU) has been awarded 3 million kronor (about $318,000) over three years to contribute to the installation and evaluation of wetlands in South African informal townships.  Karin Tonderski, docent in ecology, received the funding from Formas to participate in the project together with […]

Liberia: Old nation but no library, proxy in shambles!

  Liberia declared independence in 1847 and is considered Africa’s oldest republic. Its national flag and constitution are replicated after those of the U.S. Founded by repatriated Black Americans, who ruled the country for more than a century, Liberia was once viewed by her neighbors and visitors as an American colony in Africa. The country […]

What happened to the African religion?

It is not surprising to observe that foreign religions have destroyed our collective reasoning.   Africa and Africans have remained the dumping ground for imported ideologies and dogmatic belief systems, writes Fokumlah Nchungong.   Isn’t it strange that the cradle of humanity and ideological developments in all aspects of our existentialism has been deprived of its religious […]

Gender inequality costs the world trillions of dollars

“When you have women in positions of leadership, business does better and there’s more innovation, more value creation and more profit,” said Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission of Africa (ECA). Speaking at the launch of the Global Health 50/50 2019 Report – titled Equality Works – in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the […]

African Diaspora Sweden celebrates int’l women’s day

A program celebrating women and featuring lectures on their lives and efforts in society will be held this Saturday in Uppsala, Sweden to commemorate International Women’s Day ( which is Friday, March 8).  Five distinguished women will give lectures celebrating womanhood during the event organized by African Diaspora Sweden (ADS) in cooperation with Studiefrämjandet Uppsala, says  […]

Sweden: Info meetings for women entrepreneurs

Forum Syd, a development cooperation organization in Sweden, will hold four  information meetings for female entrepreneurs for the Swedish-Somali Business Program (SSBP) this month.   The first is scheduled for March 21 in Stockholm. Malmo (March 23), Gothenburg (March 24) and Orebro (March 27) are other venues and dates for the information tour. Further meetings are slated […]

Football: African goal scorers in Swedish Cup

African goal scorers were in the thick of action over the weekend in the Swedish Cup, the second most important football tournament in the country. Gambian youngster Alexander Jallow was on the score sheet again on Saturday when his lone strike in the 30th minute proved enough for Jonkoping to pip Norrby 1-0 while Eritrean […]

Liberia: ALJA warns of selective justice

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) says it welcomes the swift and robust action taken by the Liberian government in bringing to justice the alleged perpetrators linked to the missing 16 billion Liberian dollars scandal in the country.   But the association is cautioning the government against acts that insinuate selective justice in […]