Liberia: Full text of President Weah’s speech to the nation

Fellow Liberians:  Four months ago, during my State of the Nation address, I reported to you that the state of the nation remains strong. This is still true today, as I deliver my second major national address in 2019.   I wish to speak today to you, fellow citizens, my brothers and my sisters, on […]

Nordic-based African players at Women’s World Cup

Twelve Africans playing in the Swedish and Norwegian football leagues will be in action during the FIFA Women’s World Cup next month in France.   In the squad of the African champions, Nigeria to face Norway, South Korea and hosts, France in Group A are seven players from the Swedish premiership.   They are defenders […]

Sweden: LSA honors mothers for important role in society

Mothers from different backgrounds were on Saturday honored by the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) during a program held in Stockholm, the Swedish capital.   “LSA recognizes the steadfast dedication and support of all mothers to their families and those in need,” noted the association’s president David Ford.    While the Mothers’ Day program recognized the important […]

German businesses to partner with Angola

The Germany Africa Business Forum (GABF) proudly endorses the Angola Oil & Gas Conference 2019, organized by Africa Oil & Power and taking place in Luanda, the Angolan capital, on June 4-6. This is one of the best platforms for German investment, cutting-edge technology and service providers to engage in Africa’s second-largest oil producing market. […]

Mueller: Let election be start of a new day

Just after the 2014 senatorial elections in Liberia, Michael Geegbae Mueller, who unsuccessfully contested for a senate seat, issued the below statement, which is relevant today in the light of current political tensions in the country:   Despite the Ebola crisis, our mother country, Liberia has held successful elections and avoided a potentially catastrophic constitutional […]

Sweden increases support to cyclone-hit Mozambique

Mozambique has been severely affected by natural disasters in recent years. Both widespread drought and cyclones have increased the population’s vulnerability. The material devastation has been particularly great. Sweden intends to provide support amounting to SEK 150 million (about $15.7m) to help rebuild the country. Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson recently Wednesday to […]

Sweden: Liberian association honors mothers on Saturday

The Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) will this Saturday host a pre-summer party to honor mothers from all backgrounds.   The program will be held at the Rågsveds Folket Hus in Stockholm, Sweden’s capital and will begin at 9 pm.   A group of mothers have been selected to be particularly honored on the day.   All […]

US: Former Somali military commander guilty of torture

  A civil court jury in Virginia, the United States on Tuesday found Col. Yusuf Abdi Ali, aka Tukeh, responsible for the torture of semi-nomadic Somali herder Farhan Warfaa.   Col. Tukeh was a high-ranking military commander in Mohammed Siad Barre’s decades-long military dictatorship in Somalia.   The jury awarded Mr. Warfaa $500,000 in damages, […]

Ethiopian reforms produce investment opportunities

The U.S. Department of State last week hosted the “Ethiopia Partnership Forum”, an economic engagement platform. It was organized by the Secretary of State’s office of Global Partnerships in collaboration with the Corporate Council on Africa, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Citi in Washington D.C. In remarks at the opening panel discussion, U.S. Ambassador […]

Swedish club condemns racist attacks on Turay

  Swedish premiership side Djurgarden has condemned racist attacks against its Sierra Leonean star Mohammed Buya Turay following a league match.   In a release posted on its website, the football club spoke strongly against attacks and threats against the Turay or any of its players under whatever pretext- ethnicity, gender, religion, etc.   The […]