EFLA raises money for diaspora conference

The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) is raising funds for the successful hosting of the All Liberian Diaspora Conference slated for next month in the United States. EFLA secretary general Francis Mensah posted on the social media that “the four partners to the conference were each charged the amount of $2,000 as financial obligations to […]

Nordic statement on women, peace at UN debate

Madame President, Members of the Security Council, Excellencies, I am speaking today on behalf of the Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and my own country, Norway. I would like to thank South Africa for initiating this debate and for bringing women peacebuilders to this room. To understand conflicts, we need to understand how they […]

Sweden: Omoh scores to give Mjallby premiership spot

The penultimate round of Sweden’s topmost football championship saw only two but important African goals over the weekend. Sierra Leonean forward Mohammed Buya Turay scored in the second half as Djurgarden cemented its position at the top with a 3-0 trashing of Orebro.   The 63rd minute strike was Turay’s 14th this season and made […]

Protecting African intellectual property

African companies and industries are losing value by failing to protect their intellectual property and failing to patent innovations, warns Prof. Munashe Furusa, Vice-Chancellor of Africa University. Estimates of the damage done to the African economy through lack of Intellectual Property (IP) protection runs into billions of dollars. Changing the culture around IP protection is […]

Liberia should guarantee rule of law for all

The Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is calling on President George Weah and the Liberian government to guarantee the rule of law for all and to focus on stimulating economy growth. The government should summon a new dawn of rule of law and access to justice in all 15 counties, 73 electoral districts and 134 […]

Nigerian striker wins female league title in Sweden

Nigerian international Anam Imo lifted the Swedish female football most prestigious trophy when Rosengard won the championship on Saturday after a beating Kristianstad 1-0. The 18-year-old striker, in her first season with the club, scored five times in 17 appearances, to help Rosengard win the league, the first since 2015, four points ahead of Gothenburg of […]

Ensuring education for unsafe children

The United Nations World Food Program(WFP) and Education Cannot Wait (ECW) on Wednesday embarked on a strategic partnership to ensure children and youth in emergencies do not miss out on the education opportunities that will shape their futures.   WFP Assistant Executive Director Valerie Guarnieri and ECW Director Yasmine Sherif signed a Memorandum of Understanding […]

African initiative to fight climate change

The African Development Bank has appointed a group of renowned experts to the board of a continental initiative to mobilize financing for resilience to the negative impacts of climate change. The bank established the interim executive board of the Adaptation Benefits Mechanism (ABM) on 4 October 2019. The ABM board is being assisted by an interim secretariat, […]

Liberian ambassador seeks more UK investment

Liberia‚Äôs Ambassador to the United Kingdom (UK) Gurly Gibson-Schwarz says she will focus on having the UK expand its investment profile in Liberia. Speaking recently at ceremonies held at the Liberian embassy in London, marking her presentation of credentials to Queen Elizabeth, Ambassador Gibson-Schwarz noted that accelerating investment alongside the UK international development commitment to […]

Norway to fund the promotion of cleaner oceans

Norway will provide more than NOK 3 billion($328.1m) to a number of initiatives to promote sustainable ocean management in the period 2020-2024. The initiatives will be announced at the Our Ocean conference in Oslo, which began on Wednesday, October 23. The conference will bring together 500 world leaders and 100 youth representatives from a total […]