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 […]

How will Brexit affect Brits living in Norway?

The United Kingdom (UK) decision to leave the European Union (EU) is creating uncertainty for British citizens and their family members living in Norway. The UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019. After this date, British citizens will no longer be citizens of the EU. In addition, the UK will no longer be […]

Swedish Foreign Minister’s speech to UN Rights Council

Thank you, Mr President, High Commissioner, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted, 70 years ago, there were only two women members of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. These were the celebrated Eleanor Roosevelt and the Indian writer and independence activist Hansa Mehta. When the phrase “all […]

Sweden’s statement of foreign policy for 2019

On 13 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the 2019 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Swedish Parliament, Riksdag: Mr/Madam Speaker, Honourable Members, Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Sweden’s security begins in Europe. EU cooperation gives us peace, stability and growth. It is also crucial in tackling the threat of […]

Agenda of the new leadership of Liberian Swedish Assoc.

The new leadership of the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) has created an agenda which we believe will help us to better serve the LSA community and make meaningful contributions in Liberia, especially to children living in deplorable conditions, writes LSA President David Ford. Item 1. Unite and strengthen the bond between Liberians living in Sweden […]

An overview of elections in Africa this year

Africa is set to host two dozen national elections in 2019. This reflects a now established norm of elections as the recognized means for selecting African leaders. The quality of these elections continues to vary widely, however, with some merely serving as a perfunctory ritual by which leaders maintain their claim on power. Nonetheless, a […]

Full text of President Weah’s annual message

On Monday, January 28, Liberian President George Weah delivered his first annual State of the Nation Addresss in Monrovia, the Liberia capital. Below is the full text: Six days ago, through the Grace of the Almighty God, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) was blessed to celebrate our first anniversary as an incumbent political party. […]

Culture Minister Lind opens Gothenburg Film Festival

On Friday, January 25, Sweden’s Minister for Culture and Democracy Amanda Lind opened the Gothenburg Film Festival: Film-lovers, My name is Amanda Lind and this is my first speech since being appointed Minister for Culture and Democracy last Monday. Thank you for the invitation – I’m very happy to be here in Gothenburg and celebrate […]

Hagen: Africa is important trade partner for Norway

Opening speech delivered by Marianne Hagen, State Secretary at Norway’s Foreign Ministry, at a seminar by Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) in Oslo, Norway on January 24. Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen. I would like to start by thanking NABA for organising this seminar, and for the close cooperation that we have enjoyed for many years now. […]