Now is time to right a wrong, Mr. Weah

Congratulations Mr. George M. Weah on your hard-fought and earned victory by defeating 19 other candidates and winning 14 of the 15 counties in Liberia in the presidential elections; Jarwinken Wiah writes. There is no doubt, the country has spoken. You got a huge mandate, particularly from ordinary Liberians who have not experienced the true […]

Sweden’s position on US statement about Jerusalem

The Government deeply regrets the US statement about Jerusalem. The UN has given Jerusalem a special legal and political status, which the Security Council has called upon the international community to respect. There is a risk that this statement may lead to strong reactions and greater instability in an already turbulent region, and have long-term […]

Swedish Prime Minister’s speech at AU-EU summit

President Ouattara, Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki, African and European Heads of State and Government, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Dear friends, Africa and Europe share a past – and we share a future. Strengthening our partnership will help us to address mutual concerns and challenges. Excellencies, What does the future hold for young Europeans and young […]

Swedish MP Jallow calls for justice for Africans

A member of the Swedish Parliament, Momodou Jallow on Thursday delivered a speech at the regional meeting for Europe, Central Asia and North America of the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent held in Geneva, Switzerland.  Below is his speech:  Thank you Mr Chair. I want to thank you for inviting me […]

Sweden’s foreign minister speaks about extremism

Let me first extend a warm welcome to the launch of the UNDP study “Journey to Extremism in Africa: Drivers, Incentives and the Tipping Point for Recruitment”. It is a great privilege and honour to host the launch of such an important and timely report here in Stockholm. I would especially like to thank Fotografiska […]

Peacekeeping crucial for African stability

Despite their shortcomings, African peace operations have saved lives, built security sector capacity, and helped mitigate conflict—reducing pressure on international actors to become directly involved. Armed conflicts in Africa have substantially declined from their peak in the early 1990s. The 12 ongoing conflicts represent a 35 percent drop from two decades ago. This downward trend […]

Sweden’s prime minister speaks on the future of work

  Ms President, Director-General, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for inviting me to this important event. It is a great honour to serve as co-chair of this Global Commission on the Future of Work. Access to decent work is fundamental for all women and men. I got my first job in the early […]

Some questions for Liberian presidential candidates

Dear presidential candidates: The Liberian people are looking for a fighting president.   The fighting president is the one who is willing to fight to give all Liberians equal fighting chance for better livelihoods. He or she is the one who is willing to summon a new dawn to mark a renewed beginning for Liberia by ending the “semi-godly presidency” and the “oligarchy governance structure” in the country. […]

Saying goodbye to a Liberian football legend

In recent years, the Liberian football community has lost some of its most prominent individuals to death. Those who have travelled that road gently are Mass Sarr, Garretson Sackor, John “Monkey” Brown, George Sackor, Gladstone Ofori, David Momo, Philip “Cocha” Davis, etc. They have now been joined by Mr. Philip Robinson. Mr. Robinson’s family, with […]

Gambia: challenges facing Africa’s youngest democracy

On December 1st, Gambia held a presidential election in what seemed as another victory for the then incumbent, Yahya Jammeh. Just as the fall of communism caught political analysts off-guard, the victory of the coalition over Jammeh was also another miracle that no one saw coming – not because the coalition lacked the support base, […]