Brenda Brewer Moore: Literacy is freedom

Please permit me to stand on the existing protocol in expressing how honored, and humbled I am by the invitation to speak on the occasion of the celebration of International Literacy Day. I will limit my remarks to three points drawn from the theme: Rethinking Literacy Development Through Multilingualism. The first point is that being […]

UK agrees trade continuity with six African nations

The United Kingdom (UK) on Tuesday initialed an Economic Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique (SACU+M) that will allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit. This marks the end of formal trade discussions and the UK-SACU+M Economic Partnership Agreement will be subject to final checks before it is formally signed. The […]

France: Liberian war crimes suspect released

A Liberian war crimes suspect known as Kunti K., who was in pre-trial detention in Paris, France on suspicion of crimes against humanity and torture, was released at the end of last week due to a procedural error. Kunti K., a former rebel commander, is subject to conditions of release, including being prohibited from leaving […]

Sports can boost equality and peace

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth has outlined how sport can be harnessed to boost international development by “changing perceptions and altering attitudes”. Speaking at the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda, Patricia Scotland said the “wide appeal and reach” of sport can be used to “accelerate progress” in areas such as gender equality […]

Sweden-born Hellberg shines on debut for Liberia

Seth Kanteh Hellberg, who plays for Sweden’s second division flyers IK Brage, had a memorable debut as he became the first Swedish-born player to play Liberia, the ancestral homeland of his mother. He was part of the Liberian national football team which recorded a 3-1 win at home against Sierra Leone in a World Cup […]

‘We aim to become more visible on African continent’

“We aim to become even more visible in Sweden, on the African continent and in countries that finance the institute’s research,” says Therese Sjömander Magnusson, incoming director of the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI). Sjömander Magnusson, who will take up her position on 1 October, comes from the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), where she has […]

President Weah’s full speech at conference in Japan

I bring you greetings from the People of Liberia. Let me begin by extending sincere thanks and appreciation to His Excellency Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, and the Government and people of Japan, for the warm hospitality accorded me and my delegation since our arrival in this beautiful country. It is indeed my pleasure […]

Science and technology critical for Africa

Science, technology and innovation as well as human resource development are critical in Africa, a continent, which has the biggest potential on earth, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum held in Yokohama, Japan on Wednesday, as part of Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7). […]

Three ladies win Voices of Africa competition

With over 185 entries from over 33 countries, Shareefa Youshna Jewan from Mauritius emerged as the winner of the 55 Voices for Africa writing competition conducted under the #VisaFreeAfrica (VFA) initiative. She is closely followed by Priscilla Takondwa Semphere of Malawi and Nigerian Olewuenyi Chioma Catherine as the first and second runners up. The 55Voices4Africa […]

New coach for Liberia national football team

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has officially confirmed the appointment of Peter James Butler as the new head coach of the Liberia national team after agreeing a one-year deal, reports Joseph M. Vincent. The Englishman replaces Thomas Kojo, who was sacked after he failed to qualify the Lone Star for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations […]