Sweden increases development aid to Ethiopia

The Swedish Government has decided to increase development cooperation with Ethiopia with approximately $20m over the next two years. The new funds aim to support the ongoing reform process in the country and to strengthen Sweden’s opportunities to support government institutions as well as civil society organizations what work with democracy and human rights. Examples […]

African businesswomen to meet in South Africa

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), which will celebrate its 5th year anniversary in 2019, has announced the dates for its prestigious annual conference and awards, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on 29-30 October. The conference theme this year is, Enhancing Impact: Digitalisation, Investment and Intra-African Trade. The […]

LSA launches branch in northern Sweden

The Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) launched a new branch called LSA Norrland branch on March 30 in Umeå. The branch will serve as an extension of the LSA for Liberians residing in cities from Sundsvall to further north of Sweden. The program was attended by LSA president David Ford, Vice President Koo Yelegon Joseph, several […]

African female footballers in Sweden

On April 13, the OBS Damallsvenskan, Sweden’s top female football championship will begin with 12 top sides gunning for the titlte.  The OBS Damallsvenskan is regarded as one of the best in the world and has its share of African players.   At time time of writing we could count about ten Africans registered to […]

AU: Cotonou Agreement is not an equal partnership

As Finland prepares for its third EU presidency on 1 July, a round-table talk in Helsinki, the capital, discussed Europe’s future partnership with Africa as the existing Cotonou Agreement comes to an end in 2020. Main speaker Prof. Carlos Lopes, the African Union (AU)’s High Representative at the negotiations, said that much remains to be […]

Slow start for Africans in Swedish football leagues

Sweden’s top football championship, Allsvenskan, began over the weekend with just two African goal scorers. Nigerian forward Samuel Nnamani scored from close range for Eskilstuna in the 51st minute to make it 2-0 as the newcomers whipped IFK Gothenburg 3-1 on Sunday while Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya opened his account with a 16 th […]

Neufville: Liberian students must empower themselves

  Liberian students have been called upon to empower themselves with the tools to give them wisdom and guidance because they are future leaders.   This call was made on Friday March 22 by Venetta Chesson Neufville, finance officer of GIZ Liberia, a German development agency operating in Liberia, when she served as guest speaker […]

Africa Industrialization Fund gets European investment

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a commitment of $15 million with the SPE Africa Industrialization I Fund (AIF I), a generalist private equity fund targeting primarily growth capital investments in small medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-market companies mainly in North Africa, with a focus on Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. The fund’s first closing reached $80 million. […]

Why Liberian DED holders should not be deported

By James kokulo Fasuekoi in Minneapolis, Minnesota I am a former Associated Press war-photographer and news correspondent and was stationed in Liberia, West Africa for over a decade and from where I also covered war and political upheavals in neighboring Sierra Leone, Guinea and the Ivory Coast during the 90s. Before the outbreak of war in […]

Norway increases funding for cyclone relief effort

The UN has asked for a substantial increase in funding for the humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai. “The needs are huge. Norway is therefore increasing its support for humanitarian efforts in the wake of the cyclone to a total of NOK 47 million ($5.4m),” says Minister o Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Soreide. The damage caused […]