New measures to strengthen Sweden’s security

Due to the serious security situation, there is greater need for control over who is attempting to enter Sweden and for what purposes. The Swedish Government has therefore decided to expand the mandate of the Police to intensify internal border control. This was announced at a press conference Tuesday by Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and […]

EFLA: Inaugural speech of new president

I will firstly like for us to observe a few moments of Silence, in memory of our fallen founding members Mr. Emmanuel Lincoln , former Vice President and Mr. Germaine Verdier, former Secretary General of EFLA. I will like to give God the glory for giving me the opportunity to see this day and giving […]

Swedish Foreign Minister’s message to OIC

Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) are holding a foreign ministers meeting this afternoon to discuss, among other things, the recent demonstrations in Sweden and Denmark. I do not wish to speculate about the outcome of this meeting. In recent days, I have initiated talks with many foreign ministers of the OIC’s […]

Liberia: President Weah’s Independence Day speech

Today, on this auspicious occasion of the 176th anniversary of our beloved Republic of Liberia, we gather here at the historic Centennial Memorial Pavilion to celebrate another significant milestone in our nation’s history. With hearts full of gratitude and reflection, we thank the Almighty God for guiding us through 176 years of independence as a […]

Ruto: Africa must invest in its workforce

Africa must strategically invest in its workforce if it is to grow. Kenya President William Ruto said the continent is presented with gifted human capital that can drive its transformation. He noted that Africa must fix itself in a lane that will see the exploitation of the skilled, educated and productive manpower. This move, he […]

Liberian economy grew 4.8% last year, says World Bank

Liberia’s economy expanded by 4.8% in 2022 despite global headwinds from the war in Ukraine, high global inflation and depressed demand in advanced economies, according to a World Bank update released on Tuesday. The expansion was driven by gold production and a relatively good agricultural harvest, notes the bank’s 4th annual Liberia Economic Update, “Getting Rice […]

Nigeria to host big tech conference

Innovate Africa Foundation, in collaboration with the Silicon Valley Product Group (SVPG) and WorkNigeria, is set to host Africa’s largest tech product conference from the 18th to the 21st of September, 2023, at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria. Tagged the Inspire Africa Conference, the four-day-long event is designed to provide the African product […]

$16 million for youth-led Liberian businesses

In an exciting move to unleash the business potential of young Liberians, the Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) has given the green light for the creation of a Youth Entrepreneurship Investment Bank (YEIB) in the West African country. Approximately $16 million has been allocated to finance this strategic initiative, which targets […]

Adesina outlines vision for African growth

African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President Dr Akinwumi Adesina on Sunday outlined the bank’s significant achievements and commitments to Africa. He underscored the bank’s determination to mobilize resources for driving economic transformation, climate resilience, and addressing the continent’s debt challenge, among other priorities. Addressing the 5th Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the African Union (AU) in […]

FIFA,UNHCR agree to give refugees more opportunities

Football’s global governing body FIFA and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work closely with those forcibly displaced from their homes and help to strengthen communities through enhanced access to football, education and other opportunities. The signing ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, was conducted by FIFA President Gianni Infantino […]