Sweden hosts global meeting on migration

On 14-16 May more than 450 delegates from 140 countries will gather in Stockholm, Sweden to discuss migration and development. Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy Tobias Billström and Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engström will host the meeting.  Crown Princess Victoria, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be speaking at […]

Mills: We are not wasting gov’t money

Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Executive Governor, Dr. Joseph Mills Jones has rejected claims in some quarters that the institution was wasting government money under CBL’s Micro-Finance Loan Scheme across the country. “We are not throwing money away, but investing in the future of the country. Moreover, there is nothing wrong with helping Liberians in […]

Not enough women in Liberian government

A former Liberian government official has expressed serious concern about the lack of equity within the governance structure of Liberia. Edith Gongloe–Weh, former superintendent of the Nimba County, said the lack of equity for women in key positions in the governance process of the country has slowed the pace of development in many parts of the nation. The […]

Sweden: Five-year-old girl dead after Rosengård fire

  A five year girl has died in hospital following a serious fire at a tower block in Rosengård, Malmö. Nine people, including six other children, were rushed to hospital as a result of the blaze. Both the girl and her mother were found on the sixth floor of the building in an apartment and […]

ANC wins fifth successive South African election

  Pretoria, South Africa – The ruling African National Congress party (ANC) has won South Africa’s fifth democratic election by a significant albeit reduced majority, debunking speculation that the party would be punished over high unemployment and political controversy. Early on Saturday, and with 100 percent of the provisional count tallied, the ANC had managed […]

Politicians considering new passport scanners

  A significant rise in passport fraud at Copenhagen Airport has led to politicians calling for more control in order to prohibit foreigners from entering Denmark using false documentation. Peter Skaarup, the Dansk Folkeparti spokesperson on judicial matters, has contended that new passport scanners are required – an opinion that is shared by Trine Bramsen […]

Liberian cultural troupe rocks Egypt

The Liberian National Cultural Troupe, headed by Louise McMillian, assistant minister for culture at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, put up splendid performances during the International Festival for Drums and Traditional Arts under the theme, ‘Drums Dialogue for Peace’ held in Egypt late last month. The Liberians performed at several locations including the historic Salah […]

Africa needs to protect its poor children

Africa needs to do more to translate its commitments to social protection into practical programmes that reach the poorest and most marginalized children, participants said today at the conclusion of the African Union Expert Consultation Meeting on Children and Social Protection. Social protection is widely considered a critical investment for children, particularly in helping families […]

Nigeria group threatens to sell kidnapped girls

  LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s Islamic extremist leader is threatening to sell the nearly 300 teenage schoolgirls abducted from a school in the remote northeast three weeks ago, in a new videotape received Monday.Abubakar Shekau for the first time also claimed responsibility for the April 15 mass abduction, warning that his group plans to […]

EFLA appointed to National Symbols Project

The Government of Liberia through the Governance Commission has appointed the European Federation of Liberia Associations (EFLA) to the National Symbols Review Project. A letter to the president of EFLA John Nimly Brownell stated that EFLA has been selected to appoint a representative that will serve as a member of the project’s advisory board. “We […]