Liberia: President Weah’s tough choices

By Seltue R. Karweaye (s.karweaye1668@student.tsu.edu) Liberia is a nation of over 4.7 million people with one of the lowest electricity access rates in the world (at approximately 12%, USAID). Ethnic, religious and political issues have skyrocketed to an all-time high. Infant and maternal mortality are among the highest in the world. Education and health systems […]

Tough Easter weekend for African strikers in Sweden

Liberian-born striker Peter Wilson was the only African to hit the net in the 4th round of the Swedish football championship, the Allsvenskan, during the Easter weekend. Wilson provided the consolation when his club Sundsvall lost to Kalmar 2-1.  Two other Africans were involved in the making of goals. Eritrean forward and AIK captain Henok […]

African First Ladies, Merck discuss women empowerment

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, staged the Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI) Summit in Bujumbura, Burundi from March 30 to April 1.  The event was attended by 15 African First Ladies to discuss the strategy to break the stigma of infertility and empower women and girls in education. Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg Haverkamp, Chairman of […]

Liberia, Niron sign Guinean iron ore export deal

  Liberia and UK-based Niron Metals have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the passage through Liberia of iron ore from the Zogota iron ore deposit in the Republic of Guinea.    The MOU relates to the use of existing rail and port infrastructure in Liberia. The signing of the MOU follows the joint vision […]

US to invest $1 billion in African women

  David Bohigian, Acting President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced on Tuesday the launch of OPIC’s 2X Africa initiative to support investment in women in Africa.   The announcement was made during a U.S. Government delegation to the country.   […]

Football: More African goals in Sweden

African players were on the score-sheet in seven of the eight matches of Sweden’s top football league, Allsvenskan, played over the weekend. Nigerian forward Samuel Nnamani grabbed an 80th minute equalizer as Eskilstuna held Orebro to a 1-1 draw while his compatriot, right back Godswill Ekpolo struck from close range as Hacken walloped Falkenberg 3-0. […]

Promoting Gambian music in Nordic countries

Norway-based Gambia House will launch its Nordic Artist Residency Scheme on April 19 in Oslo, the Norwegian capital. It will feature Gambian artists living in the Nordic region.  According to info sent to Nordic Africa News, the “Artists Residency is a space for reflection, planning and a way forward to promote Gambian Music” and will […]

Lawrence’s death: Liberian government must be blamed

Under Ex-President Ellen Sirleaf’s regime, the suspicious deaths of two prominent figures, a lawyer and an opposition politician, by ‘drowning’ in the Atlantic Ocean, stood out. Now in just a little over one year into the new George Weah’s regime, it too, is fast gaining a reputation for itself in the wake of sudden deaths […]

Sub-Saharan Africans sent $46 billion home last year

Remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa grew almost 10 percent to $46 billion in 2018, the World Bank reported on Monday.  Nigeria, the largest remittance-recipient country in Sub-Saharan Africa and the sixth largest among low and middle income countries (LMICs), received more than $24.3 billion in official remittances in 2018, an increase of more than $2 billion compared with […]

African goals in 2nd week of Swedish football leagues

The second week of Sweden’s topmost football championship, Allsvenskan, last weekend saw African goal scorers improving their marks after a slow start from the previous week. Ghanaian attacker Mamudu Moro headed in a consolation for Helsingborg in a 2-1 loss to Hacken while DR Congo striker Maic Sema scored a second half goal as Sundsvall […]