Bank pledges $10b to end hunger in Africa

The African Development Bank Group will commit $10 billion over the next five years to boost Africa’s efforts to end hunger and become a primary food provider for itself and the rest of the world. Bank Group President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, announced Wednesday at the Dakar 2 Africa Food Summit in Diamniadio, east of the Senegalese capital […]

Are there Liberian war criminals in Sweden?

In recent years, war crimes charges have been brought in Europe against former fighters of warring factions that took part in the civil war in Liberia. There have been trials and convictions in Switzerland and France.  Liberian war crimes court advocates and their foreign partners are committed to bringing war criminals to justice. Now there are reports […]

The case of Liberia’s western cluster iron ore deposits

By S. Karweaye Liberia is among the top iron ore-producing countries in Africa and has a potentially long future in the mining sector due to the under-exploration and current development of mining projects of global significance. Although the iron ore mining sector is a key component of national development, with 47 percent of total export […]

Africa pledges to improve food security

African Union Member States meeting recently in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast have called on governments to speed up investment, coordination and implementation of programs to improve nutrition and food security in Africa. African leaders gathered for a three-day meeting to draw attention to the 2022 African Union Year of Nutrition. The meeting ended with the signing […]

Sweden moves to withdraw residence, work permits

The Swedish Government on Monday decided that the Swedish Migration Agency will take measures to strengthen work on residence and work permit with­drawal. The aim is to ensure that the system of regulated immigration is not abused. Minister for Migration Maria Malmer Stenergard notes “For the sake of the system’s legitimacy, it’s important that it […]

Gongloe vows to sweep corruption out of Liberia

Liberian presidential hopeful Cllr. Tiawan Saye Gongloe says the country’s Presidential and Legislative elections next year present the opportunity for Liberians to strengthen the rule of law, sweep corruption out of the country and expand economic activities for sustained peace, progress, and prosperity. He said the dream for the declaration of Liberia’s independence in Africa […]

President Weah speaks at US-Africa Forum

I bring you warm greetings and best wishes from the friendlypeople of the Republic of Liberia. It is indeed an honor to join my colleagues from Africa to participate in this year’s US-Africa Leaders’ Summit. On behalf of the Government and People of Liberia, and in myown name, I would like to extend heartfelt appreciation […]

ICC President speaks on Human Rights Day

Today, the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”) joins the rest of the world in marking Human Rights Day and commemorating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on this day in 1948. International criminal justice is inseparably connected to the global movement to promote respect for universally recognised human rights, starting […]

Sweden to criminalize virginity tests

The Swedish Government is stepping up its efforts to combat honor-related violence and oppression, and has therefore commissioned an ongoing inquiry to draft proposals for legislation to criminalize virginity testing, virginity certification and hymen reconstruction surgery. In both health care and private settings, some girls and women are subjected to virginity tests and issued virginity […]

Sweden: Plan to stop men violence against women

The Swedish Government will soon begin work on a new action plan to counter and combat men’s violence against women. The action plan will contain concrete measures to ensure that effective steps to combat men’s violence against women are taken. Men’s violence against women is a major social problem that violates and limits women’s fundamental […]