Sweden hosts top meeting on displaced children

On 24 April, a high-level meeting on displaced children was held in the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag. It was organised by the Ombudsman for Children in Sweden, the Children’s Welfare Foundation Sweden and the Riksdag. Sweden’s Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér was one of the keynote speakers at the meeting, […]

Vice President Boakai frowns on media smear campaign

Liberia’s Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, Sr. is urging the Liberian media to be robust and objective in exposing societal ills in the country by reporting nothing but the truth. Vice President Boakai said truth telling based on research and the verification of facts on the part of journalists in their coverage of happenings in […]

Our role in Security Council is to prevent conflicts

We live in troubled times. The terrorist attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm just a few days ago will leave us with a permanent scar. The fight against extremism and terrorism must remain at the top of the international community’s agenda. The challenges of our times require international cooperation, and Sweden has an important role to […]

Liberia: EMOL launches aspirants’ debate forum

The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) said it is launching it Aspirant’s Forum (AF) to serve as a platform for candidates to debate.  The forum will allow candidates, particularly those vying for the presidency to point out what wrong with Liberia and why. How individual candidate intends to fix the why and how the […]

20 million people at risk of famine

The statistics are only getting worse. Nearly 20 million people across four countries are currently at risk of famine. This includes 1.6 million children who are already considered “severely malnourished.” If food does not arrive soon, the numbers of deaths across Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northern Nigeria will soon begin to skyrocket. The world […]

Nigeria to establish diaspora commission

Nigerians living outside the country have praised the passing of the Diaspora Commission Bill by their country’s senate. The bill, after President Mohammadu Buhari has assented to it, provides for the establishment of the Nigerian Citizens in Diaspora Commission to ensure the protection of Nigerians in Diaspora, and promote and facilitate their effective participation in economic, political […]

UK: Liberian union elects officers at annual meeting

  The Union of Liberian Organisations in the United Kingdom (ULO-UK) hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 25 in Northampton at which it held election for officers of the AGM and the management committee for the next two years.   In keeping with the union’s constitution, the meeting was convened to allow the leadership to report on the […]

Eritreans in public meetings to promote development

Eritrean nationals residing in Sweden, Australia and the US held public diplomacy activities aimed at promoting Eritrea’s national development endeavors. The members of the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ) branch in Sweden held a meeting on 25 and 26 March in the city of Gothenburg under the theme “Strengthening PFDJ: For Foreseeable Vision”. Yonas Manna, […]

Global network discusses child protection in tourism

The 32nd meeting of the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection focused on the role of governments in advancing the fight against the exploitation of children in tourism was held on 9 March in Berlin, Germany. “Child protection is the responsibility of all – communities, private sector, academia, but governments have a leading role […]

Opinion: Citizenship status in Liberia

In my opinion, we need to take a look at the laws granting a person citizenship status in Liberia.  It is obvious the current ones we have on the books for non-natural born and dual citizenships are working against the majority of ordinary Liberians in favor of people in positions of power and the business […]