Liberia needs new generation of visionary leaders

The legendary United States leader, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was correct when he wrote: “It is time for a new generation of leadership to cope with new problems and new opportunities.” Edmund Zar-Zar Bargblor writes. His words still ring true today in contemporary times. Liberia’s new generation of leaders need to address the issues and problems […]

Sweden, Botswana leaders hold talks in Stockholm

  Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Botswana President Ian Khama held bilateral talks on Monday in the Swedish capital, Stockholm. The talks were characterised by the good relations that have existed between the two countries since Botswana gained its independence fifty years ago.                                  Botswana and Sweden share many values with respect to democracy and human […]

Swedish Parliament passes climate framework policy

Sweden’s parliament, the Riksdag, has passed a climate policy framework for the country. The Climate Act and new climate goals will give Sweden an ambitious, long-term and stable climate policy. The Climate Act will enter into force on 1 January 2018. On 14 March, the Swedish Government presented a bill on a climate policy framework. […]

Cllr. Brumskine’s speech at Liberty Party convention

  Yesterday I greeted the news with humility and a deep and abiding sense of joy, that you have once again placed my name in nomination as the Standard Bearer of our great party, and for the presidency of the Republic of Liberia. Today I stand before God and within the hearing of our entire […]

Canada is new safe haven for stolen African money

An investigation by African Arguments has found that politically-exposed African nationals hold Canadian real estate worth several millions of dollars. The study, conducted in partnership with the Journal de Montréal and Le Monde Afrique, reveals over a dozen individuals who have invested nearly $26 million in Canadian real estate, often without a mortgage. The source […]

Climate action and economic growth are linked

A few days ago, US President Donald Trump followed through on his threat to leave the Paris Agreement. A total of 147 countries have ratified the Agreement, which states that a global temperature rise will remain well below two degrees Celsius, and efforts will be made to limit it even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. […]

Most countries not prepared for a pandemic

Despite progress made since the Zika and Ebola crises, a report released today by the International Working Group on Financing Preparedness (IWG), established by the World Bank, shows that most countries are not adequately prepared for a pandemic, and the world is still doing too little to finance recommended actions to strengthen pandemic preparedness.   […]

Sub-Saharan Africa makes strides in Education

The outlook for schooling in sub-Saharan Africa is more positive than it’s ever been, with the region having experienced a dramatic increase in access to all levels of education. According to Caerus Capital’s report, Business of education in Africa, sub-Saharan Africa has the best record of improvement of any region since the Millennium Development Goals […]

Jämtin named head of Swedish development agency

The Swedish government has appointed Carin Jämtin as director general of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency(Sida). Jämtin has an extensive experience in development cooperation and served as Minister for International Development Cooperation from 2003 to 2006. Born in 1964, Jämtin has a long and solid experience in Swedish development cooperation, not least in the […]

Transnational organized crime in Africa

The distinction between legitimate business and illicit activity is fluid in Africa due to the significant size of informal and unregulated trade on the continent. The rapid pace of globalization has allowed organized criminal groups to link up with international networks, expanding markets, access to new technologies, and improved methods of communication. According to the […]