German pressure on other former colonial rulers

By Johan Sävström Long ignored, colonial crimes are now in the spotlight. Germany is leading the way in admitting its guilt but it remains unfinished business, according to Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) researcher Henning Melber. The new book Kritik des deutschen Kolonialismus (‘Critique of German Colonialism’) deals with Germany´s colonial history. Co-editor Henning Melber is […]

Africa, China conference focuses on trade and security

The 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) opened on Sunday in Senegal’s capital, Dakar with trade and security being the main topics on the agenda. Senegal’s Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall told the opening session that China’s help toward bringing peace to the Sahel region is welcome. “We would like China’s influence […]

Recurrent expenditure tops Liberia’s $785m 2022 budget

By Seltue Karweaye Sr. The importance of sensible and prudent budgetary allocations cannot be overemphasized as the budget itself is an expression of public policy. It is the major economic policy instrument that indicates a government’s priority and is also a tool to correct anomalies and inequities within the society. An efficient budgetary system is […]

Sweden: proof of vaccination to attend public events

The Swedish Government intends to proceed with the proposal to allow the use of vaccination certificates at public gatherings and public functions from December 1. The aim is to limit the spread of the Corona virus among unvaccinated people in particular by preventing them from gathering in large groups, while public gatherings and public functions […]

Global tourism unites behind climate declaration

The ‘Glasgow Declaration for Climate Action in Tourism’ was launched earlier this month at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Scotland. Some of tourism’s biggest businesses joined governments and destinations in committing to cut emissions in half by 2030 and achieve Net Zero by 2050 at the latest. The Glasgow Declaration recognizes the urgent […]

Liberia: Cash for tips to solve murders

The Liberian Government has announced a total of $15, 000 cash reward for any useful and factual information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of recent high profile murders in Monrovia, the capital. $5, 000 is set aside for actionable information on each of the persons of interest. Last week the Ministry […]

Sweden: Continued control at internal borders

The Swedish Government today decided on continued border control at the internal border for six months. Border control will continue until 11 May 2022. The decision was taken in accordance with common EU legislation and is based on the government’s assessment that there is still a serious threat to public policy and internal security in […]

Liberia: Nigerians explore investment opportunities

A Nigerian trade delegation headed by the president and founder of the African Children’s Talent Discovery Foundation, Dr. Noah Dallaji, has ended a two-day working visit to Liberia. The delegation, comprising entrepreneurs, university lecturers, politicians and famous musical artists, was in the country at the invitation of Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor. Dr. Dallaji explained […]

Trudeau to address Canada-Africa business summit

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address the opening of a three-day virtual business summit organized by the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business which begins on October 26. ‘’The Prime Minister’s message will focus on Canadian efforts at home and on the African continent for the restart of African economies,’’ said Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, Chair of the […]

The birth defects of Liberia’s opposition collaboration

By Abdoulaye Dukule Every living organ contains the germs of its own destruction. Liberia’s Collaboration of Political Party (CPP) is no exception, with the difference that it may have more than one such germs. The greatest impediment faced by CPP was the mistrust that characterized the relationship between the leaders of the parties. That mistrust […]