Liberia: Sweden backs project that benefits youths

Earlier this month, the Embassy of Sweden in Liberia joined the World Bank, the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports on a week-long field visit to Bomi, Grand Cape Mount and Bong counties to visit beneficiaries of the Youth Opportunities Project (YOP). YOP is a Government of Liberia […]

Africa week in Finland begins on November 18

  Think Africa, an organization that promote collaboration between Finland and African countries, will hold an Africa week in the Finnish capital of Helsinki beginning on November 18. Called Think Africa Week, the event, says the organization, is “an annual week-long program that centres around the increasing interest in the many possibilities and opportunities between […]

Denmark to strengthen military forces in Sahel region

Denmark’s parliament on October 24 approved the government’s proposal to strengthen Danish military contributions to the Sahel region. Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod said “It is important for Denmark that we contribute to the stability of Europe’s neighbouring regions. Terrorism and instability in the Sahel is a threat to our common security. “Today, the Danish […]

Nordic statement on women, peace at UN debate

Madame President, Members of the Security Council, Excellencies, I am speaking today on behalf of the Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and my own country, Norway. I would like to thank South Africa for initiating this debate and for bringing women peacebuilders to this room. To understand conflicts, we need to understand how they […]

Liberia should guarantee rule of law for all

The Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is calling on President George Weah and the Liberian government to guarantee the rule of law for all and to focus on stimulating economy growth. The government should summon a new dawn of rule of law and access to justice in all 15 counties, 73 electoral districts and 134 […]

Liberian ambassador seeks more UK investment

Liberia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom (UK) Gurly Gibson-Schwarz says she will focus on having the UK expand its investment profile in Liberia. Speaking recently at ceremonies held at the Liberian embassy in London, marking her presentation of credentials to Queen Elizabeth, Ambassador Gibson-Schwarz noted that accelerating investment alongside the UK international development commitment to […]

Norway to fund the promotion of cleaner oceans

Norway will provide more than NOK 3 billion($328.1m) to a number of initiatives to promote sustainable ocean management in the period 2020-2024. The initiatives will be announced at the Our Ocean conference in Oslo, which began on Wednesday, October 23. The conference will bring together 500 world leaders and 100 youth representatives from a total […]

Liberian President Weah signs several bills into law

Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah has signed into law several bills geared towards enhancing the government’s national development efforts encapsulated in its Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.    President Weah’s signing of the bills into law followed their passage by the 54th National Legislature. The 15 bills include the Act to Grant Chapter […]

Governments must fulfill global commitments

Last month three hundred people from 80 countries and 203 civil society organisations participated in the People’s Assembly 2019 in the UN Church Center in New York.   There were many representatives from social movements fighting for justice at the local level. They analyzed the people’s perspectives and challenged heads of state attending the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) […]

Sweden: Anti-racist Liberty Parade held in Malmo

The Afro-Swedes Forum for Justice on Wednesday October 9 held its 3rd annual Liberty Parade in the Swedish city of Malmo to honor and remember all those who were enslaved during the transatlantic slave trade and who lived under racial suppression throughout history.    Hundreds participated in the parade carrying placards, flags, etc and they were […]