Sweden reduces virus impact on employees, businesses

Several of the economic measures presented by the Swedish Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak will be reinforced, including reimbursement for the first day of sickness and central government responsibility for businesses’ sick pay costs. In addition, the ceiling for unemployment benefits will be raised […]

ALJA condemns Liberian official’s media threat

The US-based Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has termed as incendiary the recent threat by Liberia’s Solicitor General Syrenius Cephas that he would arbitrarily shutdown and confiscate the equipment of any media institution that would engage in the propagation of what the Liberian government calls “fake news”. ALJA says Cllr. Cephas’ ill-conceived […]

Sweden: Measures to tackle coronavirus vulnerability

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus and the spread of the COVID-19 disease have resulted in a global crisis affecting human life and health. At the same time, the socio-economic consequences and financial impacts on many families are contributing to increased stress and anxiety. Crisis and disaster research shows that the crisis is affecting the […]

Be the light of Liberia’s future

By Alexander Redd We are clamoring for lasting change in Liberia, and hoping that we change the way and manner in which we treat each other and focus on uniting our efforts to rebuild our country. It’s a fact that we have experienced many turbulent course of historical events that divide us rather than unite […]

Keep African free trade agreement on track

Ahead of the AU ministerial meeting on the 5-6th of May that will be discussing the trade response to Covid-19 and the state of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), a number of business leaders have signed a joint letter calling for ministers and Heads of State to ensure they stick to the deadline of July […]

Swedish health minister on coronavirus response

Dear Director-General, excellencies, my name is Lena Hallengren and I am Minister for Health and Social Affairs in Sweden. Today, I am here with Johan Carlson, Director-General of the Public Health Agency of Sweden and Olivia Wigzell, Director-General of the National Board of Health and Welfare.  Thank you for the opportunity to brief you on Sweden’s […]

Coronavirus: President Weah leads Liberia into chaos

By Seltue Karweaye The coronavirus outbreak has refocused attention on Liberia, a country that has lurched from one crisis to another since independence in 1847. Many Liberians are openly angry at the government of President George Weah, who won the 2017 presidential election through the popular votes. The coronavirus (COVID-19) in Liberia is, without doubt, […]

Restart Liberia and build a new foundation

By Ansu Opa Dualu Statehood never truly materializes, unless the fundamentals of nation-building are intentionally designed and developed from the onset. Liberia’s original intent was not statehood, but rather a temporary outpost that had no solidifying ambition! How can a nation be built on such foundation? The continued attempt to build something permanent on provisional […]

Sweden: Strategy in response to coronavirus pandemic

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is testing our society. In recent weeks, the Swedish Government has presented a range of different measures to safeguard people’s lives, health and jobs. “This crisis will continue for a long time. It will be tough. But our society is strong. If everyone takes their responsibility, together we will overcome it,” […]

Sweden extends coronavirus travel ban to June

In light of the extensive spread of the COVID-19 virus and the rapidly changing and uncertain situation for travelers, Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs has extended the decision it took on 14 March to advise against non-essential travel to all countries so that it applies until 15 June. For countries or areas to which the […]