UN reviews Sweden’s human rights compliance

Sweden’s human rights compliance will be reviewed within the framework of the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Monday 27 January in Geneva, Switzerland. Sweden’s delegation at the review before the UN Human Rights Council will for the first time be led by a government minister – Åsa Lindhagen, Minister for Gender Equality with responsibility […]

No lasting peace without justice

Lasting peace and the prosperity that comes with it cannot be achieved without justice, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has declared, during a keynote speech in the Hague. Patricia Scotland was addressing the International Criminal Court (ICC) as guest of honor for the opening of the new judicial year. The distinguished lawyer and former Attorney General in […]

Successes of Weah’s two-year old presidency

On January 22, Liberian President George Weah marked his second year in office. For this occasion, the government released the short video above to chronicle 21 of his accomplishments.  The construction of public infrastructure, reduction of the exorbitant salaries of public officials, declaration of a tuition-free university education are among his accomplishments named in the video […]

Zimbabwe ready to host development forum

Zimbabwe is ready to host the Sixth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) that will be held in Victoria Falls from 24 to 27 February under the theme ‘2030-2030: A Decade to Deliver a Transformed and Prosperous Africa through the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.” This was said Monday by the country’s acting Labour, […]

Separation of powers for functional governance

By Jarwinken Wiah Since Liberia’s independence on July 26, 1847, the question of separation of power has not been emphasized on governance. This has created a dysfunction governance system. This is also why majority of the Liberian population has little trust in governance, rule of law and the justice system in the country. Their livelihoods […]

Swedish economy slowed last year

Following a couple of years of high growth, the Swedish economy began to slow down last year. Trade conflicts have checked global trade, which is affecting exports of Swedish goods, and uncertainty in the world economy is reducing willingness to invest, both in Sweden and other countries. “The slowdown in the world economy that we […]

Nigeria’s entrepreneurs key to Africa’s prosperity

United States’ Consul General Claire Pierangelo on Tuesday reiterated the importance of Nigeria’s entrepreneurs to the continued growth of economies in the West African sub-region and the prosperity of the continent. Speaking at a one-day capacity-building seminar for the first cohort of US-sponsored Tony Elumelu Foundation alumni, Ms. Pierangelo noted that population trends in Africa’s […]

Liberian war crimes suspect re-arrested in France

A Liberian war crimes suspect was arrested again in France on Friday for violating the conditions placed on him after he was released from pre-trial detention. Kunti K., also a naturalized Dutch citizen, was arrested first in September 2018 and placed under pre-trial detention but was released one year later in September last year due […]

The Liberian Swedish Association in 2019

2019 was a successful year for the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) says its president David Ford. Below, Mr. Ford reflects on the year in a conversation with Nordic Africa News. What were the goals of the administration in your first year? Upon taking over the leadership of the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) on December 1, […]

Liberia needs a heart transplant

By Alexander Redd INTRODUCTION We are witnessing a unique fractured time in our nation’s history. It is not our worst, but far from our best. Only together in oneness of spirit and heart that we will rebuild the trust we seem to have lost in each other. Our affection for the rule of law conflates […]