Ivory Coast, Kenya named rising stars of global trade

Ivory Coast is the market that has most rapidly improved its trade growth potential over the past decade, according to new research from Standard Chartered. The Trade20 index, which identifies the 20 rising stars of trade, places African markets Ivory Coast in the top spot, and Kenya at number three. The Trade20 index determines each […]

War crimes court is part of healing process, says Mensah

The establishment of a war and economic crimes court in Liberia is a step in the right direction, as it is now time for those who committed atrocities and embezzlement in the country to be brought to justice, the secretary general of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has said. Francis Mensah told Nordic […]

Adesina: No room for coal in Africa’s energy future

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina on Tuesday unveiled ambitious plans to scrap coal power stations across the continent and switch to renewable energy at United Nations climate talks on Monday. Addressing a gathering of leaders and officials from almost 200 countries in New York, Adesina outlined efforts to shutter coal-fired power plants and build […]

Sweden provides $3.8m grant for Liberian youths

  Sweden’s ambassador to Liberia Ingrid Wetterqvist has disclosed that her country has provided US$3.8 million to the World Bank as contribution to the Government of Liberia project which benefits rural youths.   Ambassador Wetterqvist stated that the Youth Opportunity Program (YOP) aims to improve access to income generation opportunities for youths and strengthen the […]

Indigenous owners of Papua Guinea killed by Indonesia

It is a crime against humanity to play down the Western powers and co-opted Indonesian imperialism war being waged against the indigenous Black people, the true owners of Papua Guinea while misleading the world on the true narrative about the suffering of indigenous Black people, writes Nafshiyah Ndahimana. In an article published on the BBC website […]

Sweden to make it easier for foreign students to stay

The Swedish government will soon present a bill to the country’s parliament, Riksdag, containing proposals for new rules on residence permit for research and higher education studies. The proposals will implement the European Union’s ‘Students and Researchers Directive’. An important aim of the proposals is to attract more students, researchers and other highly qualified people […]

Niger President to address global conference in Greece

Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou will serve as a keynote speaker of this year’s Rhodes Forum, the flagship global affairs conference of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC). The 17th Rhodes Forum – titled “Global (dis)order: Towards dialogue-based worldviews” – takes place on 11-12 October in Rhodes, Greece. President Issoufou will share an African perspective […]

Sweden: More money to promote gender equality

The Swedish government has previously planned SEK 290 million ($ 29.8m) for the implementation of gender equality policy in 2020, of which the majority will go to measures to prevent and combat men’s violence against women and honour-related violence and oppression.  The government is now proposing an extra SEK 155 million ($15.9m). The investment is […]

Norway funds school meals in Mali

Funding from Norway will be used to provide nutritious school meals to some 55 000 children in conflict-torn Mali. ‘Malnourished children have problems learning, no matter how good the teaching is. If children are given school meals, their parents are more likely to send them to school. This in turn helps to promote stability in […]

Chapter backs members contesting ALJA elections

The Midwest Chapter of the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has agreed to support three of its active members who have all declared their intention to vie for various positions in the forthcoming ALJA general and presidential elections. Elections are expected take place on October 5 in the US. Those vying for […]