Liberian war crimes suspect to face trial in Switzerland

After nearly five years of criminal investigation, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) is presenting for the first time an international criminal law related indictment to the Federal Criminal Court (FCC). The suspect, Alieu Kosiah, is being accused of violations of the laws of war as a member of a military faction […]

African free trade: Regional integration remains low

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) marks a momentous milestone for Africa but preliminary findings of the upcoming 2019 African Regional Integration Index, released at the on-going Conference of Ministers in Morocco on Saturday, indicate that regional integration in Africa remains low. The Index, known as ARII, was set up to monitor and evaluate […]

Kelgbeh: Liberia will benefit from Pres. Weah’s UAE trip

Benefits from Liberian President George Weah’s recent trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be felt in very crucial areas, presidential press secretary I. Solo Kelgbeh has noted. President Weah was in the Mideast country as guest of the Special Olympics hosted there and then held talks with the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and investors. Kelgbeh […]

Biracial appearance – the bullying

  “I wish I could have chosen my parents, maybe they will be your parents- if that makes you happy now.”  Words coming out of Martin (12 years old), in a heated and furious argument with his classmate – Fredrik who had just coded the N-word by calling him “sunshine”, Fokumlah Nchungong writes   They were […]

Sweden: British citizens to be exempt from tuition fees after Brexit

Within the European Economic Area (EEA), British citizens are exempt from application and tuition fees for studies at higher education institutions in Sweden. If the United Kingdom leaves the EU on 30 March without a withdrawal agreement, British citizens will become subject to the rules applying to third-country nationals. A temporary exemption from the provisions […]

ALJA urges Trump to extend DED for Liberians in US

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) is urging US President Donald Trump to extend the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) temporary immigration benefit for Liberians and work with congress to grant those Liberians on DED a more permanent status. The association, headed by Moses Sandy, in a press release issued on March 21, […]

Norway’s economy experiences robust growth

The Norwegian economy is in a cyclical upturn. Employment is increasing and unemployment is in decline. In the information material to the government’s conference on the 2020 budget, growth in the mainland economy is forecasted to be above trend both this and next year. Growth in the mainland economy has picked up gradually over the […]

Sweden: Ethiopian embassy to hold diaspora forum

The Ethiopian Embassy in Sweden will hold a diaspora forum on April 13 in Stockholm for the Ethiopian diaspora in Sweden and other Nordic countries. Information on the embassy’s website said the forum will discuss the current political and economic situation in Ethiopia and familiarize attendees with the various programs that are designed to strengthen the ties […]

Norway to provide millions for disabled people

Norway has promised to spend NOK 100m ( about $11.8m) on the welfare of people with disabilities in developing countries. The country’s Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein announced Norway’s allocation during his visit to New York on Thursday.  Minister Ulstein noted that there are 800 million people with disabilities in developing countries, noting that […]

Forum Syd starts land rights program in Liberia

Sweden-based civil society platform Forum Syd opened its Liberia office on Tuesday in Gbarnga, Bong County and at the same time launched the ‘Sustainable ownership: empowering communities and civil society in Liberia’ program. The event took place at Forum Syd office and it was attended by the Swedish Ambassador to Liberia Ingrid Wetterqvist, an array of […]