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 […]

Swedish gov’t proposes tougher terrorist law

In a proposal referred to the Council on Legislation for consideration, the Swedish Government proposes that it should be made a punishable offence to participate in the activities of a terrorist organisation. It also proposes making it a punishable offence to collaborate with a terrorist organisation, for example by selling weapons, vehicles or other similar […]

Wallström speaks at seminar on feminist foreign policy

Excellencies, ambassadors, feminists, dear friends, When our embassy in Islamabad showed the photography exhibition ‘Swedish Dads’, they ignited a societal debate in Pakistan that influenced a decision which makes it possible for state-employed men to take ten days off when they become fathers. In Shanghai, Buenos Aires and Bogotá, these photographs have been shown in […]

Gender inequality costs the world trillions of dollars

“When you have women in positions of leadership, business does better and there’s more innovation, more value creation and more profit,” said Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission of Africa (ECA). Speaking at the launch of the Global Health 50/50 2019 Report – titled Equality Works – in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the […]

Liberia: ALJA warns of selective justice

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) says it welcomes the swift and robust action taken by the Liberian government in bringing to justice the alleged perpetrators linked to the missing 16 billion Liberian dollars scandal in the country.   But the association is cautioning the government against acts that insinuate selective justice in […]