Soreide: Norway is a trusted partner of Africa

Excellencies, It is a pleasure to be invited to address the African Group today. I really appreciate that you are all taking the time, in what I know is a busy period in the UN calendar. Thank you especially to the Permanent Observer of the AU to the UN, Ambassador Mohammed, and Ambassador Baati of […]

Liberian President Weah attends Paris peace forum

Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah is in France to attend the Paris Peace Forum which begins formally on Tuesday. President Weah is also expected to hold bilateral discussions with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Monday. The meeting between the two leaders will take place on the back of a dinner at the l’Elysee […]

Major African investment forum begins in South Africa

The 2019 Africa Investment Forum opened on Monday in Johannesburg, South Africa living up to its promise to move from commitment to action. A $500 million equity deal presented by the Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund last year, to speed up investments in agriculture, and a $175 million equity transaction from the Africa Guarantee Fund for […]

Commonwealth ministers to remove barriers to justice

Commonwealth law ministers have unanimously resolved to remove barriers to access to justice in their respective countries, and to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions by 2030. The biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting concluded on Thursday with a set of proposed actions to be taken at the national and Commonwealth […]

Dangote Group, Togo sign $2 billion business deal

Dangote Industries and the Government of Togo have concluded an agreement to develop and transform Togolese phosphate into phosphate fertilizers for the West African sub-region in a bid to improve consumption of the product in Africa. With over two billion tonnes of phosphate reserves, Togo is one of the leading phosphate producers in Africa. By partnering […]

Liberia: Sweden backs project that benefits youths

Earlier this month, the Embassy of Sweden in Liberia joined the World Bank, the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports on a week-long field visit to Bomi, Grand Cape Mount and Bong counties to visit beneficiaries of the Youth Opportunities Project (YOP). YOP is a Government of Liberia […]

Africa week in Finland begins on November 18

  Think Africa, an organization that promote collaboration between Finland and African countries, will hold an Africa week in the Finnish capital of Helsinki beginning on November 18. Called Think Africa Week, the event, says the organization, is “an annual week-long program that centres around the increasing interest in the many possibilities and opportunities between […]

Denmark to strengthen military forces in Sahel region

Denmark’s parliament on October 24 approved the government’s proposal to strengthen Danish military contributions to the Sahel region. Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod said “It is important for Denmark that we contribute to the stability of Europe’s neighbouring regions. Terrorism and instability in the Sahel is a threat to our common security. “Today, the Danish […]

Nordic statement on women, peace at UN debate

Madame President, Members of the Security Council, Excellencies, I am speaking today on behalf of the Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and my own country, Norway. I would like to thank South Africa for initiating this debate and for bringing women peacebuilders to this room. To understand conflicts, we need to understand how they […]

Liberia should guarantee rule of law for all

The Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is calling on President George Weah and the Liberian government to guarantee the rule of law for all and to focus on stimulating economy growth. The government should summon a new dawn of rule of law and access to justice in all 15 counties, 73 electoral districts and 134 […]