New report: Sustainability a key part of tourism policies

Countries around the world are integrating sustainability in their tourism policies but the evidence on the results of their implementation remains limited, research carried out for the first “Baseline Report on the Integration of Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns into Tourism Policies” has found. The Baseline Report, prepared by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in […]

Norway supports Mozambican reconstruction

  ‘The cyclones Idai and Kenneth, which struck Mozambique in March and April, caused enormous devastation that will affect the country for a long time to come. The costs of reconstruction are expected to exceed $3 billion. Some two million people are affected, and the poverty rate is expected to increase considerably in the affected […]

Liberia: Full text of President Weah’s speech to the nation

Fellow Liberians:  Four months ago, during my State of the Nation address, I reported to you that the state of the nation remains strong. This is still true today, as I deliver my second major national address in 2019.   I wish to speak today to you, fellow citizens, my brothers and my sisters, on […]

German businesses to partner with Angola

The Germany Africa Business Forum (GABF) proudly endorses the Angola Oil & Gas Conference 2019, organized by Africa Oil & Power and taking place in Luanda, the Angolan capital, on June 4-6. This is one of the best platforms for German investment, cutting-edge technology and service providers to engage in Africa’s second-largest oil producing market. […]

Mueller: Let election be start of a new day

Just after the 2014 senatorial elections in Liberia, Michael Geegbae Mueller, who unsuccessfully contested for a senate seat, issued the below statement, which is relevant today in the light of current political tensions in the country:   Despite the Ebola crisis, our mother country, Liberia has held successful elections and avoided a potentially catastrophic constitutional […]

Sweden increases support to cyclone-hit Mozambique

Mozambique has been severely affected by natural disasters in recent years. Both widespread drought and cyclones have increased the population’s vulnerability. The material devastation has been particularly great. Sweden intends to provide support amounting to SEK 150 million (about $15.7m) to help rebuild the country. Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson recently Wednesday to […]

US: Former Somali military commander guilty of torture

  A civil court jury in Virginia, the United States on Tuesday found Col. Yusuf Abdi Ali, aka Tukeh, responsible for the torture of semi-nomadic Somali herder Farhan Warfaa.   Col. Tukeh was a high-ranking military commander in Mohammed Siad Barre’s decades-long military dictatorship in Somalia.   The jury awarded Mr. Warfaa $500,000 in damages, […]

Ethiopian reforms produce investment opportunities

The U.S. Department of State last week hosted the “Ethiopia Partnership Forum”, an economic engagement platform. It was organized by the Secretary of State’s office of Global Partnerships in collaboration with the Corporate Council on Africa, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Citi in Washington D.C. In remarks at the opening panel discussion, U.S. Ambassador […]

Minister Eriksson visits Tanzania and Mozambique

Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson is on a visit to Tanzania and Mozambique from 19–24 May. Sweden has extensive development cooperation with both of these countries and has been committed to helping them combat poverty since they gained independence. During the visit, he will meet a range of actors, including government representatives, […]

Collective efforts needed to tackle issues facing women

Liberian First Lady Clar Marie Weah has challenged women across Africa and the world to double up efforts in tackling issues confronting them. Mrs. Weah said with collective efforts and united voices, women can overcome the challenges, including the huge gender disparity at various levels of society. “Women must not allow their space, life, and […]