Sweden: Plan to stop men violence against women

The Swedish Government will soon begin work on a new action plan to counter and combat men’s violence against women. The action plan will contain concrete measures to ensure that effective steps to combat men’s violence against women are taken. Men’s violence against women is a major social problem that violates and limits women’s fundamental […]

Liberia: Symposium for first-time voters

The Swedish Institute Alumni Network Liberia (SIANL) is aware of how important next year’s presidential and legislative elections in Liberia are for the future of the young people. The decisions of the youth in the October 2023 elections are crucial for changing the face of democracy and the livelihood of the Liberian populace. As the […]

Africa: Great things to come from new oil, gas economies

By NJ Ayuk, Chairman, African Energy Chamber  While the consensus opinion of the western elites may be that oil and gas is a dirty, outdated technology staggering on its last legs, the African Energy Chamber remains grounded in reality. As proponents of a zero-carbon future tout the promises of solar, wind, geothermal, and hydropower – […]

COP 27: Weah warns of inequity between emitters

Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah Tuesday warned world leaders meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, that the inequity and imbalance between high and low emitters in the climate change architecture still remain high, and that the financial flows also remain disproportionate and unfair to emitting countries.   The president especially called attention to those significant carbon […]

Sweden: Gloomy forecast for economy

The Swedish economy is expected to enter into recession in 2023 amid rising unemployment, according to the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic forecast. Minister for Finance Elisabeth Svantesson presented the forecast today. Households and businesses are under pressure from high inflation and rising interest rates. The Swedish economy is expected to enter into recession in […]

Liberia: Weah launches major development program

Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah on Monday officially launched a new community development initiative aimed at bringing development and growth to rural and urban poor. The Accelerated Community Development Program (ACDP) will be implemented as a partnership between the Government of Liberia, the United Nations, the World Bank, and other development partners President Weah […]

Eritrean women meet in Sweden

The National Union of Eritrean Women organized meeting in Uppsala on 15 and 16 October with representatives of the union from various cities of Sweden. The meeting was attended by representatives of union from the Swedish cities of Stockholm, Uppsala, Orebro, Guttenberg, Skara/Linkoping, Jonkoping, Lund, Hassleholm, Smaland, Motala, Umea, Flen, Sundsvall as well as executive […]

Liberian opposition group establishes US branch

Liberian opposition grouping, the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) established a branch in the United States of America during a nationwide zoom conference held last month under the leadership of the CPP Chairman Musa Hassan Bility. CPP USA brings together supporters of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) and Liberty Party (LP) as well as Liberians who […]

G20 focuses on importance of tourism

The travel and tourism private sector was invited to the G20 Tourism Ministers’ meeting Monday when the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) addressed the Group of Twenty in Bali, Indonesia. During her speech at the critical meeting, Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO said that while travel and tourism is recovering following more than […]

Cummings, Cassell cannot contest Liberian presidency

By Seltue Karweaye As Liberia prepares for the October 2023 election, the ten years’ residency clause qualification of candidates contesting the office of the president and vice president have generated endless controversies. The dominant school of thought has asserted loudly and clearly over the years that a person is not eligible to contest election to […]