• Sweden hosts top meeting on displaced children

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    On 24 April, a high-level meeting on displaced children was held in the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag. It was organised by the Ombudsman for Children in Sweden, the Children’s Welfare Foundation Sweden and the Riksdag. Sweden’s Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér was one of the keynote speakers at the meeting, […]

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  • Stakeholders discuss Africa’s tourism potential

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    The capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, recently hosted the 59th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa. Held between 18-21 April, the Commission included a High-level Meeting on Chinese Outbound Tourism to Africa, where regional representatives debated the potential that the sector brings to the continent. Attended by 21 tourism ministers from the African continent, […]

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  • Vice President Boakai frowns on media smear campaign

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Liberia’s Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, Sr. is urging the Liberian media to be robust and objective in exposing societal ills in the country by reporting nothing but the truth. Vice President Boakai said truth telling based on research and the verification of facts on the part of journalists in their coverage of happenings in […]

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  • Our role in Security Council is to prevent conflicts

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    We live in troubled times. The terrorist attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm just a few days ago will leave us with a permanent scar. The fight against extremism and terrorism must remain at the top of the international community’s agenda. The challenges of our times require international cooperation, and Sweden has an important role to […]

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  • Liberia: EMOL launches aspirants’ debate forum

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) said it is launching it Aspirant’s Forum (AF) to serve as a platform for candidates to debate.  The forum will allow candidates, particularly those vying for the presidency to point out what wrong with Liberia and why. How individual candidate intends to fix the why and how the […]

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News

Nov
26

Exchanges should focus on smaller businesses

The African growth story is no longer a fairy tale. Over the past decade multinational companies, private equity funds and infrastructure development programmes have channeled capital to the continent as they began to realise the true potential it holds, but like most emerging market regions, Africa is no longer the ‘flavour of the month’; Nonkululeko […]

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Nov
24

UNWTO backs development of tourism in Sudan

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai has expressed the commitment of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to support Sudan’s tourism development during his recent official visit to Sudan. The visit coincided with a three-day regional executive training on crisis communication in tourism organized by UNWTO and the UNWTO Themis Foundation (Khartoum, Sudan, 15-17 November, 2016).   Meeting […]

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Nov
23

A critical look at Trump’s nominees

The announcement that Mr. Trump was considering Governor Nikki Haley for Secretary of State and Sen. Ted Cruz for Attorney General was the biggest joke of the century. These individuals mentioned above do not represent the alternative right ideology that President-elect Trump intends to pursue during his presidency. It would have been unprecedented for Trump […]

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Nov
22

Liberia launches campaign against sexual violence

Liberia’s Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) will on Wednesday, November 23 officially launch the 25th observance of the 16 Days of Activism The ceremony will be followed by the signing of a Sexual and Gender Based Violence Joint Program and the launch of a 116 Child Help-lines. The 16 Days of Activism is a […]

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Nov
21

Entries needed for African Entrepreneurship Award

African Finance and Investment Forum 2017 is focused on promoting access to finance and strengthening entrepreneurship in Africa. To achieve this, EMRC is launching the annual AFIF Entrepreneurship Award, calling all African-based entrepreneurs to participate in this renowned award, which will be followed by international partners, leading African businesses and international media.This year’s award, as previous years, will […]

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Nov
20

Gambia hosts international bird festival

The maiden edition of the International Bird Festival 2016 organised by the Gambia Tourism Board (GTBoard) came to an end on Tuesday , October 25 at Tendaba Camp, an eco-tourism camp situated in the country’s prime birding locations in the Lower River Region. The opening ceremony was witnessed by dignitaries while international birders joined the local birders […]

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Nov
19

Swedish initiatives for the rights of older people

On 31 October, the government sent the Swedish report ‘National follow-up of the regional implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) in Sweden’ to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). “People do not become more alike simply because they get older. We continue to have different interests. Our needs […]

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Nov
17

France: Liberian association praises Ambassador Allen

Liberia’s Ambassador to France C. William Allen has been praised for the level of unity, cooperation and support he has given to the Liberian community in the European country over the years. Executives of the Liberian Mandingo Association in France (LIMAF) said Ambassador Allen has renewed hope and understanding as well as the promotion of cultural values and […]

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Nov
16

African ministers sign charter to promote tourism

The African continent has now a common reference framework to promote sustainability and responsibility in the tourism sector. The African Charter on Sustainable and Responsible Tourism, signed during the Ministerial Forum on Tourism and Climate in Africa, on the sidelines of the COP22, aims at becoming an instrumental tool for the continent to engage in […]

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Nov
15

Holland deports two Rwandan genocide suspects

Two Rwandan men accused of participating in the 1994 genocide against Tutsis have arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, following their extradition from Holland, an official said Saturday. The suspects — Jean-Claude Iyamuremye, 40, and Jean Baptiste Mugimba, 57 — were handed over Saturday to Rwandan authorities by Dutch officials at Kigali International Airport. The suspects are considered […]

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