• Ecobank welcomes entries for fintech challenge

    Saturday, February 22, 2020

    Ecobank Group, the pan-African banking group, is inviting African fintech entrepreneurs to enter the 3rd edition of  the Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The Fintech Challenge  gives African start-ups the opportunity to promote their fintech solutions, and potentially  partner with Ecobank to roll-out  their solutions across Ecobank’s 33 markets in Africa as well as France. Ecobank welcomes […]

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  • UK investors to visit Liberia in April

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    A three-day high-level trade and investment mission from the United Kingdom (UK) is scheduled for April 1-3 in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. The trade and investment event targets investors and showcases opportunities in Liberia to survey the country’s economy and identify ownership of enterprises to invest in the growing market economy. Supported by both the […]

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  • Barcelona to host Africa Energy Forum

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    The opening sessions of The 2020 Africa Energy Forum (AEF) on June 30 in Spain will be officiated by Chairwoman Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy, it has been announced. Mrs. Ogunbiyi said: “Africa is a region full of promise and economic opportunity. […]

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  • ECW starts huge programs in Ethiopia, Chad

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    In just one week, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), with the Governments of Ethiopia and Chad and implementing partners, launched two new multi-year resilience programs in Chad (7 February) and Ethiopia (14 February) with US$48 million in seed funding over three years to roll out crucial program activities and catalyse additional resources. The budgets for these […]

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  • Sweden’s foreign policy statement for 2020

    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Line presented the government’s Statement of Foreign Policy for 2020 to the parliament, the Riksdag on Wednesday. Below is the statement in full. Mr/Madam Speaker, Honourable Members, Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen, Sweden’s foreign policy is conducted with the aim of creating security in our country and around […]

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News

Nov
7

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 […]

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Nov
6

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 […]

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Nov
4

Akuko: using colorful socks to tell personal stories

Using socks to tell personal stories. This is not something you will hear on a normal day. But this indeed is something that Arinze Prosper Emegoakor is doing in Sweden with his Akuko brand. “In Sweden, we show our socks,” notes the Nigerian. Born in eastern Nigeria,  Emegoakor has lived half of his life outside of […]

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Nov
3

Sierra Leonean Turay wins golden boot in Sweden

Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay scored a second half equalizer on Saturday to hand Djurgarden its first Swedish football premiership title in 14 years and to also win the league’s golden boot. Turay struck in the 65th minute to level the score at 2-2 in a sensational comeback after Djurgarden had gone two goals […]

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Nov
3

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 […]

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Nov
1

Date set for trial of Liberian war crimes suspect

The Swiss Federal Criminal Court has revealed that the criminal case against a former commander of the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO) has been listed for trial in Bellinzona, commencing on April 14 and concluding on April 30, 2020. Alieu Kosiah was arrested in Switzerland on November 10, 2014 in relation to crimes committed during the First […]

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Oct
31

EFLA raises money for diaspora conference

The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) is raising funds for the successful hosting of the All Liberian Diaspora Conference slated for next month in the United States. EFLA secretary general Francis Mensah posted on the social media that “the four partners to the conference were each charged the amount of $2,000 as financial obligations to […]

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Oct
30

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 […]

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Oct
29

Sweden: Omoh scores to give Mjallby premiership spot

The penultimate round of Sweden’s topmost football championship saw only two but important African goals over the weekend. Sierra Leonean forward Mohammed Buya Turay scored in the second half as Djurgarden cemented its position at the top with a 3-0 trashing of Orebro.   The 63rd minute strike was Turay’s 14th this season and made […]

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Oct
28

Protecting African intellectual property

African companies and industries are losing value by failing to protect their intellectual property and failing to patent innovations, warns Prof. Munashe Furusa, Vice-Chancellor of Africa University. Estimates of the damage done to the African economy through lack of Intellectual Property (IP) protection runs into billions of dollars. Changing the culture around IP protection is […]

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