• Ex-Liberian rebel commander convicted in US court

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    On 18 October 2017 a jury of 12 in a U.S. Federal Courthouse found former Liberian rebel commander Mohammed Jabateh, aka “Jungle Jabbah,” guilty of two counts of fraud and two counts of perjury for lying to U.S. government officials about his role as a combatant in the Liberian Civil War. Jabateh will be sentenced […]

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  • Big African gospel music concert in Sweden

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    The annual Swedish African Gospel Music Concert is scheduled for next Saturday, October 28 in Gothenburg and is expected to line up a host of local-based and international singers. This second or 2.0 edition will feature artists from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, UK and the United States and will also include perfomrnace by a dance group. […]

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  • Africa is the key to global food security

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the president of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said during his Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered on World Food Day. The laureate also called for land tax for unused agricultural land […]

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  • The Swedish government’s climate initiatives

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Sweden is to become one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare nations, and the Government is now implementing the largest initiatives on climate and the environment in modern times. Three years into the Government’s electoral period, its initiatives have resulted in the introduction of a climate policy framework, a changeover in the transport sector from […]

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  • Africa: Hotel sector presents new opportunities

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    The hotel sector in Sub-Saharan Africa has evolved during the past decade due to high demand growth, entrance of new global brands and increasing supply in major markets. This is the overview presented by Xander Nijnens, Executive Vice-President, Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL Sub-Saharan Africa at the the 2017 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in […]

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News

Jan
26

Malaysians arrested for hitting kids in Sweden

Azizul & Shalwati A Malaysian couple with diplomatic passports have spent more than a month in Swedish jail, after being accused of hitting their children for not performing their prayers. The parents risk ten years in jail. The husband and wife were arrested on December 18th after police received a report that they had repeatedly […]

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Jan
24

Nissan to roll out 1st made in Nigeria cars in April

The first set of Made in Nigeria 4×4 SUVs will be rolled out by Nissan Motors in April this year. Chief Executive Officer of Nissan Motors, Carlos Ghosn, disclosed this to President Goodluck Jonathan on the sideline of ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Ghosn, who said the vehicles would be rolled out of […]

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Jan
23

Sirleaf Calls for Public-Private Partnership to fight youth unemployment

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the world should accept that there is no easy fix for youth unemployment, but that partnerships between the public and private sectors can make a difference in tackling this global problem. The Liberian leader spoke on Wednesday, January 22, in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, when she addressed the opening plenary session […]

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Jan
22

The Curse of Leadership in Liberia: A Review of the Legislature in Post Conflict Liberia

  For any society to prosper, it needs to have a government to run its affairs. The government helps to sustain the social contract that binds every member of the state. Thus, the price that is paid for a state to be prosperous is for it to have an established government that enforces the social […]

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Jan
22

Florida Teen Becomes Youngest To Pass UK Bar Exam

  If you thought a 14-year-old set to graduate from Chicago State University with a degree in Psychology was an amazing feat, wait until you hear about this next teenager making history. 18-year-old Gabrielle Turnquest recently became the youngest person to pass the bar exam in the UK. “I am honored to be the youngest […]

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Jan
22

Finland The Third Most Expensive EU Country

Denmark is the most expensive EU country, reveal statistics published by Statistics Denmark. On average, prices are 41 per cent higher in Denmark than in the EU. Particularly pricy are groceries. Finns have no reason to rejoice either; Finland shared third place on the list of the EU’s most expensive countries with Luxembourg. In Finland, […]

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Jan
21

Abuses Lead to calls for accountability in South Sudan

The UN warned this month that acts committed by both sides in the South Sudan crisis could amount to crimes against humanity, and urged parties engaged in peace talks to establish mechanisms to ensure accountability for the violence. “What I saw was a horror,” said Ivan Šimonovic, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, at a […]

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Jan
21

How welcome are Africans in the UK?

The Oboh family believes there are many opportunities in the UK Nigerian nurse who has built a successful career in the UK, 57-year-old Sophie Oboh, has mixed views about the tighter immigration laws that the government is implementing. Ms Oboh says she understands the reason for the crackdown but she is also concerned that it […]

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Jan
20

Sweden To Enact Law Against Forced Marriages

Sweden’s Justice Minister Beatrice Ask has proposed a new law against forced marriages that could come into effect this summer, news agency TT reports.”This law will make a difference” The new law would make it illegal for parents and other relatives to force a young person to marry. It would also make it punishable to […]

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Jan
20

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe appears in public, ending death rumours

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe newvision HARARE – Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe appeared in public for the first time in several weeks on Monday to mourn the death of his sister, ending speculation that he may be bed-ridden, in declining health or even dead. The health of Mugabe, who is 89 and has ruled since the […]

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