• African fund receives very strong rating

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (AGF) which assists financial institutions in Africa to scale up their SME financing through the provision of partial loan guarantees and capacity development assistance has received an Insurance Financial Strength (IFS) rating of ‘AA-‘ (very strong) from the globally renowned Fitch Ratings agency. “Since our establishment […]

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  • ‘Increased aid does not reduce migration’

    Monday, December 11, 2017

    The European Union (EU) wants to increase aid to African countries, but on condition that they take action to prevent migration to Europe. This approach is cynical and does not reduce migration, according to Lisa Åkesson, a researcher at Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), who participated in a recent seminar in Stockholm, Sweden, linked to last […]

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  • Millions of Africans are internally displaced

    Sunday, December 10, 2017

    As the world focuses its attention on preventing irregular migration and protecting refugees coming out of Africa, the displacement that happens behind its own borders persists at an alarming rate. A new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) reveals that since the beginning of 2017, 2.7 million […]

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  • WorldRemit targets 5 million customers in Africa

    Saturday, December 9, 2017

    Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has raised $40m to drive its next phase of global growth, aiming to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets. Half of these customers will be in Africa.    As part of the expansion, WorldRemit will enable customers in Africa to transfer money to 148 countries as easily as […]

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  • Sweden’s position on US statement about Jerusalem

    Thursday, December 7, 2017

    The Government deeply regrets the US statement about Jerusalem. The UN has given Jerusalem a special legal and political status, which the Security Council has called upon the international community to respect. There is a risk that this statement may lead to strong reactions and greater instability in an already turbulent region, and have long-term […]

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News

Jan
15

Skin cancer on the rise in Sweden

  Over 57,000 malignant cases of cancer were reported to the Cancer Register in 2012, according to the latest data from the National Health And Welfare. And it is skin cancer in particular that is on the rise, Swedish Radio News reports. The biggest cancer groups are however prostate cancer among men and breast cancer […]

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Jan
15

Global Leaders To Participate In Build Africa Forum

The BUILD Africa Forum is pleased to announce the participation of global leaders during the two day forum on infrastructure in Africa, to be held under the High Patronage of Denis Sassou N’Guesso, President of the Republic of the Congo, on February 5-7, 2014, in Brazzaville, Congo. 500 leading policy-makers, investors, developers, and infrastructure operators will […]

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Jan
14

UN documents grave human rights violations in CAR

The human rights situation remains extremely volatile in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Human Rights Office said Tuesday as it released its findings on an earlier wave of human rights violations in December. Although the number of clashes appears to have slightly diminished in recent days, around 40 people are reported to have […]

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Jan
14

Man admits giving HIV to his partner

A rural Missouri man has been arrested on charged that he gave HIV to his partner – and exposed at least 300 more people to the disease – after he hid the fact that he was infected with the incurable virus. David Mangum, 37, of tiny Dexter, Missouri, says he had unprotected sex with at […]

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Jan
13

Violent Extremism Overshadows True Islam

Since coming home from the US I have made it my business to attend Friday prayers in different mosques in Monrovia. So on May 28, 2010, I was at the Ahmadiya Mosque on Lynch Street. For most mainstream Moslems in Liberia or elsewhere in the world, this will be unusual because to many, the Ahmadiyas […]

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Jan
12

Ethiopian Returnees From Saudi Arabia Top 151,000

Two months after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) started its crackdown on irregular migration, the operation to repatriate Ethiopian irregular migrants from the Kingdom continues, with over 151,000 already returned home. Since the outset IOM has provided the returnees, over a third of whom are women and children, with emergency medical assistance, food, essential […]

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Jan
12

ECOWAS Supports Liberia’s Transformation Agenda

ECOWAS has pledged its support for Liberia Government’s six year Agenda for Transformation (AFT) 2012-2017 and the National Framework Vision 2030 aimed at consolidating peace and stability and making Liberia a middle-income country by 2030. The Special Representative of the ECOWAS Commission’s President to Liberia, Ambassador Tunde Ajisomo, made the pledge during a recent ceremony […]

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Jan
11

Ellen Threatens UL – As Tension Mounts Again

  MONROVIA: President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has threatened withdrawal of government support to the University of Liberia, the nation’s highest institution of learning, if its administration cannot put into place measures for its smooth operation. President Johnson-Sirleaf made the statement recently in an interview with UNMIL Radio. In her words: “The students of the University of […]

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Jan
11

Senegal Nears First Victory In War Against Tsetse Fly

A campaign against the tsetse fly, a pest that transmits a disease that devastates livestock, in the Niayes area near the capital Dakar has radically reduced the fly population and is paving the way for complete eradication. “Since the project started, there is already less disease. It has not only reduced the tsetse but also […]

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Dec
29

Ethiopian Returnees Speak Out

As many as 140,357 migrants from Saudi Arabia have returned home to Ethiopia, 36 days after the expulsion operation started. “As we speak, Ethiopia is welcoming thousands of Ethiopian migrants returning home following the Saudi government crackdown on irregular migrants residing in the kingdom. IOM is collaborating with the Ethiopian government in the repatriation efforts […]

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