• 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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  • Global forum on economic development this week

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    The City of Praia (Cape Verde) will host the 4th World Forum on Local Economic Development (LED), from October 17-20. Over 1,500 participants from 120 countries are expected to attend the meeting organized by UNDP (United Nations Development Program); UCLG (United Cities and Local Government); ILO (International Labor Organization); FAMSI (The Andalusian Fund of Municipalities […]

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  • World Bank: Crisis in global education

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Millions of young students in low and middle-income countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to educate them to succeed in life. Warning of ‘a learning crisis’ in global education, a new Bank report said schooling without learning was not just […]

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News

Apr
10

Global network discusses child protection in tourism

The 32nd meeting of the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection focused on the role of governments in advancing the fight against the exploitation of children in tourism was held on 9 March in Berlin, Germany. “Child protection is the responsibility of all – communities, private sector, academia, but governments have a leading role […]

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Apr
8

Uppsala University to offer full-time African studies

  For the first time since the 1990s, Sweden’s Uppsala University will offer students a full-time course in African studies.    There is a growing interest about Africa in Sweden, while at the same time knowledge about Africa generally is low, according to Sten Hagberg, professor in cultural anthropology, who will be responsible for the […]

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Apr
5

Sarfo, Jebali open Swedish season with two goals each

  Ghanaian midfielder Kingsley Sarfo had a memorable start to the Swedish football premiership on Monday when he scored twice in just under two minutes to record his first ever goals in the top flight and land Sirius a 2-0 win on its return to the Allsvenskan, as the league is known.  The 22-year-old hit Djurgaden hard in the […]

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Apr
5

Opinion: Citizenship status in Liberia

In my opinion, we need to take a look at the laws granting a person citizenship status in Liberia.  It is obvious the current ones we have on the books for non-natural born and dual citizenships are working against the majority of ordinary Liberians in favor of people in positions of power and the business […]

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Apr
2

Sweden: Africans discuss global goals

  In late March, the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) held a two-day symposium in Uppsala, Sweden focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and African development.   The symposium, which brought together African diplomats and researchers, was dedicated to understanding African development within the framework of the SDGs.   The event’s first session revolved around the purpose and expectations of […]

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Apr
1

Liberia seeks re-election to int’l maritime council

  Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Ambassador Isaac W. Jackson Jr. has announced the country’s intention of seeking re-election as a Category C Member of the International Maritime Council.   Ambassador Jackson made the announcement during a recent meeting with IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim in London, the UK.   Amb. Jackson said […]

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Mar
30

Using tourism to fight poverty

The power of tourism to induce poverty reduction and development constituted the main focus of a UNWTO Workshop held in Guangdong, China last week. The Workshop for Poverty Reduction and Tourism Development was conducted under the framework of the agreement signed between World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Chimelong Group in 2016 designed to support sustainable […]

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Mar
29

Sweden wants favorable EU-UK relations

British Prime Minister Theresa May today, 29 March, notified the European Council of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the EU. The notification starts the clock ticking and the UK will leave the EU when an agreement on the withdrawal takes effect, but not later than two years after the notification unless the European Council unanimously decides to […]

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Mar
28

Boakai: diaspora is major contributor to development

Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai says Liberians in the diaspora are major contributors to the development of their country in terms of aid, supplies, remittances and support for overall national development efforts. Speaking at the Liberian embassy near Paris on Saturday when he met with Liberians residing in France, who were joined by the President of the […]

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Mar
26

The naked truth about 2017: an analysis

The dawn of 2017 signals a new beginning for many Liberians. In addition to the many New Year’s resolutions, it is the year in which Liberians are expected to go to the polls to elect a president along with 73 representatives for the next six years; Stephen Johnson writes. The process that has commenced with […]

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