• Liberia, Niron sign Guinean iron ore export deal

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

      Liberia and UK-based Niron Metals have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the passage through Liberia of iron ore from the Zogota iron ore deposit in the Republic of Guinea.    The MOU relates to the use of existing rail and port infrastructure in Liberia. The signing of the MOU follows the joint vision […]

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  • US to invest $1 billion in African women

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

      David Bohigian, Acting President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced on Tuesday the launch of OPIC’s 2X Africa initiative to support investment in women in Africa.   The announcement was made during a U.S. Government delegation to the country.   […]

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  • Football: More African goals in Sweden

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    African players were on the score-sheet in seven of the eight matches of Sweden’s top football league, Allsvenskan, played over the weekend. Nigerian forward Samuel Nnamani grabbed an 80th minute equalizer as Eskilstuna held Orebro to a 1-1 draw while his compatriot, right back Godswill Ekpolo struck from close range as Hacken walloped Falkenberg 3-0. […]

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  • Promoting Gambian music in Nordic countries

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    Norway-based Gambia House will launch its Nordic Artist Residency Scheme on April 19 in Oslo, the Norwegian capital. It will feature Gambian artists living in the Nordic region.  According to info sent to Nordic Africa News, the “Artists Residency is a space for reflection, planning and a way forward to promote Gambian Music” and will […]

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  • Lawrence’s death: Liberian government must be blamed

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    Under Ex-President Ellen Sirleaf’s regime, the suspicious deaths of two prominent figures, a lawyer and an opposition politician, by ‘drowning’ in the Atlantic Ocean, stood out. Now in just a little over one year into the new George Weah’s regime, it too, is fast gaining a reputation for itself in the wake of sudden deaths […]

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News

Jan
10

Sweden chairs Nordic defence cooperation

In 2019 Sweden holds the chairmanship of the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO). During the year, the Nordic ministers of Defence will conduct two ministerials and several meetings will be held on political and military levels. Sweden’s priorities during its chairmanship will cover enhanced military cooperation as well as facilitation of armaments cooperation. In 2019 the […]

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Jan
9

Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders reopen border crossing

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on Monday officially reopened the Oumhajir-Humera border crossing that connects the two East African countries. The newly reopened Omhager-Humera frontier, which had been closed for more than two decades due to the dreadful political ties among the two countries, is the latest move as the […]

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Jan
8

EFLA commends President Weah for diaspora meet-up

The president of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) Kingston Wleh has commended Liberian President George Weah and the government for the recent meeting with nearly 300 Liberians living in the diaspora. Mr. Wleh said the gathering at the Jamiaca Resort outside the Liberian capital afforded the president and Liberians in the diaspora an […]

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Jan
7

African nations to compete in major cycling competitions

The African Cycling Confederation (CAC) will stage three major competitions for African national teams in the first quarter of the year. First will be the CAC Track African Championships slated for January 17-19 or the 20th at the Sax Young Velodrome in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. This competition will feature sprint, time trials, among […]

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Jan
5

10 reasons to keep your eyes on Africa this year

A trade deal in Kigali, a tarnished victory in Harare, and rocket-speed reforms in Addis made global headlines in 2018. But what’s on the plate for 2019? We list ten issues to keep track of in the year to come. 1. Ethiopia leading the way How will Ethiopia and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed continue along […]

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Jan
4

Six principles of the Liberian constitution

Popular Rule: “We the People…” Our current constitution (1986) begins with the idea of popular rule. This important principle means that power, begins with the people. This principle is best reflected in the Preamble, Article I and Article 5a. Popular rule is the thought that the average citizen can be trusted to make important decisions […]

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Jan
2

Modupeola’s album available on popular platforms

Sweden-based Nigerian gospel music artist Modupeola last month released her debut album titled, Songs of the Lord in Gothenburg, Sweden. Songs of the Lord is available on all the popular platforms: Google play, Spotify, Youtube, Itunes, Deezer, Napster, Amazon, among others. The album’s eight tracks which highlights songs of praises, delivery, happiness and healing, the […]

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Jan
1

Iceland grants Liberia $3 million to support fishing industry

Liberia and Iceland, a world leader in fisheries, on Friday, December 14, signed a US$3.1 million grant agreement to support Liberia’s fisheries sector. The financial support from the Nordic nation, where fisheries is a major pillar of the economy, according to Emma Metieh-Glasco, director of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA), is quite significant […]

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Dec
31

Sweden at UN Security Council 2017-2018

As a principled member of the United Nations Security Council, Sweden took its cue from the foundation stones of international law, human rights, gender equality and a humanitarian perspective. The Swedish working method was characterised by listening, creativity, active diplomacy and an ambition to achieve results. We are grateful for the good cooperation with partners […]

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Dec
29

Norway gives millions to UN Peacebuilding Fund

Norway is providing NOK 75 million (about $8.6m) to the UN Peacebuilding Fund. A good deal of this funding will be channelled to the vulnerable Sahel region. ‘The Peacebuilding Fund works to prevent and resolve conflicts in countries affected by fragility in regions close to us, such as the Sahel. We are therefore making an […]

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