• Soreide: Norway is a trusted partner of Africa

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    Excellencies, It is a pleasure to be invited to address the African Group today. I really appreciate that you are all taking the time, in what I know is a busy period in the UN calendar. Thank you especially to the Permanent Observer of the AU to the UN, Ambassador Mohammed, and Ambassador Baati of […]

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  • Liberian President Weah attends Paris peace forum

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah is in France to attend the Paris Peace Forum which begins formally on Tuesday. President Weah is also expected to hold bilateral discussions with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Monday. The meeting between the two leaders will take place on the back of a dinner at the l’Elysee […]

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  • Major African investment forum begins in South Africa

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    The 2019 Africa Investment Forum opened on Monday in Johannesburg, South Africa living up to its promise to move from commitment to action. A $500 million equity deal presented by the Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund last year, to speed up investments in agriculture, and a $175 million equity transaction from the Africa Guarantee Fund for […]

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  • Commonwealth ministers to remove barriers to justice

    Sunday, November 10, 2019

    Commonwealth law ministers have unanimously resolved to remove barriers to access to justice in their respective countries, and to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions by 2030. The biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting concluded on Thursday with a set of proposed actions to be taken at the national and Commonwealth […]

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  • Dangote Group, Togo sign $2 billion business deal

    Friday, November 8, 2019

    Dangote Industries and the Government of Togo have concluded an agreement to develop and transform Togolese phosphate into phosphate fertilizers for the West African sub-region in a bid to improve consumption of the product in Africa. With over two billion tonnes of phosphate reserves, Togo is one of the leading phosphate producers in Africa. By partnering […]

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Jul
3

A graduation party to remember

Last Saturday saw the fantastic celebration of the graduation of Emmanuel Nyanfor in Linköping, Sweden. His parents Clarence Smith and Lovety Bright hosted a huge party for him in appreciation for his success in graduating from high school. The celebration was graced with the presence of Kingston Wleh, president of the European Federation of Liberian […]

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Jun
30

West African leaders adopt ECO as single currency

Beginning in January 2020, countries within the West African sub-region will be able to use a single currency called ECO. The currency was adopted by the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Saturday in Nigeria’s capital Abuja. ECOWAS is the Economic Community of West African States. The West African leaders endorsed the […]

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Jun
28

Nobel laureate Gbowee gives $10,000 grant to youth group

Liberia’s Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Roberta Gbowee on Sunday gave a $10,000 grant to the Youth For Change Incorporated (YOC), the chief organizer of the Liberia National Debate Championship among high schools. Gbowee told officials of the group that she was impressed by their work and was therefore providing a two-year grant of US$5,000 a year […]

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Jun
28

German initiative to create more digital jobs in Africa

German software company SAP and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) plan to jointly create 450 jobs for highly qualified personnel in the Information Technology (IT) sector in ten African countries.    The collaboration, which was presented in Berlin today by German Development Minister Gerd Müller and by Michael Kleinemeier, member […]

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Jun
27

Celebrating a proud moment with a big party

On Friday June 14, Emmanuel Nyanfor took a giant step in his academic sojourn. The youngster successfully completed high school and graduated during a pomp ceremony held in the Swedish city of Linköping. Surrounded by his parents Clarence Smith and Lovety Bright, other family members and well-wishers, Emmanuel exuded the joy that represents such a momentous occasion.   He spoke […]

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Jun
25

Exports from international tourism reach $1.7 trillion

Strong growth in outbound travel from many source markets around the world fueled revenues from international tourism to reach a total of $1.7 trillion. This accounts for 29% of global service exports and 7% of overall exports of goods and services. These figures consolidate international tourism among the top five economic sectors in the world, behind […]

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Jun
25

African Development Bank approves $24.7m for S. Sudan

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Thursday approved a proposal to commit $24.7 million to finance the South Sudan Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project. The project will support the rehabilitation of approximately 50km of the Juba town distribution network and related works, including metering and public water collections outlets. It […]

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Jun
22

Weah’s speech at launch of ‘She’s You’ movement

It gives me great pleasure to stand here today to launch the She’s You Movement, which is the flagship program of my dear wife, Her Excellency Ambassador Clar Marie Weah, First Lady of the Republic of Liberia, in her national advocacy campaign for the empowerment of women and girls in our beloved country.  But, before […]

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Jun
19

UK to continue engagement with Liberia

The United Kingdom (UK) has recommitted its continued engagement with Liberia, emphasizing education, health and sustainable development. Speaking recently when she hosted Liberian Ambassador to the UK Gurly T. Gibson, Minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Harriet Baldwin outlined development aid and private sector financing that continue to shape the UK’s […]

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Jun
18

Tourism: A global force for growth and development

With international tourist arrivals having grown by 4% over the first quarter of 2019, following on from 6% growth in 2018, the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism met in Azerbaijan for the 110th Session of its Executive Council on June 16-18. The council brings member states […]

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