• LSA official celebrates 60th birthday in Stockholm

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    Surrounded by family, friends and well wishers, Winifred Nicol Sandy celebrated her 60th birthday on January 18 in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden Mrs. Sandy had actually turned turned 60th on December 31, 2019 but threw a grand party last Saturday. The party brought together several Liberians, Sierra Leoneans, Nigerians and others from different communities. […]

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  • Zimbabwe ready to host development forum

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    Zimbabwe is ready to host the Sixth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) that will be held in Victoria Falls from 24 to 27 February under the theme ‘2030-2030: A Decade to Deliver a Transformed and Prosperous Africa through the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.” This was said Monday by the country’s acting Labour, […]

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  • African tech firms to join UK-led growth project

    Monday, January 20, 2020

    Some of Africa’s most innovative start-ups are to take part in a global tech project to take their businesses and ideas to the next level. Go Global Africa, a scheme run by the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport through its International Tech Hub Network, aims to build links with the UK’s thriving […]

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  • Separation of powers for functional governance

    Thursday, January 16, 2020

    By Jarwinken Wiah Since Liberia’s independence on July 26, 1847, the question of separation of power has not been emphasized on governance. This has created a dysfunction governance system. This is also why majority of the Liberian population has little trust in governance, rule of law and the justice system in the country. Their livelihoods […]

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  • Swedish economy slowed last year

    Thursday, January 16, 2020

    Following a couple of years of high growth, the Swedish economy began to slow down last year. Trade conflicts have checked global trade, which is affecting exports of Swedish goods, and uncertainty in the world economy is reducing willingness to invest, both in Sweden and other countries. “The slowdown in the world economy that we […]

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Oct
3

Sweden increases support to global fund to fight AIDS

The Swedish government today decided on Sweden’s contribution for the next three-year replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund). The contribution will be increased to SEK 950 million ($96m) annually, a total of SEK 2.85 billion ($288m) for the period 2020–2022. The contribution is Sweden’s second-largest in the […]

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Oct
2

Liberian group seeks aid for back-to-school program

A Liberian organization is seeking donations to its back-to-school program to provide much-needed supplies for Liberian students.   Sister 4 Sister International works to empower women and youths through education, skills training, advocacy and peace building, notes its founder and executive director Janice Smallwood-Malekebu.   Malekebu adds that “Every year we hold a “BACK 2 SCHOOL […]

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Oct
2

Sweden: Finance ministers meet on climate change

Representatives of finance ministries from 27 countries, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will gather in Stockholm, Sweden on Thursday and Friday (October 3-4) to attend a conference held within the framework of the new Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action. The coalition […]

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Oct
1

African goal scorers in Nordic football leagues

Two African players were on the score sheet last weekend as Sweden’s topmost football league, Allsvenskan, nears its climax. Eritrean striker Henok Goitom scored a late equalizer as AIK held Elfsborg to a 1-all duel to see its chances of winning the championship slip while 19-year-old Nigerian attacker Jordan Kadiri hit his first goal for […]

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Sep
30

Ivory Coast, Kenya named rising stars of global trade

Ivory Coast is the market that has most rapidly improved its trade growth potential over the past decade, according to new research from Standard Chartered. The Trade20 index, which identifies the 20 rising stars of trade, places African markets Ivory Coast in the top spot, and Kenya at number three. The Trade20 index determines each […]

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Sep
28

War crimes court is part of healing process, says Mensah

The establishment of a war and economic crimes court in Liberia is a step in the right direction, as it is now time for those who committed atrocities and embezzlement in the country to be brought to justice, the secretary general of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has said. Francis Mensah told Nordic […]

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Sep
27

Adesina: No room for coal in Africa’s energy future

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina on Tuesday unveiled ambitious plans to scrap coal power stations across the continent and switch to renewable energy at United Nations climate talks on Monday. Addressing a gathering of leaders and officials from almost 200 countries in New York, Adesina outlined efforts to shutter coal-fired power plants and build […]

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Sep
27

Buya Turay eyes top scorer award in Sweden

  With five more games to the end of the Swedish football premiership, Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay is aiming for the highest goalscorer award.  The striker is currently third in the rankings with 11 goals having grabbed the lone goal for league leaders Djurgarden in a 1-0 win over lowly-placed Falkenberg on Tuesday.   […]

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Sep
26

Sweden provides $3.8m grant for Liberian youths

  Sweden’s ambassador to Liberia Ingrid Wetterqvist has disclosed that her country has provided US$3.8 million to the World Bank as contribution to the Government of Liberia project which benefits rural youths.   Ambassador Wetterqvist stated that the Youth Opportunity Program (YOP) aims to improve access to income generation opportunities for youths and strengthen the […]

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Sep
26

Indigenous owners of Papua Guinea killed by Indonesia

It is a crime against humanity to play down the Western powers and co-opted Indonesian imperialism war being waged against the indigenous Black people, the true owners of Papua Guinea while misleading the world on the true narrative about the suffering of indigenous Black people, writes Nafshiyah Ndahimana. In an article published on the BBC website […]

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