• Africans keep scoring in Swedish, Danish leagues

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Sweden’s top football league, the Allsvenskan, is gradually picking up steam with African players banging in the goals in the 4th round. Maic Sema of DR Congo ancestry scored the only goal in the second half as Sundsvall collected a 1-0 win over Trelleborg on April 17 while Zimbabwean hitman Tino Kadewere blasted twice as […]

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  • Bong Miners to hold annual convention in US

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    The US-based Association of Bong Miners (ABM) will hold its annual convention in July in Charlotte, North Carolina. The three-day affair which will be staged from July 6th to the 8th is expected to bring together scores of Liberians residing in the US and elsewhere who formerly lived in the Liberian community of Bong Mines. […]

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  • George Weah writes: Don’t forget about Liberia

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    I grew up in the Gibraltar area of Clara Town, a slum in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Sport was my passport out of poverty. A combination of luck and hard work enabled me to make my improbable journey from the dusty football fields of Clara Town to glamorous stadiums in Europe. I played professional […]

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  • New platform opens for West African entrepreneurs

    Sunday, April 22, 2018

    SuguLab, a complementary entrepreneurial service that will be offered to start-ups and Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) operating in West Africa, particularly Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Sénégal, has officially been launched. SuguLab will assist companies that are legally registered, that have a minimum of 2 years of existence and have an innovative business model with […]

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  • Liberian warlord gets 30 years in US prison

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Mohammed Jabbateh, the Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah”, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison, culminating a landmark case in the United States and marking a long-overdue milestone for justice in Liberia. Thirty years is the maximum sentence he could have received and one of the longest prison sentences for immigration fraud in […]

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News

Nov
29

Potential of tourism in poverty alleviation

The potential of tourism in poverty alleviation and to induce transformative change has been addressed in Lusaka, capital city of Zambia, in the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Conference on Promoting Sustainable Tourism, a Tool for Inclusive Growth and Community Engagement in Africa. The conference, a flagship event of the Africa region for the celebration of […]

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Nov
28

Africa: An initiative to create 25 million jobs for youth

The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG) to provide insights and innovative solutions for job creation for Africa’s youth, as outlined in the bank’s Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy (JfYA). The Jobs for Youth in Africa initiative aims at creating 25 million […]

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Nov
27

Swedish MP Jallow calls for justice for Africans

A member of the Swedish Parliament, Momodou Jallow on Thursday delivered a speech at the regional meeting for Europe, Central Asia and North America of the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent held in Geneva, Switzerland.  Below is his speech:  Thank you Mr Chair. I want to thank you for inviting me […]

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Nov
26

Africa: TP Mazembe retains CAF Cup

A gutsy performance in the return leg of the Total CAF Confederation Cup final saw Democratic Republic of Congo’s TP Mazembe defend its title against South African side Supersport United on Saturday at a cold and wet Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. ‘Les Corbeaux’ came into the fixture with a narrow 2-1 lead […]

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Nov
25

Secure Internet critical to uplifting African economy

Many African countries have made significant progress towards creating an Internet sector, with broad reforms that focus on increasing broadband availability.  There have been further successes within countries in developing online platforms, fostering growth of local companies and increasing the incentive to go online– says a new report launched today by the Internet Society, a […]

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Nov
22

Campaign for a visa-free Africa

The Kigali Global Shapers has partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, for an exclusive sponsor of #VisaFreeAfrica (VFA), a global campaign to facilitate mobility in Africa. For the past 30 years, the African Union has attempted to address free movement on the continent. The “Agenda […]

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Nov
21

Football: Chawinga is best female striker in Sweden

Malawian star Tabitha Chawinga has been named the best striker in female football in Sweden after hitting 26 goals in the top league this season. Chawinga, who played for local club Kvarnsveden IK but has now joined Chinese side Jiangsu Suning in a two-year deal, won the award ahead of Stina Blackstenius of France’s Montpellier […]

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Nov
20

Storytelling contest for African journalists

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in collaboration with ONE and the Elliott family seek entries for the 2018 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. In its second year, this prestigious award will honor an up-and-coming journalist in Africa who tells important stories through quality reporting. Mike served as a distinguished editor at […]

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Nov
16

Germany backs renewable energy projects in Africa

KfW, the German Development Bank, and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) announced, on the side lines of the annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables Meeting, a new instrument to support renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa that targets small- and mid-scale (up to 50 MW) green power renewable energy projects. The facility is […]

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Nov
15

EMOL: Constitutional crisis must be prevented in Liberia

The Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is calling on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to adjudicate all electoral complaints speedily to prevent constitutional crisis in the west African country. It has also warned against the circumvention of constitutional due process and against war mongering. EMOL cautions Liberians to be aware that these false alarms of wars are tactics to […]

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