• Swedish NGO runs education projects in Liberia

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    Education is the foundation for stability, economic development and good health for any nation, says Peter Henning, a founder and board member of a Sweden-based non-governmental organization which runs education projects in Liberia. Speaking recently to Nordic Africa News, Mr. Henning said the Swedish Education Fund for Liberia (SEFL) believes that though it is a […]

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  • Reflections from Stockholm forum on gender equality

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality was held on 15–17 April 2018 and gathered more than 700 participants from over 100 countries and a multitude of sectors and functions. The discussions covered a broad range of areas and focused on concrete methods and tools to enhance gender equality and the full enjoyment of rights, representation […]

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  • UK: Liberian businesswoman gets international award

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    Local Liberian business entrepreneurship has taken off in recent years. In an economy previously dominated by foreign businesses, local Liberians can now be seen engaging in small business initiatives from peddling small goods on street corners to restaurants and entertainment centers.   The new Liberian renaissance of taking their destiny into their own hands through turnover […]

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  • Norway names 10 African development partners

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Ten African countries are among the 16 chosen by Norway as development partners, according to a white paper released recently by the Norwegian government. Norway divides its development partnership into two categories.  Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana and Mali are placed in the first category for long-term development cooperation. Non African nations in the group […]

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  • Police chiefs join forces to fight organized crime

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    A groundbreaking agreement was adopted by the police chiefs of Central and West Africa in Kintélé, Brazzaville, on 14 June, boosting efforts to fight transnational threats across these regions. In the first agreement of its kind in Africa, the Central African Police Chiefs Committee (CAPCCO) and West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO) including Mauritania, signed […]

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Mar
3

Africa aims to boost food security

    African leaders, civil society and youth groups today mark Africa Environment Day, which seeks to accelerate action on the numerous pressing environmental challenges facing the continent. Maseru, in the Kingdom of Lesotho, is the regional host of the 12th annual celebration, which is focused on the theme Combating Desertification in Africa: Enhancing Agricultural […]

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Mar
1

Cyberspace: New frontlines for Liberian “war criminals”

A decade and half old brutal war that left nearly 300,000 dead and ruined whatever infrastructures left of the economic-deprived West African nation of Liberia, no doubt created deep mistrust and hatred between key war-actors and their victims now living abroad, mainly, the United States. Even though the bloodbath ended more than a decade ago, […]

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Feb
28

Liberian turns $200 into a multi-million dollar business

He started his first business venture as a street vendor with capital of just $200 but two decades later Fomba Trawally has become one of Liberia’s most prominent businessmen. Like many in his country, Trawally fled Liberia in 1989 to escape the West African country’s ruinous civil war. He found refuge in The Gambia but […]

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Feb
27

Troko memorial charity to be launched in UK

A charity will be launched in honour of the late Dr David Memba Troko. The Dave Troko Eden Charity will work towards the realisation of the dreams of the late medical practitioner by bringing relief to the destitute in Liberia through the alleviation of ignorance, poverty and disease. Presenting the Dave Troko Foundation during memorial […]

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Feb
26

New Ambassador to France yet to take up post

The failure of Liberia’s ambassador designate to France, Dr. C. William Allen to take up his new assignment has become some thing of a mystery.  He was appointed in August last year. According to Liberian foreign ministry sources, Dr. Allen’s appointment did not meet the concurrence of some higher ups at the ministry and they are determined […]

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Feb
25

Reforms needed in Ivory Coast, says UN Expert

United Nations Independent Expert Doudou Diène has called on the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to adopt urgent reforms before presidential elections scheduled for October 2015. Mr. Diène’s appeal came at the end of his latest visit to the country, from 11-23 February, during which he organised an “International Conference on the situation of victims of […]

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Feb
25

South African midfielder moves to Sweden

South African playmaker Mark Mayambela has struck a three-year deal with top Swedish football club Djurgarden. The 26-year-old, who last played in his country’s top division for Mpumalanga Black Aces and had been on trial for some time with the club based in the Swedish capital, said he was happy to join one of Sweden’s biggest outfits. It is wondeful […]

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Feb
25

Western media keep the Cold War hot

It is hardly surprising — it is a norm rather — that western media follow the flag on foreign policy. Sometimes it even leads it. That is how this world has gotten along in the Cold War, and in recent times, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Zimbabwe, Uganda and even lately Ukraine and Sochi Winter Olympics […]

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Feb
24

Hard times for young Liberians on job market

    It is still difficult for young people in Liberia to find a steady job. The perception of the civil wars as a youth revolution, where the youth turned established hierarchies and traditional structures upside down and were thereby able to change their position in society, is not completely true. In most cases “big […]

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Feb
24

Finland to send special troops to Central African Republic

Roughly twenty Finnish special troops will take part in the European Union’s crisis management operation in the Central African Republic, Carl Haglund (SFP), Finland’s Minister of Defence, revealed while meeting his European counterparts in Athens, Greece, on Friday. The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Erkki Tuomioja (SDP), had previously estimated that Finland could deploy as many as […]

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