• Sweden: Ethiopian embassy to hold diaspora forum

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    The Ethiopian Embassy in Sweden will hold a diaspora forum on April 13 in Stockholm for the Ethiopian diaspora in Sweden and other Nordic countries. Information on the embassy’s website said the forum will discuss the current political and economic situation in Ethiopia and familiarize attendees with the various programs that are designed to strengthen the ties […]

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  • Laying the foundation for the private sector in Somalia

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    The Swedish Somali Business Program (SSBP) was initiated in 2016 and have since supported roughly 100 companies. It assists entrepreneurs to lay the foundation to an ethical private sector in Somalia.  One of the mandatory events within the program is the annual capacity development conference.  Meet two of the participants ready to venture into businesses that will […]

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  • Nasiru Mohammed on target in Swedish Cup semi-final win

    Monday, March 18, 2019

    Ghanaian striker Nasiru Mohammed scored a goal in the semi final of the Swedish Cup when his side Hacken beat Djurgarden 3-2 in extra time on Saturday. Mohammed headed in an equalizer during a goalmouth melee after the Gothenburg-based club had fallen behind early in the first half in the match which ended 2-2 at full […]

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  • Norway to provide millions for disabled people

    Sunday, March 17, 2019

    Norway has promised to spend NOK 100m ( about $11.8m) on the welfare of people with disabilities in developing countries. The country’s Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein announced Norway’s allocation during his visit to New York on Thursday.  Minister Ulstein noted that there are 800 million people with disabilities in developing countries, noting that […]

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  • Mental health and relationships

    Sunday, March 17, 2019

    Going on a date and meeting someone to start a romance is always beautiful. We can be sometimes factual and direct with our desires to our new-found lover, but most often, the butterflies in the stomach restrain us from thinking coherently. The smiles, giggles, finger twisting, posture adjustments, eye contacts, mumblings, displaced sentences, rumbling stomachs, […]

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News

Jun
21

13 Liberians get life imprisonment

A Liberian criminal court on Tuesday affirmed trial jurors’ unanimous guilty verdict against 13 Liberians with a life imprisonment at the Monrovia Central Prison after a defense lawyers’ motion for a new trial was denied. Judge Emery S. Paye affirmed the verdict saying “evidence adduced in court by state lawyers were sufficient to convict the remaining […]

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Jun
20

Sweden takes 19 percent of EU’s asylum seekers

Sweden took in almost 20 percent of the EU’s asylum seekers in 2013, more than any other country in the union. Despite Sweden’s relatively small population of 9.5 million people, which is 1.9 percent of the European Union’s total population, the country took in 19.5 percent of the 135,700 asylum seekers in 2013. Of the […]

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Jun
18

Egypt frees Al Jazeera journalist

Egypt’s prosecutor general has ordered the release of Al Jazeera Arabic journalist Abdullah Elshamy on medical grounds, ending almost a year of imprisonment without charge.   A statement from the prosecutor’s office on Monday said Elshamy, who has been on hunger strike since January, would be set free due to “health conditions.” The statement said […]

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Jun
17

Ambassador praised for services in China

The Liberian mission accredited near Beijing, China, has recounted with admiration the heroic services that Ambassador Jarjar Kamara  dedicated to Liberians and Liberia’s interest during his tour of duty. Speaking recently at a farewell reception for Amb. Kamara, the Charge d’ Affairs at the Liberian Embassy in Beijing Jimmy Gordon Barchue described the  two years of service […]

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Jun
16

Displaced Sudanese afraid to return home

Civilians displaced by brutal fighting in South Sudan are ignoring calls from government officials to return to their homes, preferring the safety of squalid UN bases to the risk that conflict could again engulf towns already devastated in the six-month conflict. Amid a massive humanitarian operation, aid agencies had hoped that a cease-fire agreed in […]

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Jun
15

Ivory Coast wins first World Cup match

Ivory Coast scored two goals in as many minutes to come from behind and get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start with victory over Japan. The Elephants trailed to a stunning Keisuke Honda strike in the first half. But the introduction of Didier Drogba as a substitute inspired the comeback, with Wilfried […]

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Jun
12

13 convicted in Liberian ‘mercenary’ trial

After 96 days of legal proceedings, jurors in a Liberian criminal court Thursday slapped the rest of 13 defendants with a unanimous guilty verdict for subversive activities in Ivory Coast in 2011 and 2012. The jurors, through the foreman, informed the court that they were convinced by the number of evidence presented in court by state lawyers. They claimed that […]

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Jun
11

Tensions as World Cup sets to open

Simmering civil tension and the stench of corruption threatens to sully Brazil’s global football party when the World Cup kicks off on Thursday against a backdrop of protests, unrest and alleged political graft. What was to be a football celebration is in danger of being hijacked by off-field issues as a growing furore surrounding FIFA […]

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Jun
11

Sierra Leone closes borders to battle ebola

Sierra Leone shut its borders to trade with Guinea and Liberia on Wednesday and closed schools, cinemas and nightclubs in a frontier region in a bid to halt the spread of the Ebola virus. Sixteen people have died of Ebola in Sierra Leone, a figure that has doubled in the last week, Ministry of Health […]

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Jun
11

Unknown Unknowns hamper malaria fight

Some 60 percent of countries where malaria is endemic lack solid information about the quality of available drugs to treat the deadly disease, according to a new study. The study, published in the Malaria Journal in April, looked at 251 reports from 104-malaria endemic countries since 1946. It found that of the 43 countries that […]

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