• Canada-based humanitarian gives to Liberians

    Monday, January 17, 2022

    By Draper C. Tolborh Sr. It is often said gave a man his flowers when he’s alive. Krish Roopnarine is one of the individuals that flowers should be given continuously for the ineradicable marks he continues to leave on the faces of children of Africa and other parts of the world. Mr. Roopnarine has donated […]

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  • Liberia: election body chair must resign or be dismissed

    Friday, January 14, 2022

    By Moses D. Sandy Since December 15, 2021, when the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) charged and subsequently forwarded to court for prosecution the Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Davidetta Browne-Lansanah, and her alleged accomplices for an alleged act of malfeasance, Mrs. Browne-Lansanah remains uncompromising in challenging the allegation. She and her alleged NEC […]

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  • Sweden announces stricter Covid control measures

    Thursday, January 13, 2022

    On Wednesday, January 12 Sweden introduced stricter infection control measures due to the significant increase in community transmission at the same time as there is increased pressure on health care. The overall assessment is that Sweden is in a situation where it is necessary to take certain infection control measures in stage 3 of the […]

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  • Booker Prize: Judges named, submissions open

    Tuesday, January 11, 2022

    The judges for the 2022 Booker Prize are announced today, January 11. Publishers are also now invited to submit their books for the 2022 prize. Cultural historian, writer and broadcaster Neil MacGregor will chair the panel and will be joined by academic and broadcaster Shahidha Bari, historian Helen Castor, novelist and critic M John Harrison and novelist, poet and professor Alain Mabanckou. Gaby Wood, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, says: “It is perhaps […]

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  • Opinion: Repositioning Africa under the AfCFTA

    Thursday, January 6, 2022

    By Zion Adeoye Established in 2018, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents perhaps Africa’s biggest opportunity for the next few decades in its battle against poverty of all forms, energy and infrastructure included.  Against the backdrop of the tens of millions of Africans that have been plunged into extreme poverty by the onslaught […]

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News

Mar
16

New Swedish measures to reduce spread of Covid-19

On March 4 the Swedish Government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden announced further measures to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. The government’s previous call to municipalities and regions is extended. Services that are not essential and that the public has access to, and that are not regulated under the […]

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Mar
13

FIFA President praises African ‘team spirit’

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has stressed the importance of “team spirit” to project African football to the top of the world in his address to the 43rd Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ordinary and Elective General Assembly that took place Friday in Rabat, Morocco. “We know the values of football, but the most important value […]

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Mar
11

Global increase in female lawmakers

The representation of women in the world has increased from 11 to 25% in parliaments over the last 25 years, according to a review made by the Swedish Gender Equality Authority. But men still hold 75 percent of the seats in parliament, and in the highest positions men dominate even more. Sweden was the first […]

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Mar
8

Gender equality good for post-Covid recovery

This year is a special International Women’s Day. Not only is it exactly 110 years since the first International Women’s Day, when more than a million women and men joined forces and raised their voices for equal rights. We are also at an important turning point this year on this March 8. Over the past […]

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Mar
6

World leaders talk global issues at Rally of Hope

Millions of viewers from 150 countries joined the live online broadcast of the 5th Rally of Hope sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) on Saturday, February 27. The virtual event featured world-class entertainment and globally renowned leaders including Cape Verde President Jorge Carlos Fonseca, Guyana Prime Minister Mark Phillips and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (2017–2021). Others included United Nations World […]

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Mar
2

Sweden adopts measures against racism, hate crimes

The Swedish Government has adopted several measures against racism, similar forms of hostility and hate crime. Several of the measures are being carried out within the context of the national plan against racism, similar forms of hostility and hate crime, which the government adopted in 2016. The plan takes an integrated approach and comprises strategies […]

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Mar
1

Kudos to our graduates but where are the jobs?

By Seltue Karweaaye According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Liberia has a population of 4.5 million people, and 64 percent of the population lives in poverty. More than 60 percent of the population is under 25. One depressing reality in virtually every Liberian family is the sight of adults in their late 20s, […]

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Feb
25

Family Worship Center outlines plans

Calvary Greetings to everyone and Happy New Year in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  I welcome you to our year of HONOR. Our scripture for the year: “Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.’ But now the Lord declares: ‘Far […]

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Feb
24

Sweden’s Foreign Policy Statement for 2021

Mr Speaker, I want to begin this year’s Statement of Foreign Policy by saying something that is obvious to us all. Politics matters. This year marks 100 years since women were first able to exercise their right to vote in a parliamentary election. This was the milestone that made Sweden a democracy. Democracy is something […]

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Feb
22

FIFA, AU launch African schools football competition

FIFA and the African Union have agreed to launch a schools football competition following a meeting in Kinshasa between FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Félix Tshisekedi, who is also the current Chairperson of the African Union (AU). The two presidents, who had initiated discussions last week […]

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