• Liberia, Niron sign Guinean iron ore export deal

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

      Liberia and UK-based Niron Metals have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the passage through Liberia of iron ore from the Zogota iron ore deposit in the Republic of Guinea.    The MOU relates to the use of existing rail and port infrastructure in Liberia. The signing of the MOU follows the joint vision […]

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  • US to invest $1 billion in African women

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

      David Bohigian, Acting President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced on Tuesday the launch of OPIC’s 2X Africa initiative to support investment in women in Africa.   The announcement was made during a U.S. Government delegation to the country.   […]

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  • Football: More African goals in Sweden

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    African players were on the score-sheet in seven of the eight matches of Sweden’s top football league, Allsvenskan, played over the weekend. Nigerian forward Samuel Nnamani grabbed an 80th minute equalizer as Eskilstuna held Orebro to a 1-1 draw while his compatriot, right back Godswill Ekpolo struck from close range as Hacken walloped Falkenberg 3-0. […]

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  • Promoting Gambian music in Nordic countries

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    Norway-based Gambia House will launch its Nordic Artist Residency Scheme on April 19 in Oslo, the Norwegian capital. It will feature Gambian artists living in the Nordic region.  According to info sent to Nordic Africa News, the “Artists Residency is a space for reflection, planning and a way forward to promote Gambian Music” and will […]

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  • Lawrence’s death: Liberian government must be blamed

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    Under Ex-President Ellen Sirleaf’s regime, the suspicious deaths of two prominent figures, a lawyer and an opposition politician, by ‘drowning’ in the Atlantic Ocean, stood out. Now in just a little over one year into the new George Weah’s regime, it too, is fast gaining a reputation for itself in the wake of sudden deaths […]

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News

May
25

Africa Day Message from AU Chairperson

Fellow Africans, Our Dear Friends One year ago, African leaders from governments, civil society, the arts, students, human rights groups, the media, women’s movements, youth organisations, intellectuals, trade unions, academics, and business met at the Headquarters of the African Union, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to celebrate 50 years since the founding of the Organisation of […]

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May
24

Norway promotes safe schools for Nigerian girls

‘Boko Haram’s kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls is an unacceptable attack on girls’ right to education. The Government has therefore decided to allocate NOK 10 million to efforts to promote safe schooling for girls in northern Nigeria and help to the communities affected by the abductions. Norway will also consider providing humanitarian assistance for […]

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May
24

Suggestions for reconciliation in Liberia

My suggestions toward truth and and reconciliation in our beloved country Liberia are as follow: 1. The government needs to set aside a day, as a national holiday, to remember all those who died during the one and a half decade of civil-war that killed about 500,000 people in our beloved country, Liberia. People should dress in white […]

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May
22

Climate change worsens food insecurity

Climate change occasioned by severe weather and extreme climate events is exacerbating multiple stresses such as food insecurity and spread of diseases in Africa. In 2012 alone, an estimated 37.3 million Africans were negatively affected by hydro meteorological hazards; a 43.3% increase in annual average over the last decade.  The African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology […]

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May
22

Liberians in US stage football tourney

A football tourney intended to promote sports among Liberians residing in the United States is expected to be held this weekend in Columbia, Maryland. According to one of the organizers, former Liberian national football star Anthony “teacher” Gray, the tournament which will feature former footballers, known as oldtimers, is a means through which “we want to […]

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May
20

Football official says no players’ bonus dispute

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has denied reports that two foreign-based players, Sekou Jabateh and Alseny Keita clash with Liberia FA President Musa Bility over bonuses before the 1-0 victory over Lesotho on Sunday. LFA General Secretary Alphonso Amah informed Nordic Africa News Correspondent on Monday that the reports were false and misleading, adding that no such incident […]

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May
19

Amb von Ballmoos presents credentials to Pope Francis

Liberia’s Ambassador accredited to the Holy See and the Sovereign Order of Malta  Rudolf von Ballmoos has presented his letters of credence to the Holy Father, Pope Francis at the Vatican City and the Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing at the Magisterial Palace in Rome, Italy. A dispatch from […]

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May
19

Refugees divided on future of northern Mali

Fighting has once again escalated in northern Mali’s Kidal region, with clashes between Tuareg separatists and the army reportedly killing 36 people on 16 and 17 May. Despite the failure of the 2012 rebellion in northern Mali and the loss of most of the territory they briefly laid claim to, Tuareg separatists say the fight […]

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May
18

Sudan woman faces death for apostasy

  A Sudanese court has sentenced a woman to hang for apostasy – the abandonment of her religious faith – after she married a Christian man. Amnesty International condemned the sentence, handed down by a judge in Khartoum, as “appalling and abhorrent”. Local media report the sentence on the woman, who is pregnant, would not […]

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May
17

Liberia calls up three pros for Lesotho match

Ahead of Liberia’s crucial match with Lesotho for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this Sunday, the Liberian Football Association has release the names of three oversea-based players for the match. They are Sekou Jabateh Oliseh of Greek club PAOK, Anthony Snoti Laffor of South African side Super Sports United and Satellite Karat who […]

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