• 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

Mar
26

Curbing West Africa’s Ebola outbreak

  As health authorities and aid groups work to contain the spread of Ebola in Guinea which has killed 59 people and infected scores of others since January, suspected cases have emerged in neighbouring Liberia, prompting calls for a regional response. Haemorrhagic fever symptoms first appeared in Guinea’s southern forested region. Eighty-six people have so […]

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Mar
26

Oil, family ties and corruption

  Since 1990 the petroleum industry has invested more than $20 billion in exploration and production activity in Africa. A further $50 billion will be spent between now and the end of the decade, the largest investment in the continent’s history. But most Africans in these countries where oil are being produced are seeing little […]

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Mar
25

No merit in $200m lobbying talk

  About two years ago, I was in a conversation with some people in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, who accused the Liberian government of spending over US$ 200 million on lobbying in the United States. These individuals provided the website, www.foreignlobby.org  as their source of information. I read all the reports on the website, but was […]

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Mar
25

Sierra Leonean guilty of illegal land sale

A licensed surveyor at Liberia’s ministry of lands, mines and energy Arah Kamara, a Sierra Leonean, has been convicted for illegally selling 500 acres of land valued at US$4 million. Criminal Court ‘C’ jury last Friday brought down a unanimous guilty verdict against Mr. Kamara  noting  that the evidence produced by  the state was overwhelming to […]

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Mar
23

Private security firms gain as migrants detained

The riot at Australia’s offshore processing centre for asylum seekers on Manus Island, in Papua New Guinea (PNG), last month, which left one detainee dead and more than 70 others injured, has put the spotlight on the outsourcing of numerous aspects of migration control to private security companies. As states around the world have introduced […]

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Mar
23

Ugandan woman indicted for drug trafficking

A Ugandan lady has been indicted for drug trafficking in Liberia. Shirat Nalwadda was indicted by the Grand Jury of Montserrado County on three counts of unlawful possession, trafficking and distribution of narcotic drug. According to the three-page indictment, the Ugandan lady was arrested on November 30, 2013 at the Robert International Airport (RIA) by state […]

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Mar
22

South African wins Stockholm Water Prize

Professor John Briscoe, a native of South Africa, is named the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for his unparalleled contributions to global and local water management, inspired by an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of people on the ground. Briscoe currently lives and works in the United States, where he is a popular teacher […]

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Mar
19

Liberia paid $45.9m lobby fees in 2010

Liberia reportedly spent $45.9m on lobbying in the United States in 2010. According to an article published about three years ago by an American website, the amount was a 36 percent increase from the previous year and made Liberia the biggest spender on lobbying in the US in 2010. The Liberian government’s lobbying expenditure in […]

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Mar
19

Gender gap holds back Africa’s women farmers

Tackling the pervasive inequality faced by women farmers across Africa is critical if the continent is to reduce poverty, boost economic growth and feed its growing population, says a new report published today by the World Bank Group and The ONE Campaign. “Levelling the Field: Improving Opportunities for Women Farmers in Africa” examines the scale […]

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Mar
17

‘Write books for Liberian schools’

Liberian writers have been called upon to produce works that will be used to educate the children of Liberia. Isumel Kromah, a Liberian Swiss-based businessman whose company Domfah General Enterprise owns a school in Liberia, made the call recently in an interview with Nordic Africa News. He said “Liberian writers must come together because we […]

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