• Liberian ambassador woos Greek investment

    Thursday, February 27, 2020

    Liberia’s ambassador to Greece Geraldine Bass-Golokeh presented her letters of Credence to the Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on February 11. According to a dispatch from the Liberian Consulate in Athens, Ambassador Bass-Golokeh conveyed sentiments from Liberian President George Manneh Weah to his Greek counterpart during the ceremony. Senior Greek officials at the presentation included Minister […]

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  • Climate crisis is global human rights challenge

    Thursday, February 27, 2020

    The Commonwealth of 54 countries, 32 of which are small, are facing a climate change emergency that is costing lives and presenting an “undeniable human rights challenge” to the world. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on Wednesday addressed the High Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council’s 43rd Regular Session in Geneva. She said: “The stark […]

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  • Swedish Prime Minister Löfven to visit South Africa

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will visit South Africa on 8–10 March. Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs Anna Hallberg and a Swedish business delegation will also take part in the visit. During the visit, Mr Löfven will meet South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa for bilateral talks. The two leaders will take part in […]

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  • African scorers in opening round of Swedish Cup

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    There was a number of African goalscorers in the opening round of the Swedish Cup over the weekend. Guinean Kerfala Cissoko scored for Dalkurd in a 3-2 loss to Djurgarden while Nigeria’s Dudu Omagbemi grabbed a 77th minute consolation for Oskarshamn in a 4-1 drubbing by Orebro. Goals from Ghanaian Ebenezer Ofori and Eritrean Henok […]

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  • Zambian midfielder joins Swedish champions

    Sunday, February 23, 2020

    Zambian international Emmanuel Banda has joined Swedish football champions Djurgarden on a three-year contract. Banda lastly featured for Belgian club KV Oostende. On its website, the Swedish side noted that it has had the 22-year-old midfielder in its sights for a while and was satisfied with his trial with the club on a trip to […]

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News

Feb
21

Decentralization in Liberia: A giant leap into the future

On Wednesday, February 18, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf launched the National Policy on Decentralization and Local Governance. The policy is aimed at decentralizing governance in Liberia, and the launching is in response to the long yawning of the Liberian people to see tangible evidence of decentralization.  For all practical reasons, this is an expressed commitment of […]

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Feb
19

Togo hosts forum to improve African business environment

Lomé, the capital of Togo, will host the first Africa Best Practices Forum on 26 and 27 February 2015. Pan-African bank Ecobank, recruitment agency AfricSearch and company Ellipse Communication are working together, with the support of the World Bank and the West African Development Bank (BOAD), to organise this first forum, which is dedicated exclusively […]

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Feb
17

Ebola: Relief shipment from Liberians in Germany

On February 13, 2015, Liberians in Germany and their friends, organized under the umbrella of the Liberian-German Association (ROOTS) e.V. completed the European phase of a relief project that they initiated late last year. This project is our quota in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus ravaging our homeland – Liberia. The project brought […]

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Feb
16

Sweden unveils new banknotes, coins

This fall the Swedish Central Bank will start introducing new banknotes and coins for the first time in 30 years.              It’s the first time for decades that Sweden is replacing all of its coins and banknotes with new designs and security in focus. Only the 10-krona coin will remain unchanged, the rest of the roughly 300 million notes […]

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Feb
12

French-African forum for shared growth held

Liberia’s Commerce and Industry Minister Axel Addy, accompanied by the country’s Ambassador to France, Dr. C. William Allen, on Friday, February 6, attended the French-African Forum for Shared Growth hosted by the French Government in Paris. The forum, attended by heads of states of France, Senegal, Gabon, and Ivory Coast, brought together  trade ministers from over […]

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Feb
12

Elections postponement: a threat to democracy

Fellow Nigerians and democrats, The Independent National electoral commission (INEC) has officially announced  the postponement of the much anticipated February 14 and 28 general elections to March 28 and April 11 respectively. Our hearts bleed because our democracy is being threatened by the same individuals that benefited from it. Obviously, we believe INEC chairman Prof. […]

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Feb
11

AUCF donates to Liberian kids who survived Ebola

The Liberian chapter of African United For Children’s Future (AUCF) last Sunday provided some relief to over 50 Liberian children who survived the deadly ebola virus but most of whom lost their parents to the disease in the Banjor community, just outside the capital, Monrovia. AUCF distributed several assorted food and nonfood items to children. The items distributed included […]

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Feb
9

Nigeria’s north hopeful after elections delay

Nigerian civil society is in uproar over the pressure exerted by the military on the country’s election body to postpone scheduled voting by six weeks. But in the northeast, the heartland of the Boko Haram insurgency the security forces say they need more time to crush, there is support for a delay. Chairman of the […]

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Feb
9

Urey: I owe no one an apology

Former Liberian Maritime Bureau Commissioner Benoni W. Urey says he owes nobody an apology for working for the defunct government of President Charles G. Taylor. Speaking recently to a cross section of the United States-based Friends of Benoni Urey (FOBU), during a teleconference, Mr. Urey noted that he did not work for Mr. Taylor, as is being […]

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Feb
9

Gbowee Foundation puts women empowerment first

The executive director of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) says building the capacity of women and girls in Liberia is a majority priority for the foundation. In this vein, Mrs Willliametta Saydee-Tarr said, the foundation has given out a grant of over US$20,000 to several women’s groups.  “As you know we have worked with several […]

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