• US: Former Somali military commander guilty of torture

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

      A civil court jury in Virginia, the United States on Tuesday found Col. Yusuf Abdi Ali, aka Tukeh, responsible for the torture of semi-nomadic Somali herder Farhan Warfaa.   Col. Tukeh was a high-ranking military commander in Mohammed Siad Barre’s decades-long military dictatorship in Somalia.   The jury awarded Mr. Warfaa $500,000 in damages, […]

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  • Ethiopian reforms produce investment opportunities

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    The U.S. Department of State last week hosted the “Ethiopia Partnership Forum”, an economic engagement platform. It was organized by the Secretary of State’s office of Global Partnerships in collaboration with the Corporate Council on Africa, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Citi in Washington D.C. In remarks at the opening panel discussion, U.S. Ambassador […]

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  • Swedish club condemns racist attacks on Turay

    Monday, May 20, 2019

      Swedish premiership side Djurgarden has condemned racist attacks against its Sierra Leonean star Mohammed Buya Turay following a league match.   In a release posted on its website, the football club spoke strongly against attacks and threats against the Turay or any of its players under whatever pretext- ethnicity, gender, religion, etc.   The […]

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  • Minister Eriksson visits Tanzania and Mozambique

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson is on a visit to Tanzania and Mozambique from 19–24 May. Sweden has extensive development cooperation with both of these countries and has been committed to helping them combat poverty since they gained independence. During the visit, he will meet a range of actors, including government representatives, […]

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  • Microsoft to set up development center in Kenya

    Sunday, May 19, 2019

    American technology giant Microsoft Corporation has unveiled plans to set up an African technology development center in Kenya, Gaming Vice President Phil Spencer said on Monday. Spencer was speaking at a meeting hosted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, attended by top executives of Microsoft including Mike Fortin, the Corporate Vice President for Engineering […]

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Jan
5

10 reasons to keep your eyes on Africa this year

A trade deal in Kigali, a tarnished victory in Harare, and rocket-speed reforms in Addis made global headlines in 2018. But what’s on the plate for 2019? We list ten issues to keep track of in the year to come. 1. Ethiopia leading the way How will Ethiopia and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed continue along […]

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Jan
4

Six principles of the Liberian constitution

Popular Rule: “We the People…” Our current constitution (1986) begins with the idea of popular rule. This important principle means that power, begins with the people. This principle is best reflected in the Preamble, Article I and Article 5a. Popular rule is the thought that the average citizen can be trusted to make important decisions […]

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Jan
2

Modupeola’s album available on popular platforms

Sweden-based Nigerian gospel music artist Modupeola last month released her debut album titled, Songs of the Lord in Gothenburg, Sweden. Songs of the Lord is available on all the popular platforms: Google play, Spotify, Youtube, Itunes, Deezer, Napster, Amazon, among others. The album’s eight tracks which highlights songs of praises, delivery, happiness and healing, the […]

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Jan
1

Iceland grants Liberia $3 million to support fishing industry

Liberia and Iceland, a world leader in fisheries, on Friday, December 14, signed a US$3.1 million grant agreement to support Liberia’s fisheries sector. The financial support from the Nordic nation, where fisheries is a major pillar of the economy, according to Emma Metieh-Glasco, director of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA), is quite significant […]

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Dec
31

Sweden at UN Security Council 2017-2018

As a principled member of the United Nations Security Council, Sweden took its cue from the foundation stones of international law, human rights, gender equality and a humanitarian perspective. The Swedish working method was characterised by listening, creativity, active diplomacy and an ambition to achieve results. We are grateful for the good cooperation with partners […]

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Dec
29

Norway gives millions to UN Peacebuilding Fund

Norway is providing NOK 75 million (about $8.6m) to the UN Peacebuilding Fund. A good deal of this funding will be channelled to the vulnerable Sahel region. ‘The Peacebuilding Fund works to prevent and resolve conflicts in countries affected by fragility in regions close to us, such as the Sahel. We are therefore making an […]

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Dec
28

ALJA condemns ‘threats’ against Liberian media

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) says the recent ‘threats’ made against the Liberian media, especially the independent FrontPageAfrica (FPA) Newspaper, by some senior officials of the ruling Coalition of Democratic Change (CDC) are unfortunate developments in the political governance of the country. ALJA, led by Moses D. Sandy, cited the remarks […]

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Dec
26

NBA Africa opens new facility in Senegal

The National Basketball Association (NBA) last month announced the opening of a new elite basketball training center in Saly, Senegal. The new facility, which features two indoor basketball courts, a multidimensional activity center, a weight room, conference rooms as well as dormitories and educational facilities, will be the primary training location for NBA Academy Africa […]

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Dec
23

ECA, EU agree to help speed up Africa’s single market

On the margins of the Africa-Europe conference which took place in Vienna Tuesday, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the European Union signed a €3million agreement aimed at supporting national implementation strategies for the continental free trade area. The establishment of an African trade observatory is also planned, and will be a […]

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Dec
21

President Weah launches $3m pro-poor loan scheme

Liberian President George Manneh Weah has fulfilled yet another major promise—this time launching a US$3 million Pro-Poor Loan scheme aimed at empowering struggling Liberian businesses surmount their longtime spectators’ role in the Liberian economy. During the 2017 elections campaign and in his inaugural speech early this year, the President promised that he would enunciate policies […]

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