• Switzerland: Liberian war crimes suspect trial put off

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

    The trial of Alieu Kosiah, a former commander of the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO), has again been postponed by the Swiss Federal Criminal Court. The trial was initially scheduled to take place in April in Bellinzona, Switzerland. However in March, it was postponed by the court due to the measures imposed by the Swiss […]

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  • US-based Bong Miners to send COVID-19 aid to Liberia

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020

    When the roll call begins in Liberia to identify individuals and groups that are giving back to their communities, especially in times of need, the name – Association of Bong Miners (ABM) based in the United States, will be heard. ABM is expected to distribute rice, buckets, masks, and disinfectants products, such as Clorox, for […]

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  • Sweden: Commission to evaluate Covid-19 response

    Sunday, July 5, 2020

    The Swedish Government on Tuesday appointed a committee of inquiry to evaluate the measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The committee chair will be Mats Melin. He was a justice and president of the Supreme Administrative Court between 2011 and 2018. Prior to that he was chief parliamentary ombudsman between 2004 and […]

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  • Agenda for recovery of tourism in Africa

    Saturday, July 4, 2020

    United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) member states from across Africa have shared their priorities for tourism against the backdrop of COVID-19. As with every other global region, African destinations have been hit hard by the restrictions on travel introduced in response to the pandemic. The sudden and unexpected drop in tourist arrivals has placed […]

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  • Coronavirus: Sweden extends entry ban

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

    To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and reduce the outbreak, a temporary ban on entry to the European Union (EU) via Sweden is in force. The Swedish government today decided to extend the entry ban until 31 August 2020. At the same time, the government decided to ease the restrictions for […]

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May
2

Murdered US-Liberian kid’s last gift to mother

Majority of African teenagers who are lucky to make it to the US never bothered to call back home and greet parents left behind after the first few months. Never even mention kids as young as 5 year-old; they are just too young to keep a better memory of closed relatives, including their biological parents; […]

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May
2

E. Guinea, China sign investment agreements

  Equatorial Guinea has announced the signing of multiple memoranda of understanding on April 30 with Chinese companies covering large areas of cooperation in the electricity and industrial sectors. The agreements were made during the Equatorial Guinea-Asia Economic Forum, hosted by the Government of Equatorial Guinea at the Shangri-La Hotel, in Dalian, China. The economic forum […]

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Apr
29

Nepalese migrants head home to help

The Qatar Airways plane from Doha to Kathmandu was full, carrying aid workers and rescue specialists from around the world. But the bulk of the passengers on Tuesday’s flight were Nepalese migrants, temporarily returning home to do what they could for their families after the devastating 25 April earthquake. Most were coming from Gulf states […]

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Apr
27

Ambassador Nyenabo wants Africa’s growth supported

Liberia’s Ambassador to Belgium,the Netherlands, Luxemburg and the European Union, Isaac W. Nyenabo has called on African ambassadors and diplomats working in Belgium to remain supportive of all programs of the continent. Ambassador Nyenabo said African diplomats must begin to galvanize support and mobilize resources that will help in the development of the African continent by […]

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Apr
26

‘We will seek justice for Barway’

A Liberian pastor received warm applause last weekend from Americans and people from the African immigrant community here when he declared that neither his ministerial organization nor the Liberian immigrant community, intends to defend a perpetrator of heinous crimes, but that the goal of everyone, is to seek justice for late Barway Collins, killed last […]

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Apr
24

Farmers make more money with eco-farming

More money for small scale farmers with ecological farming – this is the message contained in a Greenpeace Africa report released in Nairobi today. The report, entitled Fostering economic resilience: The Financial Benefits of Ecological Farming in Kenya and Malawi, marks the start of Greenpeace Africa’s campaign for ecological farming in East Africa. The report […]

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Apr
23

Migrant smugglers profit from Libyan choas

Most of the 1,750 migrants to have drowned in the Mediterranean this year were sub-Saharan Africans who boarded smugglers’ boats in Libya. We will never know all their individual stories, but it is possible to retrace their steps through the deserts of Sudan, Chad and Niger to Libya’s porous southern borders, and north to its […]

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Apr
21

Sweden: Joint statement on shipwreck in Mediterranean

We are dismayed by the shipwreck in the Mediterranean in which a large number of people drowned on their way to Europe. The unscrupulous people-smugglers who exploit the situation of desperate people bear a large part of the responsibility. The reports of the tragedy are harrowing and heart-rending, and the EU must now take action […]

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Apr
21

Emotions high at Barway Collins memorial service

If the killer of charming Liberian 10 year-old Barway Collins thought his victim would go down into child-missing-murder history as yet another victim without much notice, he certainly made a great mistake as more than 500 people Sunday attended a second memorial to honor the lad at the Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis, Minn., the site the […]

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Apr
20

South Africa’s xenophobic violence is barbaric

The founder of the Nordic-African Association, Mr. Ayoola Lawal says the killings and burning of foreigners in South Africa is beastly, barbaric and completely absymal. According Mr. Lawal, anti-foreigner statements credited to the  Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and the son of Edward Zuma, the son of President Jacob Zuma, asking non-South Africans to return to their respectful countries […]

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