• Africa: Report on COVID-19 impact on trade finance

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

    African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership (MFW4A) released on 15 April the African Trade Finance Survey Report which provides a better understanding of the trade finance landscape across Africa and how it has evolved […]

    Read More
  • AU meets to push African vaccine development

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

    African leaders last Monday assembled at a global meeting to discuss the status of local pharmaceutical manufacturing on the continent, underscored the need to increase local production of vaccines and therapeutics to achieve greater public-health security. “The production of vaccines and access to vaccines is an absolute priority,” Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, said […]

    Read More
  • Norway: More funds to climate change fight

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    “Food production is becoming increasingly difficult, and more people are going hungry. We must focus more strongly on adaptation to climate change. The Government’s new strategy on climate change, hunger and vulnerability will play a part in this,” says Norway’s Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein. 2020 was one of the three warmest years ever […]

    Read More
  • Upswing for resilient Swedish economy in 2021

    Monday, April 12, 2021

    Resilience in the Swedish economy is strong and the recovery will gather strength in the second half of 2021. As activity increases, the labor market will also gain strength. Despite this, the situation remains serious, especially for those whose position in the labor market is weak. This is clear from the county’s finance ministry’s most […]

    Read More
  • Amadaiya Rennie: Liberian forward joins Swedish club

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

    Liberian forward Amadaiya Rennie has joined Swedish second division side IFK Eskilstuna in a short term deal. Rennie, who signed a contract that runs until July 15, joins from the Egyptian club Haras El Hoodod, according to the website of the club. In 2009, the player moved to Sweden as a 19-year-old to feature for […]

    Read More

News

Oct
12

Liberians discuss relevant issues in Sweden

A meeting of the executives of the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) was held on September 27, via Skype. This was the first meeting of the association since the independence day celebration held in August (instead of July 26), President Francis Mensah told the gathering However, he noted that the leadership has been working endlessly in the interest […]

Read More
Oct
11

African Dev. Bank increases climate change financing

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, announced on Friday, October 9 that the AfDB would nearly triple its annual climate financing to reach $5 billion a year by 2020. AfDB’s climate spending will increase to 40% of its total new investments by 2020. “Climate change is both an urgent threat and a […]

Read More
Oct
10

Addy: WTO membership good for Liberia

Liberia’s Commerce and Industry Minister Axel Addy and Chief Negotiator says Liberia’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) will provide the enabling environment for growth and development, promoting trade and commerce. Minister Addy speaking at the last Working Party meeting in Geneva, Switrzerland on Tuesday, October 6 praised members of the Working Party and emphasized […]

Read More
Oct
7

Growth expected in Tourism in Africa

The hotel and tourism industry in Africa is beginning a period of sustained growth, according to the sector’s leading experts gathered recently at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The conference heard that inward international flights were recovering after being hit by the ebola outbreak. And the hotel sector reported significant expansion, […]

Read More
Oct
6

African goals in Sweden

Eritrean striker Henok Goitom scored an early goal on Sunday as his club AIK, third on the table, kept its title dreams alive in a 2-1 win over Swedish champions Malmo. The 12th minute strike was Goitom’s 16th in the Swedish football premiership this season. After leading the scoring chart lately the 31-year-old is now second, three goals […]

Read More
Oct
4

USAID provides science lab for Liberian college

On September 30, 2015, the Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development Mission to Liberia (USAID), Dr. Anthony S. Chan, inaugurated a modern Science Laboratory at the Grand Bassa County Community College in Buchanan. Under an agreement with the Food and Enterprise Development Program of USAID (USAID FED), the College provided the […]

Read More
Oct
3

Bernice Blackie preaches God’s word thru music

There are many Liberian gospel musicians, but only one, Bernice Blackie – so completely embodies the skill and vocal that is transcending Liberian gospel music. Bernice has consistently displayed her genius by combining Liberian and African high-life gospel music, with soul and blues into a fervid, heart changing contemporary gospel.  Over the years, she has […]

Read More
Oct
1

Sweden forms group to ensure UN goals are met

Four African presidents are among nine world leaders named in a high level group initiated by the Swedish government to ensure that the United Nations’ 17 global goals and the 2030 Agenda are implemented at all levels of society.   The four are Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, South Africa’s Jacob Zuma,  Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania and Tunisia’s Beji Caid […]

Read More
Sep
29

Cattle rustlers profit from Boko Haram war

Malama Amina stands quietly in the middle of her late husband’s compound in northwestern Nigeria trying to figure out how she will feed herself and her six children in the coming months. Thieves stole 48 cows during a raid on their village in Kaduna State earlier this year. Her husband was killed trying to save […]

Read More
Sep
29

Popular resistance stopped Burkina Faso coup

Last week, Burkina Faso was breaking international news. In the midst of a government meeting, soldiers of the president’s security forces – the notorious Régiment de Sécurité Présidentielle (RSP) – took President Michel Kafando, Prime Minister Isaac Yacouba Zida and other members of the government in hostage and seized power under the command of General […]

Read More