• 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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Feb
16

Dulee Johnson In Romanian Deal

Liberian midfielder Dulee Johnson has joined Romanian club Sageata Navodari on a six month contract with an option of a one year extension. The footballer signed up with the Romanian first division newcomers after parting ways with Swedish side IK Brage through mutual consent after the player said he wanted to move on following Brage’s dismal […]

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Feb
13

Swedish Foreign Minister Visits Mali

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is expected to visit Mali on 14-16 February. This will be the first-ever visit by a Swedish foreign minister to the country. The visit aims to emphasise Sweden’s continued and enhanced support to Mali’s development and its long-term peace efforts, and to efforts by the EU, the UN, the African Union and the […]

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Feb
13

Churches Concern About Conflicts

Strong concerns were expressed by the World Council of Churches (WCC) Executive Committee over the increasing number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and the on-going conflict in South Sudan in statements adopted by the committee on 12 February, during its meeting in Bossey, Switzerland. A statement by the WCC Executive Committee notes an alarming trend […]

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Feb
12

Denmark: Immigration outpaces new births

According to newly-released numbers from Statistics Denmark, the national birth rate is at a 27-year low. The 55,873 children born in Denmark last year is the lowest number since 1986. But despite the drop in birth rate, the Danish population grew in 2013 thanks to a lower number of deaths and a record high net […]

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Feb
11

Four Liberian Accountants Certified By Local Body

The professional qualification program of the Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (LICPA) has produced four qualified professional Liberians accountants, Zeze Evan Ballah reports. A  LICPA release issued in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, Monday said this achievement is the very first in Liberia under the institute’s professional credentialing programs. The executive director of LICPA, James Dorbor […]

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Feb
10

Great Opportunity For African Students

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, is inviting African students to take part in the Go Green in the City global business case challenge focusing on innovative energy solutions for the city and open to students from across the globe. A total of 725 African students, representing 24 countries, have already signed up […]

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Feb
10

Helping Africa’s urban poor gain from modernization

Plans to reshape and modernize African cities, in part driven by investment, architecture and construction companies seeking new markets, could deepen existing social inequalities, according to recent research. But these development plans could also benefit the poor if governments are responsive to the needs of their citizens, argue analysts. The implementation of these development plans […]

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Feb
9

Sweden-based Liberians give to hospital back home

    The Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) in December donated some materials to the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town, Liberia for the use of the hospital’s maternal ward. Giving the items to the medical director of the hospital on behalf of the LSA, Francis Mensah, the association’s president, said the association learned from press reports that mothers who […]

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Feb
6

BUILD Africa Forum Opens In Congo

BUILD Africa , the continent’s premier international business and investment infrastructure forum opened today in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. For two days, the first edition of the forum will seek to provide a comprehensive response to the continent’s infrastructure deficit. BUILD Africa was inaugurated by Denis Sassou N’Guesso, President of the Republic of Congo. The […]

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Feb
5

Bloomberg Sets Up African Media Initiative

Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P., philanthropist and former Mayor of New York City, Monday announced the launch of the Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa, a three-year pan-African program to build media capacity, convene international leaders and improve access to information in order to advance transparency, accountability and governance on the continent. The initial focus […]

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