• Sweden adopts measures against racism, hate crimes

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021

    The Swedish Government has adopted several measures against racism, similar forms of hostility and hate crime. Several of the measures are being carried out within the context of the national plan against racism, similar forms of hostility and hate crime, which the government adopted in 2016. The plan takes an integrated approach and comprises strategies […]

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  • Kudos to our graduates but where are the jobs?

    Monday, March 1, 2021

    By Seltue Karweaaye According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Liberia has a population of 4.5 million people, and 64 percent of the population lives in poverty. More than 60 percent of the population is under 25. One depressing reality in virtually every Liberian family is the sight of adults in their late 20s, […]

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  • Family Worship Center outlines plans

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

    Calvary Greetings to everyone and Happy New Year in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  I welcome you to our year of HONOR. Our scripture for the year: “Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.’ But now the Lord declares: ‘Far […]

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  • Sweden’s Foreign Policy Statement for 2021

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Mr Speaker, I want to begin this year’s Statement of Foreign Policy by saying something that is obvious to us all. Politics matters. This year marks 100 years since women were first able to exercise their right to vote in a parliamentary election. This was the milestone that made Sweden a democracy. Democracy is something […]

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  • FIFA, AU launch African schools football competition

    Monday, February 22, 2021

    FIFA and the African Union have agreed to launch a schools football competition following a meeting in Kinshasa between FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Félix Tshisekedi, who is also the current Chairperson of the African Union (AU). The two presidents, who had initiated discussions last week […]

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News

Jul
1

Swedish economy doing good, says finance minister

The Swedish economy is on the way up and, according to the forecast, growth will gradually strengthen in the coming years. However, the situation is uncertain, not least because of developments in Greece, says Sweden’s Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson, presenting the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic forecast at a weeklong political retreat on Tuesday.                         “Looking around […]

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Jun
30

Nigerian telecom company invests $300m in region

MainOne, a leading telecommunications and data services company in West Africa, today celebrated five years of leadership in transforming the region’s Internet landscape. Speaking at a press conference organized to intimate the media on the company’s five year milestone, the Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Funke Opeke, discussed the evolution of the company, initially started as […]

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Jun
30

Dutch business delegation to visit Ebola-hit countries

A Dutch business delegation is expected to visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea from July 6-9 with possible trade and investment opportunities. The Dutch business delegation will be led by Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. Ms. Ploumen will travel to Monrovia on July 6, and hold discussions with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, […]

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Jun
29

World Bank loan for Liberia’s electricity

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on June 24 approved a new US$60 million International Development Association (IDA) credit for the Government of Liberia to help continue to expand affordable electricity services to businesses and households in order to spur economic growth, create jobs, and reduce poverty. The additional financing will support the ongoing Liberia […]

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Jun
28

Ecobank names new group CEO

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of the Ecobank Group, the leading pan-African bank with operations in 36 countries across the continent, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ade Ayeyemi as its new Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO). His appointment is effective from 1 September 2015. Mr Ayeyemi, 52, will replace Albert Essien, who retires […]

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Jun
27

High foreign direct investment in Africa

Although the number of foreign direct investments (FDI) fell by 8.4% in 2014, capital investment into Africa surged to US$128b, a year-on-year increase of 136%, according to the recently released EY 2015 Africa Attractiveness Survey and the average investment increased to US$174.5m per project, up from US$67.8m in 2013. Charles Brewer, Managing Director of DHL […]

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Jun
26

New Arrivals Ministries celebrate 3rd anniversary in Sweden

New Arrivals Holiness Ministries, a church located in Gothenburg, Sweden will observe its third anniversary this weekend. According to information provided by the church, the event which is themed Power, Fire and Light Convention will be held from Friday to Sunday.  Pastor Kehinde Bamiji Isaac, General Overseer of the Covenant Keeping God Evangelical Ministries, will serve as guest […]

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Jun
25

No serious side-effects in Liberia ebola vaccine trials

The 1,500 participants of the recent clinical trials of two vaccines to prevent the Ebola virus have since their inoculation reported no serious side effects, an official has disclosed. Dr. Mark Kieh, who is Site Physician of the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia (PREVAIL) at the Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, noted that the […]

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Jun
25

Chinese goods popular in South Africa

“Chinese commodities are of high quality, and we like them very much. My boss asked us to buy the entire exhibition booth of Great Star Industrial and put it in the exhibition hall of our company, so as to recommend the Chinese brand to South African customers.” Jesson from ACDC of South Africa told our […]

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Jun
24

Liberian bush meat trade on again despite ban

‘Liberia doesn’t have Ebola any more so we should be allowed to eat bush meat again.’ ‘We’ve been eating it without any problem for generations.’ These are common refrains in Liberian markets, where the trade in bush meat, a known source of the Ebola virus, has picked up once again. As Liberia approaches its two-month […]

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