• Sierra Leonean in court for Liberian war crimes

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    The trial of Sierra Leonean Gibril Massaquoi will begin on February 1 before the Pirkanmaa District Court in Finland and is expected to last for several months. This follows Monday’s indictment of Massaquoi by the Office of the Prosecutor on charges of aggravated war crimes, aggravated crimes against humanity and murders – which he allegedly […]

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  • Liberia: Crucial meeting on regional electricity

    Monday, January 25, 2021

    A senior level team headed by the general manager of TRANSCO CLSG will spearhead a crucial meeting in Monrovia, Liberia this week with contractors implementing the electricity project in Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG). The bi-annual meeting is within the framework of the implementation of the project as TRANSCO CLSG prepares to […]

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  • Putting Africa at the front of the Biden Administration

    Friday, January 22, 2021

    On Wednesday, U.S. President Joe Biden was sworn into office, ushering in a new administration, new foreign policy and a new approach to U.S. trade and investment in Africa. For its part, the Trump administration had not been short on growing U.S. private sector involvement in Africa, specifically under its trademark initiative, Prosper Africa. Designed […]

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  • Support for businesses affected by Covid closure

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    Businesses that are unable to operate as a result of a closure decision under Sweden’s new Pandemic Act will be able to receive financial support to cover their fixed costs during the closure. Up to 100 per cent of the costs will be reimbursed. The proposal is based on an agreement between the government, the […]

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  • Global March launches poll for women’s rights

    Monday, January 18, 2021

    Women’s March Global on Friday announced details of its fifth anniversary event as it takes it’s global mobilisation online due to continued concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic. On 21 January, the day women globally would normally march, Women’s March Global will open the ‘Global Count’, one of the largest global mapping polls ever conducted to […]

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Jun
3

African infrastructure network launched

Top global and African Chief Executive Officers Tuesday launched a Continental Business Network (CBN) to fast-track high-level private sector investment into Africa’s regional infrastructure. The launch of the CBN on the side-lines of the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, is the mandated follow-up and implementation of recommendations emanating from the Dakar […]

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Jun
2

Liberian government submits $604m budget

Liberia’s Finance and Development Planning Ministry on Tuesday presented the 2015/2016 Draft National Budget in the tune of US$604 million to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, J. Alex Tyler. Presenting the budget, Deputy Finance Minister for Fiscal Affairs Dr. James Kollie, expressed the hope that the legislators will peruse it, make their input and subsequently pass […]

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Jun
1

South Sudan food crisis deepens

Through 17 months of conflict, tens of thousands of people have been killed in South Sudan and two million more displaced. Schools, health centres and markets have been looted and destroyed. It took a $1.8 billion humanitarian response last year for the country to avoid a famine. And it’s about to get even worse. At […]

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May
31

Lansana in fine form as Harnosand wins

Liberian midfielder Abraham Lansana is in fine form this season. He produced a scintillating  performance on Saturday to earn the match’s best player title as his club, Harnosand FF, earned  a crucial 1-0 win over leaders Team TGFF to move to the 6th spot in the Swedish second division football championship. ” I am very […]

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May
31

Norway: Two-thirds against child marrying a Muslim

Two thirds of Norwegians would react negatively if one of their children married a Muslim, according to the latest annual survey by Norway’s Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDI) The organisation’s annual barometer, released on Wednesday, reported that 58 percent of Norwegians surveyed said they would be unhappy about gaining a Muslim son-in-law or daughter-in-law. […]

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May
31

Health, education delivery essential to end poverty

A new funding plan to deliver basic health and education for everyone is essential to end extreme poverty, according to The ONE Campaign’s DATA Report 2015: “Putting the Poorest First,” which was launched Friday in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast in the margins of the African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings. If the new Global Goals that will […]

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May
29

Liberia, other African nations praised

The 101st African Caribbean and Pacific States Council of Ministers Conference opened Tuesday at the ACP-House in Brussesls, Belgium with commendations for Liberia for ending the scourge of Ebola and calls for support to Guinea and Sierra Leone as they fight to end the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in their respective countries. The President […]

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May
27

Nigeria celebrates ECOWAS’ 40th anniversary

Nigeria celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Monday by paying homage to the founding fathers and reflecting on the achievements and challenges of the regional body over the past four decades.   The event, whose theme was “Nigeria, ECOWAS Celebrating The Economics of Unity,” and held in the Nigerian capital, Abuja […]

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May
27

Finnish official: Sterilize African men

A deputy councillor in Finland’s capity city of Helsinki, wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday that asylum seekers arriving in the country from Africa should not be allowed to have more than three children. Olli Sademies said male asylum seekers from the continent should therefore be forced to submit to sterilisations, according to Sademies. “African people continue […]

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May
26

More than a million face starvation in Mauritania

As the food security situation in Mauritania continues to deteriorate, aid workers say the next few months could be among the most difficult in years, particularly for those living in the southern and eastern parts of the country.  More than 1.3 million people nationwide are currently food insecure, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase […]

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