• 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

Jun
11

Nigerian tax authorities adopt tougher line

  A growing focus on promoting sound corporate governance and enforcing regulatory compliance from the Nigerian government, paired with growing foreign investor interest in the country, is driving interest in enterprise business applications in Nigeria. That’s according to Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director for Sage West Africa, who says that Nigeria’s government and tax authorities are […]

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Jun
9

Ngafuan: Elect nationalist, goal-getter in 2017

Liberia’s Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan says in the 2017 elections Liberians should elect a leader who is a goal-getter and nationalist, someone with a solid record of performance. Speaking recently in London, the UK at the induction ceremony of new leaders of the Union of Liberian Organizations in the United Kingdom (ULO – UK), Minister […]

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Jun
8

Partnership to promote African entrepreneurship

Hilde Schwab, Co-Founder and Chairperson of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, and Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Co-Founder and Deputy Chairman of the Motsepe Foundation, announced a three-year, 1 million Swiss franc partnership at a press conference on the opening day of the World Economic Forum on Africa recently. The objectives of the partnership are to advance […]

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Jun
8

Liberian Legends host football tourney in US

After spending their youthful days flying the colors of the Liberian national football team, a number of former football stars now called the Liberian Legends still have their nation at heart and are hosting a tournament this Saturday in Columbia, Maryland to raise funds to support the game in the West African country. Eight teams from four American […]

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Jun
7

Boost investment in Africa’s energy

African governments, investors, and international financial institutions must significantly scale up investment in energy to unlock Africa’s potential as a global low-carbon superpower. That is the main message of a new report from Kofi Annan’s Africa Progress Panel, Power, People, Planet: Seizing Africa’s Energy and Climate Opportunities. The report, issued recently, calls for a ten-fold increase […]

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Jun
6

World leader in sexual liberation and … rape

  Reportage rate could be as low as 10 percent while the annual number could be as high as 5,000.Denmark is often singled out for praise when it comes to achievements of gender equality and sexual liberation. Championed as a liberal paradise, issues of rape and sexual violence rarely reach the forefront of political debate. […]

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Jun
4

Consulate creates problems for Liberians

If you are a Liberian residing in the United States, and in need of Liberian travel documents to fly out of the country at a short notice, the Liberian consulate at 866 United Nations Plaza, New York City, isn’t the place to go. That’s because, operation at the consulate is marred by red-tape bureaucratic procedures […]

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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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