• Liberia: Former vice president speaks on planned protest

    Saturday, December 7, 2019

    Fellow Liberians and Friends of LiberiaAt Home and Abroad: I have observed that recent events in our country seem to be taking on their own momentum. Liberia appears to have become a rudderless ship adrift on a turbulent sea hurtling towards disaster. Civil servants, teachers and other professional groups are demanding salary arrears or they […]

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  • Africa focuses on making its oceans healthier

    Friday, December 6, 2019

    Around the world, ocean-impact accelerators are emerging as societies start to realise the importance of focusing efforts and investments towards healthier oceans. The vibrant city of Cape Town is well positioned to lead this exciting revolution on the African continent for a number of reasons: it is strategically situated, virtually at the crossroads of three […]

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  • Liberian disapora conference this weekend in US

    Thursday, December 5, 2019

    A major Liberian diaspora conference is slated for this weekend in the United States. The All Liberian Diaspora Conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Silverspring, Maryland. It will bring together several Liberian diaspora organizations to discuss issues like immigration protection, Liberia’s economic future, women and children, dual citizenship, war crimes in Liberia and the welfare […]

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  • Sweden appoints new UN ambassador

    Thursday, December 5, 2019

    Sweden today appointed Ambassador Anna Karin Eneström as new Head of the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations (UN) in New York. Ms Eneström is currently Deputy Head of the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations. She has previously held the position of Director-General for Political Affairs at the Swedish Ministry […]

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  • Online sale of luxury brands to Africa

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Lux Afrique Boutique (LAB)  is the first luxury online shopping platform that offers its VIP clients an opportunity to purchase and take delivery of luxury goods anywhere in Africa. Strong ambitions Historically, luxury brands have traditionally been associated with developed nations, as a result of this, it became common practice for both Ultra High Net […]

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Apr
20

Norway condemns South Sudan violence

    “Norway condemns the killing and injuring of civilians in South Sudan in recent days. These attacks are clear violations of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, which both parties to the conflict have signed. Leaders on both sides of South Sudan’s conflict are responsible for bringing an end to the violence and unrest immediately,” […]

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Apr
20

One of Liberia’s finest sons returns home

When Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf first took power after a 2005 post-war elections, she called on Liberian professionals living abroad to return home and help with the building of the war torn nation. Many Diaspora Liberians responded to Sirleaf’s call immediately with some even sending in credentials but never got feedback. Despite the disappointment, scores of professional Liberians continue […]

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Apr
18

Sweden has EU’s lowest long-term unemployment rate

  Sweden has the lowest rate of long-term unemployment in the EU, according to website Europaportalen. Out of the total number of unemployed people in Sweden, just 17.7 percent have been out of work for longer than 12 months. The European average is 47.5 percent. Six out of Sweden’s eight regions, as defined by the EU, […]

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Apr
15

Global satellitte company seeks W. African partners

  Garmin Southern Africa, a global leader in GPS satellitte techonology, says it is hosting a trade delegation in Accra, Ghana from the 12th to 16th May 2014. The purpose of the trade delegation is to engage with prospective businesses partners in West Africa who have strong distribution and/or reselling capabilities and a proven track record of […]

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Apr
15

Nobody Can Islamise Nigeria

  The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said there are no plans to turn Nigeria into an Islamic nation. Abubakar, who is also the President-General, Jamatu Nasril Islam (JNI), made this known at the golden jubilee lecture of the JNI in Kaduna late Sunday. “Nobody can Islamise Nigeria, if Allah wanted he […]

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Apr
14

African innovators vie for prestigious prize

  The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the 10 finalists of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2014. The ten African innovators have created practical solutions to some of the continent’s most intractable problems, from a domestic waste biogas system to a wafer matrix for paediatric antiretroviral (ARV) drug treatment. Chosen from almost 700 applications from […]

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Apr
14

Nigeria becomes Africa’s biggest economy

Nigeria has “rebased” its gross domestic product (GDP) data, which has pushed it above South Africa as the continent’s biggest economy. Nigerian GDP now includes previously uncounted industries like telecoms, information technology, music, online sales, airlines, and film production. GDP for 2013 totalled 80.3 trillion naira (£307.6bn: $509.9bn), the Nigerian statistics office said. That compares […]

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Apr
13

Lawyers display seized weapons in court

Liberian government lawyers last week presented a consignment of weapons in open court as evidence in their case against 18 Liberians on trial for cross-border attacks into neighboring Ivory Coast in 2011 and 2012. Of the 18 weapons presented in court, the lawyers said five belonged to the seven dead UN peacekeepers, killed as a result of those attacks […]

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Apr
12

Africans keep on scoring goals in Sweden

The second round of the Swedish premiership (the Allsvenskan) last weekend saw African players continue their scoring form. Midfielder Rene Makondele Muzola hit the consolation in the 83rd minute as his side, BK Hacken went down 2-1 to Elfborg in a pulsating affair. This was the Congolese first strike in the new season. Atvidaberg’s Ghananian striker Mohammed Abubakari […]

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Apr
11

The magic of Sweden’s personal ID number

  When I first moved to Sweden, I wondered how I’d ever survive the cold. But I knew little of the real struggle ahead – life in Sweden without a personnummer. Deepti Vashisht explains how a ten-digit number unlocks endless possibilities. Imagine my surprise when I got to Sweden, eager to take those ever-important first […]

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