• Sweden: More money to promote gender equality

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    The Swedish government has previously planned SEK 290 million ($ 29.8m) for the implementation of gender equality policy in 2020, of which the majority will go to measures to prevent and combat men’s violence against women and honour-related violence and oppression.  The government is now proposing an extra SEK 155 million ($15.9m). The investment is […]

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  • Norway funds school meals in Mali

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Funding from Norway will be used to provide nutritious school meals to some 55 000 children in conflict-torn Mali. ‘Malnourished children have problems learning, no matter how good the teaching is. If children are given school meals, their parents are more likely to send them to school. This in turn helps to promote stability in […]

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  • Chapter backs members contesting ALJA elections

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    The Midwest Chapter of the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has agreed to support three of its active members who have all declared their intention to vie for various positions in the forthcoming ALJA general and presidential elections. Elections are expected take place on October 5 in the US. Those vying for […]

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  • Anzisha Prize names top 20 finalists

    Monday, September 16, 2019

      After months of searching the African continent, The Anzisha Prize has unveiled its top twenty finalists for 2019. The winner will be announced at the ninth Anzisha Prize Forum on 22 October in Johannesburg, South Africa.   The Anzisha Prize, an African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation partnership, is dedicated to identifying, supporting and […]

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  • New report addresses issue of African jobs

    Sunday, September 15, 2019

    Innovative thinking about Africa’s conventional employment issues is what marks the African Development Bank’s new policy research document “Creating Decent Jobs: Strategies, Policies, and Instruments,” participants heard at the report launch, held on September 12 in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast. The report elicited strong presentations and a lively debate during the event which took place […]

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News

Jan
21

How welcome are Africans in the UK?

The Oboh family believes there are many opportunities in the UK Nigerian nurse who has built a successful career in the UK, 57-year-old Sophie Oboh, has mixed views about the tighter immigration laws that the government is implementing. Ms Oboh says she understands the reason for the crackdown but she is also concerned that it […]

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Jan
20

Sweden To Enact Law Against Forced Marriages

Sweden’s Justice Minister Beatrice Ask has proposed a new law against forced marriages that could come into effect this summer, news agency TT reports.”This law will make a difference” The new law would make it illegal for parents and other relatives to force a young person to marry. It would also make it punishable to […]

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Jan
20

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe appears in public, ending death rumours

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe newvision HARARE – Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe appeared in public for the first time in several weeks on Monday to mourn the death of his sister, ending speculation that he may be bed-ridden, in declining health or even dead. The health of Mugabe, who is 89 and has ruled since the […]

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Jan
19

UN To Implement 2nd Phase Transition In Liberia

  The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) is working with the Liberian Government to implement the second phase of the security transition, which will mark the departure of the PAKBATT 19 contingent in UNIMIL. The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Coordinator of the UN Operations  in Liberia, Madam  Karin Landgren,  said […]

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Jan
19

Miami Heat: LeBron James

Lebron James of the Miami Heat     CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft (first overall) by the Cleveland Cavaliers…signed a contract extension with the Cavaliers on July 18, 2006…traded by the Cavaliers to the HEAT for a pair of first-round draft picks and a pair of second-round draft […]

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Jan
18

Sweden Ratifies EU-South Korea Trade Agreement

Sweden has decided to ratify the free trade agreement between the European Union and South Korea, a the country’s foreign ministry said on Thursday. The decision means that Sweden has formally acceded to the EU’s first trade agreement with an Asian country. The agreement with South Korea is the first in a series of free […]

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Jan
16

Liberia: Senator Rejects Foreigner As Head of Public Corporation

The Chairman of the Liberian Senate’s Statutory Committee on Lands, Mines, Energy and Environment, Cletus Wotorson has described as “unconstitutional” the appointment of a foreign national to head the management team of the Liberia Electricity Company (LEC). Senator Wotorson also described the act as counter-productive to the Liberalization policy. He explained that the Act creating […]

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Jan
15

Skin cancer on the rise in Sweden

  Over 57,000 malignant cases of cancer were reported to the Cancer Register in 2012, according to the latest data from the National Health And Welfare. And it is skin cancer in particular that is on the rise, Swedish Radio News reports. The biggest cancer groups are however prostate cancer among men and breast cancer […]

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Jan
15

Global Leaders To Participate In Build Africa Forum

The BUILD Africa Forum is pleased to announce the participation of global leaders during the two day forum on infrastructure in Africa, to be held under the High Patronage of Denis Sassou N’Guesso, President of the Republic of the Congo, on February 5-7, 2014, in Brazzaville, Congo. 500 leading policy-makers, investors, developers, and infrastructure operators will […]

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Jan
14

UN documents grave human rights violations in CAR

The human rights situation remains extremely volatile in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Human Rights Office said Tuesday as it released its findings on an earlier wave of human rights violations in December. Although the number of clashes appears to have slightly diminished in recent days, around 40 people are reported to have […]

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