• Norway: More funds to climate change fight

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    “Food production is becoming increasingly difficult, and more people are going hungry. We must focus more strongly on adaptation to climate change. The Government’s new strategy on climate change, hunger and vulnerability will play a part in this,” says Norway’s Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein. 2020 was one of the three warmest years ever […]

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  • Upswing for resilient Swedish economy in 2021

    Monday, April 12, 2021

    Resilience in the Swedish economy is strong and the recovery will gather strength in the second half of 2021. As activity increases, the labor market will also gain strength. Despite this, the situation remains serious, especially for those whose position in the labor market is weak. This is clear from the county’s finance ministry’s most […]

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  • Amadaiya Rennie: Liberian forward joins Swedish club

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

    Liberian forward Amadaiya Rennie has joined Swedish second division side IFK Eskilstuna in a short term deal. Rennie, who signed a contract that runs until July 15, joins from the Egyptian club Haras El Hoodod, according to the website of the club. In 2009, the player moved to Sweden as a 19-year-old to feature for […]

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  • Actions on African climate change adaptation

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

    In a historic and united show of solidarity for a continent that contributes only 5% to global emissions, more than 30 heads of state and global leaders committed to prioritize actions that help African countries adapt to the impacts of climate change and “build forward better.” Africa now faces the dual onslaught of climate change […]

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  • Liberian company focuses on road management

    Monday, April 5, 2021

    The management of the Liberian Agricultural (LAC) on March 27 presented a brand new front-hand loader to its road maintenance department. Welcoming quests during the presentation program, LAC’s Human Resource and Administration Manager Harry M. Attoh said the management will “continue to improve and bring to the LAC management the quality that they deserve as […]

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News

Mar
4

Oil company responds to malpratice allegations

The attention of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) has been drawn to misleading allegations made by Global Witness and carried by FrontPage Africa newspaper  aimed at discrediting the bid round conducted by the Government of Liberia (GoL) and NOCAL, and misrepresenting the otherwise diligent process undertaken by NOCAL and the GoL to put […]

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Mar
3

Pan African fish project launched

A new pan-African project has been launched in Nairobi, Kenya to strengthen the continent’s great potential for increased trade in fish. Africa, a continent that is endowed with plentiful fish resources in oceans, rivers, lakes, floodplains and fish farms accounts for just 4.9% of global fish trade. More efficient trade could significantly improve income and […]

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Mar
2

ArcelorMittal to cut 270 jobs in Liberia

ArcelorMittal Liberia with regret informed the local union today of its intention to reduce its workforce by about 20%, as a result of unfavourable market conditions. This may have an impact on 270 jobs related to the mine support infrastructure, as well as some indirect contractor jobs associated with the mine. ArcelorMittal senior executives have […]

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Mar
1

Sealink for West/Central Africa

The efforts of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM Bank) (http://neximbank.com.ng) to facilitate the establishment of a regional maritime company, The Sealink Project, has received a fresh boost with the signing of a financial grant with the African Development Bank (AfDB) for US$302, 000 under the aegis of the Nigerian Technical Cooperation Fund (NTCF). The objective […]

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Feb
28

Swiss extend detention of war crimes suspect

Alieu Kosiah, the Liberian war crime suspect held by Switzerland, is expected to remain in preventive detention for another three months.   A source told Nordic Africa News that the decision to extend was made after a hearing recently.   When contacted the spokeswoman of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland Jeannette Balmer said  “We […]

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Feb
25

Report shows Indicators of success in African markets

For brands eager to tap into the growing African markets and the region’s estimated 350 million middle class consumers, relying solely on macro-economic data such as GDP growth, population trends and regulatory governance data to identify opportunities and predict success can lead to costly missteps, according to a new report from Nielsen (http://www.nielsen.com/ssa). The findings, which […]

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Feb
23

Samsung introduces new products in Africa

Samsung Electronics is introducing a range of products to the African market at the sixth annual Africa Forum in Antalya, Turkey, as the company continues to contribute to the continent’s ongoing transformation in the consumer electronics space. Showcasing its commitment to the African market, Samsung will be presenting its latest flagship products to delegates over the […]

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Feb
23

Ecobank manager ends duty in Liberia

The management of Ecobank-Liberia on the evening of Monday, February 16 honored its outgoing Managing Director Kola Adeleke for his contributions to the growth and development of the bank. Mr. Adeleke served in that capacity at the bank from February 2010 to February 2015. In his farewell speech at the Monrovia City Hall, Mr. Adeleke said he […]

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Feb
22

Sweden’s first ambassador for global women’s issues

On 1 January 2015, Annika Molin Hellgren took up her post as Sweden’s first Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues and the Coordinator of Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy. She has previously held positions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MFA) Africa Department, the Delegation of Sweden to the OECD in Paris, the Permanent Mission of Sweden […]

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Feb
21

Decentralization in Liberia: A giant leap into the future

On Wednesday, February 18, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf launched the National Policy on Decentralization and Local Governance. The policy is aimed at decentralizing governance in Liberia, and the launching is in response to the long yawning of the Liberian people to see tangible evidence of decentralization.  For all practical reasons, this is an expressed commitment of […]

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