• Africa could experience economic growth next year

    Friday, July 10, 2020

    Africa’s economic growth could rebound in 2021, provided that governments manage the COVID-19 infection rate well, according to updated forecasts from the African Development Bank, released on Tuesday. In a comprehensive socio-economic assessment of the pandemic’s impact, the bank said growth was now projected to rebound to 3% in 2021 from -3.4% in the worst-case […]

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  • Switzerland: Liberian war crimes suspect trial put off

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

    The trial of Alieu Kosiah, a former commander of the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO), has again been postponed by the Swiss Federal Criminal Court. The trial was initially scheduled to take place in April in Bellinzona, Switzerland. However in March, it was postponed by the court due to the measures imposed by the Swiss […]

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  • US-based Bong Miners to send COVID-19 aid to Liberia

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020

    When the roll call begins in Liberia to identify individuals and groups that are giving back to their communities, especially in times of need, the name – Association of Bong Miners (ABM) based in the United States, will be heard. ABM is expected to distribute rice, buckets, masks, and disinfectants products, such as Clorox, for […]

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  • Sweden: Commission to evaluate Covid-19 response

    Sunday, July 5, 2020

    The Swedish Government on Tuesday appointed a committee of inquiry to evaluate the measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The committee chair will be Mats Melin. He was a justice and president of the Supreme Administrative Court between 2011 and 2018. Prior to that he was chief parliamentary ombudsman between 2004 and […]

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  • Agenda for recovery of tourism in Africa

    Saturday, July 4, 2020

    United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) member states from across Africa have shared their priorities for tourism against the backdrop of COVID-19. As with every other global region, African destinations have been hit hard by the restrictions on travel introduced in response to the pandemic. The sudden and unexpected drop in tourist arrivals has placed […]

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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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Apr
10

Water is essential for growth- President Sirleaf

  Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says  water is an essential source for growth and development and called for sustained partnership to ensure access to clean water globally. She told a gathering of over six hundred participants at the 2014 Global Water Awards Ceremony in Paris, France that governments and investors need a dialogue that will […]

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