• Liberian ambassador woos Greek investment

    Thursday, February 27, 2020

    Liberia’s ambassador to Greece Geraldine Bass-Golokeh presented her letters of Credence to the Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on February 11. According to a dispatch from the Liberian Consulate in Athens, Ambassador Bass-Golokeh conveyed sentiments from Liberian President George Manneh Weah to his Greek counterpart during the ceremony. Senior Greek officials at the presentation included Minister […]

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  • Climate crisis is global human rights challenge

    Thursday, February 27, 2020

    The Commonwealth of 54 countries, 32 of which are small, are facing a climate change emergency that is costing lives and presenting an “undeniable human rights challenge” to the world. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on Wednesday addressed the High Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council’s 43rd Regular Session in Geneva. She said: “The stark […]

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  • Swedish Prime Minister Löfven to visit South Africa

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will visit South Africa on 8–10 March. Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs Anna Hallberg and a Swedish business delegation will also take part in the visit. During the visit, Mr Löfven will meet South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa for bilateral talks. The two leaders will take part in […]

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  • African scorers in opening round of Swedish Cup

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    There was a number of African goalscorers in the opening round of the Swedish Cup over the weekend. Guinean Kerfala Cissoko scored for Dalkurd in a 3-2 loss to Djurgarden while Nigeria’s Dudu Omagbemi grabbed a 77th minute consolation for Oskarshamn in a 4-1 drubbing by Orebro. Goals from Ghanaian Ebenezer Ofori and Eritrean Henok […]

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  • Zambian midfielder joins Swedish champions

    Sunday, February 23, 2020

    Zambian international Emmanuel Banda has joined Swedish football champions Djurgarden on a three-year contract. Banda lastly featured for Belgian club KV Oostende. On its website, the Swedish side noted that it has had the 22-year-old midfielder in its sights for a while and was satisfied with his trial with the club on a trip to […]

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Aug
21

Liberia: Jah Kamara named best coach in Gardnersville

Jah Kamara, the enterprising coach of third division club Kallon FC,  has been named coach of the season of the Gardnersville sub-committee league, a part of the Liberia Football Association, reports Joseph M. Vincent. The 39 year-old coach, who guided the Chocolate City-based club to the big three- stage of the just ended sub-committee’s league […]

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Aug
20

A look at Liberia’s traditional Poro and Sande College

Long, long, time ago, in the beginning which has no beginning, there was the Poro and Sande College (PSC). And so it was on that the PSC became the receptacle of knowledge and wisdom of all creation. From north to south of the Saharan, from West to East of the Sahara, the PSC is a […]

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Aug
18

Basketball Africa League names vice president

The Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa and scheduled to begin play in March 2020, on Friday named National Basketball Association (NBA) Africa Head of Business Operations and Ghana-native John Manyo-Plange as BAL Vice President & Head of Strategy and Operations. Manyo-Plange, who goes by Manyo, […]

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Aug
14

Finalists named for African businesswomen awards

Leading Pan African entrepreneurship and innovation non-profit, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), has announced the top finalists in its annual awards to celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa. Promoting excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst women-owned businesses in all sectors and across all 54 African countries, is the aim of AWIEF […]

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Aug
13

African journalists please take note

APO Group, the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, will award one African journalist transport, accommodation and daily allowance to attend the 2019 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, which will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 23-25 September. […]

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Aug
12

Wleh: Liberia should open embassy in Sweden

The former president of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has called for the opening of a Liberian embassy in Sweden. Kingston Wleh spoke on Saturday during programs marking the 172nd independence anniversary of Liberia held in the Swedish capital, Stockholm. He noted that with an embassy in Sweden, Liberians living in the country will not […]

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Aug
9

Sweden: Liberians stage big independence celebrations

Liberians residing in Sweden will this weekend celebrate the 172nd independence of their country. The festivities will be held in Stockholm, the Swedish capital. Liberia declared independence on July 26, 1847.  According to the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA), the festivities, under the theme Forgiveness and Reconciliation, begin on Saturday at 15:00 at Hägerstensåsens Bollplan with a […]

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Aug
8

Dubai to host African business forum in November

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) has announced its plans to host the fifth edition of the Global Business Forum (GBF) on Africa on November 18th-19th 2019 in Dubai under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Organised under the […]

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Aug
7

Senegal’s energised renaissance

After decades of struggles against a deficient power generation system, Senegal is now at the verge of a paradigmatic shift that could put many of its troubles to rest, writes Sebastian Wagner. With the government’s bet in recent years in new power generation facilities, power outages have greatly diminished, system reliability has improved and with […]

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Aug
5

Weah to Liberian diaspora: come home and invest

Liberian President George Weah is calling on Liberians in the diaspora to return home and invest in their country. He said by coming home and doing business, they will help the economy of the country to grow.   In a recent interview with veteran Kenyan journalist and Talkshow host Jeff Koinange, President Weah said that in […]

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