• Sierra Leonean in court for Liberian war crimes

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    The trial of Sierra Leonean Gibril Massaquoi will begin on February 1 before the Pirkanmaa District Court in Finland and is expected to last for several months. This follows Monday’s indictment of Massaquoi by the Office of the Prosecutor on charges of aggravated war crimes, aggravated crimes against humanity and murders – which he allegedly […]

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  • Liberia: Crucial meeting on regional electricity

    Monday, January 25, 2021

    A senior level team headed by the general manager of TRANSCO CLSG will spearhead a crucial meeting in Monrovia, Liberia this week with contractors implementing the electricity project in Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG). The bi-annual meeting is within the framework of the implementation of the project as TRANSCO CLSG prepares to […]

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  • Putting Africa at the front of the Biden Administration

    Friday, January 22, 2021

    On Wednesday, U.S. President Joe Biden was sworn into office, ushering in a new administration, new foreign policy and a new approach to U.S. trade and investment in Africa. For its part, the Trump administration had not been short on growing U.S. private sector involvement in Africa, specifically under its trademark initiative, Prosper Africa. Designed […]

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  • Support for businesses affected by Covid closure

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    Businesses that are unable to operate as a result of a closure decision under Sweden’s new Pandemic Act will be able to receive financial support to cover their fixed costs during the closure. Up to 100 per cent of the costs will be reimbursed. The proposal is based on an agreement between the government, the […]

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  • Global March launches poll for women’s rights

    Monday, January 18, 2021

    Women’s March Global on Friday announced details of its fifth anniversary event as it takes it’s global mobilisation online due to continued concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic. On 21 January, the day women globally would normally march, Women’s March Global will open the ‘Global Count’, one of the largest global mapping polls ever conducted to […]

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News

Feb
10

Helping Africa’s urban poor gain from modernization

Plans to reshape and modernize African cities, in part driven by investment, architecture and construction companies seeking new markets, could deepen existing social inequalities, according to recent research. But these development plans could also benefit the poor if governments are responsive to the needs of their citizens, argue analysts. The implementation of these development plans […]

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Feb
9

Sweden-based Liberians give to hospital back home

    The Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) in December donated some materials to the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town, Liberia for the use of the hospital’s maternal ward. Giving the items to the medical director of the hospital on behalf of the LSA, Francis Mensah, the association’s president, said the association learned from press reports that mothers who […]

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Feb
6

BUILD Africa Forum Opens In Congo

BUILD Africa , the continent’s premier international business and investment infrastructure forum opened today in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. For two days, the first edition of the forum will seek to provide a comprehensive response to the continent’s infrastructure deficit. BUILD Africa was inaugurated by Denis Sassou N’Guesso, President of the Republic of Congo. The […]

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Feb
5

Bloomberg Sets Up African Media Initiative

Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P., philanthropist and former Mayor of New York City, Monday announced the launch of the Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa, a three-year pan-African program to build media capacity, convene international leaders and improve access to information in order to advance transparency, accountability and governance on the continent. The initial focus […]

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Feb
5

EU says Danish voting rules too strict

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding criticised Denmark and a handful of other European countries that take away a person’s right to vote in their country of origin if they move to another country inside the EU. Danes living outside of Denmark lose their voting rights after two years. “The right to vote is a basic […]

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Feb
4

Tough Choices Face President Sirleaf In 2014

  According to a recent World Bank report, Liberia is nation of over 3 million people without electricity with 0.58% of those living in the country having access to it, far below the regional average of 28.5% and possibly the lowest rate of access to public electricity in the world. In Monrovia, the country’s capital, electricity […]

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Feb
3

Kenya To Host African Institute for Remittances

The African Union (AU) Executive Council has selected the Republic of Kenya to host the African Institute for Remittances (AIR). The Council asked the African Union Commission to conclude the Host Agreement with the Republic of Kenya so as to ensure the formal take-off of the Institute this year. It also asked the World Bank […]

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Feb
2

Finland, Tanzania agree on form of future cooperation

Finland and Tanzania agreed on the form of their future cooperation on 30 January, in connection with the visit of Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen and Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto. According to Minister Haavisto, Tanzania has progressed a considerable way. “Due to its extensive natural resources, excellent geographic position and favourable climate, the country […]

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Feb
1

Sustainable peace requires democratic setting

Dr. Aisha L. Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs on 28 January 2014 briefed the press at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the different achievements by her department. She started by acknowledging the importance of the media as useful partners of the AU Commission in raising awareness on the activities of the Union. […]

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Feb
1

Malmö Somalis suffer integration ‘black hole’

Somali immigrants in Malmö are “stuck in a trap” due to a dire local job market, creating overcrowding and low self-confidence, a new report said on Friday. Researchers urged city hall, and pensioners, to address the problem. The Open Society Foundation published the report as part of a broader look at the Somali diaspora in […]

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