• US-based Bong Miners visit Liberia

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Messages of commendation have been pouring in to members of a delegation of the Association of Bong Miners (ABM-USA), who recently returned to the United States following a nine-day (May 1-10) visit to Liberia, which included a three-day tour of Bong Mines and its surrounding.   The delegation, headed by Benedict Philips and M. Amadu Sirleaf, was […]

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  • Sarfo joins Swedish champions in record deal

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

      Ghanaian midfielder Kingsley Sarfo has joined Swedish football champions Malmo FF in a deal said to be the biggest between two Swedish clubs.   Sarfo made his name in Sirius’ first match of the season – a 2-0 crushing of Djurgarden in which he scored twice in two minutes – and since then has been one of […]

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  • Liberia needs new generation of visionary leaders

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    The legendary United States leader, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was correct when he wrote: “It is time for a new generation of leadership to cope with new problems and new opportunities.” Edmund Zar-Zar Bargblor writes. His words still ring true today in contemporary times. Liberia’s new generation of leaders need to address the issues and problems […]

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  • Sweden, Botswana leaders hold talks in Stockholm

    Monday, June 19, 2017

      Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Botswana President Ian Khama held bilateral talks on Monday in the Swedish capital, Stockholm. The talks were characterised by the good relations that have existed between the two countries since Botswana gained its independence fifty years ago.                                  Botswana and Sweden share many values with respect to democracy and human […]

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  • Swedish Parliament passes climate framework policy

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    Sweden’s parliament, the Riksdag, has passed a climate policy framework for the country. The Climate Act and new climate goals will give Sweden an ambitious, long-term and stable climate policy. The Climate Act will enter into force on 1 January 2018. On 14 March, the Swedish Government presented a bill on a climate policy framework. […]

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Jun
4

Climate action and economic growth are linked

A few days ago, US President Donald Trump followed through on his threat to leave the Paris Agreement. A total of 147 countries have ratified the Agreement, which states that a global temperature rise will remain well below two degrees Celsius, and efforts will be made to limit it even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. […]

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May
31

Most countries not prepared for a pandemic

Despite progress made since the Zika and Ebola crises, a report released today by the International Working Group on Financing Preparedness (IWG), established by the World Bank, shows that most countries are not adequately prepared for a pandemic, and the world is still doing too little to finance recommended actions to strengthen pandemic preparedness.   […]

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May
29

Sub-Saharan Africa makes strides in Education

The outlook for schooling in sub-Saharan Africa is more positive than it’s ever been, with the region having experienced a dramatic increase in access to all levels of education. According to Caerus Capital’s report, Business of education in Africa, sub-Saharan Africa has the best record of improvement of any region since the Millennium Development Goals […]

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May
28

Jämtin named head of Swedish development agency

The Swedish government has appointed Carin Jämtin as director general of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency(Sida). Jämtin has an extensive experience in development cooperation and served as Minister for International Development Cooperation from 2003 to 2006. Born in 1964, Jämtin has a long and solid experience in Swedish development cooperation, not least in the […]

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May
26

DR Congo ebola outbreak could spread

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo could spread to the neighbouring Central African Republic, where militia violence has forced thousands of people to flee across the border, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Two cases of the virus have been confirmed by the WHO in Congo’s remote northeastern Bas-Uele province […]

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May
25

Sweden: Saidi, Kasim push Norrby forward

  Nigerian striker Salisu Abdullahi Gero scored a 40-minute opener as Ostersund improved its position in Sweden’s premiership football championship (Allsvenskan) with a 2-1 victory over lowly-placed Kalmar in the 10th round.   Ostersund’s 4th win takes it to the 7th position with 15 points, six behind league leaders and defending champs Malmo.   Another African on the score sheet […]

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May
25

Transnational organized crime in Africa

The distinction between legitimate business and illicit activity is fluid in Africa due to the significant size of informal and unregulated trade on the continent. The rapid pace of globalization has allowed organized criminal groups to link up with international networks, expanding markets, access to new technologies, and improved methods of communication. According to the […]

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May
22

Liberian men meet to discuss gender equality

About 500 Liberian men, including lawmakers, policymakers, professionals, traditional and religious leaders, among others, are expected to attend an All Men Conference slated for Wednesday in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia. Under the theme: “Liberian Men; Stepping It Up for Gender Equality”, the conference is organised by the country’s Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in collaboration with the […]

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May
21

‘Fearless’ Ugandan lawyer awarded German Africa Prize

  Ugandan human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo has won the 2017 German Africa Prize.   In a statement, the German Africa Foundation which has awarded the prize since 1993, said Opiyo had been honored for his role in protecting peace, democracy, and human rights in the east African country. Opiyo, founder of the human rights […]

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May
17

Language of peace hard to find in Cameroon

A middle-aged man stands in front of a freshly covered grave, a flag tied around his neck. The flag has blue and white stripes and a white dove in its top left quadrant, but these are not the colours of any country recognised by the United Nations; Mbom Situs writes. That is something this man […]

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