• Sweden hosts top meeting on displaced children

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    On 24 April, a high-level meeting on displaced children was held in the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag. It was organised by the Ombudsman for Children in Sweden, the Children’s Welfare Foundation Sweden and the Riksdag. Sweden’s Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér was one of the keynote speakers at the meeting, […]

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  • Stakeholders discuss Africa’s tourism potential

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    The capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, recently hosted the 59th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa. Held between 18-21 April, the Commission included a High-level Meeting on Chinese Outbound Tourism to Africa, where regional representatives debated the potential that the sector brings to the continent. Attended by 21 tourism ministers from the African continent, […]

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  • Vice President Boakai frowns on media smear campaign

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Liberia’s Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, Sr. is urging the Liberian media to be robust and objective in exposing societal ills in the country by reporting nothing but the truth. Vice President Boakai said truth telling based on research and the verification of facts on the part of journalists in their coverage of happenings in […]

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  • Our role in Security Council is to prevent conflicts

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    We live in troubled times. The terrorist attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm just a few days ago will leave us with a permanent scar. The fight against extremism and terrorism must remain at the top of the international community’s agenda. The challenges of our times require international cooperation, and Sweden has an important role to […]

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  • Liberia: EMOL launches aspirants’ debate forum

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) said it is launching it Aspirant’s Forum (AF) to serve as a platform for candidates to debate.  The forum will allow candidates, particularly those vying for the presidency to point out what wrong with Liberia and why. How individual candidate intends to fix the why and how the […]

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News

Apr
17

Economic growth remains strong in East Africa

  East Africa’s economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region according to ICAEW’s (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report.   In Economic Insight: Africa Q1 2017 launched Thursday, the accountancy and finance body points out that authorities from various East African […]

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Apr
15

Meet the winners of the New African Woman Awards

The fearless Gambian human rights activist won New African Woman magazine’s Woman of the Year Award at the their award ceremony that took place in Dakar on Thursday night. Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajan was instrumental in galvanising the opposition that eventually beat long-term now exiled leader Yahya Jammeh. Held at a glitzy Gala Dinner at the Terrou-Bi hotel […]

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Apr
12

UK: Liberian union elects officers at annual meeting

  The Union of Liberian Organisations in the United Kingdom (ULO-UK) hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 25 in Northampton at which it held election for officers of the AGM and the management committee for the next two years.   In keeping with the union’s constitution, the meeting was convened to allow the leadership to report on the […]

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Apr
11

Eritreans in public meetings to promote development

Eritrean nationals residing in Sweden, Australia and the US held public diplomacy activities aimed at promoting Eritrea’s national development endeavors. The members of the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ) branch in Sweden held a meeting on 25 and 26 March in the city of Gothenburg under the theme “Strengthening PFDJ: For Foreseeable Vision”. Yonas Manna, […]

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Apr
10

Global network discusses child protection in tourism

The 32nd meeting of the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection focused on the role of governments in advancing the fight against the exploitation of children in tourism was held on 9 March in Berlin, Germany. “Child protection is the responsibility of all – communities, private sector, academia, but governments have a leading role […]

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Apr
8

Uppsala University to offer full-time African studies

  For the first time since the 1990s, Sweden’s Uppsala University will offer students a full-time course in African studies.    There is a growing interest about Africa in Sweden, while at the same time knowledge about Africa generally is low, according to Sten Hagberg, professor in cultural anthropology, who will be responsible for the […]

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Apr
5

Sarfo, Jebali open Swedish season with two goals each

  Ghanaian striker Kingsley Sarfo had a memorable start to the Swedish football premiership on Monday when he scored twice in just under two minutes to record his first ever goals in the top flight and land Sirius a 2-0 win on its return to the Allsvenskan, as the league is known.  The 22-year-old hit Djurgaden hard in […]

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Apr
5

Opinion: Citizenship status in Liberia

In my opinion, we need to take a look at the laws granting a person citizenship status in Liberia.  It is obvious the current ones we have on the books for non-natural born and dual citizenships are working against the majority of ordinary Liberians in favor of people in positions of power and the business […]

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Apr
2

Sweden: Africans discuss global goals

  In late March, the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) held a two-day symposium in Uppsala, Sweden focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and African development.   The symposium, which brought together African diplomats and researchers, was dedicated to understanding African development within the framework of the SDGs.   The event’s first session revolved around the purpose and expectations of […]

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Apr
1

Liberia seeks re-election to int’l maritime council

  Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Ambassador Isaac W. Jackson Jr. has announced the country’s intention of seeking re-election as a Category C Member of the International Maritime Council.   Ambassador Jackson made the announcement during a recent meeting with IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim in London, the UK.   Amb. Jackson said […]

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