• Soreide: Norway is a trusted partner of Africa

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    Excellencies, It is a pleasure to be invited to address the African Group today. I really appreciate that you are all taking the time, in what I know is a busy period in the UN calendar. Thank you especially to the Permanent Observer of the AU to the UN, Ambassador Mohammed, and Ambassador Baati of […]

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  • Liberian President Weah attends Paris peace forum

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah is in France to attend the Paris Peace Forum which begins formally on Tuesday. President Weah is also expected to hold bilateral discussions with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Monday. The meeting between the two leaders will take place on the back of a dinner at the l’Elysee […]

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  • Major African investment forum begins in South Africa

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    The 2019 Africa Investment Forum opened on Monday in Johannesburg, South Africa living up to its promise to move from commitment to action. A $500 million equity deal presented by the Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund last year, to speed up investments in agriculture, and a $175 million equity transaction from the Africa Guarantee Fund for […]

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  • Commonwealth ministers to remove barriers to justice

    Sunday, November 10, 2019

    Commonwealth law ministers have unanimously resolved to remove barriers to access to justice in their respective countries, and to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions by 2030. The biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting concluded on Thursday with a set of proposed actions to be taken at the national and Commonwealth […]

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  • Dangote Group, Togo sign $2 billion business deal

    Friday, November 8, 2019

    Dangote Industries and the Government of Togo have concluded an agreement to develop and transform Togolese phosphate into phosphate fertilizers for the West African sub-region in a bid to improve consumption of the product in Africa. With over two billion tonnes of phosphate reserves, Togo is one of the leading phosphate producers in Africa. By partnering […]

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News

Nov
1

Date set for trial of Liberian war crimes suspect

The Swiss Federal Criminal Court has revealed that the criminal case against a former commander of the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO) has been listed for trial in Bellinzona, commencing on April 14 and concluding on April 30, 2020. Alieu Kosiah was arrested in Switzerland on November 10, 2014 in relation to crimes committed during the First […]

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Oct
31

EFLA raises money for diaspora conference

The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) is raising funds for the successful hosting of the All Liberian Diaspora Conference slated for next month in the United States. EFLA secretary general Francis Mensah posted on the social media that “the four partners to the conference were each charged the amount of $2,000 as financial obligations to […]

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Oct
30

Nordic statement on women, peace at UN debate

Madame President, Members of the Security Council, Excellencies, I am speaking today on behalf of the Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and my own country, Norway. I would like to thank South Africa for initiating this debate and for bringing women peacebuilders to this room. To understand conflicts, we need to understand how they […]

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Oct
29

Sweden: Omoh scores to give Mjallby premiership spot

The penultimate round of Sweden’s topmost football championship saw only two but important African goals over the weekend. Sierra Leonean forward Mohammed Buya Turay scored in the second half as Djurgarden cemented its position at the top with a 3-0 trashing of Orebro.   The 63rd minute strike was Turay’s 14th this season and made […]

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Oct
28

Protecting African intellectual property

African companies and industries are losing value by failing to protect their intellectual property and failing to patent innovations, warns Prof. Munashe Furusa, Vice-Chancellor of Africa University. Estimates of the damage done to the African economy through lack of Intellectual Property (IP) protection runs into billions of dollars. Changing the culture around IP protection is […]

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Oct
28

Liberia should guarantee rule of law for all

The Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is calling on President George Weah and the Liberian government to guarantee the rule of law for all and to focus on stimulating economy growth. The government should summon a new dawn of rule of law and access to justice in all 15 counties, 73 electoral districts and 134 […]

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Oct
27

Nigerian striker wins female league title in Sweden

Nigerian international Anam Imo lifted the Swedish female football most prestigious trophy when Rosengard won the championship on Saturday after a beating Kristianstad 1-0. The 18-year-old striker, in her first season with the club, scored five times in 17 appearances, to help Rosengard win the league, the first since 2015, four points ahead of Gothenburg of […]

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Oct
26

Ensuring education for unsafe children

The United Nations World Food Program(WFP) and Education Cannot Wait (ECW) on Wednesday embarked on a strategic partnership to ensure children and youth in emergencies do not miss out on the education opportunities that will shape their futures.   WFP Assistant Executive Director Valerie Guarnieri and ECW Director Yasmine Sherif signed a Memorandum of Understanding […]

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Oct
25

African initiative to fight climate change

The African Development Bank has appointed a group of renowned experts to the board of a continental initiative to mobilize financing for resilience to the negative impacts of climate change. The bank established the interim executive board of the Adaptation Benefits Mechanism (ABM) on 4 October 2019. The ABM board is being assisted by an interim secretariat, […]

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Oct
24

Liberian ambassador seeks more UK investment

Liberia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom (UK) Gurly Gibson-Schwarz says she will focus on having the UK expand its investment profile in Liberia. Speaking recently at ceremonies held at the Liberian embassy in London, marking her presentation of credentials to Queen Elizabeth, Ambassador Gibson-Schwarz noted that accelerating investment alongside the UK international development commitment to […]

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