• 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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May
15

Konneh speaks at Mandingo Agenda Conference

  Speech delivered by Richmond Mohamed Konneh at the 2017 All Liberian Mandingo Agenda Conference in Philadelphia, USA April 28, 2017   What are the problems affecting the Mandingos of Liberia? Are our grievances different from the concerns of the vast majority of Liberians? What exactly is a Mandingo agenda? What are the path to […]

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May
14

Africa, China trade increases in 1st quarter of 2017

China’s trade with African countries in the first quarter of 2017 climbed by nearly a fifth from a year earlier, while its direct investment in the continent soared 64 percent, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday. Trade cooperation between China and Africa is “off to a flying start” in 2017, thanks to policy benefits […]

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May
13

Governments urged to promote intra-African trade

The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), held its 17th Annual General Meeting on Thursday with the sustained commodity price decline and current geopolitical uncertainties at centre stage. Meeting participants urged African governments to intently focus on growing intra-African trade and diversifying their economies away from commodity reliance in order to reduce vulnerability to external shocks.   With […]

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May
11

A ‘mystery disease’ is killing people in Liberia

On April 23, an 11-year-old boy was admitted to a local hospital in a remote county of Liberia. He was vomiting, had diarrhea and was delirious.  The day before, he attended a funeral. One hour after being admitted to he hospital he died. Other people who had attended this funeral soon became ill. Within a […]

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May
8

Sida launches framework for understanding poverty

    The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) recently launched a new conceptual framework for understanding poverty in multiple dimensions.   The framework is part of an initiative by Sida to further strengthen its poverty focus and its contribution to Agenda 2030. “The 2030 Agenda calls on us to end poverty in all its […]

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May
6

Africans in scoring form in Sweden

  The 6th round of Sweden’s top football competition last week saw African players still in scoring form.   Ghana’s Nasiru Mohammed and Sierra Leonean striker Alhassan Kamara scored one goal each as BK Hacken whipped city rivals IFK Goteburg 4-0 to climb up the Allsvenskan table.   Zimbabwean Philana Tino Kadawere brought mid-table Djurgarden […]

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May
3

UN wraps up peacekeeping operation in Ivory Coast

After 13 years, the United Nations is wrapping up the peacekeeping phase of its engagement with Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire), after helping the country restore peace and stability following the post-2010 election crisis. When the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) closes its doors on June 30 this year, it will mark the most recent […]

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Apr
30

Top gospel singers line up for Gothenburg event

Top gospel artists are billed to participate in a special music and dance worship hosted by Sweden-based gospel singer Modupeola.   The program is scheduled for May 27 and will be held at Bergjondalen 57 in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second biggest city.   “This will be a worship service where people can come together to worship God in unity, praising the […]

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Apr
28

Sweden hosts top meeting on displaced children

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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Apr
26

Stakeholders discuss Africa’s tourism potential

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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