• Africans keep scoring in Swedish, Danish leagues

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Sweden’s top football league, the Allsvenskan, is gradually picking up steam with African players banging in the goals in the 4th round. Maic Sema of DR Congo ancestry scored the only goal in the second half as Sundsvall collected a 1-0 win over Trelleborg on April 17 while Zimbabwean hitman Tino Kadewere blasted twice as […]

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  • Bong Miners to hold annual convention in US

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    The US-based Association of Bong Miners (ABM) will hold its annual convention in July in Charlotte, North Carolina. The three-day affair which will be staged from July 6th to the 8th is expected to bring together scores of Liberians residing in the US and elsewhere who formerly lived in the Liberian community of Bong Mines. […]

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  • George Weah writes: Don’t forget about Liberia

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    I grew up in the Gibraltar area of Clara Town, a slum in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Sport was my passport out of poverty. A combination of luck and hard work enabled me to make my improbable journey from the dusty football fields of Clara Town to glamorous stadiums in Europe. I played professional […]

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  • New platform opens for West African entrepreneurs

    Sunday, April 22, 2018

    SuguLab, a complementary entrepreneurial service that will be offered to start-ups and Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) operating in West Africa, particularly Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Sénégal, has officially been launched. SuguLab will assist companies that are legally registered, that have a minimum of 2 years of existence and have an innovative business model with […]

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  • Liberian warlord gets 30 years in US prison

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Mohammed Jabbateh, the Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah”, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison, culminating a landmark case in the United States and marking a long-overdue milestone for justice in Liberia. Thirty years is the maximum sentence he could have received and one of the longest prison sentences for immigration fraud in […]

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Apr
1

African players in Sweden’s top football league

Scores of African players will don the colors of 15 of the 16 teams vying for the Swedish championship title this season. The championship, known as Allsvenskan, begins on April 1. Ghanaian defenders Patrick Kpozo, Samuel Mensah and midfielder Frank Arhin together with Ugandan defender Ronald Mukibi and Nigerian Alhaji Gero are title hopefuls with […]

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Mar
28

Liberia: United Nations, why now and not then?

Implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC’s) recommendation now will not put food on the Liberia people’s table but will instead cause instability and prevent food from getting on the table; writes Jerry Gbardy. The call by the UN Deputy Secretary-General for implementation of the TRC recommendations as was reported in the FrontPageAfrica March 23rd […]

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Mar
27

Sweden: On the lookout for Somali businesswomen

Swedish Somalia Business Program (SSBP) is a rather unusual development initiative and is a collaboration between Forum Syd and Business Sweden. The program aims to create a rights-based and sustainable private sector in Somalia by learning from and building on capacity within the Somali diaspora. Within SSBP, business interested can apply for grants to get […]

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Mar
24

Liberia: Making sense of a true change

It does not make any sense for government officials of Liberia to make more salaries and allowances more than their American counterparts. This is because payments of salaries and allowances in all successful countries and companies are determined by productive capacities.  In the Liberian situation, what is the benchmark? There is huge doubt for any […]

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Mar
21

Pan African University makes call for students

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) in Algeria contributes to promoting higher education and applied research in the fields of water, energy and climate change – a key contribution to sustainable development in Africa. The admissions process for its Master programs in water and energy (both engineering […]

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Mar
20

South Africa to host major hotel conference in June

Across Africa, hotel investment is soaring with international brands making the continent their key focus for growth. But what does this mean for the industry? The Hospitality Leadership Forum brings together top international speakers and experts to consider the future. With hotel investment volumes across sub-Saharan Africa forecast to grow year on year between 10 […]

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Mar
19

Norway: Sam Johnson scores again for new club

Liberian attacker Sam Johnson has made a bright start in Norway, scoring twice in Valerenga’s first two matches in the country’s top football league. Johnson, who joined the Norwegian outfit from China’s Wuhan Zall in January, scored a 65th minute winner for Valerenga in a 2-1 victory over Odd on Sunday.  The 24-year-old Liberian international […]

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Mar
18

Africa meets to create single market

“I am once again honoured to address the Permanent Representatives’ Committee, the linchpin of the African Union, on the occasion of preparations for the Extraordinary Session of the AU Assembly convened for the purpose of executing the decision taken by our Heads of State and Government to lend a strong impetus to the implementation of […]

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Mar
16

Foreign Minister Wallström’s speech at Wikigap

Wikipedia is the world’s largest encyclopaedia. It is the website we automatically go to when we need information on virtually any topic. But there’s a problem. Like the rest of the world, Wikipedia is far from gender equal. There are four times more articles about men than there are about women. Four times. Nine out […]

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Mar
14

Electricity is crucial for socio-economic development

Renewable energy is not necessarily sustainable, if it fails to contribute to poverty reduction, quality education and better health, says Josephine Kaviti Musango, who conducts research on sustainable energy in African cities. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) guest researcher Josephine Kaviti Musango, is an associate professor in resource economics and system dynamics at Stellenbosch University in […]

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