• New coach for Liberia national football team

    Saturday, August 24, 2019

    The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has officially confirmed the appointment of Peter James Butler as the new head coach of the Liberia national team after agreeing a one-year deal, reports Joseph M. Vincent. The Englishman replaces Thomas Kojo, who was sacked after he failed to qualify the Lone Star for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations […]

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  • Promoting Chinese investment in African energy

    Saturday, August 24, 2019

    To support growing energy cooperation and investment between China and Africa, the African Energy Chamber is organizing a working visit to Beijing next week. Led by Executive Chairman Nj Ayuk, the delegation from the Chamber will be meeting with CEOs and Chairmen from China’s state-owned energy companies and the private sector, along with key industry […]

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  • President Weah promises to uphold gender equality

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Liberian President George Manneh Weah has once again reiterated his commitment to the promotion and protection of women and girls against sexual gender-based violence and gender inequality. President Weah made the pledge at his office when he received a petition from women who reportedly represented ten civil society organizations. The women through their designated speaker, […]

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  • Dubai Chamber holds mentorship program

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Eight prominent business leaders have been selected to mentor high-potential startups from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Africa participating in Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Global Business Forum (GBF) Mentorship Program. Four UAE-based mentors and four Africa-based mentors have joined the first-of-its-kind program which aims to foster cross-border cooperation between the two startup […]

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  • Liberia: Jah Kamara named best coach in Gardnersville

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Jah Kamara, the enterprising coach of third division club Kallon FC,  has been named coach of the season of the Gardnersville sub-committee league, a part of the Liberia Football Association, reports Joseph M. Vincent. The 39 year-old coach, who guided the Chocolate City-based club to the big three- stage of the just ended sub-committee’s league […]

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Jul
9

Senegal to host Basketball Without Borders

The National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Senegalese Basketball Federation today announced that Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa 2019 will take place Sunday, July 28 – Wednesday, July 31 in Senegal.   The 17th edition of BWB Africa will be held at The NBA Academy Africa in Saly and at the Dakar Arena in Dakar. […]

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Jul
8

President Weah says sexual predators will be punished

Liberian President George Manneh Weah says his commitment to fighting abuse, discrimination and exploitation against women and girls remains strong and resolved, and that justice against sexual predators will not be compromised.  The president said rape, domestic abuse and sexual harassment have no place in any civilized society, vowing to visit the full force of […]

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Jul
8

Swedish government examines migration policy

The Swedish Government has decided to appoint a cross-party commission of inquiry to examine Sweden’s future migration policy. The inquiry is to consider the design of the policy with the aim of establishing a system that is sustainable in the long-term. In a changing world, migration policy should reduce the need for temporary solutions and […]

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Jul
4

US: Bong Miners hold convention this weekend

The US-based Association of Bong Miners (ABM) will hold its annual national convention this weekend. The three-day event will be held in Laurel, Maryland and is expected to draw members from the US, Liberia and European countries. Speaking to Nordic Africa News on Tuesday the association’s president Benedict Philips said the event begins on Friday, […]

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Jul
3

A graduation party to remember

Last Saturday saw the fantastic celebration of the graduation of Emmanuel Nyanfor in Linköping, Sweden. His parents Clarence Smith and Lovety Bright hosted a huge party for him in appreciation for his success in graduating from high school. The celebration was graced with the presence of Kingston Wleh, president of the European Federation of Liberian […]

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Jun
30

West African leaders adopt ECO as single currency

Beginning in January 2020, countries within the West African sub-region will be able to use a single currency called ECO. The currency was adopted by the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Saturday in Nigeria’s capital Abuja. ECOWAS is the Economic Community of West African States. The West African leaders endorsed the […]

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Jun
28

Nobel laureate Gbowee gives $10,000 grant to youth group

Liberia’s Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Roberta Gbowee on Sunday gave a $10,000 grant to the Youth For Change Incorporated (YOC), the chief organizer of the Liberia National Debate Championship among high schools. Gbowee told officials of the group that she was impressed by their work and was therefore providing a two-year grant of US$5,000 a year […]

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Jun
28

German initiative to create more digital jobs in Africa

German software company SAP and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) plan to jointly create 450 jobs for highly qualified personnel in the Information Technology (IT) sector in ten African countries.    The collaboration, which was presented in Berlin today by German Development Minister Gerd Müller and by Michael Kleinemeier, member […]

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Jun
27

Celebrating a proud moment with a big party

On Friday June 14, Emmanuel Nyanfor took a giant step in his academic sojourn. The youngster successfully completed high school and graduated during a pomp ceremony held in the Swedish city of Linköping. Surrounded by his parents Clarence Smith and Lovety Bright, other family members and well-wishers, Emmanuel exuded the joy that represents such a momentous occasion.   He spoke […]

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Jun
25

Exports from international tourism reach $1.7 trillion

Strong growth in outbound travel from many source markets around the world fueled revenues from international tourism to reach a total of $1.7 trillion. This accounts for 29% of global service exports and 7% of overall exports of goods and services. These figures consolidate international tourism among the top five economic sectors in the world, behind […]

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