• Fellowships for young African food entrepreneurs

    Saturday, October 19, 2019

    The World Food Prize Foundation (WFPF) and the newly launched World Hunger Fighters Foundation (WHFF) are partnering to provide year-long fellowships for young African food innovators and entrepreneurs.  The WHFF will award annual Borlaug-Adesina Fellowships to young Africans to develop new technologies, champion public policy, and develop viable businesses in the field of agriculture. The […]

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  • Governments must fulfill global commitments

    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Last month three hundred people from 80 countries and 203 civil society organisations participated in the People’s Assembly 2019 in the UN Church Center in New York.   There were many representatives from social movements fighting for justice at the local level. They analyzed the people’s perspectives and challenged heads of state attending the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) […]

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  • Nobel laureate Mukwege to speak at event in Linköping

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    Nobel Peace Prize Winner Denis Mukwege will on Monday, October 21 speak  at the Pentecostal Church in the Swedish city of Linköping during a charity event under the theme, One Day of Peace. Dr. Mukwege, who is also a Pentecostal priest received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for his work for raped and mutilated women […]

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  • UK-based group holds concert to help Liberian kids

    Monday, October 14, 2019

    Music for Liberia, a United Kingdom (UK)-based organization, will hold its annual charity concert on November 2 in London at the Farm Street Church for the benefit of Liberian children.  Proceeds from this concert will benefit the children at Mother Blessing’s Home in Mount Barclay, outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital. “The concert is a celebration of music […]

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  • Sweden: Anti-racist Liberty Parade held in Malmo

    Monday, October 14, 2019

    The Afro-Swedes Forum for Justice on Wednesday October 9 held its 3rd annual Liberty Parade in the Swedish city of Malmo to honor and remember all those who were enslaved during the transatlantic slave trade and who lived under racial suppression throughout history.    Hundreds participated in the parade carrying placards, flags, etc and they were […]

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News

Sep
18

Norway funds school meals in Mali

Funding from Norway will be used to provide nutritious school meals to some 55 000 children in conflict-torn Mali. ‘Malnourished children have problems learning, no matter how good the teaching is. If children are given school meals, their parents are more likely to send them to school. This in turn helps to promote stability in […]

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Sep
17

Chapter backs members contesting ALJA elections

The Midwest Chapter of the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has agreed to support three of its active members who have all declared their intention to vie for various positions in the forthcoming ALJA general and presidential elections. Elections are expected take place on October 5 in the US. Those vying for […]

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Sep
16

Anzisha Prize names top 20 finalists

  After months of searching the African continent, The Anzisha Prize has unveiled its top twenty finalists for 2019. The winner will be announced at the ninth Anzisha Prize Forum on 22 October in Johannesburg, South Africa.   The Anzisha Prize, an African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation partnership, is dedicated to identifying, supporting and […]

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Sep
15

New report addresses issue of African jobs

Innovative thinking about Africa’s conventional employment issues is what marks the African Development Bank’s new policy research document “Creating Decent Jobs: Strategies, Policies, and Instruments,” participants heard at the report launch, held on September 12 in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast. The report elicited strong presentations and a lively debate during the event which took place […]

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Sep
12

Brenda Brewer Moore: Literacy is freedom

Please permit me to stand on the existing protocol in expressing how honored, and humbled I am by the invitation to speak on the occasion of the celebration of International Literacy Day. I will limit my remarks to three points drawn from the theme: Rethinking Literacy Development Through Multilingualism. The first point is that being […]

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Sep
11

UK agrees trade continuity with six African nations

The United Kingdom (UK) on Tuesday initialed an Economic Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique (SACU+M) that will allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit. This marks the end of formal trade discussions and the UK-SACU+M Economic Partnership Agreement will be subject to final checks before it is formally signed. The […]

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Sep
9

France: Liberian war crimes suspect released

A Liberian war crimes suspect known as Kunti K., who was in pre-trial detention in Paris, France on suspicion of crimes against humanity and torture, was released at the end of last week due to a procedural error. Kunti K., a former rebel commander, is subject to conditions of release, including being prohibited from leaving […]

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Sep
8

Sports can boost equality and peace

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth has outlined how sport can be harnessed to boost international development by “changing perceptions and altering attitudes”. Speaking at the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda, Patricia Scotland said the “wide appeal and reach” of sport can be used to “accelerate progress” in areas such as gender equality […]

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Sep
5

Sweden-born Hellberg shines on debut for Liberia

Seth Kanteh Hellberg, who plays for Sweden’s second division flyers IK Brage, had a memorable debut as he became the first Swedish-born player to play Liberia, the ancestral homeland of his mother. He was part of the Liberian national football team which recorded a 3-1 win at home against Sierra Leone in a World Cup […]

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Sep
3

‘We aim to become more visible on African continent’

“We aim to become even more visible in Sweden, on the African continent and in countries that finance the institute’s research,” says Therese Sjömander Magnusson, incoming director of the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI). Sjömander Magnusson, who will take up her position on 1 October, comes from the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), where she has […]

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