• Sweden hosts top meeting on displaced children

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    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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  • Stakeholders discuss Africa’s tourism potential

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    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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  • Vice President Boakai frowns on media smear campaign

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Liberia’s Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, Sr. is urging the Liberian media to be robust and objective in exposing societal ills in the country by reporting nothing but the truth. Vice President Boakai said truth telling based on research and the verification of facts on the part of journalists in their coverage of happenings in […]

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  • Our role in Security Council is to prevent conflicts

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    We live in troubled times. The terrorist attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm just a few days ago will leave us with a permanent scar. The fight against extremism and terrorism must remain at the top of the international community’s agenda. The challenges of our times require international cooperation, and Sweden has an important role to […]

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  • Liberia: EMOL launches aspirants’ debate forum

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) said it is launching it Aspirant’s Forum (AF) to serve as a platform for candidates to debate.  The forum will allow candidates, particularly those vying for the presidency to point out what wrong with Liberia and why. How individual candidate intends to fix the why and how the […]

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News

Mar
13

EU leaders discuss economy and migration

When EU leaders gathered at a meeting of the European Council on 9 March, the economic situation in the EU was discussed. The agenda also included the situation in the western Balkans and migration issues with a focus on the situation in Libya. The European Council re-elected Donald Tusk to the position of President. Sweden […]

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Mar
9

Nigeria’s Igboananike returns to Swedish football

  Nigerian forward Kennedy Igboananike is back in the top tier of Swedish football. After stints in the USA and, lately, Greece, the 28-year-old returned to the Allsvenskan in a two-year deal with Orebro SK.    With Kennedy, we get the top forward we sought. He has international experience and has shown time and again that […]

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Mar
8

UNWTO head: Tourism opens our hearts and minds

  Tourism can transform our world and build better understanding in a world living a deficit of tolerance said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the 2017 edition of ITB Berlin in Berlin, Germany. “We live the worst of times and the best of times. Times when we wake up every […]

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Mar
8

World’s first digital meeting of foreign ministers

Today, March 8, on International Women’s Day, the first public digital meeting of foreign ministers was held. Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström gathered her network of women foreign ministers to discuss feminist foreign policy. During the meeting the participants shared experiences and good examples, and gave their views on gender equality in a […]

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Mar
7

Dangote Foundation pays for Kano hospital renovation

To complement its N7 billion ( circa $22 million) Surgical and Diagnostic Centre (SDC) currently under construction, the Dangote Foundation has concluded the renovations of some sections of the Murtala Muhammed Specialists’ Hospital, Kano which gulped over N200 million (about $628,000). The 900-bed capacity hospital, reputed for highest number of in-patients in sub-Saharan Africa, has been […]

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Mar
5

Sweden re-activates conscription

The security environment in Europe and in Sweden’s vicinity has deteriorated and the all-volunteer recruitment hasn’t provided the Armed Forces with enough trained personnel. The re-activating of the conscription is needed for military readiness. Trained personnel are fundamental for building military capability. In 2016 the Armed Forces lacked 1 000 active squad leaders, soldiers and […]

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Mar
4

Opinion: African challenges to African development

  The parlous story of African economic and social development since independence best expressed in the failure to achieve the autonomous capacity for self-actuated development and in particular to create conditions of national and continental modern mass production and prosperity is well known and need not be repeated; Professor Ehiedu Iweriebor writes.    It is […]

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Mar
2

Bong Miners’ fundraising dinner a great success

It was a remarkable turnout as members of the Association of Bong Miners (ABM) in the Liberian diaspora hosted a benefit and fundraising dinner in Philadelphia, the USA on February 18.   The occasion was the brainchild of a few individuals who had previously resided in the Liberian mining town of Bong Mines in Bong […]

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Feb
28

Summit to lay out future-proof business strategy

Throughout Africa, businesses are adopting the Creating Shared Value (CSV) business model to ensure that society benefits while business profits. The concept, first shared with business leaders and marketers by Harvard Business School’s Prof Michael Porter in 2006, is gaining momentum and picking up traction – but not quickly and forcefully enough. For too long, […]

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Feb
26

Amb. Sheriff positive about Liberia, UK relations

Liberia’s ambassador accredited to the Court of Saint James, Dr. S. Mohammed Sheriff, has recounted the historically productive ties that define the relationship between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Republic of Liberia. Speaking last month when he presented credentials to Queen Elizabeth II, Ambassador Sheriff promised to explore new possibilities while deepening understanding and collaboration that will ensure  mutually beneficial […]

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