• 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

Feb
26

South African mob violence targets Nigerian immigrants

  Mobs in Pretoria have looted and set on fire houses belonging to immigrants, particularly Nigerians, in a new wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) guest researcher Mathabo Khau says that prejudice against Nigerians is common in South Africa. She says that it is fuelled by unbalanced media reports and […]

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Feb
23

Africa: Sage to fund non-profit organisations

  Sage, the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll & HR, and payment systems, on Wednesday launched Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund. The new $1 million fund is open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls.   Every day, across Africa inspiring […]

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Feb
21

Faith in God must come first, says Minister Kabwe

Christians have been called upon to, first and foremost, put their faith in God because He is the source of their blessings. Minister Barnabas Kabwe of the New Covenant Parish of the Redeemed Church of God (RCCG) in Boras, Sweden, told a worship service in late January that faith in God will help worshippers to love one another and […]

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Feb
19

Nigerian striker signs two-year deal with Swedish club

    Swedish division one side, Helsingborg has reinforced its attack with the signing of Nigerian striker Oke Akpoveta on a two-year contract.     Helsingborg hopes that Akpoveta and his teammates kick the club back into the highest division, the premiership known as Allsvenskan, after an unsuccessful 2016 that saw the team relegated to the second tier.   Last season, Akpoveta, […]

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Feb
16

Significant decline in African capital markets

2016 marked a challenging year for African equity markets in the wake of lower economic growth and political upheaval around the globe, largely as a result of the US elections cycle and the Brexit vote. African equity capital markets (ECM) broke a streak of three successive years of growth, recording a decline in overall ECM […]

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Feb
15

A Swedish aviation strategy

The Swedish government has adopted ‘A Swedish aviation strategy – for aviation’s role in the transport system of tomorrow’.   The aviation strategy is a policy document, a platform that clarifies the government’s overall view of aviation’s role in the transport system and also presents the government’s priorities in seven different areas on the continued […]

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Feb
13

ECOWAS parliament holds session in Nigeria

The 4th Legislature of the parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) over the weekend convened its first extraordinary session for the year in Abuja, the Nigeria capital. Both the speaker of the parliament and president of the ECOWAS Commission separately paid glowing tributes to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, chairperson of the […]

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Feb
11

Nine African films at Berlin international festival

Nine African films will be screened at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival  which runs until 19 February in the German capital. Vaya, a South African film directed by the Nigerian Akin Omotosho; Cahier Africain, a Swiss-German production that documents the suffering of 300 Central Africans in the hands of Congolese mercenaries between October 2002 and March […]

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Feb
9

US: Liberian arrested for lying in warlord’s case

  Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced this week that Liberian national Isaac Kannah, 51, of Philadelphia, PA, who was charged in an October 2012 indictment with perjury and obstruction of justice, was arrested on January 10, 2017, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agents in Philadelphia.    The charges carry […]

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Feb
8

OECD praises Swedish economy

  The Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Angel Gurria has today presented the organisation’s report on Sweden’s economic situation with a special focus is on equality and gender equality.   The OECD also expresses clear support for the government’s fiscal policy. This report is part of the OECD’s regular review of […]

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