• US-based Bong Miners visit Liberia

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Messages of commendation have been pouring in to members of a delegation of the Association of Bong Miners (ABM-USA), who recently returned to the United States following a nine-day (May 1-10) visit to Liberia, which included a three-day tour of Bong Mines and its surrounding.   The delegation, headed by Benedict Philips and M. Amadu Sirleaf, was […]

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  • Sarfo joins Swedish champions in record deal

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

      Ghanaian midfielder Kingsley Sarfo has joined Swedish football champions Malmo FF in a deal said to be the biggest between two Swedish clubs.   Sarfo made his name in Sirius’ first match of the season – a 2-0 crushing of Djurgarden in which he scored twice in two minutes – and since then has been one of […]

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  • Liberia needs new generation of visionary leaders

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    The legendary United States leader, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was correct when he wrote: “It is time for a new generation of leadership to cope with new problems and new opportunities.” Edmund Zar-Zar Bargblor writes. His words still ring true today in contemporary times. Liberia’s new generation of leaders need to address the issues and problems […]

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  • Sweden, Botswana leaders hold talks in Stockholm

    Monday, June 19, 2017

      Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Botswana President Ian Khama held bilateral talks on Monday in the Swedish capital, Stockholm. The talks were characterised by the good relations that have existed between the two countries since Botswana gained its independence fifty years ago.                                  Botswana and Sweden share many values with respect to democracy and human […]

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  • Swedish Parliament passes climate framework policy

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    Sweden’s parliament, the Riksdag, has passed a climate policy framework for the country. The Climate Act and new climate goals will give Sweden an ambitious, long-term and stable climate policy. The Climate Act will enter into force on 1 January 2018. On 14 March, the Swedish Government presented a bill on a climate policy framework. […]

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News

Apr
12

UK: Liberian union elects officers at annual meeting

  The Union of Liberian Organisations in the United Kingdom (ULO-UK) hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 25 in Northampton at which it held election for officers of the AGM and the management committee for the next two years.   In keeping with the union’s constitution, the meeting was convened to allow the leadership to report on the […]

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Apr
11

Eritreans in public meetings to promote development

Eritrean nationals residing in Sweden, Australia and the US held public diplomacy activities aimed at promoting Eritrea’s national development endeavors. The members of the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ) branch in Sweden held a meeting on 25 and 26 March in the city of Gothenburg under the theme “Strengthening PFDJ: For Foreseeable Vision”. Yonas Manna, […]

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Apr
10

Global network discusses child protection in tourism

The 32nd meeting of the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection focused on the role of governments in advancing the fight against the exploitation of children in tourism was held on 9 March in Berlin, Germany. “Child protection is the responsibility of all – communities, private sector, academia, but governments have a leading role […]

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Apr
8

Uppsala University to offer full-time African studies

  For the first time since the 1990s, Sweden’s Uppsala University will offer students a full-time course in African studies.    There is a growing interest about Africa in Sweden, while at the same time knowledge about Africa generally is low, according to Sten Hagberg, professor in cultural anthropology, who will be responsible for the […]

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Apr
5

Sarfo, Jebali open Swedish season with two goals each

  Ghanaian midfielder Kingsley Sarfo had a memorable start to the Swedish football premiership on Monday when he scored twice in just under two minutes to record his first ever goals in the top flight and land Sirius a 2-0 win on its return to the Allsvenskan, as the league is known.  The 22-year-old hit Djurgaden hard in the […]

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Apr
5

Opinion: Citizenship status in Liberia

In my opinion, we need to take a look at the laws granting a person citizenship status in Liberia.  It is obvious the current ones we have on the books for non-natural born and dual citizenships are working against the majority of ordinary Liberians in favor of people in positions of power and the business […]

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Apr
2

Sweden: Africans discuss global goals

  In late March, the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) held a two-day symposium in Uppsala, Sweden focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and African development.   The symposium, which brought together African diplomats and researchers, was dedicated to understanding African development within the framework of the SDGs.   The event’s first session revolved around the purpose and expectations of […]

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Apr
1

Liberia seeks re-election to int’l maritime council

  Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Ambassador Isaac W. Jackson Jr. has announced the country’s intention of seeking re-election as a Category C Member of the International Maritime Council.   Ambassador Jackson made the announcement during a recent meeting with IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim in London, the UK.   Amb. Jackson said […]

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Mar
30

Using tourism to fight poverty

The power of tourism to induce poverty reduction and development constituted the main focus of a UNWTO Workshop held in Guangdong, China last week. The Workshop for Poverty Reduction and Tourism Development was conducted under the framework of the agreement signed between World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Chimelong Group in 2016 designed to support sustainable […]

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Mar
29

Sweden wants favorable EU-UK relations

British Prime Minister Theresa May today, 29 March, notified the European Council of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the EU. The notification starts the clock ticking and the UK will leave the EU when an agreement on the withdrawal takes effect, but not later than two years after the notification unless the European Council unanimously decides to […]

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