• Referendum: Liberians should vote against proposition 1

    Saturday, December 14, 2019

    Article 28 is a DESUETUDE— forgotten, worn-out, and an unenforced law; while its proposed amendment, Proposition#1, presents the case of a ‘legal right to do wrong.’ I’m here today with the intent to neither speak for nor against Proposition #1 but rather to help explain not only its limitations but also its attempt to reawaken […]

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  • Norway wants all countries to benefit from digital tech

    Friday, December 13, 2019

    Norway will work, in all its development efforts, to ensure that developing countries can benefit from the opportunities offered by innovation and new technology. By making use of digital tools and pursuing targeted policies, it will be possible to reach more of the weakest and most vulnerable groups in society. Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine […]

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  • IMF approves $213 million for Liberia

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved a four-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Liberia in an amount equivalent to SDR 155 million (60 percent of quota or about US$ 213.6 million) to help the country restore macroeconomic stability, provide a foundation for sustainable growth, and addressing […]

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  • Climate change: Sweden pushes for clear rules

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    On 2–13 December, the countries of the world are gathering for the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid under the Presidency of Chile. There the countries will negotiate and decide on future work under the Paris Agreement. In Paris in 2015, the countries of the world agreed on a new global and legally […]

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  • Ghanaians fight against surge in data cost

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    As Ghana prepares for presidential elections in 2020, about 75 percent of the population access the internet via mobile phones. On October 1, when the government’s proposed increase in Communication Service Tax (CST) took effect, Ghanaians took to Twitter with the hashtag #SaveOurData to demonstrate their displeasure — directing their rage mostly toward Ghana’s telcos as well as the government. […]

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News

Nov
7

Liberia: Sweden backs project that benefits youths

Earlier this month, the Embassy of Sweden in Liberia joined the World Bank, the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports on a week-long field visit to Bomi, Grand Cape Mount and Bong counties to visit beneficiaries of the Youth Opportunities Project (YOP). YOP is a Government of Liberia […]

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Nov
6

Africa week in Finland begins on November 18

  Think Africa, an organization that promote collaboration between Finland and African countries, will hold an Africa week in the Finnish capital of Helsinki beginning on November 18. Called Think Africa Week, the event, says the organization, is “an annual week-long program that centres around the increasing interest in the many possibilities and opportunities between […]

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Nov
4

Akuko: using colorful socks to tell personal stories

Using socks to tell personal stories. This is not something you will hear on a normal day. But this indeed is something that Arinze Prosper Emegoakor is doing in Sweden with his Akuko brand. “In Sweden, we show our socks,” notes the Nigerian. Born in eastern Nigeria,  Emegoakor has lived half of his life outside of […]

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Nov
3

Sierra Leonean Turay wins golden boot in Sweden

Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay scored a second half equalizer on Saturday to hand Djurgarden its first Swedish football premiership title in 14 years and to also win the league’s golden boot. Turay struck in the 65th minute to level the score at 2-2 in a sensational comeback after Djurgarden had gone two goals […]

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Nov
3

Denmark to strengthen military forces in Sahel region

Denmark’s parliament on October 24 approved the government’s proposal to strengthen Danish military contributions to the Sahel region. Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod said “It is important for Denmark that we contribute to the stability of Europe’s neighbouring regions. Terrorism and instability in the Sahel is a threat to our common security. “Today, the Danish […]

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Nov
1

Date set for trial of Liberian war crimes suspect

The Swiss Federal Criminal Court has revealed that the criminal case against a former commander of the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO) has been listed for trial in Bellinzona, commencing on April 14 and concluding on April 30, 2020. Alieu Kosiah was arrested in Switzerland on November 10, 2014 in relation to crimes committed during the First […]

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Oct
31

EFLA raises money for diaspora conference

The European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) is raising funds for the successful hosting of the All Liberian Diaspora Conference slated for next month in the United States. EFLA secretary general Francis Mensah posted on the social media that “the four partners to the conference were each charged the amount of $2,000 as financial obligations to […]

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Oct
30

Nordic statement on women, peace at UN debate

Madame President, Members of the Security Council, Excellencies, I am speaking today on behalf of the Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and my own country, Norway. I would like to thank South Africa for initiating this debate and for bringing women peacebuilders to this room. To understand conflicts, we need to understand how they […]

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Oct
29

Sweden: Omoh scores to give Mjallby premiership spot

The penultimate round of Sweden’s topmost football championship saw only two but important African goals over the weekend. Sierra Leonean forward Mohammed Buya Turay scored in the second half as Djurgarden cemented its position at the top with a 3-0 trashing of Orebro.   The 63rd minute strike was Turay’s 14th this season and made […]

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Oct
28

Protecting African intellectual property

African companies and industries are losing value by failing to protect their intellectual property and failing to patent innovations, warns Prof. Munashe Furusa, Vice-Chancellor of Africa University. Estimates of the damage done to the African economy through lack of Intellectual Property (IP) protection runs into billions of dollars. Changing the culture around IP protection is […]

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