• Nordic countries keen on 5G development

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    The Nordic countries have entered into new deepened cooperation on 5G. A declaration of intent was presented today laying out the Nordic countries’ vision. “The Nordic region is one of the most innovative regions in the world. The development of 5G is progressing quickly and the Nordic region will be at the fore of this […]

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  • Ecobank wins international award

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    Ecobank, a Pan-African financial institution, won the Best Digital Strategy Award at the Retail Banker International’s prestigious awards ceremony held at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London on May 10. Ecobank’s digital strategy leverages digitalisation for scale and ubiquity and is the key plank in its ambition to be the top consumer financial services franchise […]

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  • Nordic prime ministers meet this week

    Monday, May 21, 2018

    Nordic cooperation, current foreign and security policy issues and 5G are on the agenda as the Nordic prime ministers meet in Örnsköldsvik on 22–23 May. The informal prime ministers meeting is held annually as part of the extensive Nordic cooperation. Sweden is currently chair of Nordic cooperation and is hosting the meeting in Örnsköldsvik on […]

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  • Shaping change in a time of disruption

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    Before 1800, nearly everyone on the planet was poor. Royalty and large landowners were a small minority, and wealth was tied to land – those who controlled land, controlled much of the world’s wealth. Nearly everyone else lived in poverty. This was what society looked like for virtually the entire recorded history of humanity: Jim […]

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  • Liberian government accused of violating constitution

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) says President George Weah and his Coalition of Democratic Change (CDC) led government’s failure to provide adequate funding for the holding of the recently suspended senatorial by-elections in Montserrado and Bong Counties’ violates the Liberian Constitution and it undermines the country’s fledgling democracy. Liberia’s National Election […]

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News

Mar
7

Tourism’s role in sustainable development

The tourism sector’s role and responsibility in contributing to sustainable development on a global scale was the central message delivered at the opening of the 2018 edition of the ITB Berlin travel trade show by Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Speaking in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, tourism ministers […]

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Mar
6

EU has to step up in fight against plastic waste

Every minute, about 15 tons of plastic waste end up in the ocean. The seas, so fundamental to human life, are rapidly being filled with water bottles, abandoned fishing gear and plastic toys that we have cleared from our homes. Sweden and many other countries have developed policies aimed at combating problems related to plastic. […]

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Mar
6

Liberian President Weah to attend African CEO Forum

The election of George Weah as President of Liberia at the end of December 2017 raises tremendous hopes for the country’s economic re-emergence. This is an immense challenge and coupled with the expectations of Liberia’s young population it provides strong motivation for President Weah to meet with investors at the AFRICA CEO FORUM, which is […]

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Mar
5

Assistance through an organized diaspora

The enormous amount of aid provided by expats in the world has begun to attract the attention of major aid actors. One such group is the Somali diaspora, which is estimated to send SEK 11 billion back to Somalia every year. This amount is far greater than the overall bi-and multilateral assistance to the country. […]

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Mar
3

SheDecides has grown into a global power

Sixteen million young girls and teenagers give birth each year – most of whom live in low-income countries. Unwanted and forced pregnancies can be prevented. But the right to contraception and safe abortions is currently under attack. This is why one year ago today, Sweden and four other countries launched SheDecides – a movement that […]

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Mar
1

Norwegian business mission to Ghana this month

The Norwegian African Business Association (NABA) has announced a business mission to Ghana from March 19-21 to give Norwegian companies a unique opportunity to make strong connections in the West African country. Ghana is taking the lead this year as Africa’s fatest growing economy and is West Africa’s second biggest economy, NABA, headed by Eivind […]

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Feb
28

Liberia’s 2017 elections in retrospect

In his inaugural address on 22 of January, 2018, the new President of Liberia, Mr. George M. Weah, said that “today, Liberians have reached an important stage on the road to freedom, justice and democracy …“. In fact, it was the end-2017 elections that, for a variety of reasons, some of which were presented in […]

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Feb
27

Few African goals in 2nd round of Swedish Cup

It was a quiet weekend for African strikers in the second round of the Swedish Cup, the country’s second most important football competition. Only three goals were seen in a host of matches played nation-wide. Nigerian star Kennedy Igboananike was on target again for the second match in a row in the competition which comprises […]

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Feb
26

Liberian minister denies sacking employees

Liberia’s Youth and Sports Minister has denied media reports that he has fired several employees of the ministry. D. Zeogar Wilson said that he only instructed that 92 persons who were not employees of the ministry but were on ‘special allowance’ as contractors and consultants to stay home until a thorough review can be conducted. […]

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Feb
25

Republic of Congo jails three poachers

Three poachers responsible for slaughtering eleven elephants in and around Nouabale-Ndoki National Park in January were convicted to five years’ imprisonment by the local district court in the Republic of Congo last week, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society). The poachers, who had ventured deep into the remote Ndoki forest and spent three weeks killing […]

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