• Africans keep scoring in Swedish, Danish leagues

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Sweden’s top football league, the Allsvenskan, is gradually picking up steam with African players banging in the goals in the 4th round. Maic Sema of DR Congo ancestry scored the only goal in the second half as Sundsvall collected a 1-0 win over Trelleborg on April 17 while Zimbabwean hitman Tino Kadewere blasted twice as […]

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  • Bong Miners to hold annual convention in US

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    The US-based Association of Bong Miners (ABM) will hold its annual convention in July in Charlotte, North Carolina. The three-day affair which will be staged from July 6th to the 8th is expected to bring together scores of Liberians residing in the US and elsewhere who formerly lived in the Liberian community of Bong Mines. […]

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  • George Weah writes: Don’t forget about Liberia

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    I grew up in the Gibraltar area of Clara Town, a slum in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Sport was my passport out of poverty. A combination of luck and hard work enabled me to make my improbable journey from the dusty football fields of Clara Town to glamorous stadiums in Europe. I played professional […]

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  • New platform opens for West African entrepreneurs

    Sunday, April 22, 2018

    SuguLab, a complementary entrepreneurial service that will be offered to start-ups and Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) operating in West Africa, particularly Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Sénégal, has officially been launched. SuguLab will assist companies that are legally registered, that have a minimum of 2 years of existence and have an innovative business model with […]

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  • Liberian warlord gets 30 years in US prison

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Mohammed Jabbateh, the Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah”, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison, culminating a landmark case in the United States and marking a long-overdue milestone for justice in Liberia. Thirty years is the maximum sentence he could have received and one of the longest prison sentences for immigration fraud in […]

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Feb
3

Africa: Education via smartphones

Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, and the CNED (National Distance Learning Centre) have announced a partnership to facilitate access to educational content on smartphones in Africa. The announcement was made during the Global Partnership for Education Summit in Dakar, Senegal, which was attended by Emmanuel Macron, President of France, Jean-Michel Blanquer, French […]

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Feb
2

Big African film festival in Sweden

About 60 African and African diaspora films will be shown during the 20th anniversary of the CinemAfrica Film Festival which will be held from February 26 to March 4 in Stockholm, Sweden. CinemAfrica said on its website that it has “… assembled the perfect mix of classical narratives, documentaries exploring the most current and vital […]

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Feb
1

Mauritius to host Africa Energy Forum in June

The annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will celebrate its 20th birthday by inviting the international energy community to Mauritius for the four-day conference and private exhibition from June 19 to 22. Two hotels will be reserved for the duration of the conference with the AEF Village to be purposely built on the grounds of a […]

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Jan
31

ALJA opposes Liberian justice minister-designate

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) is urging President George Manneh Weah to revoke with immediacy the nomination of Cllr. Charles Gibson as Liberia’s justice minister. ALJA said Cllr. Gibson lacks the moral rectitude to serve as Attorney General and Chief Prosecutor in the new Liberia which President Weah envisioned on January […]

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Jan
31

Sweden to spend $100m in sub-Saharan Africa

The Swedish Government has decided to allocate SEK 800 million (about $100m) over four years (2018–2021) to the Strategy for Sweden’s regional development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa. The strategy has been updated to more clearly focus on the link between humanitarian assistance and long-term development, particularly in the Horn of Africa countries. The government considers […]

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Jan
30

‘President Weah is well on track’

Rural life is enjoyable most especially from tiny Kelgbeh Village. With not much human and mechanical traffic, I can ably peruse Liberia’s 24th President, George Manneh Weah inaugural speech; I. Solo Kelgbeh writes.  His speech is arguably one of the best ever delivered since 1847. It didn’t however outclassed promises, hopes and expectations raised by […]

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Jan
29

Dangote gives $3m building to Nigerian university

In his avowed commitment to encouraging entrepreneurship in the country as a way out of the economic doldrums, Nigeria’s business magnate, Aliko Dangote, is donating another N1.2 billion ($3m) structure for running of a business school in Bayero University, Kano (BUK). The building which will be handed over to the university management formally next month […]

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Jan
28

ABMI educates poor kids in Liberia

Providing quality education is a major hurdle in Liberia where majority of students come from indigent homes and communities. But this has not prevented well-intentioned educators from laboring hard to give poor children a respectable schooling. One of the institutions on this path, in the face of huge financial difficulties, to give meaningful education to […]

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Jan
28

Osinbajo: Africa prefers fair trade to Marshall Plan

Remarks by Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, The Vice President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, at an Interactive Session Titled “Stabilizing The Mediterranean” at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, 24 January, 2018: Q: How realistic is Africa replacing China as the factory of the world, how realistic is that? How do you […]

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Jan
25

Rights groups urge Weah to prosecute war criminals

Twenty international, African and Liberia-based human rights organizations on Sunday sent an open letter to new Liberian President George Weah. The groups call upon President Weah, “to fulfill Liberia’s obligations to investigate and prosecute wartime atrocities” and urge him “to make accountability a priority for your administration and ensure the protection of Liberian human rights […]

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