• Sweden: Ministerial meeting on nuclear disarmament

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    We, the participating states – Argentina, Canada, Finland, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland – to the Stockholm Ministerial Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament and the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), met today to discuss how nuclear disarmament can be advanced. We are one year away from […]

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  • Stability and reforms bring progress in Somalia

    Sunday, June 16, 2019

    Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide visited Mogadishu, the Somali capital on 10 June for talks with Somalia’s president and prime minister. She also met key humanitarian and diplomatic actors. “The Somali Government is more politically stable than it has been for many decades, and it is now in the process of implementing vital reforms. […]

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  • NBA: Fall appointed head of Basketball Africa League

    Friday, June 14, 2019

      The National Basketball Association (NBA) has named NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall as President of the Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa scheduled to begin play next year. Fall will assume his role as BAL President immediately while assisting in […]

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  • Liberian President Weah calls for national dialogue

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    My Fellow Liberians: For the past several days, our democracy has been tried, tested, and it has proven to be mature, resilient, and strong.  You are aware that some of our citizens exercised their constitutional right to publicly assemble with the objective to petition their government. We commend them for the peaceful and orderly manner […]

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  • Rotary announces $100m to eradicate polio

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Nigerian singer/songwriter Tiwa Savage administers a polio vaccine during Rotary’s public awareness campaign for polio eradication Photo: africa-ontherise.com Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global […]

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News

Mar
31

Why Liberian DED holders should not be deported

By James kokulo Fasuekoi in Minneapolis, Minnesota I am a former Associated Press war-photographer and news correspondent and was stationed in Liberia, West Africa for over a decade and from where I also covered war and political upheavals in neighboring Sierra Leone, Guinea and the Ivory Coast during the 90s. Before the outbreak of war in […]

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Mar
29

Norway increases funding for cyclone relief effort

The UN has asked for a substantial increase in funding for the humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai. “The needs are huge. Norway is therefore increasing its support for humanitarian efforts in the wake of the cyclone to a total of NOK 47 million ($5.4m),” says Minister o Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Soreide. The damage caused […]

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Mar
29

German-African Energy Forum held in Hamburg

The African Energy Chamber (AEC) has congratulated the German Government and the African-German Business Association on the success of the 13th German-African Energy Forum that took place in Hamburg on March 27 and 28, under the theme “Realizing & Financing Africa’s Energy Revolution”. With a strong focus on the financing of energy projects on the […]

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Mar
28

Liberian war crimes suspect to face trial in Switzerland

After nearly five years of criminal investigation, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) is presenting for the first time an international criminal law related indictment to the Federal Criminal Court (FCC). The suspect, Alieu Kosiah, is being accused of violations of the laws of war as a member of a military faction […]

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Mar
27

African free trade: Regional integration remains low

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) marks a momentous milestone for Africa but preliminary findings of the upcoming 2019 African Regional Integration Index, released at the on-going Conference of Ministers in Morocco on Saturday, indicate that regional integration in Africa remains low. The Index, known as ARII, was set up to monitor and evaluate […]

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Mar
26

Kelgbeh: Liberia will benefit from Pres. Weah’s UAE trip

Benefits from Liberian President George Weah’s recent trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be felt in very crucial areas, presidential press secretary I. Solo Kelgbeh has noted. President Weah was in the Mideast country as guest of the Special Olympics hosted there and then held talks with the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and investors. Kelgbeh […]

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Mar
25

Football: Africans in Swedish premiership this season

About 60 African players (or players of African descent) will this season play in Sweden’s top football championship, the Allsvenskan, which begins on March 30. Eritrean striker Henok Goitom, who captained AIK to the title last season, will continue in that role.   His teammates include defender Heradi Rashidi of DR Congo, Ghanaian midfielder Enock Adu, […]

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Mar
23

Biracial appearance – the bullying

  “I wish I could have chosen my parents, maybe they will be your parents- if that makes you happy now.”  Words coming out of Martin (12 years old), in a heated and furious argument with his classmate – Fredrik who had just coded the N-word by calling him “sunshine”, Fokumlah Nchungong writes   They were […]

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Mar
22

Sweden: British citizens to be exempt from tuition fees after Brexit

Within the European Economic Area (EEA), British citizens are exempt from application and tuition fees for studies at higher education institutions in Sweden. If the United Kingdom leaves the EU on 30 March without a withdrawal agreement, British citizens will become subject to the rules applying to third-country nationals. A temporary exemption from the provisions […]

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Mar
21

ALJA urges Trump to extend DED for Liberians in US

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) is urging US President Donald Trump to extend the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) temporary immigration benefit for Liberians and work with congress to grant those Liberians on DED a more permanent status. The association, headed by Moses Sandy, in a press release issued on March 21, […]

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