• 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

Mar
8

UNWTO head: Tourism opens our hearts and minds

  Tourism can transform our world and build better understanding in a world living a deficit of tolerance said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the 2017 edition of ITB Berlin in Berlin, Germany. “We live the worst of times and the best of times. Times when we wake up every […]

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Mar
8

World’s first digital meeting of foreign ministers

Today, March 8, on International Women’s Day, the first public digital meeting of foreign ministers was held. Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström gathered her network of women foreign ministers to discuss feminist foreign policy. During the meeting the participants shared experiences and good examples, and gave their views on gender equality in a […]

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Mar
7

Dangote Foundation pays for Kano hospital renovation

To complement its N7 billion ( circa $22 million) Surgical and Diagnostic Centre (SDC) currently under construction, the Dangote Foundation has concluded the renovations of some sections of the Murtala Muhammed Specialists’ Hospital, Kano which gulped over N200 million (about $628,000). The 900-bed capacity hospital, reputed for highest number of in-patients in sub-Saharan Africa, has been […]

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Mar
5

Sweden re-activates conscription

The security environment in Europe and in Sweden’s vicinity has deteriorated and the all-volunteer recruitment hasn’t provided the Armed Forces with enough trained personnel. The re-activating of the conscription is needed for military readiness. Trained personnel are fundamental for building military capability. In 2016 the Armed Forces lacked 1 000 active squad leaders, soldiers and […]

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Mar
4

Opinion: African challenges to African development

  The parlous story of African economic and social development since independence best expressed in the failure to achieve the autonomous capacity for self-actuated development and in particular to create conditions of national and continental modern mass production and prosperity is well known and need not be repeated; Professor Ehiedu Iweriebor writes.    It is […]

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Mar
2

Bong Miners’ fundraising dinner a great success

It was a remarkable turnout as members of the Association of Bong Miners (ABM) in the Liberian diaspora hosted a benefit and fundraising dinner in Philadelphia, the USA on February 18.   The occasion was the brainchild of a few individuals who had previously resided in the Liberian mining town of Bong Mines in Bong […]

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Feb
28

Summit to lay out future-proof business strategy

Throughout Africa, businesses are adopting the Creating Shared Value (CSV) business model to ensure that society benefits while business profits. The concept, first shared with business leaders and marketers by Harvard Business School’s Prof Michael Porter in 2006, is gaining momentum and picking up traction – but not quickly and forcefully enough. For too long, […]

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Feb
26

Amb. Sheriff positive about Liberia, UK relations

Liberia’s ambassador accredited to the Court of Saint James, Dr. S. Mohammed Sheriff, has recounted the historically productive ties that define the relationship between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Republic of Liberia. Speaking last month when he presented credentials to Queen Elizabeth II, Ambassador Sheriff promised to explore new possibilities while deepening understanding and collaboration that will ensure  mutually beneficial […]

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Feb
26

South African mob violence targets Nigerian immigrants

  Mobs in Pretoria have looted and set on fire houses belonging to immigrants, particularly Nigerians, in a new wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) guest researcher Mathabo Khau says that prejudice against Nigerians is common in South Africa. She says that it is fuelled by unbalanced media reports and […]

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Feb
23

Africa: Sage to fund non-profit organisations

  Sage, the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll & HR, and payment systems, on Wednesday launched Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund. The new $1 million fund is open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls.   Every day, across Africa inspiring […]

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