• 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

Oct
15

Nobel laureate Mukwege to speak at event in Linköping

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Denis Mukwege will on Monday, October 21 speak  at the Pentecostal Church in the Swedish city of Linköping during a charity event under the theme, One Day of Peace. Dr. Mukwege, who is also a Pentecostal priest received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for his work for raped and mutilated women […]

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Oct
14

UK-based group holds concert to help Liberian kids

Music for Liberia, a United Kingdom (UK)-based organization, will hold its annual charity concert on November 2 in London at the Farm Street Church for the benefit of Liberian children.  Proceeds from this concert will benefit the children at Mother Blessing’s Home in Mount Barclay, outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital. “The concert is a celebration of music […]

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Oct
14

Sweden: Anti-racist Liberty Parade held in Malmo

The Afro-Swedes Forum for Justice on Wednesday October 9 held its 3rd annual Liberty Parade in the Swedish city of Malmo to honor and remember all those who were enslaved during the transatlantic slave trade and who lived under racial suppression throughout history.    Hundreds participated in the parade carrying placards, flags, etc and they were […]

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Oct
12

Speech: Norway’s foreign minister opens NABA summit

The Nordic-African Business Association Summit has become important annual event. I would like to thank Managing Director Eivind Fjeldstad and Naba for arranging this conference for the ninth consecutive time. The Norwegian Government works systematically to ensure that our businesses have an array of good opportunities – in Norway and abroad. Much of our trade […]

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Oct
11

Sweden observes Day of the Girl Child

Within the context of Sweden’s feminist foreign policy, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs is taking part in the global #GirlsTakeover campaign. Through this campaign – an initiative of Plan International – girls all over the world will step into a leadership role on 11 October in connection with International Day of the Girl Child. In […]

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Oct
10

Tourism contributes 6.25% to Ivory Coast’s GDP

Tourism is currently contributing about 6.25% to Ivory Coast’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) thanks to the current tourism infrastructure and investments, Ivorian Minister of Tourism, Siandou Fofana said. According to the minister, the government is now focusing on the strategy “Sublime Côte d’Ivoire” whose implementation, “will list the country among the Top 5 African tourism […]

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Oct
9

African-Americans make case for resettlement to Liberia

An African-American group, the New African Development Trust (NADT), is reportedly lobbying the US Congress, among other actions, for the resettlement of African-Americans, mostly prisoners, to Liberia.    Below is the group’s position statement:    Introduction House Resolution 1242 commemorates the 400th anniversary  of the arrival  of 20 African indenture servants in the United States of […]

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Oct
9

The unrealized oil promise of DR Congo

It is no secret that the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) mining industry is of vital importance in answering the country’s and the world’s mineral needs. Today, copper, cobalt and other byproducts represent the backbone of the DRC’s economic structure at about 85% of its exports. That has been the case for many years, through […]

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Oct
8

A weekend of African goals in Nordic football

Eritrean international Henok Goitom scored twice for AIK in a weekend victory over Orebro as the battle for Sweden’s top football prize continues. The goals helped AIK to 4th place on the table, three points behind league leaders Malmo.   Also on target in the Allsvenskan was Liberian-born Peter Wilson, who scored late in the first […]

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Oct
7

Norway provides more funds to support human rights

Human rights are under considerable pressure. In response to this, we are increasing our support for human rights efforts by NOK 77 million ($8.4m) in 2020,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. In 2020, the Government will give priority to promotion of women’s rights, respect for human rights defenders, freedom of expression and […]

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