• 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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. […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More

News

Jan
24

2017 was a good year for global tourism

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4%-5%. Based on data reported by destinations around the world, it is estimated that international tourist arrivals […]

Read More
Jan
23

Dual citizenship is hot issue in Sierra Leone elections

Dual citizenship has become a political hot potato for Sierra Leoneans ahead of the general election which is less than two months away. During ongoing primaries to pick candidates for local and parliamentary seats, the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party invoked a constitutional provision that bars individuals with foreign citizenship from running for office. […]

Read More
Jan
22

Liberia: President Weah’s inaugural speech

Distinguish Ladies and Gentlemen My fellow citizens, I am humbled and thankful for the trust and hope you have put in me. I am filled with joy and pride to see so many friends from across the world join us in celebrating what is truly an historic moment for our country. To all our citizens […]

Read More
Jan
22

A single air travel market for Africa

The African Union Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (from January 22-29) is expected to see the adoption of a regulatory framework for the implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). “The SAATM should be launched in a side event that will be attended by government officials, African airlines, industry organisations […]

Read More
Jan
21

Nigerian defender joins Swedish club

Nigerian international Chima Akas has signed a three-year contract with Swedish premiership side Kalmar FF. Akas was rewarded by the club with a permanent deal after impressing on trial Following the expiration of his contract with Nigeria Professional Football League side Enyimba last year, the defender was handed a trial by the Swedish outfit in […]

Read More
Jan
20

Three reasons why Weah will struggle to deliver

On December 26, 2017, Liberians voted in a delayed run-off presidential elections which was postponed by the country’s Supreme Court on November 6. The run-off election was between Senator George Weah, now President-elect, from the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), and Vice President Joseph Boakai, of the ruling Unity Party (UP). It had been scheduled […]

Read More
Jan
19

Agriculture must lead Africa’s industrialization

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has made a compelling case for accelerating Africa’s industrialization in order to create jobs, reduce poverty and promote inclusive economic growth. Citing data from the bank’s 2018 African Economic Outlook launched in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on Wednesday, Adesina said infrastructure projects were among the most […]

Read More
Jan
18

Sweden inaugurates new gender equality agency

On 12 January, the new Swedish Gender Equality Agency was inaugurated in Gothenburg, with speeches by Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér, Director-General Lena Ag, County Governor Anders Danielsson and chair of the municipal executive board, Ann-Sofie Hermansson. The agency will contribute to strategic, coherent and sustainable governance and effective implementation of gender equality policy. […]

Read More
Jan
14

EFLA: Weah’s election is a glorious opportunity

Liberia’s President-elect George Weah should see the mandate given him by the Liberian electorate as a glorious opportunity for his incoming administration to craft and foster socio-economic policies that would unite and reconcile Liberians regardless of their political, religious, and social affiliations, says the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA). In addition, the organization also […]

Read More
Jan
9

New blog dedicated to African migration

Migration scholars, look no further. A new website and blog by the AMMODI network offers a meeting place for academics and practitioners within the migration field. “One of our objectives is to narrow the gap between research and policy”, says NAI researcher Jesper Bjarnesen who co-founded the AMMODI network with migration scholar Franzisca Zanker in […]

Read More