• 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
6

A conference to remember Swedish slave trade

The Afro-Swedes Forum for Justice on Saturday held the first of its programs marking the 172nd anniversary of the end of Sweden’s participation in the transatlantic slave trade.    A memorial conference, held in Malmo, Sweden’s 3rd biggest city, focused on human rights.    Held under the theme, The legacy of Slave Trade – Voices of today’s […]

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Oct
5

Commonwealth steps up battle on climate change

The Commonwealth has launched a regenerative climate change model that marries the ancient wisdom of indigenous groups with emerging innovations, technologies and scientific approaches.   Common Earth, is the program that will create a network of projects that could be replicated and adapted to any community, country or region.   Government officials, environmentalists, scientists, economists, and representatives from […]

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Oct
4

Programs to mark end of Sweden’s role in slave trade

The Afro-Swedes’ Forum for Justice will hold a conference and a parade to mark the 172nd anniversary of the abolition of Sweden’s participation in the transatlantic slave trade.   The last slave in Swedish ownership was released on October 9, 1847 on the island of Saint Barthelemy, then a Swedish colony.    The Malmo-based organization will hold a […]

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Oct
3

Sweden increases support to global fund to fight AIDS

The Swedish government today decided on Sweden’s contribution for the next three-year replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund). The contribution will be increased to SEK 950 million ($96m) annually, a total of SEK 2.85 billion ($288m) for the period 2020–2022. The contribution is Sweden’s second-largest in the […]

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Oct
2

Liberian group seeks aid for back-to-school program

A Liberian organization is seeking donations to its back-to-school program to provide much-needed supplies for Liberian students.   Sister 4 Sister International works to empower women and youths through education, skills training, advocacy and peace building, notes its founder and executive director Janice Smallwood-Malekebu.   Malekebu adds that “Every year we hold a “BACK 2 SCHOOL […]

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Oct
2

Sweden: Finance ministers meet on climate change

Representatives of finance ministries from 27 countries, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will gather in Stockholm, Sweden on Thursday and Friday (October 3-4) to attend a conference held within the framework of the new Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action. The coalition […]

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Oct
1

African goal scorers in Nordic football leagues

Two African players were on the score sheet last weekend as Sweden’s topmost football league, Allsvenskan, nears its climax. Eritrean striker Henok Goitom scored a late equalizer as AIK held Elfsborg to a 1-all duel to see its chances of winning the championship slip while 19-year-old Nigerian attacker Jordan Kadiri hit his first goal for […]

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Sep
30

Ivory Coast, Kenya named rising stars of global trade

Ivory Coast is the market that has most rapidly improved its trade growth potential over the past decade, according to new research from Standard Chartered. The Trade20 index, which identifies the 20 rising stars of trade, places African markets Ivory Coast in the top spot, and Kenya at number three. The Trade20 index determines each […]

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Sep
28

War crimes court is part of healing process, says Mensah

The establishment of a war and economic crimes court in Liberia is a step in the right direction, as it is now time for those who committed atrocities and embezzlement in the country to be brought to justice, the secretary general of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) has said. Francis Mensah told Nordic […]

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Sep
27

Adesina: No room for coal in Africa’s energy future

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina on Tuesday unveiled ambitious plans to scrap coal power stations across the continent and switch to renewable energy at United Nations climate talks on Monday. Addressing a gathering of leaders and officials from almost 200 countries in New York, Adesina outlined efforts to shutter coal-fired power plants and build […]

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