• Sweden: Sierra Leoneans raise funds for flood victims

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    The Organization of Sierra Leoneans in Sweden (ORSLIS) has started a campaign to raise funds for the victims of the flood and mudslide which left over 300 dead and thousands displaced on Monday in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. According to information posted on the organization’s facebook page money generated from the gofundme campaign will go toward helping victims who are in […]

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  • Tourism – a tool for development

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    This year’s World Tourism Day, held on 27 September, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development. Celebrated in line with the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the Day will be dedicated to exploring the contribution of tourism to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). World Tourism Day has been […]

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  • Online platform to mentor African women launched

    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) on Thursday launched Twaa Mentorship, an online portal and mobile app designed to provide mentorship and learning on the go for girls and women in Africa. Twaa Mentorship is the result of TWA’s continued work in transformation programs for women and girls that started in 2009 with the mission to improve lives, […]

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  • Obasi scores twice in return to Swedish football league

    Friday, August 11, 2017

      Nigerian striker Chinedu Obasi celebrated his return to Sweden by scoring twice and providing an assist as 2nd-placed AIK whipped Sirius 4-1 in an 18th round match of the country’s top football championship.   Obasi, who re-joined AIK during the summer after a stint in China, raised the curtains with a 7th minute penalty and added his second […]

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  • Danish companies establish African infrastructure fund

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    A.P. Moller Holding, a Danish company, has together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The fund has received commitments of $550 million from anchor investors. The new fund will focus on investments in infrastructure in Africa to support sustainable economic growth in the region while delivering […]

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News

Apr
10

Global network discusses child protection in tourism

The 32nd meeting of the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection focused on the role of governments in advancing the fight against the exploitation of children in tourism was held on 9 March in Berlin, Germany. “Child protection is the responsibility of all – communities, private sector, academia, but governments have a leading role […]

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Apr
8

Uppsala University to offer full-time African studies

  For the first time since the 1990s, Sweden’s Uppsala University will offer students a full-time course in African studies.    There is a growing interest about Africa in Sweden, while at the same time knowledge about Africa generally is low, according to Sten Hagberg, professor in cultural anthropology, who will be responsible for the […]

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Apr
5

Sarfo, Jebali open Swedish season with two goals each

  Ghanaian midfielder Kingsley Sarfo had a memorable start to the Swedish football premiership on Monday when he scored twice in just under two minutes to record his first ever goals in the top flight and land Sirius a 2-0 win on its return to the Allsvenskan, as the league is known.  The 22-year-old hit Djurgaden hard in the […]

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Apr
5

Opinion: Citizenship status in Liberia

In my opinion, we need to take a look at the laws granting a person citizenship status in Liberia.  It is obvious the current ones we have on the books for non-natural born and dual citizenships are working against the majority of ordinary Liberians in favor of people in positions of power and the business […]

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Apr
2

Sweden: Africans discuss global goals

  In late March, the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) held a two-day symposium in Uppsala, Sweden focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and African development.   The symposium, which brought together African diplomats and researchers, was dedicated to understanding African development within the framework of the SDGs.   The event’s first session revolved around the purpose and expectations of […]

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Apr
1

Liberia seeks re-election to int’l maritime council

  Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Ambassador Isaac W. Jackson Jr. has announced the country’s intention of seeking re-election as a Category C Member of the International Maritime Council.   Ambassador Jackson made the announcement during a recent meeting with IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim in London, the UK.   Amb. Jackson said […]

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Mar
30

Using tourism to fight poverty

The power of tourism to induce poverty reduction and development constituted the main focus of a UNWTO Workshop held in Guangdong, China last week. The Workshop for Poverty Reduction and Tourism Development was conducted under the framework of the agreement signed between World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Chimelong Group in 2016 designed to support sustainable […]

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Mar
29

Sweden wants favorable EU-UK relations

British Prime Minister Theresa May today, 29 March, notified the European Council of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the EU. The notification starts the clock ticking and the UK will leave the EU when an agreement on the withdrawal takes effect, but not later than two years after the notification unless the European Council unanimously decides to […]

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Mar
28

Boakai: diaspora is major contributor to development

Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai says Liberians in the diaspora are major contributors to the development of their country in terms of aid, supplies, remittances and support for overall national development efforts. Speaking at the Liberian embassy near Paris on Saturday when he met with Liberians residing in France, who were joined by the President of the […]

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Mar
26

The naked truth about 2017: an analysis

The dawn of 2017 signals a new beginning for many Liberians. In addition to the many New Year’s resolutions, it is the year in which Liberians are expected to go to the polls to elect a president along with 73 representatives for the next six years; Stephen Johnson writes. The process that has commenced with […]

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