• 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 […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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Jan
7

George Weah’s uphill task of pro-poor governance

The 2017 presidential election runoff has taken place and the National Election Commission (NEC) has announced the result.  Opposition leader, Senator George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has won. The ruling Unity Party (UP) of Vice President Joseph Boakai has accepted the results. Vice President Boakai deserves credit for accepting defeat graciously, […]

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Jan
3

Sweden acts against sexual violence, harassment

The #metoo movement in Sweden has powerfully demonstrated that more needs to be done to combat sexual harassment and sexual violence in workplaces and society at large. The Swedish Government requires all employers to take responsibility for a secure work environment. In the area of work environment and discrimination there are already many tools and […]

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Jan
2

ALJA congratulates Weah, Taylor for election victory

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has congratulated Montserrado County Senator George Manneh Weah and Bong County Senator Jewel Howard Taylor on their election as President and Vice-President of Liberia. The National Elections Commission (NEC) on December 29, 2017, declared President-elect Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) as winner of […]

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Jan
1

AU Commission chair says 2017 was eventful year

2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat: 2017 has been a particularly eventful year, with the assumption of duty of a new Commission. I have had the privilege of serving with a diverse group of individuals over the past nine months, and the results have been encouraging. […]

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Jan
1

Now is time to right a wrong, Mr. Weah

Congratulations Mr. George M. Weah on your hard-fought and earned victory by defeating 19 other candidates and winning 14 of the 15 counties in Liberia in the presidential elections; Jarwinken Wiah writes. There is no doubt, the country has spoken. You got a huge mandate, particularly from ordinary Liberians who have not experienced the true […]

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Dec
27

Some trends for Africa in 2018

The political parties based on former freedom movements are losing ground, commodity prices still decide the economy, and agriculture faces climate challenges. Nordic Africa Institute’s director, Iina Soiri, looks into African trends for the year 2018. With the help of the Institute’s researchers, Soiri has identified ten trends and observations for the upcoming year:​ 1. […]

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Dec
25

Partnership agreements to support African trade

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), have signed a US$100-Million agreement and a EUR 50-Million Murabaha agreement with the aim of facilitating and financing exports amongst African countries and between Africa and the rest of the world.  The ITFC is a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) […]

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Dec
25

Sweden: CinemAfrica to hold filmmaking workshop

CinemAfrica, a Sweden-based organization that promotes African films, will hold a filmmaking workshop in February next year. According to information posted on its website, the organization said the workshop which is scheduled for February 5 to 11 in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, is intended for Afro-Swedes interested in filmmaking, who are over the age of […]

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Dec
21

Ebola survivors sue Sierra Leonean government

Two Ebola survivors have filed a suit at the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) Court against the Sierra Leonean government’s handling of the 2014 epidemic. The epidemic claimed thousands of lives. The two survivors, backed by the Freetown-based Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL), are accusing the government of violating its […]

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Dec
19

Sweden: Economic upswing to continue next year

Sweden’s Finance Ministry today presented the latest forecast of the country’s economy and public finances. The employment rate and labor force participation have been revised upwards and growth continues to gain strength. “Our GDP forecast for this year remains unchanged. For next year, we have revised the forecast for growth slightly upwards, mainly because global […]

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