• 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

Sep
27

Buya Turay eyes top scorer award in Sweden

  With five more games to the end of the Swedish football premiership, Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay is aiming for the highest goalscorer award.  The striker is currently third in the rankings with 11 goals having grabbed the lone goal for league leaders Djurgarden in a 1-0 win over lowly-placed Falkenberg on Tuesday.   […]

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Sep
26

Sweden provides $3.8m grant for Liberian youths

  Sweden’s ambassador to Liberia Ingrid Wetterqvist has disclosed that her country has provided US$3.8 million to the World Bank as contribution to the Government of Liberia project which benefits rural youths.   Ambassador Wetterqvist stated that the Youth Opportunity Program (YOP) aims to improve access to income generation opportunities for youths and strengthen the […]

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Sep
26

Indigenous owners of Papua Guinea killed by Indonesia

It is a crime against humanity to play down the Western powers and co-opted Indonesian imperialism war being waged against the indigenous Black people, the true owners of Papua Guinea while misleading the world on the true narrative about the suffering of indigenous Black people, writes Nafshiyah Ndahimana. In an article published on the BBC website […]

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Sep
25

Street Festival in Linköping this weekend

The Skäggestorp Street Festival, a culture and street festival, will be held this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) in Linköping, Sweden. The event is filled with music, dance, poetry, storytelling, among other activities and will be staged in the Skäggestorp neighborhood.   The organizers note in a Facebook post that the festival serves as a meeting place […]

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Sep
25

New partnership to support war victims in East Africa

Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) signed a partnership agreement today on the sidelines of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to enhance regional cooperation and accelerate more effective education investments for refugees and displaced children and youth across the eight countries of the IGAD region. The first-of-its-kind, this agreement […]

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Sep
24

Sweden to make it easier for foreign students to stay

The Swedish government will soon present a bill to the country’s parliament, Riksdag, containing proposals for new rules on residence permit for research and higher education studies. The proposals will implement the European Union’s ‘Students and Researchers Directive’. An important aim of the proposals is to attract more students, researchers and other highly qualified people […]

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Sep
24

Niger President to address global conference in Greece

Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou will serve as a keynote speaker of this year’s Rhodes Forum, the flagship global affairs conference of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC). The 17th Rhodes Forum – titled “Global (dis)order: Towards dialogue-based worldviews” – takes place on 11-12 October in Rhodes, Greece. President Issoufou will share an African perspective […]

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Sep
20

Sweden: More money to promote gender equality

The Swedish government has previously planned SEK 290 million ($ 29.8m) for the implementation of gender equality policy in 2020, of which the majority will go to measures to prevent and combat men’s violence against women and honour-related violence and oppression.  The government is now proposing an extra SEK 155 million ($15.9m). The investment is […]

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Sep
18

Norway funds school meals in Mali

Funding from Norway will be used to provide nutritious school meals to some 55 000 children in conflict-torn Mali. ‘Malnourished children have problems learning, no matter how good the teaching is. If children are given school meals, their parents are more likely to send them to school. This in turn helps to promote stability in […]

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Sep
17

Chapter backs members contesting ALJA elections

The Midwest Chapter of the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has agreed to support three of its active members who have all declared their intention to vie for various positions in the forthcoming ALJA general and presidential elections. Elections are expected take place on October 5 in the US. Those vying for […]

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