• ‘Increased aid does not reduce migration’

    Monday, December 11, 2017

    The European Union (EU) wants to increase aid to African countries, but on condition that they take action to prevent migration to Europe. This approach is cynical and does not reduce migration, according to Lisa Åkesson, a researcher at Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), who participated in a recent seminar in Stockholm, Sweden, linked to last […]

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  • Millions of Africans are internally displaced

    Sunday, December 10, 2017

    As the world focuses its attention on preventing irregular migration and protecting refugees coming out of Africa, the displacement that happens behind its own borders persists at an alarming rate. A new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) reveals that since the beginning of 2017, 2.7 million […]

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  • WorldRemit targets 5 million customers in Africa

    Saturday, December 9, 2017

    Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has raised $40m to drive its next phase of global growth, aiming to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets. Half of these customers will be in Africa.    As part of the expansion, WorldRemit will enable customers in Africa to transfer money to 148 countries as easily as […]

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  • Sweden’s position on US statement about Jerusalem

    Thursday, December 7, 2017

    The Government deeply regrets the US statement about Jerusalem. The UN has given Jerusalem a special legal and political status, which the Security Council has called upon the international community to respect. There is a risk that this statement may lead to strong reactions and greater instability in an already turbulent region, and have long-term […]

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  • Sirleaf: National memories must unify Liberians

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    On the shoulders of the intersection of Broad and Buchanan Streets in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, sits a 174-year old building painted in dominant white with dotted brown curvy designs on every side. That’s the National Museum of Liberia- a historic and cultural asset that shriveled in ruins for many years.  The structure, representative of […]

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News

May
22

Liberians in US stage football tourney

A football tourney intended to promote sports among Liberians residing in the United States is expected to be held this weekend in Columbia, Maryland. According to one of the organizers, former Liberian national football star Anthony “teacher” Gray, the tournament which will feature former footballers, known as oldtimers, is a means through which “we want to […]

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May
20

Football official says no players’ bonus dispute

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has denied reports that two foreign-based players, Sekou Jabateh and Alseny Keita clash with Liberia FA President Musa Bility over bonuses before the 1-0 victory over Lesotho on Sunday. LFA General Secretary Alphonso Amah informed Nordic Africa News Correspondent on Monday that the reports were false and misleading, adding that no such incident […]

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May
19

Amb von Ballmoos presents credentials to Pope Francis

Liberia’s Ambassador accredited to the Holy See and the Sovereign Order of Malta  Rudolf von Ballmoos has presented his letters of credence to the Holy Father, Pope Francis at the Vatican City and the Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing at the Magisterial Palace in Rome, Italy. A dispatch from […]

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May
19

Refugees divided on future of northern Mali

Fighting has once again escalated in northern Mali’s Kidal region, with clashes between Tuareg separatists and the army reportedly killing 36 people on 16 and 17 May. Despite the failure of the 2012 rebellion in northern Mali and the loss of most of the territory they briefly laid claim to, Tuareg separatists say the fight […]

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May
18

Sudan woman faces death for apostasy

  A Sudanese court has sentenced a woman to hang for apostasy – the abandonment of her religious faith – after she married a Christian man. Amnesty International condemned the sentence, handed down by a judge in Khartoum, as “appalling and abhorrent”. Local media report the sentence on the woman, who is pregnant, would not […]

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May
17

Liberia calls up three pros for Lesotho match

Ahead of Liberia’s crucial match with Lesotho for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this Sunday, the Liberian Football Association has release the names of three oversea-based players for the match. They are Sekou Jabateh Oliseh of Greek club PAOK, Anthony Snoti Laffor of South African side Super Sports United and Satellite Karat who […]

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May
15

African refugees get mental health care in Israel

Thousands of African refugees and asylum seekers in Israel suffering from trauma and depression after fleeing abuses in their home country or surviving torture camps in Egypt are now getting improved mental health care, though more needs to be done, say refugee groups. Until recently the only help available has come from NGOs, notably Physicians […]

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May
14

Turkey, Liberia sign agreements in three key areas

Liberia and Turkey on Tuesday signed three key agreements to enhance bilateral relations. The countries agreed to work together in the areas of education, mutual visa waiver for holders of diplomatic passports and a collaboration between their diplomatic institutes. Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan and Ahmet Davutoglu, the respective foreign ministers of Liberia and Turkey signed behalf of […]

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May
13

Sweden hosts global meeting on migration

On 14-16 May more than 450 delegates from 140 countries will gather in Stockholm, Sweden to discuss migration and development. Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy Tobias Billström and Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engström will host the meeting.  Crown Princess Victoria, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be speaking at […]

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