Bong Miners to storm Pennsylvania

US-based Association of Bong Miners will hold a big gathering in Pennsylvania from July 7-9 which is expected to bring together former residents of the Liberian minning community of Bong Mines from across the USA and other countries.    The convention will be held under the theme Giving Back to Our Community. Organised by a commitee […]

World Bank approves $16 million for Liberia

The World Bank has approved supplemental financing of US$16.36 million for the Third Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation (PRSDPO-lll) for Liberia. This operation will help respond quickly to the country’s urgent needs generated by the twin shocks of the Ebola and the sustained slump in global commodity prices, in addition to the impact of […]

Sabina Ddumba to perform at Borås music concert

  The annual free music concerts styled Summer Thursdays (sommartorsdagarna) kick off this Thursday in the Swedish city of Borås with Ugandan-Swedish singer Sabina Ddumba on stage. Ddumba, 23, is one of Sweden’s popular singers with 2015 hits like ‘Effortless’ and ‘Not Too Young’ and her album Homeward Bound released last year.   Her music is reportedly influenced by Ugandan nursery rhymes […]

China pledges $15 billion to Ghana’s development agenda

China has pledged some $15 billion to fund Ghana massive economic transformation agenda, with the likelihood that a further $4 billion would be committed for various development projects across the country. The commitment by the Chinese is based on a financing module presented by the government of Ghana, seeking for partnerships to fund its development agenda, leveraging on […]

US-based Bong Miners visit Liberia

Messages of commendation have been pouring in to members of a delegation of the Association of Bong Miners (ABM-USA), who recently returned to the United States following a nine-day (May 1-10) visit to Liberia, which included a three-day tour of Bong Mines and its surrounding.   The delegation, headed by Benedict Philips and M. Amadu Sirleaf, was […]

Sarfo joins Swedish champions in record deal

  Ghanaian midfielder Kingsley Sarfo has joined Swedish football champions Malmo FF in a deal said to be the biggest between two Swedish clubs.   Sarfo made his name in Sirius’ first match of the season – a 2-0 crushing of Djurgarden in which he scored twice in two minutes – and since then has been one of […]

Liberia needs new generation of visionary leaders

The legendary United States leader, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was correct when he wrote: “It is time for a new generation of leadership to cope with new problems and new opportunities.” Edmund Zar-Zar Bargblor writes. His words still ring true today in contemporary times. Liberia’s new generation of leaders need to address the issues and problems […]

Sweden, Botswana leaders hold talks in Stockholm

  Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Botswana President Ian Khama held bilateral talks on Monday in the Swedish capital, Stockholm. The talks were characterised by the good relations that have existed between the two countries since Botswana gained its independence fifty years ago.                                  Botswana and Sweden share many values with respect to democracy and human […]

Swedish Parliament passes climate framework policy

Sweden’s parliament, the Riksdag, has passed a climate policy framework for the country. The Climate Act and new climate goals will give Sweden an ambitious, long-term and stable climate policy. The Climate Act will enter into force on 1 January 2018. On 14 March, the Swedish Government presented a bill on a climate policy framework. […]

World unites to save the oceans

The Ocean Conference, co-chaired by Sweden and Fiji, concluded after an intensive week at the United Nations in New York. On 9 June, the countries of the world agreed on the Call for Action, confirming the political momentum that has been established to save the oceans.   “For the first time, the full range of ocean […]