Sweden adopts strategy against organised crime

The Swedish Government has adopted Sweden’s first comprehensive national strategy against organised crime. The strategy serves as a direction for the work against organised crime, with the purpose to reduce vulnerabilities exploited by criminals. The national strategy presents priorities and identifies central actors. Organised crime poses a serious threat to the Swedish society. The deadly […]

War crimes: Massaquoi’s acquittal confirmed

A Finnish court of appeal on Wednesday issued its judgement and confirmed the acquittal of Gibril Massaquoi – former Revolutionary United Front (RUF) commander and spokesman – for war crimes, crimes against humanity, torture, and murder that he was accused of committing in Liberia during the country’s second civil war (1999-2003). According to the judgement, the Tampere […]

Weaker economic situation in Sweden

Inflation is starting to come down but Swedish businesses and households are still burdened by high prices and interest rates. This means a weaker economic situation and that the Swedish economy is considered to be in a recession that will last until 2025. These are Swedish Ministry of Finance’s conclusions presented last month in a […]

Examine the leadership of the Supreme Court nominee

By Alexander Redd, Th.D As a nominee for the Liberian Supreme Court, Cllr. Musa Dean has caused quite a stir and sparked concerns among diverse groups in Liberian society. People are questioning the reasons behind his nomination and are calling for a thorough scrutiny of his performance as the head of the Justice Ministry. President […]

ICC transfers Ugandan war criminal to Norway

Convicted Ugandan war criminal Dominic Ongwen was transferred to a prison facility in Norway on Monday to serve his 25-year prison sentence. Mr Ongwen is the fifth person transferred by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to a state that has indicated its willingness to accept sentenced persons. On November 9 the presidency of the ICC […]

Africa could lose $25 billion per year

African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi Adesina has warned that a new EU carbon border tax could significantly constrain Africa’s trade and industrialization progress by penalizing value-added exports including steel, cement, iron, aluminium and fertilizers. Adesina said, “With Africa’s energy deficit and reliance mainly on fossil fuels, especially diesel, the implication is that Africa will […]

Weah wins international peace award

The International Association of World Peace Advocates (IAWPA) through the office of its International Director, African Affairs, His Eminence, Amb. Dr. John Metchie, yesterday, announced Liberian President, George Opong Weah, as the winner of this year’s International Peace Prize Medal Award 2023. The award is in total appreciation of the just-concluded presidential election in Liberia, […]

$175m pledged for ‘green infrastructure’ in Africa

In a powerful signal of support during COP28, African and global institutions together with governments of Germany, France and Japan and philanthropies have pledged over $175 million to the Alliance for Green Infrastructure in Africa (AGIA). The landmark initial pledge will help to rapidly scale up financing for transformative climate-aligned infrastructure projects across the continent. The […]

How can Africa finance the energy transition?

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber From an African perspective, one of the most important things to come out of COP15, the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, was the formal recognition of the fact that lower-income countries were not in a position to bear as much of the cost of […]

Sweden scales up support to civilians in Sudan

Through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Sweden is providing an additional SEK 149 million to the civilian population in Sudan. This support will help meet growing humanitarian needs resulting from the armed conflict that broke out in April this year. Parts of the support will also go towards food security and protection of […]