• UK-based group holds concert to help Liberian kids

    Monday, October 14, 2019

    Music for Liberia, a UK-based organization, will hold its annual charity concert on November 2 in London at the Farm Street Church for the benefit of Liberian children.  Proceeds from this concert will benefit the children at Mother Blessing’s Home in Mount Barclay, outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital. “The concert is a celebration of music and culture, […]

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  • Sweden: Anti-racist Liberty Parade held in Malmo

    Monday, October 14, 2019

    The Afro-Swedes Forum for Justice on Wednesday October 9 held its 3rd annual Liberty Parade in the Swedish city of Malmo to honor and remember all those who were enslaved during the transatlantic slave trade and who lived under racial suppression throughout history.    Hundreds participated in the parade carrying placards, flags, etc and they were […]

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  • Speech: Norway’s foreign minister opens NABA summit

    Saturday, October 12, 2019

    The Nordic-African Business Association Summit has become important annual event. I would like to thank Managing Director Eivind Fjeldstad and Naba for arranging this conference for the ninth consecutive time. The Norwegian Government works systematically to ensure that our businesses have an array of good opportunities – in Norway and abroad. Much of our trade […]

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  • Sweden observes Day of the Girl Child

    Friday, October 11, 2019

    Within the context of Sweden’s feminist foreign policy, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs is taking part in the global #GirlsTakeover campaign. Through this campaign – an initiative of Plan International – girls all over the world will step into a leadership role on 11 October in connection with International Day of the Girl Child. In […]

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  • Tourism contributes 6.25% to Ivory Coast’s GDP

    Thursday, October 10, 2019

    Tourism is currently contributing about 6.25% to Ivory Coast’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) thanks to the current tourism infrastructure and investments, Ivorian Minister of Tourism, Siandou Fofana said. According to the minister, the government is now focusing on the strategy “Sublime Côte d’Ivoire” whose implementation, “will list the country among the Top 5 African tourism […]

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News

Oct
14

UK-based group holds concert to help Liberian kids

Music for Liberia, a UK-based organization, will hold its annual charity concert on November 2 in London at the Farm Street Church for the benefit of Liberian children.  Proceeds from this concert will benefit the children at Mother Blessing’s Home in Mount Barclay, outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital. “The concert is a celebration of music and culture, […]

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Oct
14

Sweden: Anti-racist Liberty Parade held in Malmo

The Afro-Swedes Forum for Justice on Wednesday October 9 held its 3rd annual Liberty Parade in the Swedish city of Malmo to honor and remember all those who were enslaved during the transatlantic slave trade and who lived under racial suppression throughout history.    Hundreds participated in the parade carrying placards, flags, etc and they were […]

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Oct
12

Speech: Norway’s foreign minister opens NABA summit

The Nordic-African Business Association Summit has become important annual event. I would like to thank Managing Director Eivind Fjeldstad and Naba for arranging this conference for the ninth consecutive time. The Norwegian Government works systematically to ensure that our businesses have an array of good opportunities – in Norway and abroad. Much of our trade […]

Read More
Oct
11

Sweden observes Day of the Girl Child

Within the context of Sweden’s feminist foreign policy, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs is taking part in the global #GirlsTakeover campaign. Through this campaign – an initiative of Plan International – girls all over the world will step into a leadership role on 11 October in connection with International Day of the Girl Child. In […]

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Oct
10

Tourism contributes 6.25% to Ivory Coast’s GDP

Tourism is currently contributing about 6.25% to Ivory Coast’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) thanks to the current tourism infrastructure and investments, Ivorian Minister of Tourism, Siandou Fofana said. According to the minister, the government is now focusing on the strategy “Sublime Côte d’Ivoire” whose implementation, “will list the country among the Top 5 African tourism […]

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Oct
9

African-Americans make case for resettlement to Liberia

An African-American group, the New African Development Trust (NADT), is reportedly lobbying the US Congress, among other actions, for the resettlement of African-Americans, mostly prisoners, to Liberia.    Below is the group’s position statement:    Introduction House Resolution 1242 commemorates the 400th anniversary  of the arrival  of 20 African indenture servants in the United States of […]

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Oct
9

The unrealized oil promise of DR Congo

It is no secret that the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) mining industry is of vital importance in answering the country’s and the world’s mineral needs. Today, copper, cobalt and other byproducts represent the backbone of the DRC’s economic structure at about 85% of its exports. That has been the case for many years, through […]

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Oct
8

A weekend of African goals in Nordic football

Eritrean international Henok Goitom scored twice for AIK in a weekend victory over Orebro as the battle for Sweden’s top football prize continues. The goals helped AIK to 4th place on the table, three points behind league leaders Malmo.   Also on target in the Allsvenskan was Liberian-born Peter Wilson, who scored late in the first […]

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Oct
7

Norway provides more funds to support human rights

Human rights are under considerable pressure. In response to this, we are increasing our support for human rights efforts by NOK 77 million ($8.4m) in 2020,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. In 2020, the Government will give priority to promotion of women’s rights, respect for human rights defenders, freedom of expression and […]

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Oct
6

A conference to remember Swedish slave trade

The Afro-Swedes Forum for Justice on Saturday held the first of its programs marking the 172nd anniversary of the end of Sweden’s participation in the transatlantic slave trade.    A memorial conference, held in Malmo, Sweden’s 3rd biggest city, focused on human rights.    Held under the theme, The legacy of Slave Trade – Voices of today’s […]

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