• Adesina: Agriculture must lead Africa’s industrialization

    Friday, January 19, 2018

    The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has made a compelling case for accelerating Africa’s industrialization in order to create jobs, reduce poverty and promote inclusive economic growth. Citing data from the bank’s 2018 African Economic Outlook launched in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on Wednesday, Adesina said infrastructure projects were among the most […]

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  • Sweden inaugurates new gender equality agency

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

    On 12 January, the new Swedish Gender Equality Agency was inaugurated in Gothenburg, with speeches by Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér, Director-General Lena Ag, County Governor Anders Danielsson and chair of the municipal executive board, Ann-Sofie Hermansson. The agency will contribute to strategic, coherent and sustainable governance and effective implementation of gender equality policy. […]

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  • EFLA: Weah’s election is a glorious opportunity

    Sunday, January 14, 2018

    Liberia’s President-elect George Weah should see the mandate given him by the Liberian electorate as a glorious opportunity for his incoming administration to craft and foster socio-economic policies that would unite and reconcile Liberians regardless of their political, religious, and social affiliations, says the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA). In addition, the organization also […]

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  • New blog dedicated to African migration

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    Migration scholars, look no further. A new website and blog by the AMMODI network offers a meeting place for academics and practitioners within the migration field. “One of our objectives is to narrow the gap between research and policy”, says NAI researcher Jesper Bjarnesen who co-founded the AMMODI network with migration scholar Franzisca Zanker in […]

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  • George Weah’s uphill task of pro-poor governance

    Sunday, January 7, 2018

    The 2017 presidential election runoff has taken place and the National Election Commission (NEC) has announced the result.  Opposition leader, Senator George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has won. The ruling Unity Party (UP) of Vice President Joseph Boakai has accepted the results. Vice President Boakai deserves credit for accepting defeat graciously, […]

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News

Jan
19

Adesina: Agriculture must lead Africa’s industrialization

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has made a compelling case for accelerating Africa’s industrialization in order to create jobs, reduce poverty and promote inclusive economic growth. Citing data from the bank’s 2018 African Economic Outlook launched in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on Wednesday, Adesina said infrastructure projects were among the most […]

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Jan
18

Sweden inaugurates new gender equality agency

On 12 January, the new Swedish Gender Equality Agency was inaugurated in Gothenburg, with speeches by Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér, Director-General Lena Ag, County Governor Anders Danielsson and chair of the municipal executive board, Ann-Sofie Hermansson. The agency will contribute to strategic, coherent and sustainable governance and effective implementation of gender equality policy. […]

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Jan
14

EFLA: Weah’s election is a glorious opportunity

Liberia’s President-elect George Weah should see the mandate given him by the Liberian electorate as a glorious opportunity for his incoming administration to craft and foster socio-economic policies that would unite and reconcile Liberians regardless of their political, religious, and social affiliations, says the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA). In addition, the organization also […]

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Jan
9

New blog dedicated to African migration

Migration scholars, look no further. A new website and blog by the AMMODI network offers a meeting place for academics and practitioners within the migration field. “One of our objectives is to narrow the gap between research and policy”, says NAI researcher Jesper Bjarnesen who co-founded the AMMODI network with migration scholar Franzisca Zanker in […]

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Jan
7

George Weah’s uphill task of pro-poor governance

The 2017 presidential election runoff has taken place and the National Election Commission (NEC) has announced the result.  Opposition leader, Senator George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has won. The ruling Unity Party (UP) of Vice President Joseph Boakai has accepted the results. Vice President Boakai deserves credit for accepting defeat graciously, […]

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Jan
3

Sweden acts against sexual violence, harassment

The #metoo movement in Sweden has powerfully demonstrated that more needs to be done to combat sexual harassment and sexual violence in workplaces and society at large. The Swedish Government requires all employers to take responsibility for a secure work environment. In the area of work environment and discrimination there are already many tools and […]

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Jan
2

ALJA congratulates Weah, Taylor for election victory

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has congratulated Montserrado County Senator George Manneh Weah and Bong County Senator Jewel Howard Taylor on their election as President and Vice-President of Liberia. The National Elections Commission (NEC) on December 29, 2017, declared President-elect Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) as winner of […]

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Jan
1

AU Commission chair says 2017 was eventful year

2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat: 2017 has been a particularly eventful year, with the assumption of duty of a new Commission. I have had the privilege of serving with a diverse group of individuals over the past nine months, and the results have been encouraging. […]

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Jan
1

Now is time to right a wrong, Mr. Weah

Congratulations Mr. George M. Weah on your hard-fought and earned victory by defeating 19 other candidates and winning 14 of the 15 counties in Liberia in the presidential elections; Jarwinken Wiah writes. There is no doubt, the country has spoken. You got a huge mandate, particularly from ordinary Liberians who have not experienced the true […]

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Dec
27

Some trends for Africa in 2018

The political parties based on former freedom movements are losing ground, commodity prices still decide the economy, and agriculture faces climate challenges. Nordic Africa Institute’s director, Iina Soiri, looks into African trends for the year 2018. With the help of the Institute’s researchers, Soiri has identified ten trends and observations for the upcoming year:​ 1. […]

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