EU-Africa migrant plan raises worrying questions

Are European leaders forcing their own migration agenda on Africa? Why are they conflating development aid with migration policy? What is wrong with introducing more safe and legal migration routes? For refugee and migrant rights advocates, the action plan launched in Malta today at the end of a two-day meeting of 60 European and African […]

Western Union gives to Malian orphans

Western Union on Monday announced its support to the children of SOS Children’s Village ” Sanankoroba ” through the donation of school supplies. School kits were distributed to about 100 orphans for the academic year 2015-2016 . This initiative is part of the social responsibility program of Western Union, which aims to promote education as one […]

Why invest in Africa?

Africanstates provides information on the investment opportunities in all 54 countries in Africa. It also provides advice on where an investor can procure assistance to invest in every country in Africa. Africa has risen. Carpe diem. Seize the day. The information contained in Africanstates is intended for the use by investors who may largely be unfamiliar with […]

Liberian wins international Children’s Peace Prize

Seventeen-year old Abraham M. Keita from Liberia is the 2015 winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize. On Monday, November 9, he was presented with the prestigious award for demanding justice for children who are victims of physical or sexual violence, and for successfully campaigning for the Liberian parliament to adopt the Children’s Law. In […]

Nigerian is world Scrabble champion

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday evening congratulated a Nigerian, Wellington Jighere, after he emerged as the World Scrabble Champion. It is first time for Africa. The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement said that the President conveyed his congratulatory message to Jighere in a telephone conversation he […]

Changes in aid budget due to refugee crisis

  Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende says the the Government is proposing to reallocate NOK 4.2 billion from the aid budget, to help cover the costs associated with receiving refugees.  Current estimates indicate that at least 33 000 asylum seekers and refugees will seek protection in Norway in 2016. If these estimates are correct, three times […]

Sweden to open embassy in Tunisia

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven announced on Friday that the Government will open an embassy in Tunisia. The news was presented during talks with Tunisian President Béji Caïd Essebsi, on a state visit to Sweden. “Tunisia is the North African country where the Arab Spring brought democracy, and the positive developments in the country continue to inspire. […]

Nigerian internet users face cyber threats

In its third quarter (Q3) IT Threat Evolution report, Kaspersky Lab has published the details of the key security incidents of the quarter. Using statistics from the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), which obtains information from millions of Kaspersky Lab product users in 213 countries, the report sheds light on the increase in mobile threats, the […]

Swedish Minister Kuhnke speaks to youth

I’m very glad to see that so many committed young people from all parts of Sweden and from a number of other countries such as Spain, Denmark and Turkey have gathered here in Stockholm for this important conference. The last few months have been extremely dramatic with tens of thousands of people fleeing from war […]

Technical, vocational education a priority

Liberia’s Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe says the provision of technical and vocational education to Liberian youth is a major national priority, which deserves the support of members of the international community and partners. Minister Nagbe said with the huge unemployment among young people, due largely to lack of formal education and vocational skills, there […]