Summit to lay out future-proof business strategy

Throughout Africa, businesses are adopting the Creating Shared Value (CSV) business model to ensure that society benefits while business profits. The concept, first shared with business leaders and marketers by Harvard Business School’s Prof Michael Porter in 2006, is gaining momentum and picking up traction – but not quickly and forcefully enough. For too long, […]

Amb. Sheriff positive about Liberia, UK relations

Liberia’s ambassador accredited to the Court of Saint James, Dr. S. Mohammed Sheriff, has recounted the historically productive ties that define the relationship between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Republic of Liberia. Speaking last month when he presented credentials to Queen Elizabeth II, Ambassador Sheriff promised to explore new possibilities while deepening understanding and collaboration that will ensure  mutually beneficial […]

South African mob violence targets Nigerian immigrants

  Mobs in Pretoria have looted and set on fire houses belonging to immigrants, particularly Nigerians, in a new wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) guest researcher Mathabo Khau says that prejudice against Nigerians is common in South Africa. She says that it is fuelled by unbalanced media reports and […]

Africa: Sage to fund non-profit organisations

  Sage, the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll & HR, and payment systems, on Wednesday launched Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund. The new $1 million fund is open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls.   Every day, across Africa inspiring […]

Faith in God must come first, says Minister Kabwe

Christians have been called upon to, first and foremost, put their faith in God because He is the source of their blessings. Minister Barnabas Kabwe of the New Covenant Parish of the Redeemed Church of God (RCCG) in Boras, Sweden, told a worship service in late January that faith in God will help worshippers to love one another and […]

Nigerian striker signs two-year deal with Swedish club

    Swedish division one side, Helsingborg has reinforced its attack with the signing of Nigerian striker Oke Akpoveta on a two-year contract.     Helsingborg hopes that Akpoveta and his teammates kick the club back into the highest division, the premiership known as Allsvenskan, after an unsuccessful 2016 that saw the team relegated to the second tier.   Last season, Akpoveta, […]

Significant decline in African capital markets

2016 marked a challenging year for African equity markets in the wake of lower economic growth and political upheaval around the globe, largely as a result of the US elections cycle and the Brexit vote. African equity capital markets (ECM) broke a streak of three successive years of growth, recording a decline in overall ECM […]

A Swedish aviation strategy

The Swedish government has adopted ‘A Swedish aviation strategy – for aviation’s role in the transport system of tomorrow’.   The aviation strategy is a policy document, a platform that clarifies the government’s overall view of aviation’s role in the transport system and also presents the government’s priorities in seven different areas on the continued […]

ECOWAS parliament holds session in Nigeria

The 4th Legislature of the parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) over the weekend convened its first extraordinary session for the year in Abuja, the Nigeria capital. Both the speaker of the parliament and president of the ECOWAS Commission separately paid glowing tributes to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, chairperson of the […]

Nine African films at Berlin international festival

Nine African films will be screened at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival  which runs until 19 February in the German capital. Vaya, a South African film directed by the Nigerian Akin Omotosho; Cahier Africain, a Swiss-German production that documents the suffering of 300 Central Africans in the hands of Congolese mercenaries between October 2002 and March […]