EU leaders discuss economy and migration

When EU leaders gathered at a meeting of the European Council on 9 March, the economic situation in the EU was discussed. The agenda also included the situation in the western Balkans and migration issues with a focus on the situation in Libya. The European Council re-elected Donald Tusk to the position of President. Sweden […]

Nigeria’s Igboananike returns to Swedish football

  Nigerian forward Kennedy Igboananike is back in the top tier of Swedish football. After stints in the USA and, lately, Greece, the 28-year-old returned to the Allsvenskan in a two-year deal with Orebro SK.    With Kennedy, we get the top forward we sought. He has international experience and has shown time and again that […]

UNWTO head: Tourism opens our hearts and minds

  Tourism can transform our world and build better understanding in a world living a deficit of tolerance said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the 2017 edition of ITB Berlin in Berlin, Germany. “We live the worst of times and the best of times. Times when we wake up every […]

World’s first digital meeting of foreign ministers

Today, March 8, on International Women’s Day, the first public digital meeting of foreign ministers was held. Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström gathered her network of women foreign ministers to discuss feminist foreign policy. During the meeting the participants shared experiences and good examples, and gave their views on gender equality in a […]

Dangote Foundation pays for Kano hospital renovation

To complement its N7 billion ( circa $22 million) Surgical and Diagnostic Centre (SDC) currently under construction, the Dangote Foundation has concluded the renovations of some sections of the Murtala Muhammed Specialists’ Hospital, Kano which gulped over N200 million (about $628,000). The 900-bed capacity hospital, reputed for highest number of in-patients in sub-Saharan Africa, has been […]

Sweden re-activates conscription

The security environment in Europe and in Sweden’s vicinity has deteriorated and the all-volunteer recruitment hasn’t provided the Armed Forces with enough trained personnel. The re-activating of the conscription is needed for military readiness. Trained personnel are fundamental for building military capability. In 2016 the Armed Forces lacked 1 000 active squad leaders, soldiers and […]

Opinion: African challenges to African development

  The parlous story of African economic and social development since independence best expressed in the failure to achieve the autonomous capacity for self-actuated development and in particular to create conditions of national and continental modern mass production and prosperity is well known and need not be repeated; Professor Ehiedu Iweriebor writes.    It is […]

Bong Miners’ fundraising dinner a great success

It was a remarkable turnout as members of the Association of Bong Miners (ABM) in the Liberian diaspora hosted a benefit and fundraising dinner in Philadelphia, the USA on February 18.   The occasion was the brainchild of a few individuals who had previously resided in the Liberian mining town of Bong Mines in Bong […]