African female footballers in Sweden

  A number of female African footballers are plying their trade this season in the Swedish football championship which started over the weekend.   Nigerian defender Faith Ikidi is in her 8th season in the Damallsvenskan, Sweden’s top female football league. The 30-year-old is on the books of Pitea.   Malawian Tabitha Chawinga and Ghana’s Elizabeth Addo […]

Economic growth remains strong in East Africa

  East Africa’s economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region according to ICAEW’s (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report.   In Economic Insight: Africa Q1 2017 launched Thursday, the accountancy and finance body points out that authorities from various East African […]

Meet the winners of the New African Woman Awards

The fearless Gambian human rights activist won New African Woman magazine’s Woman of the Year Award at the their award ceremony that took place in Dakar on Thursday night. Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajan was instrumental in galvanising the opposition that eventually beat long-term now exiled leader Yahya Jammeh. Held at a glitzy Gala Dinner at the Terrou-Bi hotel […]

UK: Liberian union elects officers at annual meeting

  The Union of Liberian Organisations in the United Kingdom (ULO-UK) hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 25 in Northampton at which it held election for officers of the AGM and the management committee for the next two years.   In keeping with the union’s constitution, the meeting was convened to allow the leadership to report on the […]

Eritreans in public meetings to promote development

Eritrean nationals residing in Sweden, Australia and the US held public diplomacy activities aimed at promoting Eritrea’s national development endeavors. The members of the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ) branch in Sweden held a meeting on 25 and 26 March in the city of Gothenburg under the theme “Strengthening PFDJ: For Foreseeable Vision”. Yonas Manna, […]

Global network discusses child protection in tourism

The 32nd meeting of the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection focused on the role of governments in advancing the fight against the exploitation of children in tourism was held on 9 March in Berlin, Germany. “Child protection is the responsibility of all – communities, private sector, academia, but governments have a leading role […]

Uppsala University to offer full-time African studies

  For the first time since the 1990s, Sweden’s Uppsala University will offer students a full-time course in African studies.    There is a growing interest about Africa in Sweden, while at the same time knowledge about Africa generally is low, according to Sten Hagberg, professor in cultural anthropology, who will be responsible for the […]

Sarfo, Jebali open Swedish season with two goals each

  Ghanaian midfielder Kingsley Sarfo had a memorable start to the Swedish football premiership on Monday when he scored twice in just under two minutes to record his first ever goals in the top flight and land Sirius a 2-0 win on its return to the Allsvenskan, as the league is known.  The 22-year-old hit Djurgaden hard in the […]

Opinion: Citizenship status in Liberia

In my opinion, we need to take a look at the laws granting a person citizenship status in Liberia.  It is obvious the current ones we have on the books for non-natural born and dual citizenships are working against the majority of ordinary Liberians in favor of people in positions of power and the business […]

Sweden: Africans discuss global goals

  In late March, the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) held a two-day symposium in Uppsala, Sweden focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and African development.   The symposium, which brought together African diplomats and researchers, was dedicated to understanding African development within the framework of the SDGs.   The event’s first session revolved around the purpose and expectations of […]