Global law firm expands operations in Africa

DLA Piper Africa has announced its continued expansion across Africa with the addition of Tunisian firm, El Ajeri Lawyers, based in Tunis, and Senegalese firm, GENI & KEBE, based in Dakar. These additions provide increased coverage in Francophone Africa, the Maghreb region and sub-Saharan Africa. The announcement follows the recent news that the Nigerian firm, […]

Five African goals in Swedish football league

  With nine more rounds to conclude, Sweden’s top football championship is heating up as African players continue to bang in the goals.   Nigerian stiker Chinedu Obassi scored a 39th minute penalty as 3rd-placed AIK drew 1-all with city rivals Djurgarden, second on the table, in a 21st round encounter last weekend. Senegal’s Aliou Badji grabbed Djurgaden’s […]

Sweden-based institute to digitize Tanzanian documents

It started with a conversation at a conference and ended up as a UNESCO project at the Sweden-based Nordic Africa Institute (NAI).The collaboration with UNESCO and the National Archives of Tanzania, as part of the larger Tanzania Heritage Archives Project (TAHAP), means that unique documents are digitized at the institute.   The documents housed at […]

Hate speech stirs trouble in Burundi

Next month, the Commission of Enquiry on Burundi, established by the UN Human Rights Council, is due to deliver its final report on abuses in the central African state and to make a judgement as to whether these abuses, including killings, torture, and abduction, amount to international crimes. The commission has highlighted the prevalence of hate speech in […]

More people living with HIV in Liberia

With the national HIV prevalence at 2.1%, the National AIDS Commission of Liberia has reported an increase in the number of persons living with HIV in Liberia from about 33,000 persons to 43,200 persons.    According to the National AIDS Commission, the new figure represents Spectrum 2017 Estimates finalized and published by the National AIDS […]

Sweden: Turay scores twice for Ekilstuna in surprise win

  Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay was on target two times last weekend as relegation-bound Athletic Ekilstuna collected a surprise 3-1 win over  defending champions and league leaders, Malmo in the 20th round of the Swedish football premiership, known as Allsvenskan.   Turay, who is being eyed by a number of top Swedish sides, raised the curtain early through a 5th […]

BRICS’ bank opens regional center in Africa

The New Development Bank (NDB) officially opened its Africa Regional Center (ARC) in Johannesburg, South Africa on Thursday, August 17. According to a release by the NDB, the bank is aiming to establish the ARC as an important contributor to sustainable infrastructure development in South Africa and as a useful participant in the development agenda of the continent. […]

Sweden’s prime minister speaks on the future of work

  Ms President, Director-General, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for inviting me to this important event. It is a great honour to serve as co-chair of this Global Commission on the Future of Work. Access to decent work is fundamental for all women and men. I got my first job in the early […]

Neighbors carry burden of South Sudan’s refugees

More than a million South Sudanese refugees have now crossed the border into Uganda in what is the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. Analysts say the chances of forging peace are becoming slimmer and so the war and the flow of desperate people is set to continue, further straining an already struggling aid operation. An average […]

Sweden: Sierra Leoneans raise funds for flood victims

The Organization of Sierra Leoneans in Sweden (ORSLIS) has started a campaign to raise funds for the victims of the flood and mudslide which left over 300 dead and thousands displaced on Monday in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. According to information posted on the organization’s facebook page money generated from the gofundme campaign will go toward helping victims who are in […]