African ministers agree on tourism agenda

An African ministerial working meeting conveyed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during this year’s Berlin International Tourism Fair ITB (8 March) agreed to move ahead with a new ten-point UNWTO Agenda for Africa. The final document will be adopted at the UNWTO Commission meeting for Africa in Nigeria in June this year. Against the […]

Entries sought for African Entrepreneurship Award

BMCE Bank of Africa is proud to announce the March 1st opening of the 4th edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award. The Award was announced by the bank’s President Othman Benjelloun in 2014 at the Marrakech Global Entrepreneurship Summit and illustrates BMCE Bank of Africa’s ambition to encourage entrepreneurship across borders in Africa by rewarding talent […]

Liberian artists exhibit work in Paris

Two Liberian artists were selected among several others to represent Africa at International Women’s Day programs held Thursday at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. Sidibe A. Musa and Ellen Vaibah Zeze presented their paintings and drawings at the program showcasing artistic works that portray the activities and social and economic programs of women globally. […]

UN Secretary General’s message for women’s day

We are at a pivotal moment for women’s rights. The historical and structural inequalities that have allowed oppression and discrimination to flourish are being exposed like never before. From Latin America to Europe to Asia, on social media, on film sets, on the factory floor and in the streets, women are calling for lasting change […]

Tourism’s role in sustainable development

The tourism sector’s role and responsibility in contributing to sustainable development on a global scale was the central message delivered at the opening of the 2018 edition of the ITB Berlin travel trade show by Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Speaking in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, tourism ministers […]

EU has to step up in fight against plastic waste

Every minute, about 15 tons of plastic waste end up in the ocean. The seas, so fundamental to human life, are rapidly being filled with water bottles, abandoned fishing gear and plastic toys that we have cleared from our homes. Sweden and many other countries have developed policies aimed at combating problems related to plastic. […]

Liberian President Weah to attend African CEO Forum

The election of George Weah as President of Liberia at the end of December 2017 raises tremendous hopes for the country’s economic re-emergence. This is an immense challenge and coupled with the expectations of Liberia’s young population it provides strong motivation for President Weah to meet with investors at the AFRICA CEO FORUM, which is […]

Assistance through an organized diaspora

The enormous amount of aid provided by expats in the world has begun to attract the attention of major aid actors. One such group is the Somali diaspora, which is estimated to send SEK 11 billion back to Somalia every year. This amount is far greater than the overall bi-and multilateral assistance to the country. […]

SheDecides has grown into a global power

Sixteen million young girls and teenagers give birth each year – most of whom live in low-income countries. Unwanted and forced pregnancies can be prevented. But the right to contraception and safe abortions is currently under attack. This is why one year ago today, Sweden and four other countries launched SheDecides – a movement that […]

Norwegian business mission to Ghana this month

The Norwegian African Business Association (NABA) has announced a business mission to Ghana from March 19-21 to give Norwegian companies a unique opportunity to make strong connections in the West African country. Ghana is taking the lead this year as Africa’s fatest growing economy and is West Africa’s second biggest economy, NABA, headed by Eivind […]