African goals in Nordic football leagues

African footballers in the topmost Swedish football championship were goal-shy last weekend. Only in-form Eritrean international Henok Goitom was on target in the 19th round of the Allsvenskan, scoring the second goal as league leaders AIK brushed aside bottom club Trelleborg 2-0. Goitom struck after 63 minutes to record his ninth goal of the season. […]

Sweden starts new initiative for climate and security

A new research collaboration for climate and security will be launched today in connection with World Water Week in Stockholm. The Stockholm Climate Security Hub brings together four Swedish research institutes that are world leaders in the area of climate and security. The aim is to promote knowledge development and policy dialogue in the area, […]

Talon to speak at Nordic-African Business Summit

Benin President Patrice Talon will give the keynote address at the Nordic-African Business Summit in Oslo, Norway on November 8, according to information released by the organizers, Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA). President Talon, who has been leader of the West African country since 2016, has a background as a businessman (trade and private investments), NABA […]

International tourism grew in 2017

International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest collection of Tourism Highlights. Growth in arrivals was echoed by a strong increase in exports generated by tourism, which reached US$ 1.6 trillion in 2017, making tourism the world’s third-largest export sector. ‘UNWTO Tourism Highlights […]

Sweden: Goitom goals power AIK title challenge

Eritrean striker Henok Goitom was on the score sheet twice as undefeated league leaders AIK powered to a 2-0 win over strugglers Brommapojkarna in the 18th round of Sweden’s premier football championship, Allsvenkan last weekend. Goitom scored his 7th and 8th goal of the season through a header in the 45th minute and a tap-in […]

Police advise Stockholm residents, visitors

There are lots of events going on in Stockholm, Sweden’s capital, on Saturday 25 August. The following general advice is aimed at people visiting or living in Stockholm: avoid if possible using the car, be out sufficiently in advance of any events you plan to participate in, and keep yourself informed of what is going […]

15th UNWTO Awards: Call for submissions

Promoting innovation, job creation and sustainability are key considerations for the 15th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awards. UNWTO invites submissions until 31 October 2018. The UNWTO Awards recognise the contribution of public and private institutions and NGOs to development of a more competitive, responsible and sustainable tourism sector that works towards achieving the 2030 Sustainable […]

Make agriculture more attractive to African youth

Africa’s young people are key to achieving the continent’s sustainable development, but realizing this great potential requires creating more jobs for them, including in the increasingly digitalized agriculture sectors, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said today. “We need to take action to make agriculture more attractive to young people. They must perceive agriculture as […]

Nordic-African Business Summit in November

Nordic-African Business Summit, considered the region’s leading business conference focusing exclusively on the African markets, will be held on Thursday, November 8 at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Norway’s capital, Oslo. Organised yearly since 2011 by the Norway-based Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA), the event is an important platform for the meeting of policy makers […]

Sweden: Top African strikers leave for greener pastures

The top three African strikers in the first half of the Swedish football premiership, Allsvenskan, have left to seek greener pastures in other leagues. Despite the poor performance of his club, Dalkurd, Sierra Leonean goal poacher Mohamed Buya Turay distinguished himself by banking in nine goals for the relegation-bound club to earn a 1.6m euros […]