UK to invest £30m in African projects

The UK is set to inject up to £30 million into prosperity and security projects across Africa as it steps up its investment in the continent, Minister of State for Africa Harriett Baldwin has announced Thursday 21. The funding boost comes as Britain signs a new strategic partnership with the African Union, strengthening the engagement […]

Books: Trilogy on bi-racial relationships in Sweden

A trilogy of e-books, entitled Not Always the Best of Both Worlds, that discusses the issue of bi-racial relationships in Sweden has been published by a Cameroonian-born writer residing in Sweden. Author Fokumlah Nchungong notes that “the idea of me writing these books stems from the fact that I have two sons who are biracial. […]

Maka Why, a hit among music lovers

Ever since its release last month, Maka Why, an afrobeat single by Nigerian singer Latoria featuring Njol, a Sweden-based artist with Gambian heritage, is gradually making waves on popular music streaming sites. Maka Why, a love song with blend of Pidgin English and English, released by Peacerow Group, has garnered thousands of streams on sportify and […]

Libya: Migrant workers forced to look elsewhere

After years of civil conflict and political mismanagement, oil-rich Libya is on the verge of economic collapse. It can hardly look after its own financially struggling citizens, let alone its migrant workforce, who have become vulnerable to extortion, kidnapping, and other abuses. Philip Badou, a Ghanaian pastor who has lived in Tripoli for the past 25 years […]

African strikers on target in Swedish Cup

Three African players were on the score-sheet over the weekend in the Swedish Cup, a competition that features clubs from various tiers of Swedish football. Nigerian striker Samuel Nnamani grabbed the opener as Ekilstuna thrashed Assyriska Turabdin 4-0.   Gambian youngster Zakaria Sawo provided a consolation as his side, Rosengård went down to Brommapojkarna 3-1.   In […]

Tourism in Africa grew last year

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew 6% in 2018, totaling 1.4 billion, particularly recording an increase of 7 percent in the African region, according to the latest World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer. UNWTO’s long term forecast issued in 2010 indicated the 1.4 billion mark would be reached in 2020, yet the remarkable growth of international […]

Stenvinkel is new secretary general of Forum Syd

Anna Stenvinkel will take over as the next secretary general of Sweden’s largest civil society platform, Forum Syd on February 25. Stenvinkel enters her position at Forum Syd in a time when civil society needs courage and resilience facing a world wide trend of attacks on human rights organisations and activists.  “It’s amazing to have recruited […]

Celebrating a birthday by giving to the less fortunate

A few days ago on February 12, Ms. Kutu Kamara, a Liberian residing in the UK celebrated her birthday and she did it in a special way, just as was the case last year. Ms. Kamara made a generous donation of cash, some bags of rice, oil, among others, to an orphanage in her native […]

Sweden’s statement of foreign policy for 2019

On 13 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the 2019 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Swedish Parliament, Riksdag: Mr/Madam Speaker, Honourable Members, Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Sweden’s security begins in Europe. EU cooperation gives us peace, stability and growth. It is also crucial in tackling the threat of […]

Professor: Racism in Sweden is a political problem

The question of structural discrimination and racism in Sweden is a political problem that must be tackled, first and foremost, politically, says a social science professor at one of Sweden’s prestigious university. Speaking recently to RT, Adrian Groglopo of Gothenburg University said this problem must be addressed in different ways as it is worse to […]