Njie: Africans are targets for racial abuse in Sweden

Preparations are well on the way for a February 23 demonstration, expected to be attended by thousands, against violence and discrimination by police and other law enforcement agents against people of African descent living in Sweden.   The event will now be held at Kunsträdgarden, a park in central Stockholm, not Sergels Torg as has […]

African oil summit slated for Equatorial Guinea

The African Energy Chamber has endorsed the APPO Cape VII Congress and Exhibition to be held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on April 2-5. Hosted by the African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) under the auspices of President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the summit will include a first-level meeting of oil ministers from the four corners of the […]

African entries sought for Zayed Sustainability Prize

The Zayed Sustainability Prize submissions for the 2020 edition are open to applicants from across the African continent. The United Arab Emirate’s pioneering global award for rewarding innovation, impact and inspiration in sustainable development solutions has announced that from January 30 to May 30, it will be inviting organisations and schools to submit their entries in […]

Sweden: Internal border control continues

The Swedish Government has decided to continue internal border control for three months. The control will continue until 11 May 2019. The decision is based on the government’s assessment that there is still a threat to public policy and internal security. The decision was taken in accordance with EU common legislation and is based on the […]

Facebook to open content review center in Africa

As part of its continued investment across Sub-Saharan Africa and commitment to safety and security on its  platform, Facebook is opening a new content review center in Nairobi, Kenya. In partnership with Samasource – one of the largest digital employers in East Africa and a leading social enterprise — the site in Nairobi will be […]

Morocco to host African rugby summit

The African association of World Rugby, Rugby Africa, is organising the first Rugby Africa Summit to be held on the 27th February to 2nd March at the Adam Park Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco. On the agenda are an executive committee meeting of the association for the continent, training workshops, and 13th General Assembly. Over 30 presidents from […]

Nigeria elections: Personality before issues

“Political power is very much centralised in Nigeria. That’s why everyone strives to be close to the winning candidate in the presidential election. This survivalist strategy has gained prominence. In addition, recent electioneering has focused less on issues and programmes, and more on personalities” says Victor Adetula, head of research at the Sweden-based Nordic Africa […]

An overview of elections in Africa this year

Africa is set to host two dozen national elections in 2019. This reflects a now established norm of elections as the recognized means for selecting African leaders. The quality of these elections continues to vary widely, however, with some merely serving as a perfunctory ritual by which leaders maintain their claim on power. Nonetheless, a […]

Turay threatens lawsuit against Swedish club

Sierra Leonean forward Mohammed Buya Turay has threatened to take his former Swedish football club AFC Ekilstuna to court for failing to make payments of about 2 million Swedish Crowns ($220,000) to his mother club in Sierra Leone. An upset Turay told fotbolldirekt.se that “It is criminal of the AFC. I will take this to […]

Pamoja Kenya conducts survey in Nordic countries

A survey is being conducted among Kenyans residing in the Nordic countries to determine whether they are satisfied with their embassy in the region. The embassy is located in Sweden. According to Caroline Njuguna, a member of Pamoja Kenya Association Denmark (PKAD), the organization conducting the exercise, “the reason for conducting the survey is to […]