US to invest $1 billion in African women

  David Bohigian, Acting President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced on Tuesday the launch of OPIC’s 2X Africa initiative to support investment in women in Africa.   The announcement was made during a U.S. Government delegation to the country.   […]

Football: More African goals in Sweden

African players were on the score-sheet in seven of the eight matches of Sweden’s top football league, Allsvenskan, played over the weekend. Nigerian forward Samuel Nnamani grabbed an 80th minute equalizer as Eskilstuna held Orebro to a 1-1 draw while his compatriot, right back Godswill Ekpolo struck from close range as Hacken walloped Falkenberg 3-0. […]

Promoting Gambian music in Nordic countries

Norway-based Gambia House will launch its Nordic Artist Residency Scheme on April 19 in Oslo, the Norwegian capital. It will feature Gambian artists living in the Nordic region.  According to info sent to Nordic Africa News, the “Artists Residency is a space for reflection, planning and a way forward to promote Gambian Music” and will […]

Lawrence’s death: Liberian government must be blamed

Under Ex-President Ellen Sirleaf’s regime, the suspicious deaths of two prominent figures, a lawyer and an opposition politician, by ‘drowning’ in the Atlantic Ocean, stood out. Now in just a little over one year into the new George Weah’s regime, it too, is fast gaining a reputation for itself in the wake of sudden deaths […]

Sub-Saharan Africans sent $46 billion home last year

Remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa grew almost 10 percent to $46 billion in 2018, the World Bank reported on Monday.  Nigeria, the largest remittance-recipient country in Sub-Saharan Africa and the sixth largest among low and middle income countries (LMICs), received more than $24.3 billion in official remittances in 2018, an increase of more than $2 billion compared with […]

African goals in 2nd week of Swedish football leagues

The second week of Sweden’s topmost football championship, Allsvenskan, last weekend saw African goal scorers improving their marks after a slow start from the previous week. Ghanaian attacker Mamudu Moro headed in a consolation for Helsingborg in a 2-1 loss to Hacken while DR Congo striker Maic Sema scored a second half goal as Sundsvall […]

Sweden increases development aid to Ethiopia

The Swedish Government has decided to increase development cooperation with Ethiopia with approximately $20m over the next two years. The new funds aim to support the ongoing reform process in the country and to strengthen Sweden’s opportunities to support government institutions as well as civil society organizations what work with democracy and human rights. Examples […]

African businesswomen to meet in South Africa

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), which will celebrate its 5th year anniversary in 2019, has announced the dates for its prestigious annual conference and awards, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on 29-30 October. The conference theme this year is, Enhancing Impact: Digitalisation, Investment and Intra-African Trade. The […]

LSA launches branch in northern Sweden

The Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) launched a new branch called LSA Norrland branch on March 30 in Umeå. The branch will serve as an extension of the LSA for Liberians residing in cities from Sundsvall to further north of Sweden. The program was attended by LSA president David Ford, Vice President Koo Yelegon Joseph, several […]

Why do some Africans, Afro-Caribbean immigrants reject psychiatric help in Europe?

      By Fokumlah Nchungong   Saying goodbye to your family and embarking on an uncertain adventure is always a bitter-sweet emotional waterfall. The journey to Europe is always unique for every African. The reason for traveling varies. From economic migrants, educational purposes, political escapes, societal discomfort,… and so on. The path to arrive […]