Sweden: Turay goal pushes Djurgarden closer to title

Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay scored a crucial winner for Djurgarden over the weekend to take the team to the top of the Swedish football premiership and make a strong claim for the championship with two matches to play. An unmarked Turay pounced in the 70th minute to grab the match’s lone goal as […]

Liberian President Weah signs several bills into law

Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah has signed into law several bills geared towards enhancing the government’s national development efforts encapsulated in its Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.    President Weah’s signing of the bills into law followed their passage by the 54th National Legislature. The 15 bills include the Act to Grant Chapter […]

Fellowships for young African food entrepreneurs

The World Food Prize Foundation (WFPF) and the newly launched World Hunger Fighters Foundation (WHFF) are partnering to provide year-long fellowships for young African food innovators and entrepreneurs.  The WHFF will award annual Borlaug-Adesina Fellowships to young Africans to develop new technologies, champion public policy, and develop viable businesses in the field of agriculture. The […]

Governments must fulfill global commitments

Last month three hundred people from 80 countries and 203 civil society organisations participated in the People’s Assembly 2019 in the UN Church Center in New York.   There were many representatives from social movements fighting for justice at the local level. They analyzed the people’s perspectives and challenged heads of state attending the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) […]

Nobel laureate Mukwege to speak at event in Linköping

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Denis Mukwege will on Monday, October 21 speak  at the Pentecostal Church in the Swedish city of Linköping during a charity event under the theme, One Day of Peace. Dr. Mukwege, who is also a Pentecostal priest received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for his work for raped and mutilated women […]

UK-based group holds concert to help Liberian kids

Music for Liberia, a United Kingdom (UK)-based organization, will hold its annual charity concert on November 2 in London at the Farm Street Church for the benefit of Liberian children.  Proceeds from this concert will benefit the children at Mother Blessing’s Home in Mount Barclay, outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital. “The concert is a celebration of music […]

Sweden: Anti-racist Liberty Parade held in Malmo

The Afro-Swedes Forum for Justice on Wednesday October 9 held its 3rd annual Liberty Parade in the Swedish city of Malmo to honor and remember all those who were enslaved during the transatlantic slave trade and who lived under racial suppression throughout history.    Hundreds participated in the parade carrying placards, flags, etc and they were […]

Speech: Norway’s foreign minister opens NABA summit

The Nordic-African Business Association Summit has become important annual event. I would like to thank Managing Director Eivind Fjeldstad and Naba for arranging this conference for the ninth consecutive time. The Norwegian Government works systematically to ensure that our businesses have an array of good opportunities – in Norway and abroad. Much of our trade […]

Sweden observes Day of the Girl Child

Within the context of Sweden’s feminist foreign policy, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs is taking part in the global #GirlsTakeover campaign. Through this campaign – an initiative of Plan International – girls all over the world will step into a leadership role on 11 October in connection with International Day of the Girl Child. In […]

Tourism contributes 6.25% to Ivory Coast’s GDP

Tourism is currently contributing about 6.25% to Ivory Coast’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) thanks to the current tourism infrastructure and investments, Ivorian Minister of Tourism, Siandou Fofana said. According to the minister, the government is now focusing on the strategy “Sublime Côte d’Ivoire” whose implementation, “will list the country among the Top 5 African tourism […]