Sweden’s foreign policy statement for 2020

Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Line presented the government’s Statement of Foreign Policy for 2020 to the parliament, the Riksdag on Wednesday. Below is the statement in full. Mr/Madam Speaker, Honourable Members, Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen, Sweden’s foreign policy is conducted with the aim of creating security in our country and around […]

Liberia: Make early childhood education compulsory

A US-based social work professional has called for early childhood education to be made compulsory in the West African nation of Liberia. Massa Dopoh’s call was contained in the pages of a book, she authored recently, which looks at early childhood education in the country.  Early Childhood Education (ECE)  as a compulsory education, she notes, will […]

Children fight wildlife crime, stand up for girls’ rights

100,000 children – a whole generation– in and around the national parks Gonarezhou in Zimbabwe and Limpopo in Mozambique are being educated through the Peace & Changemaker Generation project, as changemakers who can take a stand against wildlife crime, and for girls’ rights in their communities. The project is a partnership between the World’s Children’s […]

African leaders want to end malnutrition by 2025

African countries have made progress toward eradicating malnutrition and stunting but need to do more to hit United Nations malnutrition targets by 2025. This was the main message of a meeting that took place during the 33rd African Union Summit. Speakers at a meeting of the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) included the heads of […]

Liberian goalkeeper on trial with Swedish club

Liberian international goalkeeper Ashley Williams is reportedly on trial with Swedish division one club FC Linkoping City. In a facebook post, his current Liberian club LISCR did not provide details but wished the 19 year-old the best. Efforts to get more information from the Swedish side, which competes in the third tier, proved fruitless. Williams distinguished […]

ULOUK leads partnership to promote Liberia

The Union of Liberian Organisations in the United Kingdom (ULOUK) on Thursday led a partnership meeting at the Liberian Embassy in London.  Deemed a success and the beginning of a promising partnership, the meeting brought together Liberia’s ambassador to the UK Gurly T. Gibson, ULOUK President Mo Sonnie and Sarah Güsten-Marr, a philanthropist and owner […]

Young Africans benefit from industrial internet program

Africa Leadership University (ALU) and General Electric (GE) have announced the kick-off of the 3rd cohort of the Africa Industrial Internet Program(AIIP)  which is aimed at equipping young Africans with skills that will enable them to take part in the fourth industrial revolution. The 2020 cohort has enrolled 35 students from eight countries across Africa, drawn […]

Sweden fights men violence against women

Extensive work is underway to implement Sweden’s national strategy in the area of ​​men’s violence against women. But it is clear that work remains. Among other things, missing often are important perspectives, mainly the disabled and girls’ exposure to violence. This is shown in the Swedish Gender Equality Agency’s follow-up work on the strategy. Lena […]

Tanzania among world’s ten fastest growing economies

Tanzania is amongst the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies at the rate of 6.8 percent, reveals the new 2020 African Economic Outlook report. Other five African countries are Rwanda at 8.7 percent, Ethiopia 7.4 , Côte d’Ivoire 7.4 , Ghana 7.1, and Benin 6.7. East Africa maintained its lead as the continent’s fastest growing regions, predicted […]

Kidjo wins Grammy for Best World Music Album

Angélique Kidjo won Best World Music Album for Celia at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards last month. This marks her fourth win in the category and fourth GRAMMY win overall.  During her acceptance speech, Kidjo celebrated a new generation of African artists coming up to represent the continent while thanking luminaries who came before her for their contributions to world music, […]