Sweden: Gloomy forecast for economy

The Swedish economy is expected to enter into recession in 2023 amid rising unemployment, according to the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic forecast. Minister for Finance Elisabeth Svantesson presented the forecast today. Households and businesses are under pressure from high inflation and rising interest rates. The Swedish economy is expected to enter into recession in […]

Africans help Hacken lift Swedish title for first time

Four African players are part of the BK Hacken side that won the Sweden’s top football championship for the first time in its 82-year history. Ghanaian striker Ibrahim Sadiq scored seven times this season for the team which also includes Nigerian defender Franklin Tebo Uchenna, Ivorian midfielder Akoua Romeo Amane and his compatriot Benie Adama […]

Mali: Diaspora gets support to invest in agriculture

Malian diaspora is keen to invest in the development of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), especially to develop the agriculture sector, if they can access the right training, information and financial products, according to a new report. The report was funded by the European Union, commissioned by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development […]

Africa: Ghana is first in access to financial inclusion

Ghana has been recognized as the only country in Africa to achieve 100% access to financial inclusion on the continent. The honor was contained in this year’s State of Inclusive Instant Payment in Africa Report put together by AfricaNenda and launched at the ongoing Mobile World Congress Africa 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda. This feat was […]

A Liberian school seeks help

The Mother Saykon Y. Kekulah Foundation School is working hard to ensure that its impact is felt in the poor Liberian community where it is located. The school opened its door about three years ago in Johnsonville, a community situated just outside Monrovia, the Liberian capital, and has become a godsend for parents with very […]

Liberia: Weah launches major development program

Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah on Monday officially launched a new community development initiative aimed at bringing development and growth to rural and urban poor. The Accelerated Community Development Program (ACDP) will be implemented as a partnership between the Government of Liberia, the United Nations, the World Bank, and other development partners President Weah […]

Rwanda to host AWIEF conference next year

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced Kigali, Rwanda, as the host city for its 2023 conference and awards. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Rwanda Convention Bureau during the AWIEF2022 event recently held in Cairo, Egypt on 26 and 27 September. The AWIEF2023 conference venue has been confirmed as […]

Eritrean women meet in Sweden

The National Union of Eritrean Women organized meeting in Uppsala on 15 and 16 October with representatives of the union from various cities of Sweden. The meeting was attended by representatives of union from the Swedish cities of Stockholm, Uppsala, Orebro, Guttenberg, Skara/Linkoping, Jonkoping, Lund, Hassleholm, Smaland, Motala, Umea, Flen, Sundsvall as well as executive […]

Comoros gets nearly €6m to boost food production

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a €5.76 million grant to the Comoros to increase food production and enhance the resilience of its food system.  The move comes as the country has experienced rising food prices due to the war in Ukraine. The grant funds will come from the […]

Liberian opposition group establishes US branch

Liberian opposition grouping, the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) established a branch in the United States of America during a nationwide zoom conference held last month under the leadership of the CPP Chairman Musa Hassan Bility. CPP USA brings together supporters of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) and Liberty Party (LP) as well as Liberians who […]