Sweden to criminalize virginity tests

The Swedish Government is stepping up its efforts to combat honor-related violence and oppression, and has therefore commissioned an ongoing inquiry to draft proposals for legislation to criminalize virginity testing, virginity certification and hymen reconstruction surgery. In both health care and private settings, some girls and women are subjected to virginity tests and issued virginity […]

Liberia hosts big tourism festival

On Saturday, December 10, Liberia tourism sector will come alive as the country hosts LIBFEST, the first annual and national all-inclusive tourism festival celebrating Liberia’s amazing beauty, sites, resources, events, and discoveries. LIBFEST2022 will kick off at 7:00 a.m. in a carnival parade of dancing, music, attractions and celebration from the Monrovia City Hall to […]

Art born out of adversity

This December, the auction house Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers, together with the Swedish auction house Bukowskis and auction house British Bonhams, will host a magnificent CoBrA Live Auction in Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital. At the auction a wide selection of works from a large number of artists related to CoBrA by the movement’s prominent artists such as […]

Sweden: Plan to stop men violence against women

The Swedish Government will soon begin work on a new action plan to counter and combat men’s violence against women. The action plan will contain concrete measures to ensure that effective steps to combat men’s violence against women are taken. Men’s violence against women is a major social problem that violates and limits women’s fundamental […]

Liberia gets $5.12 million to finance food production

The board of directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved $5.12 million to finance the Emergency Food Production Program in Liberia. The funding includes a grant of $2.28 million and a loan of $2.84 million from the Bank Group’s Transition Support Facility. This paves the way for the government to support farmers as they increase […]

US, Africa business forum next month

The Corporate Council on Africa is pleased to announce it is co-hosting the 2022 U.S.-Africa Business Forum (USABF) on December 14, which will bring together African heads of state and U.S. and African business and government leaders to discuss the most promising sectors in which to advance mutually beneficial two-way trade and investment. USABF is […]

Meet Africa’s Business Heroes for 2022

The Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) Prize Competition announced this year’s winners during a hybrid Grand Finale held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Elia Timotheo from Tanzania, Tesh Mbaabu from Kenya and Nadia Gamal El Din from Egypt were named first, second and third prize winners, respectively. ABH is a philanthropic initiative sponsored by the Jack Ma Foundation […]

UNWTO connects tourism and culture in Nigeria

Held in Lagos, Nigeria, the first World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Conference on Linking Tourism, Culture and Creative Industries, celebrated the close ties between the two major sectors. Around 40% of all tourists cite culture as the main motivation for travelling, and UNWTO is leading the way in bridging the two areas, including through strategic partnerships with […]

Scope publishes first credit rating in Africa

Scope Ratings, the European credit rating agency, has published its first sovereign credit rating of Africa, with a credit assessment of the Republic of South Africa (rated BB+ with Stable Outlook). “The rating of South Africa marks Scope’s first public sovereign rating in one of the world’s fastest-growing regions, a continent where domestic financial systems are developing […]

Liberia: Symposium for first-time voters

The Swedish Institute Alumni Network Liberia (SIANL) is aware of how important next year’s presidential and legislative elections in Liberia are for the future of the young people. The decisions of the youth in the October 2023 elections are crucial for changing the face of democracy and the livelihood of the Liberian populace. As the […]