Sweden hosts top meeting on displaced children

On 24 April, a high-level meeting on displaced children was held in the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag. It was organised by the Ombudsman for Children in Sweden, the Children’s Welfare Foundation Sweden and the Riksdag. Sweden’s Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér was one of the keynote speakers at the meeting, […]

Stakeholders discuss Africa’s tourism potential

The capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, recently hosted the 59th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa. Held between 18-21 April, the Commission included a High-level Meeting on Chinese Outbound Tourism to Africa, where regional representatives debated the potential that the sector brings to the continent. Attended by 21 tourism ministers from the African continent, […]

Vice President Boakai frowns on media smear campaign

Liberia’s Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, Sr. is urging the Liberian media to be robust and objective in exposing societal ills in the country by reporting nothing but the truth. Vice President Boakai said truth telling based on research and the verification of facts on the part of journalists in their coverage of happenings in […]

Our role in Security Council is to prevent conflicts

We live in troubled times. The terrorist attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm just a few days ago will leave us with a permanent scar. The fight against extremism and terrorism must remain at the top of the international community’s agenda. The challenges of our times require international cooperation, and Sweden has an important role to […]

Liberia: EMOL launches aspirants’ debate forum

The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) said it is launching it Aspirant’s Forum (AF) to serve as a platform for candidates to debate.  The forum will allow candidates, particularly those vying for the presidency to point out what wrong with Liberia and why. How individual candidate intends to fix the why and how the […]

20 million people at risk of famine

The statistics are only getting worse. Nearly 20 million people across four countries are currently at risk of famine. This includes 1.6 million children who are already considered “severely malnourished.” If food does not arrive soon, the numbers of deaths across Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northern Nigeria will soon begin to skyrocket. The world […]

African goals in Swedish football leagues

The third round of the Swedish football premiership, the Allsvenskan, last week saw African players in scoring form. Nigerian midfielder Michael Omoh broke the deadlock when he pounced on a loose ball in the 34th minute to put 2nd-placed Orebro ahead in a 2-1 win over Ostersund while Sierra Leonean marksman Alhassan Kamara hit the net after 26 minutes […]

Botswana is Africa’s most investment-friendly country

Botswana is the most attractive economy for investments flowing into the African continent, according to the latest African Investment Index 2016 by Quantum Global’s independent research arm, Quantum Global Research Lab. According to the Index, Botswana scores highly based on a range of factors that include improved credit rating, current account ratio, import cover and ease of doing […]

Nigeria to establish diaspora commission

Nigerians living outside the country have praised the passing of the Diaspora Commission Bill by their country’s senate. The bill, after President Mohammadu Buhari has assented to it, provides for the establishment of the Nigerian Citizens in Diaspora Commission to ensure the protection of Nigerians in Diaspora, and promote and facilitate their effective participation in economic, political […]

African female footballers in Sweden

  A number of female African footballers are plying their trade this season in the Swedish football championship which started over the weekend.   Nigerian defender Faith Ikidi is in her 8th season in the Damallsvenskan, Sweden’s top female football league. The 30-year-old is on the books of Pitea.   Malawian Tabitha Chawinga and Ghana’s Elizabeth Addo […]