Ex-Liberian rebel commander convicted in US court

On 18 October 2017 a jury of 12 in a U.S. Federal Courthouse found former Liberian rebel commander Mohammed Jabateh, aka “Jungle Jabbah,” guilty of two counts of fraud and two counts of perjury for lying to U.S. government officials about his role as a combatant in the Liberian Civil War. Jabateh will be sentenced […]

Big African gospel music concert in Sweden

The annual Swedish African Gospel Music Concert is scheduled for next Saturday, October 28 in Gothenburg and is expected to line up a host of local-based and international singers. This second or 2.0 edition will feature artists from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, UK and the United States and will also include perfomrnace by a dance group. […]

Africa is the key to global food security

Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the president of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said during his Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered on World Food Day. The laureate also called for land tax for unused agricultural land […]

The Swedish government’s climate initiatives

Sweden is to become one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare nations, and the Government is now implementing the largest initiatives on climate and the environment in modern times. Three years into the Government’s electoral period, its initiatives have resulted in the introduction of a climate policy framework, a changeover in the transport sector from […]

Africa: Hotel sector presents new opportunities

The hotel sector in Sub-Saharan Africa has evolved during the past decade due to high demand growth, entrance of new global brands and increasing supply in major markets. This is the overview presented by Xander Nijnens, Executive Vice-President, Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL Sub-Saharan Africa at the the 2017 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in […]

Global forum on economic development this week

The City of Praia (Cape Verde) will host the 4th World Forum on Local Economic Development (LED), from October 17-20. Over 1,500 participants from 120 countries are expected to attend the meeting organized by UNDP (United Nations Development Program); UCLG (United Cities and Local Government); ILO (International Labor Organization); FAMSI (The Andalusian Fund of Municipalities […]

World Bank: Crisis in global education

Millions of young students in low and middle-income countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to educate them to succeed in life. Warning of ‘a learning crisis’ in global education, a new Bank report said schooling without learning was not just […]

Swedish football leagues: Africans on scoresheet

With Sweden’s top football championship, Allsvenskan, gradually moving to its end, African players are banging in goals that could prove crucial to their clubs’ fortunes. Sierra Leone’s Mohammed Buya Turay struck (his 9th for the season) in the 15th minute as relegation-threatened Ekilstuna drew 1-1 in a 26th round encounter with Jonkoping last weekend. Djurgarden, […]

US: Trial of Liberian ‘war criminal’ begins

The U.S. Government’s immigration fraud case against Liberian citizen, Pennsylvania resident and alleged war criminal Jabateh, a/k/a “Jungle Jabbah” begins on Monday, October 2, in Philadelphia. Jabbateh has been charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania with two counts of fraud in immigration documents and two counts of perjury. If […]

Pan African University graduates 47 students

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) celebrated the second graduating class of both tracks of its two Master programmes on September 28 with 47 students from across the African continent receiving their diplomas during a ceremony at the University of Tlemcen in Algeria. The graduating students and […]