Sweden scraps TV licence fee

The Swedish Parliament, Riksdag, has decided that the current radio and television licence fee, which is paid by all households that have a television, will be replaced by an individual public service fee, which will be collected via the tax system. The fees will be administered in a closed system that is handled separately from […]

Nordic African business summit talks blue economy

On November 8th, 48 speakers, 24 ambassadors and 389 participants from African and Nordic companies joined forces at the Nordic-African Business Summit in Oslo, Norway to discuss how blue opportunities, especially within the maritime, energy and agriculture sector, can be better utilised to create effective and sustainable growth on the African continent. About 90 percent […]

Medupeola sings for the Lord

Hear Nigerian gospel artist Modupeola Oluayo sings Worthy, one of the tracks on her soon-to be released album titled Songs of the Lord. Worthy is a powerful, smooth and sentimental piece in worship of God’s greatness. Modupeloa will launch her first album, which contains eight tracks, on December 8 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Payputt: Changing the game for crowdfunding in Africa

Payputt is an instant, transparent and convenient way for Ghanaian individuals, groups and organisations to raise funds for causes that are close to their heart, whether it be social or economic. It is a purely donation-based platform allowing donors from any part of the world to support local causes while giving Ghanaians the power to […]

Search for African solutions to African problems

How can the African Union (AU) work to better prevent violent conflicts on the continent and resolve existing conflicts? What support should the outside world give to the AU peace work? Those questions were discussed by over 90 participants at a conference, or research and policy dialogue as we chose to call it, that AU […]

Sweden continues internal border checks

The Swedish Government has decided to reinstate internal border control for three months until February 11 next year. The decision was taken in accordance with EU common legislation and is based on the government’s assessment that there is still a threat to public policy and internal security. The assessment of the Swedish Security Service is […]

African women shine at 2018 Anzisha Prize gala

The Mastercard Foundation and African Leadership Academy are thrilled to announce that 22-year-old healthcare entrepreneur Melissa Bime has won the US$25,000 Grand Prize at the 8th annual Anzisha Prize awards gala. She is the founder of INFIUSS, an online blood bank and digital supply chain platform that ensures patients in 23 hospitals in Cameroon have […]

Lusophone Africa eyes $5 billion business projects

Lusophone countries have identified a pipeline of more than US$5 billion in private sector and private-public partnership (PPP) projects to accelerate growth in their economies. The projects form part of a development finance compact between the African Development Bank (AfDB), the government of Portugal and the six Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa – Angola, Cape Verde, […]

London summit focuses on technology in tourism

The UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit, held Tuesday in London, UK by World Travel Market(WTM) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), was well received by participants from government and the private sector for its more dynamic new format leading to more concrete takeaways around this year’s theme: Investment in Tourism Technology. The summit focused on investment in […]

Sweden: Nigerian gospel singer releases debut album

Sweden-based Nigerian gospel singer Modupeola Oluayo will release her debut album next month. Titled Songs of the Lord, the album will be launched on December 8 at Bergjondalen 57 in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second biggest city and, according to the artist, it consists of eight tracks, all dedicated to the praise of God. The tracks are […]