Foreign Minister Wallström’s speech at Wikigap

Wikipedia is the world’s largest encyclopaedia. It is the website we automatically go to when we need information on virtually any topic. But there’s a problem. Like the rest of the world, Wikipedia is far from gender equal. There are four times more articles about men than there are about women. Four times. Nine out […]

Electricity is crucial for socio-economic development

Renewable energy is not necessarily sustainable, if it fails to contribute to poverty reduction, quality education and better health, says Josephine Kaviti Musango, who conducts research on sustainable energy in African cities. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) guest researcher Josephine Kaviti Musango, is an associate professor in resource economics and system dynamics at Stellenbosch University in […]

Sweden wants more voters for September elections

The Swedish government, through its Agency for Youth and Civil Society, has provided grants to 20 organizations for the sake of getting more people to vote during national elections scheduled for September. The money, a total of SEK 8.5m ($1.1m), will be spent on activities and information campaigns in areas, mostly with people of immigrant […]

African ministers agree on tourism agenda

An African ministerial working meeting conveyed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during this year’s Berlin International Tourism Fair ITB (8 March) agreed to move ahead with a new ten-point UNWTO Agenda for Africa. The final document will be adopted at the UNWTO Commission meeting for Africa in Nigeria in June this year. Against the […]

Entries sought for African Entrepreneurship Award

BMCE Bank of Africa is proud to announce the March 1st opening of the 4th edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award. The Award was announced by the bank’s President Othman Benjelloun in 2014 at the Marrakech Global Entrepreneurship Summit and illustrates BMCE Bank of Africa’s ambition to encourage entrepreneurship across borders in Africa by rewarding talent […]

Liberian artists exhibit work in Paris

Two Liberian artists were selected among several others to represent Africa at International Women’s Day programs held Thursday at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. Sidibe A. Musa and Ellen Vaibah Zeze presented their paintings and drawings at the program showcasing artistic works that portray the activities and social and economic programs of women globally. […]

UN Secretary General’s message for women’s day

We are at a pivotal moment for women’s rights. The historical and structural inequalities that have allowed oppression and discrimination to flourish are being exposed like never before. From Latin America to Europe to Asia, on social media, on film sets, on the factory floor and in the streets, women are calling for lasting change […]

Tourism’s role in sustainable development

The tourism sector’s role and responsibility in contributing to sustainable development on a global scale was the central message delivered at the opening of the 2018 edition of the ITB Berlin travel trade show by Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Speaking in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, tourism ministers […]

EU has to step up in fight against plastic waste

Every minute, about 15 tons of plastic waste end up in the ocean. The seas, so fundamental to human life, are rapidly being filled with water bottles, abandoned fishing gear and plastic toys that we have cleared from our homes. Sweden and many other countries have developed policies aimed at combating problems related to plastic. […]

Liberian President Weah to attend African CEO Forum

The election of George Weah as President of Liberia at the end of December 2017 raises tremendous hopes for the country’s economic re-emergence. This is an immense challenge and coupled with the expectations of Liberia’s young population it provides strong motivation for President Weah to meet with investors at the AFRICA CEO FORUM, which is […]