Norway gives millions in aid to Lake Chad region

Norway will provide NOK 325m (about $38m) in humanitarian aid to Africa’s Lake Chad region, it has been announced. Norways’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide announced this contribution in Berlin on Monday at the high-level conference on the crisis in the Lake Chad region, which Norway is co-hosting with Germany, Nigeria and the […]

Time for local investors to step up and electrify Africa

For years, the African renewable energy development market has been dominated by foreign investors and financial institutions. Now is the time for African investors to step up to the plate and join the continent’s solar energy transition. Africa is now even preparing to feed Europe’s growing energy needs through various projects, such as the TuNur […]

Africa needs strategic partnerships, investments

The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has taken the case for expanded partnerships and investments in Africa to the Netherlands. On a three-day visit last week, he met with government officials and private and public sector business leaders and affirmed the accord between the Bank and the Dutch government’s development agendas and […]

African goals in Nordic football leagues

African footballers in the topmost Swedish football championship were goal-shy last weekend. Only in-form Eritrean international Henok Goitom was on target in the 19th round of the Allsvenskan, scoring the second goal as league leaders AIK brushed aside bottom club Trelleborg 2-0. Goitom struck after 63 minutes to record his ninth goal of the season. […]

Sweden starts new initiative for climate and security

A new research collaboration for climate and security will be launched today in connection with World Water Week in Stockholm. The Stockholm Climate Security Hub brings together four Swedish research institutes that are world leaders in the area of climate and security. The aim is to promote knowledge development and policy dialogue in the area, […]

Talon to speak at Nordic-African Business Summit

Benin President Patrice Talon will give the keynote address at the Nordic-African Business Summit in Oslo, Norway on November 8, according to information released by the organizers, Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA). President Talon, who has been leader of the West African country since 2016, has a background as a businessman (trade and private investments), NABA […]

International tourism grew in 2017

International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest collection of Tourism Highlights. Growth in arrivals was echoed by a strong increase in exports generated by tourism, which reached US$ 1.6 trillion in 2017, making tourism the world’s third-largest export sector. ‘UNWTO Tourism Highlights […]

Sweden: Goitom goals power AIK title challenge

Eritrean striker Henok Goitom was on the score sheet twice as undefeated league leaders AIK powered to a 2-0 win over strugglers Brommapojkarna in the 18th round of Sweden’s premier football championship, Allsvenkan last weekend. Goitom scored his 7th and 8th goal of the season through a header in the 45th minute and a tap-in […]

Police advise Stockholm residents, visitors

There are lots of events going on in Stockholm, Sweden’s capital, on Saturday 25 August. The following general advice is aimed at people visiting or living in Stockholm: avoid if possible using the car, be out sufficiently in advance of any events you plan to participate in, and keep yourself informed of what is going […]

15th UNWTO Awards: Call for submissions

Promoting innovation, job creation and sustainability are key considerations for the 15th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awards. UNWTO invites submissions until 31 October 2018. The UNWTO Awards recognise the contribution of public and private institutions and NGOs to development of a more competitive, responsible and sustainable tourism sector that works towards achieving the 2030 Sustainable […]