German-African Energy Forum this month

The 13th German-African Energy Forum in Hamburg, Germany on March 27-28 is going to set the stage for German and African businesses as well as public enterprises to expand economic ties, do deals, create jobs, combat energy poverty, and use German know-how to spur growth. This dialogue organized by the German-Africa Business Association (Afrika-Verein der deutschen […]

Africans on the move in Swedish football league

Three African footballers recently signed for Swedish premiership (Allsvenskan) sides as the title chase is set to begin on March 31. Zimbabwean Kundai Benyu joined newly-promoted Helsingborg on loan from Scottish giants Celtic.   “I have a very good feeling, it feels like a good opportunity for me to continuously play A-team football at a high […]

How will Brexit affect Brits living in Norway?

The United Kingdom (UK) decision to leave the European Union (EU) is creating uncertainty for British citizens and their family members living in Norway. The UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019. After this date, British citizens will no longer be citizens of the EU. In addition, the UK will no longer be […]

Weah: It now takes 5 days to register a business in Liberia

Liberian President George Weah has revealed that the time to register a business in Liberia has now been reduced from 18 to 5 days. He said this was due to the work of a Business Climate Improvement Working Group, chaired by the country’s finance minister. Speaking Tuesday in Tel Aviv, Israel at the Israel-Liberia Forum for Economic […]

Swedish Foreign Minister’s speech to UN Rights Council

Thank you, Mr President, High Commissioner, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted, 70 years ago, there were only two women members of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. These were the celebrated Eleanor Roosevelt and the Indian writer and independence activist Hansa Mehta. When the phrase “all […]

E-book: My Black Man-My Weakness

The first in a trilogy of e-books, entitled Not Always the Best of Both Worlds, that discusses the issue of bi-racial relationships in Sweden has been published by Fokumlah Nchungong, a Cameroonian-born writer residing in Sweden. The book can be bought online. Below is the first chapter of the first book in the trilogy: Chapter 1 My […]

Karim leads Halmstad to victory in Swedish Cup

Ghana’s Sadat Karim scored twice on Saturday as Halmstad dismissed Sirius 2-1 in Swedish Cup to become the leading African goalscorer over the weekend in the football competition   He struck twice in the first half and those were his first two goals for the club he joined in December from Landskrona.   Brommapojkarna collected […]

Brexit: Social security benefits for Swedish citizens in UK

The Swedish Government wishes to mitigate the consequences for Swedish citizens in the United Kingdom (UK) in the event that the UK leaves the European Union (EU) without reaching any agreement whatsoever on how this withdrawal is to take place.  Among other things, a government bill submitted to the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) proposes that, in […]

Sweden: Liberian association to hold Easter event for kids

The Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) will hold an Easter Fun Day for Kids on April 20. This will be the association’s first program for the new year and will also be the first program organized by the LSA’s new administration headed by David Ford.   Info available on the LSA website notes that the event, […]

Africa becoming a female sex tourism destination

Quite a number of women from the western world are embarking on sex tourism trips to Africa. When they come, they are served, serviced and pampered, writes Tatenda Gwaambuka on how female sex tourists are exploiting African men.”Older women from Europe and North America are now known to frequent African resorts in pursuit of ‘sexcapades’ […]