Eritreans must rise to the challenges, says Gebreab

Eritrea faces a number of challenges that require Eritreans to focus their energies on building up the country’s human resources, an Eritrean government official has said.   Yemane Gebreab, head of political affairs of Eritrea’s ruling party, the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), made the comment to Nordic Africa News (NAN) last week during the Eritrean […]

Akon lights up Africa

Akon Lighting Africa concluded its African road show Tuesday night in Benin. The three co-founders, Akon, Thione Niang and Samba Bathily inspected the new street lamps installed in the district of Pahou, near to the capital Cotonou with Prime Minister, Mr. Lionel Zinsou. Benin is the last stop on this two-week road show during which […]

A letter from Africa to #BlackLivesMatter

When you say Black Lives Matter do you mean just Black American lives? What about the tens of thousands of black lives in Cuba that have been lost due to the covert war and the economic embargo still being waged against Cuba by the US government? Or what about the black lives that were lost […]

Africa50 raises $830m for infrastructure

Africa50, the new and innovative infrastructure investment platform promoted by the African Development Bank held its Constitutive General Assembly on the 29th of July 2015 in Casablanca, Morocco. Twenty (20) African countries and the African Development Bank have subscribed for an initial aggregate amount of USD 830 million in share capital. These founding African countries […]

Collon: Eritrea needs protection

A Belgium-based journalist and writer says Africa and the world  need to protect Eritrea to show that there’s another possibility.   Michel Collon in a seminar Friday during the Eritrean Festival in Sweden said Eritrea needs protection because to Western countries it is a bad example of a country that is making it outside of western dictate. […]

Ambassador Nyenabo speaks in Sweden

Liberia’s ambassador to Belgium is expected to deliver the keynote address when Liberians residing in Sweden observe the 168th anniversary of their country’s independence this Saturday in Stockholm, the Swedish capital. According to a release issued by the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) President Francis Mensah, the festivities begin on Friday with a mini football tourney […]

Eritrean UK festival a big success

The British Eritrean Festival UK 2015, which took place on July 25 and 26 at Lee Valley in the Royal Borough of Enfield concluded its 15th Annual British Eritrean Festival UK 2015. This year the Eritrean Festival UK 2015 unlike its previous 14 years of festivities had more to offer and did much with extreme […]

Imam: For Ahmadiyya, humanity comes first

On June 6, the managing editor of Nordic Africa News, Charles Massaquoi provided coverage for activities hosted by Imam Tahir Hayat and officials of the Islams Ahmadiyya Mission in Malmö to observe the national day of Sweden. In this report, Mr Massaquoi interviews Imam Tahir  Hayat: Imam Tahir Hayat thank you for inviting our press team to cover such […]

Sudanese film wins at South African festival

Beats of the Antonov was a big winner at the 36th Durban International Film Festival, taking home both Best Documentary and the freedom of expression award.  The uplifting documentary is a celebration of the people of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains in Sudan, who fought with the South for independence but now remain trapped […]

New eye drops could prevent blindness

A new drug developed under the supervision of lead researcher, Kang Zhang could one day cure cataracts. According to a team of scientists,  a naturally occurring molecule called lanosterol, shrank canine cataracts after it was administered to dogs with an eye dropper.  Although the effects are yet to be tested on humans, subsequent findings have the […]