Liberian women group wants anti-gay law

A women advocacy group is calling on Liberian legislators to consider enacting an anti-gay bill. The women, under the banner of Women United to Fight Against the Stand of Gay Marraige in Liberia, made the call Friday at the end of a two-day anti-gay marriage workshop held on the compound of the Paynesville Community School, […]

Ambassador Thomas calls for unity

Outgoing Liberian ambassador to France D. Mckinley Thomas has called on members of the Liberian community in the European country to work together as a team. Addressing the community recently, the ambassador urged them to put aside their differences and unite in one accord. He added that it is through unity and cohesion that they will be able to […]

Thousands of passports disappear every year

The number of Danish passports that have been stolen or lost has doubled in ten years, according to metroXpress newspaper. Last year 34,949 Danes reported to the police that their passports were either stolen or had gone missing, according to police statistics, while just 19,257 were reported in the same way in 2003. The passport […]

Liberian women want land ownership rights

Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf, along with Liberian Minister of Gender and Development Julia Duncan-Cassel, welcome land reform recommendations from Central and West Africa regional organization REFACOF (African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests) and Liberia’s Foundation for Community Initiatives (FCI). As honored guests at Liberia’s International Women’s Day Celebrations  in Monrovia on Saturday, March […]

Burkina Faso fights child hunger

The fight against child malnutrition in Burkina Faso is gaining ground but chronic malnutrition remains above emergency threshold levels, particularly in rural areas, a situation that will be resolved only if the government and its partners step up prevention efforts. Country-wide, the severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rate was 8.2 percent in 2013, down from 10.9 […]

Swedish journalist shot dead in Afghanistan

He was shot dead in broad daylight on a Kabul street, close to a Lebanese restaurant where a bomb went off in January earlier this year. He was doing interviews at the time, ahead of the upcoming elections in Afghanistan.   He was shot in the back of the head, and pronounced dead at a […]

Scholarships for African researchers

Nordic Africa Institute’s African Guest Research Scholarship Program is accepting applications from scholars engaged in research in Africa. This is a scholarship that is intended to “establish and maintain relations with African research communities,” and “provide opportunities for African scholars to pursue their own research projects, thereby indirectly strengthening the academic milieux in African countries, and promoting […]

APC Scandinavia condemns Boko Haram attacks

The coordinator of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Scandinavia has unequivocally condemned the spate of killings in Yobe, Adamawa and Borno states in northeast Nigeria. Ayoola Lawal, in a release, said the “the death of any child in any culture or nation is a sad news. The attacks on the pupils and defenceless civilians is grossly an act […]

Zimbabwe smallholder farmers get US$19m

The European Union (EU), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Zimbabwe have launched a major programme to assist poor smallholder farmers to boost production, productivity and engage in commercial agriculture through integrated farming approaches. The 4-year US$19 million (13.78 Million Euro) program will be managed by FAO […]

Facebook helps Swedish police to solve cases

Social media site Facebook has agreed to provide Swedish police with IP addresses and other data to help solve cases related to the site, news agency TT reports. The deal was struck in December and means that the police gain direct access to information to identify the person behind a certain account, something that used […]