Football tourney to raise funds for cyclone victims

The ‘Africa Challenge Cup’ football tournament will be a major networking event for all participants of the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) taking place on 10th June at the Os Belenenses, Estádio do Restelo in Lisbon, Portugal, to raise funds for victims of Cyclone Idai, one of the worst storms on record to ever hit the African continent […]

Nominees sought for African women business awards

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced the hosting of the 3rd edition of the AWIEF Awards. The annual AWIEF Awards is Africa’s most prestigious awards event designed to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs and business leaders who contribute to the transformation and development of Africa’s economy, creating jobs and […]

Liberia: President Weah’s tough choices

By Seltue R. Karweaye (s.karweaye1668@student.tsu.edu) Liberia is a nation of over 4.7 million people with one of the lowest electricity access rates in the world (at approximately 12%, USAID). Ethnic, religious and political issues have skyrocketed to an all-time high. Infant and maternal mortality are among the highest in the world. Education and health systems […]

Tough Easter weekend for African strikers in Sweden

Liberian-born striker Peter Wilson was the only African to hit the net in the 4th round of the Swedish football championship, the Allsvenskan, during the Easter weekend. Wilson provided the consolation when his club Sundsvall lost to Kalmar 2-1.  Two other Africans were involved in the making of goals. Eritrean forward and AIK captain Henok […]

African First Ladies, Merck discuss women empowerment

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, staged the Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI) Summit in Bujumbura, Burundi from March 30 to April 1.  The event was attended by 15 African First Ladies to discuss the strategy to break the stigma of infertility and empower women and girls in education. Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg Haverkamp, Chairman of […]

Liberia, Niron sign Guinean iron ore export deal

  Liberia and UK-based Niron Metals have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the passage through Liberia of iron ore from the Zogota iron ore deposit in the Republic of Guinea.    The MOU relates to the use of existing rail and port infrastructure in Liberia. The signing of the MOU follows the joint vision […]

US to invest $1 billion in African women

  David Bohigian, Acting President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced on Tuesday the launch of OPIC’s 2X Africa initiative to support investment in women in Africa.   The announcement was made during a U.S. Government delegation to the country.   […]

Football: More African goals in Sweden

African players were on the score-sheet in seven of the eight matches of Sweden’s top football league, Allsvenskan, played over the weekend. Nigerian forward Samuel Nnamani grabbed an 80th minute equalizer as Eskilstuna held Orebro to a 1-1 draw while his compatriot, right back Godswill Ekpolo struck from close range as Hacken walloped Falkenberg 3-0. […]

Promoting Gambian music in Nordic countries

Norway-based Gambia House will launch its Nordic Artist Residency Scheme on April 19 in Oslo, the Norwegian capital. It will feature Gambian artists living in the Nordic region.  According to info sent to Nordic Africa News, the “Artists Residency is a space for reflection, planning and a way forward to promote Gambian Music” and will […]

Lawrence’s death: Liberian government must be blamed

Under Ex-President Ellen Sirleaf’s regime, the suspicious deaths of two prominent figures, a lawyer and an opposition politician, by ‘drowning’ in the Atlantic Ocean, stood out. Now in just a little over one year into the new George Weah’s regime, it too, is fast gaining a reputation for itself in the wake of sudden deaths […]