Gender inequality costs the world trillions of dollars

“When you have women in positions of leadership, business does better and there’s more innovation, more value creation and more profit,” said Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission of Africa (ECA). Speaking at the launch of the Global Health 50/50 2019 Report – titled Equality Works – in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the […]

African Diaspora Sweden celebrates int’l women’s day

A program celebrating women and featuring lectures on their lives and efforts in society will be held this Saturday in Uppsala, Sweden to commemorate International Women’s Day ( which is Friday, March 8).  Five distinguished women will give lectures celebrating womanhood during the event organized by African Diaspora Sweden (ADS) in cooperation with Studiefrämjandet Uppsala, says  […]

Sweden: Info meetings for women entrepreneurs

Forum Syd, a development cooperation organization in Sweden, will hold four  information meetings for female entrepreneurs for the Swedish-Somali Business Program (SSBP) this month.   The first is scheduled for March 21 in Stockholm. Malmo (March 23), Gothenburg (March 24) and Orebro (March 27) are other venues and dates for the information tour. Further meetings are slated […]

Football: African goal scorers in Swedish Cup

African goal scorers were in the thick of action over the weekend in the Swedish Cup, the second most important football tournament in the country. Gambian youngster Alexander Jallow was on the score sheet again on Saturday when his lone strike in the 30th minute proved enough for Jonkoping to pip Norrby 1-0 while Eritrean […]

Liberia: ALJA warns of selective justice

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) says it welcomes the swift and robust action taken by the Liberian government in bringing to justice the alleged perpetrators linked to the missing 16 billion Liberian dollars scandal in the country.   But the association is cautioning the government against acts that insinuate selective justice in […]

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 […]