Sierra Leone: Rights lawyers file case against ECOMOG

One fighting force during Sierra Leone’s armed conflict has not yet been held accountable for the egregious crimes committed against civilians: The Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group (ECOMOG). Nevertheless, there is hope that this impunity gap may close since, recently, a collective of human right lawyers filed a case to the Supreme […]

Aspire goes global with online arts auction

Foremost South African auction house, Aspire Art Auctions spearheaded the success of its latest online auction last month with significant prices achieved for photographic works by David Goldblatt, which led strong sales of the contemporary artworks and books on offer. Aspire, which is holding another sale on October 28, is finding increased traction for online […]

Nordic Africa Days held in Swedish city of Uppsala

The Nordic Africa Days (NAD) 2018 ended on Friday, September 21, having welcomed 260 scholars from more than 40 countries to Uppsala, Sweden. In the 33 panels, participants discussed perspectives on this year’s theme, African Mobilities – reshaping narratives and practices of circulation and exchange. “We are very proud to have brought together so many […]

Goitom goals propel AIK to Swedish title

Henok Goitom was on target Thursday as AIK beat Gothenburg 2-0 in a 23rd round encounter in the Swedish football premiership. This was the Eritrean strikers’s 12th goal for the season as league leader AIK, take joint steps every week to winning the tittle. Seven matches are left in the competition. The AIK skipper is […]

Digital transformation in tourism is a priority

World Tourism Day 2018 was observed in Budapest, Hungary on Thursday (27 September 2018) with the official celebration focusing on the digital transformation in tourism, a World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) priority. The event examined how investment in new technology provides the sector with opportunities for innovation. Introducing a new seminar-based format, the official celebration provided […]

Egypt: Swedish Institute to be relocated

Sweden has terminated the contract with Egypt on the establishment of the Swedish Institute in Alexandria. However, dialogue activities as such will continue. Due to practical difficulties, such as the rental agreement being terminated and limited travel links to Alexandria, the Swedish Government has decided to relocate the institute. The plan is to move the […]

Six African coaches vie for place at Arsenal school

A panel of judges from Arsenal Football Club and its official online money transfer partner, WorldRemit, have selected six coaches from across Africa as finalists in their new Future Stars coaching progamme. These final six coaches will now compete in a public vote for the chance to attend an exclusive training programme with Arsenal Soccer […]

Russia, Africa to talk trade and investment in November

Africa, with its growing and diversifying economies, has become one of the most exciting investment destinations globally. Foreign direct investments coming into Africa continue to rise, making the continent a focus of much international attention from a wide range of players. Squeezed between the United States and European Union sanctions, Russia has reinforced its commitment […]

Sweden: Burkinabe farmer among winners of top award

The laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, were announced Monday in Stockholm, Sweden. The 2018 Honorary Award goes to anti-corruption champions Thelma Aldana (Guatemala) & Iván Velásquez (Colombia) “for their innovative work in exposing abuse of power and prosecuting corruption, thus rebuilding people’s trust in public institutions.” […]

Gender equality vital for peace and security

Gender equality is a stronger predictor of peace than a country’s GDP or its level of democracy. As the proportion of women in a country’s legislature increases, the country is less likely to use force in foreign relations, less likely to have human rights abuses against its own people, and less likely to have civil […]