Cultural tourism sustains communities, living heritage

The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concluded yesterday in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants declared their support for cultural tourism as a driver for safeguarding living heritage, catalyzing creativity in cities, and spreading tourism’s socioeconomic benefits to all. […]

African countries must leverage their strengths

Participants to the 13th African Economic Conference taking place in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, have called for African countries to leverage the full range of their strengths and resources to accelerate the region’s drive towards continental integration. Themed “Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development” the 2018 AEC, jointly organized by the United Nations Development […]

Gloria Serobe awarded prestigious lifetime award

The 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to South African businesswoman Gloria Serobe at the EY World Entrepreneur Award in Southern Africa ceremony on Thursday, 29 November in Johannesburg, South Africa. The award recognises prominent business people whose enterprises have contributed significantly to the growth and development of the economies in their respective countries. Serobe […]

Swedish Forum: Freedoms under attack in East Africa

There is democratic progress in many African countries, but we also see increasing threats against journalists, researchers and civil society. A recent panel at the Swedish Forum for Human Rights discussed the worrying signs of shrinking democratic space in East Africa. nai.uu.se

Sweden positive to EU long-term climate strategy

The European Commission has presented it strategic long-term climate vision for the European Union (EU). Sweden takes a positive view of the level of ambition in the strategy, with its aim of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The proposed EU strategic long-term climate vision contains scenarios showing how different sectors of society can contribute […]

Modupeola: My debut album is inspired by God

Sweden-based Nigerian gospel music singer Modupeola says her upcoming album highlights songs of praises, delivery, happiness, healing and were inspired by God. The instruction to begin the album came from God while I was in prayers, that’s why all the tracks are a whole package of praises to the Almighty, she told Nordic Africa News. […]

War crime victims dare to hope for justice

It was two nights before Christmas in 2013 in a suburb of Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic. All Claire’s grandchildren were gathered in her house, playing, seemingly safe from the horrors outside. On the streets, brutal fighting between Muslim Séléka rebels and Christian anti-balaka vigilante groups had been raging since the rebellion began […]

EIB supports hydropower plant in Cameroon

At its Africa Day in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, the European Investment Bank (EIB) announced last Thursday its strong support for the construction of a 420-MW hydropower project in Cameroon. The EIB will provide a EUR50 million long-term project finance loan to NHPC (Nachtigal Hydro Power Company) under the Impact Financing Envelope of the […]

Tanzania: Social monitoring could hinder radicalisation

In its efforts to reach grass roots for political mobilisation after independence, the government of Tanzania organised communities in smaller units. According to Richard Sambaiga, guest researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), this form of social control also detected security threats at an early stage. After independence in 1961, the Tanzanian government intended to […]

Sweden: Standing up for women’s rights

Men’s violence against women is everywhere in society and continues all the time. It is possible to change this. There is help for both the victim and the victimiser. On November 25, a number of organizations will collaborate to hold a manifestation in Nordstan in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second biggest city. Every year between November 25 […]