Ghana to host World Tourism Conference

The Africa Tourism Association, in partnership with the Ghana Tourism Authority, will host the 2020 World Tourism Conference (WTC) in Accra, Ghana. The event, scheduled for October 12-16, will highlight the emerging business and investment opportunities across Africa’s tourism sector. It will show how tourism can be utilized as an engine for economic growth and job […]

Two African hat-tricks in Swedish Cup

Nigerian Jordan Kadiri and Ghanaian Mamudo Moro scored three goals apiece for their clubs in the second round of the Swedish Cup last weekend. Kadiri, who now tops the scorers’ chart with four goals after two rounds, grabbed a hat-trick as Ostersund walloped Gais 4-0. The Nigerian struck twice in the first half before adding […]

British parliament members visit Liberia

A high-level delegation from the British Parliament is expected to begin a week-long visit to Liberia on Monday, March 2. The delegation is made of Greg Hands, Kate Osamor, Lord McConnell and Lord Hannay. The delegation will hold discussions with their counterparts at the Liberian Legislature on strengthening democracy through parliamentary engagements. The visitors, who will be in Liberia until March […]

We must not jeopardize Africa’s future

Pressure is building to phase out fossil fuels in Africa to fight climate change, NJ Ayuk writes. Organizations ranging from the World Bank to the European Investment Bank (EIB) have dropped support for African fossil fuel production in hopes of encouraging a transition from oil, gas and coal to sustainable energy sources like wind and […]

Liberian ambassador woos Greek investment

Liberia’s ambassador to Greece Geraldine Bass-Golokeh presented her letters of Credence to the Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on February 11. According to a dispatch from the Liberian Consulate in Athens, Ambassador Bass-Golokeh conveyed sentiments from Liberian President George Manneh Weah to his Greek counterpart during the ceremony. Senior Greek officials at the presentation included Minister […]

Climate crisis is global human rights challenge

The Commonwealth of 54 countries, 32 of which are small, are facing a climate change emergency that is costing lives and presenting an “undeniable human rights challenge” to the world. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on Wednesday addressed the High Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council’s 43rd Regular Session in Geneva. She said: “The stark […]

Swedish Prime Minister Löfven to visit South Africa

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will visit South Africa on 8–10 March. Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs Anna Hallberg and a Swedish business delegation will also take part in the visit. During the visit, Mr Löfven will meet South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa for bilateral talks. The two leaders will take part in […]

African scorers in opening round of Swedish Cup

There was a number of African goalscorers in the opening round of the Swedish Cup over the weekend. Guinean Kerfala Cissoko scored for Dalkurd in a 3-2 loss to Djurgarden while Nigeria’s Dudu Omagbemi grabbed a 77th minute consolation for Oskarshamn in a 4-1 drubbing by Orebro. Goals from Ghanaian Ebenezer Ofori and Eritrean Henok […]

Zambian midfielder joins Swedish champions

Zambian international Emmanuel Banda has joined Swedish football champions Djurgarden on a three-year contract. Banda lastly featured for Belgian club KV Oostende. On its website, the Swedish side noted that it has had the 22-year-old midfielder in its sights for a while and was satisfied with his trial with the club on a trip to […]

Ecobank welcomes entries for fintech challenge

Ecobank Group, the pan-African banking group, is inviting African fintech entrepreneurs to enter the 3rd edition of  the Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The Fintech Challenge  gives African start-ups the opportunity to promote their fintech solutions, and potentially  partner with Ecobank to roll-out  their solutions across Ecobank’s 33 markets in Africa as well as France. Ecobank welcomes […]