UK to invest £30m in African projects

The UK is set to inject up to £30 million into prosperity and security projects across Africa as it steps up its investment in the continent, Minister of State for Africa Harriett Baldwin has announced Thursday 21. The funding boost comes as Britain signs a new strategic partnership with the African Union, strengthening the engagement […]

Libya: Migrant workers forced to look elsewhere

After years of civil conflict and political mismanagement, oil-rich Libya is on the verge of economic collapse. It can hardly look after its own financially struggling citizens, let alone its migrant workforce, who have become vulnerable to extortion, kidnapping, and other abuses. Philip Badou, a Ghanaian pastor who has lived in Tripoli for the past 25 years […]

Sweden’s statement of foreign policy for 2019

On 13 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the 2019 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Swedish Parliament, Riksdag: Mr/Madam Speaker, Honourable Members, Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Sweden’s security begins in Europe. EU cooperation gives us peace, stability and growth. It is also crucial in tackling the threat of […]

Professor: Racism in Sweden is a political problem

The question of structural discrimination and racism in Sweden is a political problem that must be tackled, first and foremost, politically, says a social science professor at one of Sweden’s prestigious university. Speaking recently to RT, Adrian Groglopo of Gothenburg University said this problem must be addressed in different ways as it is worse to […]

Agenda of the new leadership of Liberian Swedish Assoc.

The new leadership of the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) has created an agenda which we believe will help us to better serve the LSA community and make meaningful contributions in Liberia, especially to children living in deplorable conditions, writes LSA President David Ford. Item 1. Unite and strengthen the bond between Liberians living in Sweden […]

Why Switzerland’s war crimes unit dragging its feet

Seven years after Switzerland’s war crimes office was established, it still has not completed any cases and one of its detainees has been in jail for more than four years without trial. What’s behind the inaction?  Prosecutor Laurence Boillat is a former head of the war crimes unit who says she was fired for thinking […]

Njie: Africans are targets for racial abuse in Sweden

Preparations are well on the way for a February 23 demonstration, expected to be attended by thousands, against violence and discrimination by police and other law enforcement agents against people of African descent living in Sweden.   The event will now be held at Kunsträdgarden, a park in central Stockholm, not Sergels Torg as has […]

Sweden: Internal border control continues

The Swedish Government has decided to continue internal border control for three months. The control will continue until 11 May 2019. The decision is based on the government’s assessment that there is still a threat to public policy and internal security. The decision was taken in accordance with EU common legislation and is based on the […]

Nigeria elections: Personality before issues

“Political power is very much centralised in Nigeria. That’s why everyone strives to be close to the winning candidate in the presidential election. This survivalist strategy has gained prominence. In addition, recent electioneering has focused less on issues and programmes, and more on personalities” says Victor Adetula, head of research at the Sweden-based Nordic Africa […]

An overview of elections in Africa this year

Africa is set to host two dozen national elections in 2019. This reflects a now established norm of elections as the recognized means for selecting African leaders. The quality of these elections continues to vary widely, however, with some merely serving as a perfunctory ritual by which leaders maintain their claim on power. Nonetheless, a […]