‘Increased aid does not reduce migration’

The European Union (EU) wants to increase aid to African countries, but on condition that they take action to prevent migration to Europe. This approach is cynical and does not reduce migration, according to Lisa Åkesson, a researcher at Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), who participated in a recent seminar in Stockholm, Sweden, linked to last […]

Millions of Africans are internally displaced

As the world focuses its attention on preventing irregular migration and protecting refugees coming out of Africa, the displacement that happens behind its own borders persists at an alarming rate. A new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) reveals that since the beginning of 2017, 2.7 million […]

Sweden’s position on US statement about Jerusalem

The Government deeply regrets the US statement about Jerusalem. The UN has given Jerusalem a special legal and political status, which the Security Council has called upon the international community to respect. There is a risk that this statement may lead to strong reactions and greater instability in an already turbulent region, and have long-term […]

S.Leone: Parliament ratifies hydropower agreements

The parliament of Sierra Leone has ratified the 25-year Power Purchase and Implementation Agreements signed in August between the country’s government and Joule Africa, an company based in the UK. This marks another important milestone in the development of the Bumbuna II hydropower project which, when completed, will provide much-needed all-year round power to Sierra […]

Swedish Prime Minister’s speech at AU-EU summit

President Ouattara, Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki, African and European Heads of State and Government, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Dear friends, Africa and Europe share a past – and we share a future. Strengthening our partnership will help us to address mutual concerns and challenges. Excellencies, What does the future hold for young Europeans and young […]

Swedish MP Jallow calls for justice for Africans

A member of the Swedish Parliament, Momodou Jallow on Thursday delivered a speech at the regional meeting for Europe, Central Asia and North America of the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent held in Geneva, Switzerland.  Below is his speech:  Thank you Mr Chair. I want to thank you for inviting me […]

Campaign for a visa-free Africa

The Kigali Global Shapers has partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, for an exclusive sponsor of #VisaFreeAfrica (VFA), a global campaign to facilitate mobility in Africa. For the past 30 years, the African Union has attempted to address free movement on the continent. The “Agenda […]

EMOL: Constitutional crisis must be prevented in Liberia

The Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is calling on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to adjudicate all electoral complaints speedily to prevent constitutional crisis in the west African country. It has also warned against the circumvention of constitutional due process and against war mongering. EMOL cautions Liberians to be aware that these false alarms of wars are tactics to […]

Sweden hosts conference on gender equality

Sweden’s Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér hosted a conference on how gender equality can contribute to fair jobs and growth on 8 November in Gothenburg, Sweden’s 2nd biggest city. Gender equality ministers from the upcoming EU presidencies took part and discussed gender equality in relation to the labour market and overall progress in the […]

Liberians must avoid self-panic

Open Liberia, a local civil society organization developing a reputation in public policy advocacy, says amid the different political discussions, the public must avoid unwarranted self-panic. A press release issued recently in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, quotes OLiberia’s executive director, Liberian journalist Samuka Konneh as describing disagreement as a normal part of all political processes, […]