Bility: Liberia can achieve justice for war crimes

Kunti K. was arrested in France last week for his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity committed during the First Liberian Civil War (1989-1996) while acting as a commander for the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO). The ULIMO rebel faction fought against Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) during the […]

War crimes: Using cartoons to push for justice in Liberia

August 27th to 31st, 2018, art students in Monrovia were encouraged to find artistic responses to the complex question of whether or not war-time crimes should be punished in Liberia today. Simultaneously, a roundtable was organized to debate the theoretical implications of this question. “We wanted to empower the youth to participate in an active […]

Norway gives millions in aid to Lake Chad region

Norway will provide NOK 325m (about $38m) in humanitarian aid to Africa’s Lake Chad region, it has been announced. Norways’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide announced this contribution in Berlin on Monday at the high-level conference on the crisis in the Lake Chad region, which Norway is co-hosting with Germany, Nigeria and the […]

Africa needs strategic partnerships, investments

The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has taken the case for expanded partnerships and investments in Africa to the Netherlands. On a three-day visit last week, he met with government officials and private and public sector business leaders and affirmed the accord between the Bank and the Dutch government’s development agendas and […]

African goals in Nordic football leagues

African footballers in the topmost Swedish football championship were goal-shy last weekend. Only in-form Eritrean international Henok Goitom was on target in the 19th round of the Allsvenskan, scoring the second goal as league leaders AIK brushed aside bottom club Trelleborg 2-0. Goitom struck after 63 minutes to record his ninth goal of the season. […]

Sweden starts new initiative for climate and security

A new research collaboration for climate and security will be launched today in connection with World Water Week in Stockholm. The Stockholm Climate Security Hub brings together four Swedish research institutes that are world leaders in the area of climate and security. The aim is to promote knowledge development and policy dialogue in the area, […]

Talon to speak at Nordic-African Business Summit

Benin President Patrice Talon will give the keynote address at the Nordic-African Business Summit in Oslo, Norway on November 8, according to information released by the organizers, Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA). President Talon, who has been leader of the West African country since 2016, has a background as a businessman (trade and private investments), NABA […]

Police advise Stockholm residents, visitors

There are lots of events going on in Stockholm, Sweden’s capital, on Saturday 25 August. The following general advice is aimed at people visiting or living in Stockholm: avoid if possible using the car, be out sufficiently in advance of any events you plan to participate in, and keep yourself informed of what is going […]

Make agriculture more attractive to African youth

Africa’s young people are key to achieving the continent’s sustainable development, but realizing this great potential requires creating more jobs for them, including in the increasingly digitalized agriculture sectors, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said today. “We need to take action to make agriculture more attractive to young people. They must perceive agriculture as […]

Nordic-African Business Summit in November

Nordic-African Business Summit, considered the region’s leading business conference focusing exclusively on the African markets, will be held on Thursday, November 8 at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Norway’s capital, Oslo. Organised yearly since 2011 by the Norway-based Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA), the event is an important platform for the meeting of policy makers […]