• Borås to host Swedish poetry contest

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    The 6th qualifying rounds of Ortens Poet ( the Suburb’s Poet), a national suburban poetry competition in Sweden will be held at 4pm on Saturday, October 27 at the Navet Science Center in the city of Borås. This will be first time that the contest will be held in Borås, located just an hour’s drive […]

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  • Africa to face increase in illicit drug use

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Sub-Saharan Africa will experience the largest rise in illicit drug users globally in the next three decades. Findings from a forthcoming ENACT research paper forecast that East Africa will be hit the hardest, with the proportion of people using illicit drugs increasing faster than other regions. This spike is due to changes in drug flows, […]

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  • SIPRI films: Malians talk about their security

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has produced a series of interview films spotlighting people’s perceptions of security in Mali. A range of voices from the country’s different regions are represented — all of which belong to members of the Monitoring Groups for Peace and Security (MGPS) within the SIPRI–CONASCIPAL peacebuilding and civil-society strengthening […]

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  • Africa aims for more Nordic investment

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) in a multidisciplinary team roadshows has presented financial products and investment opportunities to Nordic investors to leverage more access to financing. The roadshows brought together more than 50 private sector companies, investors and government and public institutions in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. The aim of the event was to […]

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  • A solid partnership to empower Liberian women

    Sunday, October 14, 2018

    A group of Liberian ladies participated in the 2018 edition of the African Women Intercultural Dialogue (AWID) in Abuja, Nigeria on September 25. Hawa Norris, Laila Genoway, Nohn Dekpah and Krubo Nwainokpor attended the event through a collaborative partnership between SEHWAH, a Liberia-based Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) and the SHEROES Sisterhood, a Pan-African women empowerment […]

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News

Jul
5

Put climate change on global security agenda

The effects of climate change threaten peace and security and must therefore be dealt with as a global security issue. This and how developments should be dealt with were the point of departure when Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström took part in the high-level event ‘Climate, peace and security: the time for action’ in […]

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Jul
5

World-wide competition for new tourism companies

The tourism sector has taken a giant step into the future. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in partnership with Globalia, the leading tourism group in Spain and Latin America, announced the launch of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition. It is the world’s first and largest initiative devoted to identifying new companies that will lead […]

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Jul
2

Unstable situation as Malians go to vote

As Mali prepares for a presidential election on 29 July, a research professor at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Morten Bøås, predicts a voting process “with clear limitations” and says that in parts of the restive north and some central delta areas, people will probably not be able to vote at all. Mali descended […]

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Jun
30

Open Liberia says President Weah permits corruption

Open Liberia, a pro-democracy group, says Liberian President George Weah is glaringly sanctioning corruption with the placement of US$13m in the 2018/2019 fiscal budget as well as an additional US$26m in projection for the next two fiscal years for the same project.   Open Liberia says it is utterly shocked and bereft that the president, […]

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Jun
26

Tanzania: Seminar on drug and migration crime

A seminar on drugs and maritime crime off the East African coast will be held on July 2 in Dar es Salaam. Tanzania. East Africa plays an increasing role in the global illicit drug trade, particularly as a corridor for the trafficking of heroin and cocaine. This three-part seminar will explore different dimensions of this […]

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Jun
26

EU leaders meet in Brussels on migration

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and 15 other heads of state and government of the European Union met Sunday in Brussels, Belgium in a special meeting on migration called by Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission.  The purpose of the summit held in Brussels, Belgium, was to discuss migration issues. “It was good to […]

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Jun
24

African tourism ministers stress importance of stats

“Tourism Statistics: A Catalyst for Development”, was the theme of this year’s seminar in the context of the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa in Abuja, Nigeria earlier this month (4-6 June).  The meeting included a ministerial dialogue on the importance of tourism statistics under the topic “Better measure, better manage”. The Commission […]

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Jun
22

Swedish NGO runs education projects in Liberia

Education is the foundation for stability, economic development and good health for any nation, says Peter Henning, a founder and board member of a Sweden-based non-governmental organization which runs education projects in Liberia. Speaking recently to Nordic Africa News, Mr. Henning said the Swedish Education Fund for Liberia (SEFL) believes that though it is a […]

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Jun
21

Reflections from Stockholm forum on gender equality

The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality was held on 15–17 April 2018 and gathered more than 700 participants from over 100 countries and a multitude of sectors and functions. The discussions covered a broad range of areas and focused on concrete methods and tools to enhance gender equality and the full enjoyment of rights, representation […]

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Jun
20

UK: Liberian businesswoman gets international award

Local Liberian business entrepreneurship has taken off in recent years. In an economy previously dominated by foreign businesses, local Liberians can now be seen engaging in small business initiatives from peddling small goods on street corners to restaurants and entertainment centers.   The new Liberian renaissance of taking their destiny into their own hands through turnover […]

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