• SGI Dubai 2019: Driving digital signage in Africa

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

      With the advancement in display technologies, the evolution of LCD, LED, OLED, and super AMOLED, Africa’s digital signage industry is set to grow leaps and bounds.  Several countries in Africa are looking at expanding their retail infrastructure, the healthcare and also the hospitality industries, which in turn will require the latest in digital signage. […]

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  • Bambwa: an African investment opportunity

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    Sweden-based Bambwa Group, a firm that “invests and supports Nordic and African growth companies to scale across West and East Africa”, is opening up to new investors. According to info released on Facebook, Bambwa Group is staging presentations in Stockholm, the Swedish capital on December 13 and 17.  The one-hour event will begin at 4pm […]

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  • YAS!: A platform for young African entrepreneurs

    Saturday, December 8, 2018

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Accenture announced the launch of YAS! (Youth for Africa and Sustainable Development Goals), a pan-African entrepreneurship portal-platform with a two-day program in Lagos, Nigeria. The portal-platform addresses four main pillars of the entrepreneurship ecosystem: Information, Mentorship, Funding and Network. “Africa’s entrepreneurial space is advancing rapidly – however, success […]

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  • Liberia, UK sign maritime agreement

    Friday, December 7, 2018

    The Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) have signed an agreement that, among others, strengthens Liberia’s role as a leading and competitive maritime nation. The Agreement for Cooperation was finalised by the two institutions on the margins of the recent 121st session of the World Maritime Organization (WMO) in London. […]

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  • Kipoche, Ibarguen are IAAF Athletes of the Year

    Thursday, December 6, 2018

    Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian long jumper Caterine Ibarguen were named International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Male and Female Athlete of the Year at the federation’s end of year award ceremony here on Tuesday. Kipchoge won the Berlin Marathon in 2:01:39 in September, improving the previous world record by 1 minute and […]

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Sep
2

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 […]

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Aug
30

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. […]

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Aug
30

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, […]

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Aug
28

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 […]

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Aug
28

International tourism grew in 2017

International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest collection of Tourism Highlights. Growth in arrivals was echoed by a strong increase in exports generated by tourism, which reached US$ 1.6 trillion in 2017, making tourism the world’s third-largest export sector. ‘UNWTO Tourism Highlights […]

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Aug
25

Sweden: Goitom goals power AIK title challenge

Eritrean striker Henok Goitom was on the score sheet twice as undefeated league leaders AIK powered to a 2-0 win over strugglers Brommapojkarna in the 18th round of Sweden’s premier football championship, Allsvenkan last weekend. Goitom scored his 7th and 8th goal of the season through a header in the 45th minute and a tap-in […]

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Aug
24

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 […]

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Aug
23

15th UNWTO Awards: Call for submissions

Promoting innovation, job creation and sustainability are key considerations for the 15th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awards. UNWTO invites submissions until 31 October 2018. The UNWTO Awards recognise the contribution of public and private institutions and NGOs to development of a more competitive, responsible and sustainable tourism sector that works towards achieving the 2030 Sustainable […]

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Aug
22

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 […]

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Aug
21

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 […]

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