• Sweden: Sierra Leoneans raise funds for flood victims

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    The Organization of Sierra Leoneans in Sweden (ORSLIS) has started a campaign to raise funds for the victims of the flood and mudslide which left over 300 dead and thousands displaced on Monday in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. According to information posted on the organization’s facebook page money generated from the gofundme campaign will go toward helping victims who are in […]

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  • Tourism – a tool for development

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    This year’s World Tourism Day, held on 27 September, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development. Celebrated in line with the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the Day will be dedicated to exploring the contribution of tourism to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). World Tourism Day has been […]

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  • Online platform to mentor African women launched

    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) on Thursday launched Twaa Mentorship, an online portal and mobile app designed to provide mentorship and learning on the go for girls and women in Africa. Twaa Mentorship is the result of TWA’s continued work in transformation programs for women and girls that started in 2009 with the mission to improve lives, […]

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  • Obasi scores twice in return to Swedish football league

    Friday, August 11, 2017

      Nigerian striker Chinedu Obasi celebrated his return to Sweden by scoring twice and providing an assist as 2nd-placed AIK whipped Sirius 4-1 in an 18th round match of the country’s top football championship.   Obasi, who re-joined AIK during the summer after a stint in China, raised the curtains with a 7th minute penalty and added his second […]

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  • Danish companies establish African infrastructure fund

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    A.P. Moller Holding, a Danish company, has together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The fund has received commitments of $550 million from anchor investors. The new fund will focus on investments in infrastructure in Africa to support sustainable economic growth in the region while delivering […]

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News

Mar
7

Dangote Foundation pays for Kano hospital renovation

To complement its N7 billion ( circa $22 million) Surgical and Diagnostic Centre (SDC) currently under construction, the Dangote Foundation has concluded the renovations of some sections of the Murtala Muhammed Specialists’ Hospital, Kano which gulped over N200 million (about $628,000). The 900-bed capacity hospital, reputed for highest number of in-patients in sub-Saharan Africa, has been […]

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Mar
5

Sweden re-activates conscription

The security environment in Europe and in Sweden’s vicinity has deteriorated and the all-volunteer recruitment hasn’t provided the Armed Forces with enough trained personnel. The re-activating of the conscription is needed for military readiness. Trained personnel are fundamental for building military capability. In 2016 the Armed Forces lacked 1 000 active squad leaders, soldiers and […]

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Mar
4

Opinion: African challenges to African development

  The parlous story of African economic and social development since independence best expressed in the failure to achieve the autonomous capacity for self-actuated development and in particular to create conditions of national and continental modern mass production and prosperity is well known and need not be repeated; Professor Ehiedu Iweriebor writes.    It is […]

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Mar
2

Bong Miners’ fundraising dinner a great success

It was a remarkable turnout as members of the Association of Bong Miners (ABM) in the Liberian diaspora hosted a benefit and fundraising dinner in Philadelphia, the USA on February 18.   The occasion was the brainchild of a few individuals who had previously resided in the Liberian mining town of Bong Mines in Bong […]

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Feb
28

Summit to lay out future-proof business strategy

Throughout Africa, businesses are adopting the Creating Shared Value (CSV) business model to ensure that society benefits while business profits. The concept, first shared with business leaders and marketers by Harvard Business School’s Prof Michael Porter in 2006, is gaining momentum and picking up traction – but not quickly and forcefully enough. For too long, […]

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Feb
26

Amb. Sheriff positive about Liberia, UK relations

Liberia’s ambassador accredited to the Court of Saint James, Dr. S. Mohammed Sheriff, has recounted the historically productive ties that define the relationship between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Republic of Liberia. Speaking last month when he presented credentials to Queen Elizabeth II, Ambassador Sheriff promised to explore new possibilities while deepening understanding and collaboration that will ensure  mutually beneficial […]

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Feb
26

South African mob violence targets Nigerian immigrants

  Mobs in Pretoria have looted and set on fire houses belonging to immigrants, particularly Nigerians, in a new wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) guest researcher Mathabo Khau says that prejudice against Nigerians is common in South Africa. She says that it is fuelled by unbalanced media reports and […]

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Feb
23

Africa: Sage to fund non-profit organisations

  Sage, the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll & HR, and payment systems, on Wednesday launched Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund. The new $1 million fund is open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls.   Every day, across Africa inspiring […]

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Feb
21

Faith in God must come first, says Minister Kabwe

Christians have been called upon to, first and foremost, put their faith in God because He is the source of their blessings. Minister Barnabas Kabwe of the New Covenant Parish of the Redeemed Church of God (RCCG) in Boras, Sweden, told a worship service in late January that faith in God will help worshippers to love one another and […]

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Feb
19

Nigerian striker signs two-year deal with Swedish club

    Swedish division one side, Helsingborg has reinforced its attack with the signing of Nigerian striker Oke Akpoveta on a two-year contract.     Helsingborg hopes that Akpoveta and his teammates kick the club back into the highest division, the premiership known as Allsvenskan, after an unsuccessful 2016 that saw the team relegated to the second tier.   Last season, Akpoveta, […]

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