• Sweden: Ministerial meeting on nuclear disarmament

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    We, the participating states – Argentina, Canada, Finland, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland – to the Stockholm Ministerial Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament and the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), met today to discuss how nuclear disarmament can be advanced. We are one year away from […]

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  • Stability and reforms bring progress in Somalia

    Sunday, June 16, 2019

    Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide visited Mogadishu, the Somali capital on 10 June for talks with Somalia’s president and prime minister. She also met key humanitarian and diplomatic actors. “The Somali Government is more politically stable than it has been for many decades, and it is now in the process of implementing vital reforms. […]

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  • NBA: Fall appointed head of Basketball Africa League

    Friday, June 14, 2019

      The National Basketball Association (NBA) has named NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall as President of the Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa scheduled to begin play next year. Fall will assume his role as BAL President immediately while assisting in […]

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  • Liberian President Weah calls for national dialogue

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    My Fellow Liberians: For the past several days, our democracy has been tried, tested, and it has proven to be mature, resilient, and strong.  You are aware that some of our citizens exercised their constitutional right to publicly assemble with the objective to petition their government. We commend them for the peaceful and orderly manner […]

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  • Rotary announces $100m to eradicate polio

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Nigerian singer/songwriter Tiwa Savage administers a polio vaccine during Rotary’s public awareness campaign for polio eradication Photo: africa-ontherise.com Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global […]

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Mar
4

German-African Energy Forum this month

The 13th German-African Energy Forum in Hamburg, Germany on March 27-28 is going to set the stage for German and African businesses as well as public enterprises to expand economic ties, do deals, create jobs, combat energy poverty, and use German know-how to spur growth. This dialogue organized by the German-Africa Business Association (Afrika-Verein der deutschen […]

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Mar
2

Africans on the move in Swedish football league

Three African footballers recently signed for Swedish premiership (Allsvenskan) sides as the title chase is set to begin on March 31. Zimbabwean Kundai Benyu joined newly-promoted Helsingborg on loan from Scottish giants Celtic.   “I have a very good feeling, it feels like a good opportunity for me to continuously play A-team football at a high […]

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Mar
1

How will Brexit affect Brits living in Norway?

The United Kingdom (UK) decision to leave the European Union (EU) is creating uncertainty for British citizens and their family members living in Norway. The UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019. After this date, British citizens will no longer be citizens of the EU. In addition, the UK will no longer be […]

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Feb
28

Weah: It now takes 5 days to register a business in Liberia

Liberian President George Weah has revealed that the time to register a business in Liberia has now been reduced from 18 to 5 days. He said this was due to the work of a Business Climate Improvement Working Group, chaired by the country’s finance minister. Speaking Tuesday in Tel Aviv, Israel at the Israel-Liberia Forum for Economic […]

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Feb
28

Swedish Foreign Minister’s speech to UN Rights Council

Thank you, Mr President, High Commissioner, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted, 70 years ago, there were only two women members of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. These were the celebrated Eleanor Roosevelt and the Indian writer and independence activist Hansa Mehta. When the phrase “all […]

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Feb
27

E-book: My Black Man-My Weakness

The first in a trilogy of e-books, entitled Not Always the Best of Both Worlds, that discusses the issue of bi-racial relationships in Sweden has been published by Fokumlah Nchungong, a Cameroonian-born writer residing in Sweden. The book can be bought online. Below is the first chapter of the first book in the trilogy: Chapter 1 My […]

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Feb
27

Karim leads Halmstad to victory in Swedish Cup

Ghana’s Sadat Karim scored twice on Saturday as Halmstad dismissed Sirius 2-1 in Swedish Cup to become the leading African goalscorer over the weekend in the football competition   He struck twice in the first half and those were his first two goals for the club he joined in December from Landskrona.   Brommapojkarna collected […]

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Feb
25

Brexit: Social security benefits for Swedish citizens in UK

The Swedish Government wishes to mitigate the consequences for Swedish citizens in the United Kingdom (UK) in the event that the UK leaves the European Union (EU) without reaching any agreement whatsoever on how this withdrawal is to take place.  Among other things, a government bill submitted to the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) proposes that, in […]

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Feb
25

Sweden: Liberian association to hold Easter event for kids

The Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) will hold an Easter Fun Day for Kids on April 20. This will be the association’s first program for the new year and will also be the first program organized by the LSA’s new administration headed by David Ford.   Info available on the LSA website notes that the event, […]

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Feb
24

Africa becoming a female sex tourism destination

Quite a number of women from the western world are embarking on sex tourism trips to Africa. When they come, they are served, serviced and pampered, writes Tatenda Gwaambuka on how female sex tourists are exploiting African men.”Older women from Europe and North America are now known to frequent African resorts in pursuit of ‘sexcapades’ […]

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