• UK to invest £30m in African projects

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    The UK is set to inject up to £30 million into prosperity and security projects across Africa as it steps up its investment in the continent, Minister of State for Africa Harriett Baldwin has announced Thursday 21. The funding boost comes as Britain signs a new strategic partnership with the African Union, strengthening the engagement […]

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  • Books: Trilogy on bi-racial relationships in Sweden

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    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 a Cameroonian-born writer residing in Sweden. Author Fokumlah Nchungong notes that “the idea of me writing these books stems from the fact that I have two sons who are biracial. […]

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  • Maka Why, a hit among music lovers

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Ever since its release last month, Maka Why, an afrobeat single by Nigerian singer Latoria featuring Njol, a Sweden-based artist with Gambian heritage, is gradually making waves on popular music streaming sites. Maka Why, a love song with blend of Pidgin English and English, released by Peacerow Group, has garnered thousands of streams on sportify and […]

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  • Libya: Migrant workers forced to look elsewhere

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    After years of civil conflict and political mismanagement, oil-rich Libya is on the verge of economic collapse. It can hardly look after its own financially struggling citizens, let alone its migrant workforce, who have become vulnerable to extortion, kidnapping, and other abuses. Philip Badou, a Ghanaian pastor who has lived in Tripoli for the past 25 years […]

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  • African strikers on target in Swedish Cup

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    Three African players were on the score-sheet over the weekend in the Swedish Cup, a competition that features clubs from various tiers of Swedish football. Nigerian striker Samuel Nnamani grabbed the opener as Ekilstuna thrashed Assyriska Turabdin 4-0.   Gambian youngster Zakaria Sawo provided a consolation as his side, Rosengård went down to Brommapojkarna 3-1.   In […]

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News

Nov
12

Sweden continues internal border checks

The Swedish Government has decided to reinstate internal border control for three months until February 11 next year. The decision was taken in accordance with EU common legislation and is based on the government’s assessment that there is still a threat to public policy and internal security. The assessment of the Swedish Security Service is […]

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Nov
11

African women shine at 2018 Anzisha Prize gala

The Mastercard Foundation and African Leadership Academy are thrilled to announce that 22-year-old healthcare entrepreneur Melissa Bime has won the US$25,000 Grand Prize at the 8th annual Anzisha Prize awards gala. She is the founder of INFIUSS, an online blood bank and digital supply chain platform that ensures patients in 23 hospitals in Cameroon have […]

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Nov
9

Lusophone Africa eyes $5 billion business projects

Lusophone countries have identified a pipeline of more than US$5 billion in private sector and private-public partnership (PPP) projects to accelerate growth in their economies. The projects form part of a development finance compact between the African Development Bank (AfDB), the government of Portugal and the six Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa – Angola, Cape Verde, […]

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Nov
8

London summit focuses on technology in tourism

The UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit, held Tuesday in London, UK by World Travel Market(WTM) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), was well received by participants from government and the private sector for its more dynamic new format leading to more concrete takeaways around this year’s theme: Investment in Tourism Technology. The summit focused on investment in […]

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Nov
7

Sweden: Nigerian gospel singer releases debut album

Sweden-based Nigerian gospel singer Modupeola Oluayo will release her debut album next month. Titled Songs of the Lord, the album will be launched on December 8 at Bergjondalen 57 in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second biggest city and, according to the artist, it consists of eight tracks, all dedicated to the praise of God. The tracks are […]

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Nov
6

Goitom to lead AIK to Swedish football title on Sunday

Sweden’s top football championship, Allsvenskan, will conclude on Sunday with the title still up for grasp. League leaders AIK, captained by Eritrean international Henok Gotiom, who is also the club’s top marksman with 12 goals, have a slim two-point advantage over Norrkoping and need only a draw to secure the crown. Meanwhile, the 29th round […]

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Nov
6

GFF raises $1 billion for welfare of world’s poorest

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in Support of Every Woman Every Child today announced US$1.005 billion in contributions from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Burkina Faso, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire the European Commission, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Laerdal Global Health, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar and the United Kingdom. “Today there is great hope that the world’s […]

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Nov
5

African jobs confab focuses on young entrepreneurs

Due to Africa’s growing population, every year a high number of young jobseekers enter a labour market which cannot provide a workplace for all. To create jobs for youth and foster a prosperous Africa, skills development and youth entrepreneurship are key. In order to address youth unemployment, more than 160 representatives of youth, business, investment, […]

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Nov
5

Human rights key to Norway’s foreign policy

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide’s opening address at a seminar on freedom of speech and freedom of the press – a collaboration between Fritt Ord, The Norwegian Union of Journalists, Article 19 and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ladies and gentlemen, On this day in 2013, the French journalists Ghislaine Verlon and […]

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Nov
3

China’s Alibaba launches trade platform in Rwanda

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma on Saturday witnessed the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between the Rwandan Government and Alibaba establishing an eWTP (electronic world trade platform) hub in Rwanda. The agreements are intended to strengthen cooperation in support of Rwanda’s economic development by promoting policy innovation, […]

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