• A cryptocurrency accessible outside the internet

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Introducing mCoin, the first cryptocurrency accessible on any mobile. mCoin is a unique first of a kind inclusive cryptocurrency that makes it possible for the 3 billion people around the world who don’t have access to the Internet to take advantage of new kinds of services tied to blockchain technology. mCoin is powered by ONEm’s […]

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  • Africans on target in Swedish Cup

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    African strikers proved their worth as the Swedish Cup, comprising of teams from the different tiers of Swedish football, kicked off last weekend. Zimbabwean international Tino Kadewere scored twice as premiership side, Djurgarden trounced Degefors 6-0 while Tunisian Issam Jebali strucked in the 23rd minute as his team Elfborgs suffered lost 3-2 at home to […]

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  • Sweden, Wikipedia unite to make internet gender equal

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Sweden’s Foreign Ministry and Wikimedia will on March 8 take joint global action to help make the internet more gender equal. Edit-a-thons, aimed at increasing the number of women on Wikipedia, will be organized in parallel in some 50 countries. Foreign Minister Margot Wallström will host #WikiGapSthlm at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Wikipedia is […]

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  • 18-year-old Zambian striker joins Swedish club

    Sunday, February 18, 2018

    Top Swedish club Djurgarden IF has signed a four-year contract with 18-year-old Zambian international Edward “the Tiger” Chilufya. A report on the club’s website described the striker and midfielder as a player with many great qualities. Chilufya, who featured prominently for the victorious Zambian Under-20 team that hosted and won the African U-20 Championship last […]

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  • Africa adopts protocol on rights of the disabled

    Saturday, February 17, 2018

    The newly adopted Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights has great potential to strengthen the implementation of universal human rights for 84 million Africans with disabilities, a UN human rights expert has said. “I welcome the African Union’s historic adoption of a Protocol that deals specifically with the rights of people […]

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News

Oct
1

Pan African University graduates 47 students

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) celebrated the second graduating class of both tracks of its two Master programmes on September 28 with 47 students from across the African continent receiving their diplomas during a ceremony at the University of Tlemcen in Algeria. The graduating students and […]

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Sep
30

Bridging the digital gaps in Africa

Africa’s leapfrogging information and communication technology (ICT) development is fueled by mobile broadband. The number of mobile-broadband subscriptions on the continent has increased more than 15 times over the past six years, a growth rate that is three times the global average. However, there are also worrying trends, such as a growing digital divide between […]

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Sep
26

Norwegian business summit puts Africa in limelight

The Nordic-African Business Summit, organized by the Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) and scheduled for October 26, is a chance to put African opportunities in the limelight in Norway, says NABA managing director Eivind Fjeldstad. The summit now in its seventh year, he told Nordic Africa News, allows CEOs, ministers, experts and other speakers to share […]

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Sep
24

Liberian actor, others named African festival ambassadors

Esau Owusu Dahnsaw, a Liberian movie actor, has been unveiled as Liberia’s Brand Ambassador to the Africa Cinematography Festival (ACF). The Liberian actor whose stage name is ‘Major Dahnsaw’ was signed as a brand ambassador in Lagos, Nigeria last week at an official press conference and unveiling ceremony at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites […]

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Sep
22

More African goals in Swedish football leagues

Tunisian striker Issam Jebali scored a 77th minute penalty to give Elfsborg a 2-2 draw against title hopefuls Djurgarden in the 24th round of the Swedish premiership last weekend. This was his 7th goal in the championship. Another African on the scoresheet was Kalmar’s Senegalese forward Papa Alioune Diouf, who broke the deadlock with a […]

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Sep
20

Dangote funds African business coalition on health

Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth have joined forces to forge a new model of partnership, African Business Coalition on Health (ABCHealth) in Africa. Chairman of Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, shared plans to build an African Business Coalition on Health (ABCHealth), during the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, he was co-hosting, and which took place alongside the United […]

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Sep
19

Emene: Bright future for Afrobeat in Sweden

Afrobeat, a music genre with West African roots, is gaining influence in Sweden, says a well-noted events’ producer. Speaking to Nordic Africa News recently Dominic Emene, who runs Afrodance Sweden, said the music is being played in popular Swedish clubs in Stockholm, the capital, noting that, “the furture is bright” He added that there’s just […]

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Sep
18

NEPAD initiative to finance infrastructure development

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)- African Union’s economic development programme gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the NASDAQ Stock Market today, September 18, for the launch of its 5% Agenda campaign. The launch took place five years after a January 2012 African Union Summit adopted the Programme for Infrastructure Development in […]

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Sep
18

World body approves convention on tourism ethics

Member states of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) approved on September 15 an historical document – the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics. The Convention, approved at the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu, China, transforms the Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention, the first in the life of the organization. The […]

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Sep
17

ECOWAS ambassadors at UNESCO has new head

Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO Ambassador C. William Allen has turned over the chairmanship of the ECOWAS Group of Ambassadors at UNESCO to his Togolese counterpart Ambassador Sankardja Lare-Sambiani. In his turn-over remarks Ambassadors Allen thanked his colleagues for the level of support they accorded him and the […]

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