• ‘Increased aid does not reduce migration’

    Monday, December 11, 2017

    The European Union (EU) wants to increase aid to African countries, but on condition that they take action to prevent migration to Europe. This approach is cynical and does not reduce migration, according to Lisa Åkesson, a researcher at Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), who participated in a recent seminar in Stockholm, Sweden, linked to last […]

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  • Millions of Africans are internally displaced

    Sunday, December 10, 2017

    As the world focuses its attention on preventing irregular migration and protecting refugees coming out of Africa, the displacement that happens behind its own borders persists at an alarming rate. A new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) reveals that since the beginning of 2017, 2.7 million […]

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  • WorldRemit targets 5 million customers in Africa

    Saturday, December 9, 2017

    Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has raised $40m to drive its next phase of global growth, aiming to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets. Half of these customers will be in Africa.    As part of the expansion, WorldRemit will enable customers in Africa to transfer money to 148 countries as easily as […]

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  • Sweden’s position on US statement about Jerusalem

    Thursday, December 7, 2017

    The Government deeply regrets the US statement about Jerusalem. The UN has given Jerusalem a special legal and political status, which the Security Council has called upon the international community to respect. There is a risk that this statement may lead to strong reactions and greater instability in an already turbulent region, and have long-term […]

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  • Sirleaf: National memories must unify Liberians

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    On the shoulders of the intersection of Broad and Buchanan Streets in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, sits a 174-year old building painted in dominant white with dotted brown curvy designs on every side. That’s the National Museum of Liberia- a historic and cultural asset that shriveled in ruins for many years.  The structure, representative of […]

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News

Mar
9

Scholarships for African researchers

Nordic Africa Institute’s African Guest Research Scholarship Program is accepting applications from scholars engaged in research in Africa. This is a scholarship that is intended to “establish and maintain relations with African research communities,” and “provide opportunities for African scholars to pursue their own research projects, thereby indirectly strengthening the academic milieux in African countries, and promoting […]

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Mar
9

APC Scandinavia condemns Boko Haram attacks

The coordinator of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Scandinavia has unequivocally condemned the spate of killings in Yobe, Adamawa and Borno states in northeast Nigeria. Ayoola Lawal, in a release, said the “the death of any child in any culture or nation is a sad news. The attacks on the pupils and defenceless civilians is grossly an act […]

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Mar
9

Zimbabwe smallholder farmers get US$19m

The European Union (EU), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Zimbabwe have launched a major programme to assist poor smallholder farmers to boost production, productivity and engage in commercial agriculture through integrated farming approaches. The 4-year US$19 million (13.78 Million Euro) program will be managed by FAO […]

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Mar
8

Facebook helps Swedish police to solve cases

Social media site Facebook has agreed to provide Swedish police with IP addresses and other data to help solve cases related to the site, news agency TT reports. The deal was struck in December and means that the police gain direct access to information to identify the person behind a certain account, something that used […]

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Mar
8

New frontlines for Liberian “war criminals” Part II

  Continue from last edition: “G.V fanatics” lash out at womanhood; used profanities as weapon in “debate”  Though it is not my intention to in any way  to add to the pains and insults already inflicted upon Massa Washington, neither do I take pleasure re-posting (in parts or whole), lewd comments by irresponsible men directed […]

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Mar
6

DAPI provides education to poor Liberian kids

Ever since the end of its long civil war, Liberia has had to struggle to fix its broken education sector. Public and private efforts have been marshaled against this gargantuan challenge. But the challenge remains. However, Liberians are not perturbed and one of such who have made a commitment to see the country though this […]

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Mar
6

Eight Thousand Attend EU Referendum Protest

An estimated 8,000 people gathered in Austurvöllur square in front of Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, yesterday afternoon to protest against the government’s proposed withdrawal from European Union accession talks. Several prominent Icelanders held speeches at the protest, which concluded with audio clips – from before the election – of Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and Finance […]

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Mar
4

Senseless killings in Africa must stop

The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has expressed her outrage at continuing acts of barbarism and terrorism perpetuated on innocent people by unscrupulous individuals and groups reigning havoc in Nigeria, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Somalia and other countries since the beginning of this year. “These senseless killings of innocent children, […]

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Mar
4

Cameroon, Canada sign Investment promotion agreement

Ed Fast, Canada’s minister of international trade, and Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, Cameroon’s minister of economy, planning and regional development, today signed the Canada-Cameroon Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA). The signing took place at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange in Toronto. A FIPA is […]

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Mar
4

New ambassador will be in France soon

An official of the Liberian embassy in France says ambassador-designate C. William Allen will take up his assignment soon. In a letter to Nordic Africa News recently, Isaac C. Yeah, minister counselor for press and public affairs at the embassy, said no mysterious forces were preventing the ambassador from taking up the post, to which […]

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