• 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

Apr
20

Norway condemns South Sudan violence

    “Norway condemns the killing and injuring of civilians in South Sudan in recent days. These attacks are clear violations of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, which both parties to the conflict have signed. Leaders on both sides of South Sudan’s conflict are responsible for bringing an end to the violence and unrest immediately,” […]

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Apr
20

One of Liberia’s finest sons returns home

When Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf first took power after a 2005 post-war elections, she called on Liberian professionals living abroad to return home and help with the building of the war torn nation. Many Diaspora Liberians responded to Sirleaf’s call immediately with some even sending in credentials but never got feedback. Despite the disappointment, scores of professional Liberians continue […]

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Apr
18

Sweden has EU’s lowest long-term unemployment rate

  Sweden has the lowest rate of long-term unemployment in the EU, according to website Europaportalen. Out of the total number of unemployed people in Sweden, just 17.7 percent have been out of work for longer than 12 months. The European average is 47.5 percent. Six out of Sweden’s eight regions, as defined by the EU, […]

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Apr
15

Global satellitte company seeks W. African partners

  Garmin Southern Africa, a global leader in GPS satellitte techonology, says it is hosting a trade delegation in Accra, Ghana from the 12th to 16th May 2014. The purpose of the trade delegation is to engage with prospective businesses partners in West Africa who have strong distribution and/or reselling capabilities and a proven track record of […]

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Apr
15

Nobody Can Islamise Nigeria

  The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said there are no plans to turn Nigeria into an Islamic nation. Abubakar, who is also the President-General, Jamatu Nasril Islam (JNI), made this known at the golden jubilee lecture of the JNI in Kaduna late Sunday. “Nobody can Islamise Nigeria, if Allah wanted he […]

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Apr
14

African innovators vie for prestigious prize

  The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the 10 finalists of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2014. The ten African innovators have created practical solutions to some of the continent’s most intractable problems, from a domestic waste biogas system to a wafer matrix for paediatric antiretroviral (ARV) drug treatment. Chosen from almost 700 applications from […]

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Apr
14

Nigeria becomes Africa’s biggest economy

Nigeria has “rebased” its gross domestic product (GDP) data, which has pushed it above South Africa as the continent’s biggest economy. Nigerian GDP now includes previously uncounted industries like telecoms, information technology, music, online sales, airlines, and film production. GDP for 2013 totalled 80.3 trillion naira (£307.6bn: $509.9bn), the Nigerian statistics office said. That compares […]

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Apr
13

Lawyers display seized weapons in court

Liberian government lawyers last week presented a consignment of weapons in open court as evidence in their case against 18 Liberians on trial for cross-border attacks into neighboring Ivory Coast in 2011 and 2012. Of the 18 weapons presented in court, the lawyers said five belonged to the seven dead UN peacekeepers, killed as a result of those attacks […]

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Apr
12

Africans keep on scoring goals in Sweden

The second round of the Swedish premiership (the Allsvenskan) last weekend saw African players continue their scoring form. Midfielder Rene Makondele Muzola hit the consolation in the 83rd minute as his side, BK Hacken went down 2-1 to Elfborg in a pulsating affair. This was the Congolese first strike in the new season. Atvidaberg’s Ghananian striker Mohammed Abubakari […]

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Apr
11

The magic of Sweden’s personal ID number

  When I first moved to Sweden, I wondered how I’d ever survive the cold. But I knew little of the real struggle ahead – life in Sweden without a personnummer. Deepti Vashisht explains how a ten-digit number unlocks endless possibilities. Imagine my surprise when I got to Sweden, eager to take those ever-important first […]

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