• 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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News

Feb
23

Mohombi nominated for Sweden’s Music Export Prize

Swedish-Congolese artist and songwriter Mohombi Nzasi Moupondo is one of five nominees for the Swedish Government’s 2018 Music Export Prize. Others are Malin Byström, Ludwig Göransson, Robyn and Ilya Salmanzadeh. The Music Export Prize is awarded every year to an artist who has been internationally successful during the preceding year and has contributed to Swedish […]

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Feb
22

UK to invest £30m in African projects

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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Feb
20

Books: Trilogy on bi-racial relationships in Sweden

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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Feb
20

Maka Why, a hit among music lovers

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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Feb
19

Libya: Migrant workers forced to look elsewhere

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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Feb
18

African strikers on target in Swedish Cup

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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Feb
18

Tourism in Africa grew last year

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew 6% in 2018, totaling 1.4 billion, particularly recording an increase of 7 percent in the African region, according to the latest World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer. UNWTO’s long term forecast issued in 2010 indicated the 1.4 billion mark would be reached in 2020, yet the remarkable growth of international […]

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Feb
18

Stenvinkel is new secretary general of Forum Syd

Anna Stenvinkel will take over as the next secretary general of Sweden’s largest civil society platform, Forum Syd on February 25. Stenvinkel enters her position at Forum Syd in a time when civil society needs courage and resilience facing a world wide trend of attacks on human rights organisations and activists.  “It’s amazing to have recruited […]

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Feb
17

Celebrating a birthday by giving to the less fortunate

A few days ago on February 12, Ms. Kutu Kamara, a Liberian residing in the UK celebrated her birthday and she did it in a special way, just as was the case last year. Ms. Kamara made a generous donation of cash, some bags of rice, oil, among others, to an orphanage in her native […]

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Feb
14

Sweden’s statement of foreign policy for 2019

On 13 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the 2019 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Swedish Parliament, Riksdag: Mr/Madam Speaker, Honourable Members, Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Sweden’s security begins in Europe. EU cooperation gives us peace, stability and growth. It is also crucial in tackling the threat of […]

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