• 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

Sep
16

Sweden’s foreign minister speaks about extremism

Let me first extend a warm welcome to the launch of the UNDP study “Journey to Extremism in Africa: Drivers, Incentives and the Tipping Point for Recruitment”. It is a great privilege and honour to host the launch of such an important and timely report here in Stockholm. I would especially like to thank Fotografiska […]

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Sep
11

Peacekeeping crucial for African stability

Despite their shortcomings, African peace operations have saved lives, built security sector capacity, and helped mitigate conflict—reducing pressure on international actors to become directly involved. Armed conflicts in Africa have substantially declined from their peak in the early 1990s. The 12 ongoing conflicts represent a 35 percent drop from two decades ago. This downward trend […]

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Sep
6

NABA’s breakfast meeting with Ghanaian minister

A breakfast meeting on investment opportunities in Ghana with the country’s Trade and Industry Minster Alan Kyerematen will be held this Thursday in Oslo, Norway’s capital. The event, is organized by the Norwegian African Business Association (NABA) and KPMG, a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services. And will be held […]

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Sep
4

Liberians in UK collect books for kids back home

The Union of Liberian Organisations in the UK (ULOUK) is collecting children books and toys for donation to reading rooms in three counties in Liberia. The project, according to a release issued last month, was announced by the union during programs it held for the celebration of Liberia’s 170th independence anniversary. ULOUK plans to present […]

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Aug
31

Global law firm expands operations in Africa

DLA Piper Africa has announced its continued expansion across Africa with the addition of Tunisian firm, El Ajeri Lawyers, based in Tunis, and Senegalese firm, GENI & KEBE, based in Dakar. These additions provide increased coverage in Francophone Africa, the Maghreb region and sub-Saharan Africa. The announcement follows the recent news that the Nigerian firm, […]

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Aug
30

Five African goals in Swedish football league

  With nine more rounds to conclude, Sweden’s top football championship is heating up as African players continue to bang in the goals.   Nigerian stiker Chinedu Obassi scored a 39th minute penalty as 3rd-placed AIK drew 1-all with city rivals Djurgarden, second on the table, in a 21st round encounter last weekend. Senegal’s Aliou Badji grabbed Djurgaden’s […]

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Aug
28

Sweden-based institute to digitize Tanzanian documents

It started with a conversation at a conference and ended up as a UNESCO project at the Sweden-based Nordic Africa Institute (NAI).The collaboration with UNESCO and the National Archives of Tanzania, as part of the larger Tanzania Heritage Archives Project (TAHAP), means that unique documents are digitized at the institute.   The documents housed at […]

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Aug
27

Hate speech stirs trouble in Burundi

Next month, the Commission of Enquiry on Burundi, established by the UN Human Rights Council, is due to deliver its final report on abuses in the central African state and to make a judgement as to whether these abuses, including killings, torture, and abduction, amount to international crimes. The commission has highlighted the prevalence of hate speech in […]

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Aug
26

More people living with HIV in Liberia

With the national HIV prevalence at 2.1%, the National AIDS Commission of Liberia has reported an increase in the number of persons living with HIV in Liberia from about 33,000 persons to 43,200 persons.    According to the National AIDS Commission, the new figure represents Spectrum 2017 Estimates finalized and published by the National AIDS […]

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Aug
25

Sweden: Turay scores twice for Ekilstuna in surprise win

  Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya Turay was on target two times last weekend as relegation-bound Athletic Ekilstuna collected a surprise 3-1 win over  defending champions and league leaders, Malmo in the 20th round of the Swedish football premiership, known as Allsvenskan.   Turay, who is being eyed by a number of top Swedish sides, raised the curtain early through a 5th […]

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