• UK to invest £30m in African projects

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    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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  • Books: Trilogy on bi-racial relationships in Sweden

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    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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  • Maka Why, a hit among music lovers

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    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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  • Libya: Migrant workers forced to look elsewhere

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    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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  • African strikers on target in Swedish Cup

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    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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News

Nov
2

Africa: Kuwait announces $1m annual Al-Sumait Prize

The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah announced an initiative to the third African Arab Summit hosted by the State of Kuwait. This initiative described an annual award by Kuwait for the advancement of economic, social, human resources and infrastructure development in the African continent titled the “Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait Prize”, after a […]

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Nov
2

Quotas not enough to create gender equality

Gender quotas serve a purpose, but they are not enough to break down stereotypical gender roles. Real gender equality requires political will to achieve a general change of attitude in society, according to Heidi Hudson, guest professor at the Nordic Africa Institute in Sweden. Hudson’s research also casts a critical eye on success stories, such […]

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Oct
31

Speech: Mr. President, Liberians cannot wait

It is an honor and I am grateful for the opportunity we were given to speak to you on this special occasion. I am humbled by your preferment to serve as your keynote speaker tonight. I stand before you today, not only as a proud citizen of Lofa county; but also, a grandson of a […]

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Oct
30

Somalia’s security situation discussed at US roundtable

During the tenure of President Mohammed Farmajo, Somalia has developed a comprehensive transition plan for its security, undertaken reforms of the Somali National Army, and strengthened ties with regional and international security partners. This has been accompanied by a decline in Al Shabaab violence against citizens and the reopening of the Mogadishu Stadium to sporting […]

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Oct
29

RCCG holds Europe Prayer Summit in Sweden

The Redeemed Christian Church of God’s Europe Mainland Region 3 (EMR3) will host a Europe Prayer Summit on November 30 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Under the theme, Let The Rivers Flow, the event, which promises a night of prayers, praises and wonders, will be held at the Kortedala Forum in the Kortedala district of the city […]

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Oct
29

African football players win titles in Finland, Sweden

Four African players are proud winners of the Finnish football premiership, helping HJK Helsinki defend its title. HJK Helsinki crushed TPS 4-0 away on Saturday to retain the title with 78 points from 33 matches, 12 points above runner-up side RoPS. Ghanaian international midfielder Anthony Annan, his compatriot, attacker Evans Mensah and Nigerians, defender Faith […]

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Oct
27

US promotes Ghanaian trade and economic growth

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), on Wednesday, through the Trade Africa Learning Event, provided an opportunity for stakeholders to learn about the new tools, manuals and on-line portals that are boosting the exports of Ghanaian products, generating more income for citizens, and helping Ghana diversify its export base […]

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Oct
24

Onuachu hits three in Danish Superliga

Nigerian forward Paul Onuachu scored three goals to power champions and league leaders Midtylland to a 4-1 away win over Nordsjaelland in the 13th round of the Danish Superliga over the weekend. Onuachu has hit the net seven times halfway into Denmark’s top football championship. Also on target was Ghanaian Godsway Donyoh who provided the […]

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Oct
22

How solar power is changing lives in Africa

In June 2018, Bouake, the second largest city of Cote d’Ivoire, suffered its first-ever shutdown of domestic water supply. The country’s dammed lake, which supplies 70 percent of the city’s water supply, completely ran dry. According to many experts, this was yet-again another consequence of climate change. As a result of the drought, the people […]

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Oct
21

ECA wants to become Africa’s premier think tank

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is working hard to ensure it becomes a premier think tank that Africa can rely on to address some of its social, economic and environmental challenges, Executive Secretary Vera Songwe said on Wednesday. Speaking at a retreat of African permanent representatives based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ms. Songwe said […]

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