• ‘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

Jun
13

World unites to save the oceans

The Ocean Conference, co-chaired by Sweden and Fiji, concluded after an intensive week at the United Nations in New York. On 9 June, the countries of the world agreed on the Call for Action, confirming the political momentum that has been established to save the oceans.   “For the first time, the full range of ocean […]

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Jun
11

Cllr. Brumskine’s speech at Liberty Party convention

  Yesterday I greeted the news with humility and a deep and abiding sense of joy, that you have once again placed my name in nomination as the Standard Bearer of our great party, and for the presidency of the Republic of Liberia. Today I stand before God and within the hearing of our entire […]

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Jun
8

Canada is new safe haven for stolen African money

An investigation by African Arguments has found that politically-exposed African nationals hold Canadian real estate worth several millions of dollars. The study, conducted in partnership with the Journal de Montréal and Le Monde Afrique, reveals over a dozen individuals who have invested nearly $26 million in Canadian real estate, often without a mortgage. The source […]

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Jun
6

Next Einstein Forum launches 1st ever Africa Science Week

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, today, June 6 announces the launch of NEF Africa Science Week in 13 African countries throughout June 2017. NEF Ambassadors, local science and technology champions, together with support of local academic, public and private sector […]

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Jun
6

Chawinga: A Malawian goal machine in Sweden

    Malawian female striker Tabitha Chawinga is the hottest player in Sweden’s topmost female football league, the Damallsvenskan.   After eight rounds of the current championship, the 21-year-old, who plays for Kvarnsveden IK, tops the scoring chart with 12 goals, three short of her tally last season. Chawinga has reached this far in style scoring seven […]

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Jun
4

Climate action and economic growth are linked

A few days ago, US President Donald Trump followed through on his threat to leave the Paris Agreement. A total of 147 countries have ratified the Agreement, which states that a global temperature rise will remain well below two degrees Celsius, and efforts will be made to limit it even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. […]

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May
31

Most countries not prepared for a pandemic

Despite progress made since the Zika and Ebola crises, a report released today by the International Working Group on Financing Preparedness (IWG), established by the World Bank, shows that most countries are not adequately prepared for a pandemic, and the world is still doing too little to finance recommended actions to strengthen pandemic preparedness.   […]

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May
29

Sub-Saharan Africa makes strides in Education

The outlook for schooling in sub-Saharan Africa is more positive than it’s ever been, with the region having experienced a dramatic increase in access to all levels of education. According to Caerus Capital’s report, Business of education in Africa, sub-Saharan Africa has the best record of improvement of any region since the Millennium Development Goals […]

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May
28

Jämtin named head of Swedish development agency

The Swedish government has appointed Carin Jämtin as director general of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency(Sida). Jämtin has an extensive experience in development cooperation and served as Minister for International Development Cooperation from 2003 to 2006. Born in 1964, Jämtin has a long and solid experience in Swedish development cooperation, not least in the […]

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May
26

DR Congo ebola outbreak could spread

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo could spread to the neighbouring Central African Republic, where militia violence has forced thousands of people to flee across the border, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Two cases of the virus have been confirmed by the WHO in Congo’s remote northeastern Bas-Uele province […]

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