• Borås to host Swedish poetry contest

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    The 6th qualifying rounds of Ortens Poet ( the Suburb’s Poet), a national suburban poetry competition in Sweden will be held at 4pm on Saturday, October 27 at the Navet Science Center in the city of Borås. This will be first time that the contest will be held in Borås, located just an hour’s drive […]

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  • Africa to face increase in illicit drug use

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Sub-Saharan Africa will experience the largest rise in illicit drug users globally in the next three decades. Findings from a forthcoming ENACT research paper forecast that East Africa will be hit the hardest, with the proportion of people using illicit drugs increasing faster than other regions. This spike is due to changes in drug flows, […]

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  • SIPRI films: Malians talk about their security

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has produced a series of interview films spotlighting people’s perceptions of security in Mali. A range of voices from the country’s different regions are represented — all of which belong to members of the Monitoring Groups for Peace and Security (MGPS) within the SIPRI–CONASCIPAL peacebuilding and civil-society strengthening […]

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  • Africa aims for more Nordic investment

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) in a multidisciplinary team roadshows has presented financial products and investment opportunities to Nordic investors to leverage more access to financing. The roadshows brought together more than 50 private sector companies, investors and government and public institutions in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. The aim of the event was to […]

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  • A solid partnership to empower Liberian women

    Sunday, October 14, 2018

    A group of Liberian ladies participated in the 2018 edition of the African Women Intercultural Dialogue (AWID) in Abuja, Nigeria on September 25. Hawa Norris, Laila Genoway, Nohn Dekpah and Krubo Nwainokpor attended the event through a collaborative partnership between SEHWAH, a Liberia-based Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) and the SHEROES Sisterhood, a Pan-African women empowerment […]

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News

Jun
19

Norway names 10 African development partners

Ten African countries are among the 16 chosen by Norway as development partners, according to a white paper released recently by the Norwegian government. Norway divides its development partnership into two categories.  Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana and Mali are placed in the first category for long-term development cooperation. Non African nations in the group […]

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Jun
18

Police chiefs join forces to fight organized crime

A groundbreaking agreement was adopted by the police chiefs of Central and West Africa in Kintélé, Brazzaville, on 14 June, boosting efforts to fight transnational threats across these regions. In the first agreement of its kind in Africa, the Central African Police Chiefs Committee (CAPCCO) and West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO) including Mauritania, signed […]

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Jun
17

Six nations compete in Rugby Africa Gold Cup

The 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which doubles as a Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification tournament, began on Saturday as the top six teams in Africa, aside from South Africa, battle it out for a place at the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The Rugby Africa Gold Cup will be played in a round-robin […]

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Jun
16

This is what Weah must do to be a true ‘country giant’

The US-based Emancipation Movement of Liberia (EMOL) is urging Liberian President George Weah to create an Equal Fighting Chance Opportunity or EFCO scholarship fund in the amount of US $20 million by an act of legislation.   EMOL said the local scholarship project will motivate all children in all the 134 administrative districts, 73 electoral […]

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Jun
14

Africa needs a reliable maritime governance system

The African continent needs to work together on a country and regional level to put in place and, more crucially, implement a sustainable maritime governance system that will benefit the whole continent, concluded delegates at the first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF). ABEF 2018 took place in London on 8 June, to coincide with World […]

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Jun
14

US: Bong Miners to raise funds for Liberian hospital

The United States-based Association of Bong Miners (ABM) is hoping to raise about $40,000, during its annual convention next month, to support its hospital project in Liberia. The fund raising effort will be one of the highlights of the ABM convention which is scheduled for July 6-8. ABM’s public relations director Irfred Kaine told Nordic […]

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Jun
12

Kadewere scores twice in Zimbabwe’s COSAFA win

Tino Kadewere scored twice as Zimbabwe retained its COSAFA Cup title courtesy of a 4-2 win over Zambia on Saturday in Polokwane, South Africa. Kadewere, who plays club football for Sweden’s Djurgarden and is the highest goal scorer in the Swedish premiership, opened the scoring early in the match and struck again in added time […]

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Jun
11

Liberia holds 3-day men’s gender equality conference

A three-day ‘All Men’s Conference’ under the theme:  ‘Gender equality: A call for men’s action NOW—Repair the past and push women forward’ has kicked off in Liberia. The national conference, which runs from June 11 to 13, is being held under the auspices of the Liberian Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection with support […]

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Jun
11

Swedish, Ugandan universities collaborate

On June 8 a delegation from Uganda’s Makerere University (MU) led by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe together with a team from Karolinska Institute (KI) Sweden led by its President Prof. Ole Petter Ottersen concluded discussions on further areas of collaboration. During their meeting at KI, the delegates agreed to jointly fundraise for the […]

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Jun
10

Niger ratifies African free trade agreement

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Friday received from the permanent representative of the Republic of Niger to the AU the instrument of ratification of the Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area from Niger. In addition, the permanent representative indicated that the process of ratification of the […]

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