• US: Former Somali military commander guilty of torture

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

      A civil court jury in Virginia, the United States on Tuesday found Col. Yusuf Abdi Ali, aka Tukeh, responsible for the torture of semi-nomadic Somali herder Farhan Warfaa.   Col. Tukeh was a high-ranking military commander in Mohammed Siad Barre’s decades-long military dictatorship in Somalia.   The jury awarded Mr. Warfaa $500,000 in damages, […]

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  • Ethiopian reforms produce investment opportunities

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    The U.S. Department of State last week hosted the “Ethiopia Partnership Forum”, an economic engagement platform. It was organized by the Secretary of State’s office of Global Partnerships in collaboration with the Corporate Council on Africa, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Citi in Washington D.C. In remarks at the opening panel discussion, U.S. Ambassador […]

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  • Swedish club condemns racist attacks on Turay

    Monday, May 20, 2019

      Swedish premiership side Djurgarden has condemned racist attacks against its Sierra Leonean star Mohammed Buya Turay following a league match.   In a release posted on its website, the football club spoke strongly against attacks and threats against the Turay or any of its players under whatever pretext- ethnicity, gender, religion, etc.   The […]

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  • Minister Eriksson visits Tanzania and Mozambique

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson is on a visit to Tanzania and Mozambique from 19–24 May. Sweden has extensive development cooperation with both of these countries and has been committed to helping them combat poverty since they gained independence. During the visit, he will meet a range of actors, including government representatives, […]

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  • Microsoft to set up development center in Kenya

    Sunday, May 19, 2019

    American technology giant Microsoft Corporation has unveiled plans to set up an African technology development center in Kenya, Gaming Vice President Phil Spencer said on Monday. Spencer was speaking at a meeting hosted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, attended by top executives of Microsoft including Mike Fortin, the Corporate Vice President for Engineering […]

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Jan
26

Weah: Free speech, press freedom critical to peace

Liberian President George Weah has avowed his government’s continued commitment to the sustenance of peace, free speech and media freedom. He indicated that the enjoyment of press freedom and free speech by Liberians and those within the borders of Liberia is critical to lasting peace and development. The Liberian Leader made the remarks Tuesday, January […]

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Jan
26

Fake medicines are a threat to Africa

Substandard and fake medicines pose a significant threat to Africa. These products contribute to the global threat of drug-resistant illness and undermine Africa’s ability to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They often have a tragic impact on individuals in need of effective antimalarials, antibiotics and other medicines. The European Union-funded ENACT project’s research findings […]

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Jan
25

Hagen: Africa is important trade partner for Norway

Opening speech delivered by Marianne Hagen, State Secretary at Norway’s Foreign Ministry, at a seminar by Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) in Oslo, Norway on January 24. Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen. I would like to start by thanking NABA for organising this seminar, and for the close cooperation that we have enjoyed for many years now. […]

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Jan
24

Nigerian striker Obasi back at Swedish football champs AIK

Nigerian striker Chinedu Obasi has returned to Swedish football champions AIK after a stint last season at Elfsborg. The 32-year-old this week signed a deal for a season. Obasi became a fan favorite at AIK in 2016 for his goals and left the club for a short time at Chinese club Shenzhen FC in January […]

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Jan
23

African innovators win Zayed Sustainability Prize

African innovators excelled at this year’s Zayed Sustainability Prize annual awards ceremony on January 14, winning in three out of five categories including Energy, Food and Global High Schools. The 2019 Zayed Sustainability Prize, which is the UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability, honoured leaders whose work and spirit of enterprise has resulted in working […]

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Jan
22

Speech: Swedish PM Löfven presents government policy

On Monday, January 21, Sweden’s re-elected Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented his government’s statement of policy to the Riksdag (Parliament): Mr Speaker, Honourable Members of the Swedish Riksdag, All around Europe, extreme right-wing movements are spreading. In several countries, forces with an antidemocratic agenda have made it all the way to government. But in Sweden […]

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Jan
21

Jokiboki sells customised, handmade products online

Jokiboki is a new online store in Malmo, Sweden that sells customised handmade leather and canvas products sourced from Africa. Established by Kenyan Njahira Gathara, the store markets uniquely, handcrafted spacious, durable leather bags and other accesories for everyday needs. It also engages in corporate branding to help express a business’ unique identity through customised […]

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Jan
20

Liberian mining agreement: The case of Hummingbird Resources

The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced that the Liberian government and the Hummingbird Resources Inc have signed a gold-mineral development concession worth over US$ 250 Million. The agreement between the government and Hummingbird was negotiated and signed but very little was known about the contents of these negotiations, and actual terms of the agreements, due to opaque processes, […]

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Jan
20

Transnational crime converging across Africa

An INTERPOL report has found crimes are increasingly converging across Africa, underlining how transnational threats cannot be treated in isolation. Published under the framework of the ENACT project, which aims to enhance Africa’s response to transnational organised crime, the report consists of a continental and five regional overviews which highlight the relationships between different types […]

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Jan
18

Liberia gets $25m World Bank credit for agriculture project

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit of $25 million for the Smallholder Agriculture Transformation and Agribusiness Revitalization Project (STAR-P) of Liberia. This project will increase agricultural productivity and commercialization of smallholder farmers for selected value chains in Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Lofa, Nimba and Margibi counties. […]

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