• 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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News

Jan
17

Equatorial Guinea makes business registration easier

Equatorial Guinea’s one-stop shop became a reality this week, allowing investors and corporations alike to set up a business in sub-Saharan Africa’s fourth largest oil producer in only seven days. The step is a very positive move, and a sign that Equatorial Guinea’s government is listening to international investors’ concerns over the country’s bureaucracy and […]

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Jan
16

Sweden tackles most serious effects of no-deal Brexit

In a memorandum, proposals are presented that aim to counter the most serious consequences of a no-deal Brexit for United Kingdom nationals currently living and working in Sweden. The proposals will only become relevant should the UK leave the European Union without an agreement on transition regulations being in place. The proposals in the memorandum […]

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Jan
15

NABA begins 2019 with a look at Africa’s business future

The Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) is beginning the new year with a look into the future- what will happen in Africa this year. For the organization, which has 126 member-companies operating in 44 African countries, first off is a members’ meeting on January 24 in Oslo, Norway focus on providing updates for business, politics and […]

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Jan
15

The problem with Liberian public education

There is a popular saying that religion has no place in public schools or any other public sphere. This idea is propagated under the guise of “the separation of church and state.” This false notion has influenced Liberian state education, and it has subjected itself to purge religious literacy out of public school learning curriculum, […]

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Jan
13

27 days of fast and prayer in Gothenburg

A 27-day fast and prayer program organized by the Family Worship Center (FWC) in Gothenburg, Sweden kicked off on January 7 with the aim to seek the face of God in the new year. FWC’s Pastor Ola Oluayo told Nordic Africa News that “it is a new year and we believe that we don’t have […]

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Jan
11

Sweden: Eritrean striker Goitom remains AIK captain

Eritrean international Henok Goitom will stay on as captain of newly-crowned Swedish football champions, AIK. After taking over as skipper last season, the Eritrean striker led AIK to its first Allsvenskan win since 2009, scoring 12 times in the campaign to be the club’s top markman. The 34-year-old was rewarded with a new contract which […]

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Jan
10

Sweden chairs Nordic defence cooperation

In 2019 Sweden holds the chairmanship of the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO). During the year, the Nordic ministers of Defence will conduct two ministerials and several meetings will be held on political and military levels. Sweden’s priorities during its chairmanship will cover enhanced military cooperation as well as facilitation of armaments cooperation. In 2019 the […]

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Jan
9

Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders reopen border crossing

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on Monday officially reopened the Oumhajir-Humera border crossing that connects the two East African countries. The newly reopened Omhager-Humera frontier, which had been closed for more than two decades due to the dreadful political ties among the two countries, is the latest move as the […]

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Jan
8

EFLA commends President Weah for diaspora meet-up

The president of the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA) Kingston Wleh has commended Liberian President George Weah and the government for the recent meeting with nearly 300 Liberians living in the diaspora. Mr. Wleh said the gathering at the Jamiaca Resort outside the Liberian capital afforded the president and Liberians in the diaspora an […]

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Jan
7

African nations to compete in major cycling competitions

The African Cycling Confederation (CAC) will stage three major competitions for African national teams in the first quarter of the year. First will be the CAC Track African Championships slated for January 17-19 or the 20th at the Sax Young Velodrome in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. This competition will feature sprint, time trials, among […]

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